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Princeton is a city in Gibson County, in the Evansville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Capt. William Prince, later a member of Congress.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Princeton. For links to other places called Princeton, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Princeton is 38.355N. The longitude is -87.567W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,512.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Princeton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gibson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47670 ZIP code.
21% of Princeton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Princeton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Princeton was $15,049, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Princeton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Princeton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $661.
Libraries in Princeton include Princeton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Princeton include Princeton Daily Clarion
Gibson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Princeton political report.
The average commute time for Princeton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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