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Terre Haute is a city in Vigo County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from French for "high land."

The latitude of Terre Haute is 39.466N. The longitude is -87.413W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 58,096.


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Median household income
Local
$28,018
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Terre Haute demographic reports
Terre Haute is on the Wabash River.
Terre Haute became a coal-mining center in the late 19th century.
Terre Haute received national attention for 2001 execution of Timothy McVeigh, at the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary. McVeigh was convicted in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
Well-known residents have included:
· Eugene V. Debs, labor leader and presidential candidate
· Theodore Dreiser, writer
· Max Carey, baseball player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 10-17, 2007
  • Pioneer Days - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Strassenfest - April 26-28, 2007
  • Fairbanks Park Arts & Music Festival - May 24-June 2, 2007
  • Terre Haute Air Fair - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Terre Haute web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra
Historic routes: National Road
Historic sites and museums: Children's Science & Technology Museum, Swope Art Museum, Historical Museum of the Wabash Valley, Eugene V. Debs Home
Colleges and universities: Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 69

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Terre Haute residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Terre Haute ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Terre Haute was $15,728, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Terre Haute residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Terre Haute include Farington's Grove Historic District, Ohio Boulevard-Demming Park Historic District, Wabash Avenue-East Historic District, Wabash Avenue-West Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Terre Haute, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.


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Libraries in Terre Haute include Meadows Branch Library, North Branch Library, South Branch Library, Vigo County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Terre Haute include Tribune Star

TV stations in Terre Haute include WBAK, WTHI, WTWO.

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Vigo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Terre Haute political report.

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The average commute time for Terre Haute workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Terre Haute between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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