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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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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.
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
Median rent in Terre Haute, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.
Libraries in Terre Haute include Meadows Branch Library, North Branch Library, South Branch Library, Vigo County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Terre Haute include Tribune Star
TV stations in Terre Haute include WBAK, WTHI, WTWO.
Vigo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Terre Haute political report.
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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