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Vincennes is a city in Knox County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Fran?ois Morgan M. de Vincennes, founder.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Vincennes. For links to other places called Vincennes, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Vincennes is 38.677N. The longitude is -87.528W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 420 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,320.


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Median household income
Local
$26,289
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vincennes demographic reports
Vincennes is on the Wabash River.
Former and merged names include:
· Au Poste
· Post Ouabache
· Post Saint Vincent
Important French trading post until 1763, when it was ceded to Britain.

First capital of the Indiana Territory.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Red Skelton, comedian
· President William Henry Harrison
Local festivals include:
  • Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous - May 26-27, 2007
  • Germanfest - Aug. 10-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vincennes web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes State Historic Sites, Grouseland
Colleges and universities: Vincennes University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Vincennes demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox 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 47591 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Vincennes residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vincennes ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vincennes was $14,993, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Vincennes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Vincennes include Vincennes Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Vincennes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.


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Libraries in Vincennes include Knox County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Vincennes include Vincennes Sun-Commercial

TV stations in Vincennes include WVUT.

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Knox County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vincennes political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Vincennes workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vincennes between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Vincennes include Best Western the Inn of Old Vincennes, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn Vincennes, Super 8.

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