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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Evansville is a city in Indiana with a population of 119,806. Evansville is in Vanderburgh County. Living in Evansville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Evansville there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Evansville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Evansville are above average.
About Evansville...
Population
119,806

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$738
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Evansville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    456.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    155
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    723
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,887.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    397.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Evansville

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,956
National
$55,322
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Evansville Reviews

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Contrary to popular belief, there are some very wonderful activities for families and people in general.
Many of us in the community are cultured and creative from Art, to Music, to Food ect and if you look there are really eclectic and cool venues for most of those things!
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Moved to Evansville from Louisville, KY. The city is relatively unlivable. You must have a car to commute, the public transportation is nearly nonexistent; it is a safe city, but with many opiate drug users. The city engineering a worthless, and anyone with common sense can see its many inefficiencies. Job opportunities are poor, there are numerous "food deserts" and the public education is terrible. There are two small universities the bolster the population, but graduate retention rates are low. This is not the place to raise a family, but perhaps a place for young professionals who truly with to catalyze change in the city.
Evansville is constantly growing. A great city to come see! Downtown has new restaurants including Dapper Pig, and Sauced. These are not only delicious but has an amazing atmosphere. There located in the arts district.
Venture out into the rest of the city for a huge shopping mall at Eastland Mall which houses a carousel for the children. Then jump across the street to sky-zone for family fun. Don't forget to stop at family owned Brinker's Jewelers to pick up something special for mom!