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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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Terre Haute is a town in Indiana with a population of 60,691. Terre Haute is in Vigo County. Living in Terre Haute offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Terre Haute there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Terre Haute and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Terre Haute are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Terre Haute 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
    37.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    157.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,144.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,463.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    570.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Terre Haute

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,722
National
$55,322
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Terre Haute is an excellent place to raise a family. With many elementary, middle and high schools to choose from, as well as low costs for houses, it is easy to get a job and buy a house. There are numerous dining places and multiple grocery stores located throughout the city. Terre Haute is also the birthplace of the contour Coca-Cola bottle shape, as well as the famous brand Clabber Girl! The city is home to Indiana State University, which is located in its heart. On the outskirts it also holds Ivy Tech Community College. This provides college students excellent ways to reach town businesses and utilize public transportation. Overall, this town is perfect for just about any person or family, no matter their stage of life.
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I haven't lived in Terre Haute my whole life, but the six years that I have resided here have been great! Overall, I love this place and all the people I've met. The sense of community and diversity in this city really sets it apart from other places. Although there isn't much to do entertainment wise, there are always family/friendly events in the downtown area, along with many great restaurants.
Terre Haute is a medium-sized city. There are three main sections to the city: North , East, & South. The North end has most of your generic restaurants (Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Subway, etc. [basically, you name the national chain, the North side probably has it]) & a few locally owned restaurants. The stores on the North side are nothing really special. You have a Kroger, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, CVS, & Walgreens along with a Hallmark store & a few antique/flea market shops. The North end has everything you need in close proximity. The East side is still growing (and fast). You have a Meijer & Walmart for your groceries, a Mexican restaurant, & several generic fast food restaurants. There's also a couple hotels conveniently located near I-70. The South side is where you go if your wanting to hang out in the city on the weekend. They've got a mall, a ton of restaurants, a theater, & several hotels. Terre Haute also has several beautiful parks & lots of rural areas, too.