Vermillion County

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Vermillion County, Indiana

PO Box 10
Newport, IN 47966
Phone: (765) 492-3500
Fax: (765) 492-5001

On the central western border of IN, north of Terre Haute; organized Jan 2, 1824 from Parke County. Name Origin: For the Big Vermilllion River, which runs across the northern part of the county. Shortened French literal transliteration Vermillion Jaune 'yellow red' of the Indian name Osanamon, suggesting vermilion paint, probably from the soil that colored the river.

Area (sq mi):: 259.94 (land 256.89; water 3.05) Population per square mile: 64.50
Population 2005: 16,562 State rank: 79 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 0.10% Population 2000: 16,788 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,579; median household $34,837; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,078-$25,313
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 22.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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