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Vigo County, Indiana

PO Box 8449
Terre Haute, IN 47808
Phone: (812) 462-3211
Fax: (812) 232-2921

On the central western border of IN, northwest of Bloomington; organized Jan 21, 1818 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Giuseppe Maria Francesco Vigo (1747-1836), also known as Col. Francis Vigo, a Mondovian-born fur trader who furnished funds and assistance to Revolutionary soldier George Rogers Clark (1752-1818)

Area (sq mi):: 410.47 (land 403.29; water 7.17) Population per square mile: 254.40
Population 2005: 102,592 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.10%; 1990-2000 -0.20% Population 2000: 105,848 (White 89.90%; Black or African American 6.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 1.20%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 34.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,620; median household $33,184; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,364-$24,772
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Terre Haute County seat (57,224)

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    Dave's Pond, 1 1/4 miles NE of Sandcut in northeastern Vigo County, Indiana, is compared to "Sand Hill", now part of Deming Park on the eastern edge of Terre Haute, Indiana, which was a favored collecting site of the naturalist W.
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    Nevertheless, knowledge of the diet of the species is based entirely on two studies conducted in Vigo County, Indiana, near the northwestern limit of the species' range (Whitaker and Mumford, 1972; French, 1980b).
    com) is helping to keep the residents of Vigo County, Indiana, updated on the Jordan Creek environmental cleanup.
    Lost Creek Township" is set in the post-Reconstruction period in an "all-colored" town, in Vigo County, Indiana, that has managed to become prosperous in the face of compelling threats to their sense of community, loyalty, pride and hope for a better day.
    Results of a short-term BioBlitz of the aquatic and terrestrial habitats of Otter Creek, Vigo County, Indiana.
    Vigo County, Indiana, was first sampled for fishes by Jenkins (1887), who reported 63 species of fishes there.
    Food of Mus musculus, Peromyscus maniculatus bairdi and Peromyscus leucopus in Vigo County, Indiana.
    A short-term (approximately three hours) BioBlitz (rapid assessment of the species living in a particular area at one time) was conducted in the vicinity of Otter Creek, a tributary of the Wabash River in Vigo County, Indiana on 7 October 2005.
    The most abundant terrestrial small mammals in the Wabash River bottomlands in Vigo County, Indiana, in the early 1960's were the house mouse, the white-footed mouse, the prairie deer mouse, and the meadow vole.
    Cowell (1965-2005); (2) Dobbs Park Nature Preserve, Vigo County, Indiana, with M.