Vigo County

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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    The fiber cement siding maker Allura has reopened its 438,000-square-foot plant in the southern Vigo County industrial park, adding about 60 jobs.
    Seventy Terre Haute police officers and Vigo County sheriff's deputies were waiting for Pitt at Sullivan Elementary School on May 14.
    Vigo County Conservation Club, 10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN.
    John's first action upon deciding to move to Indiana was to obtain the 12 quadrangle maps of Vigo County, divide them into 25 X 25 m plots, and then select 500 plots at random.
    Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana, has a long history of industry and high traffic volumes while also being characterized by older housing stock, with 40% of the homes built before 1950 (U.S.
    Tryon was taken to Vigo County Jail and booked on charges including motor vehicle theft and battery on a law enforcement officer.
    Since it is vital that students have direct access to robotics technology, Yaskawa Motoman has formed partnerships with top educational organizations such as Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH), RAMTEC Ohio (Marion, OH) and Vigo County School Corporation (Terre Haute, IN) in order to give more students that opportunity.
    The pantry is for any student from five colleges in the Vigo County area: Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley, ISU, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Harrison College.
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    But Harmon Baldwin, former Vigo County school superintendent, told the Terre Haute Tribune Star that he believes the Daniels agenda "has the potential to destroy public schools" in Indiana.