Evansville, Indiana

Evansville: The second most populous city in Indiana. It is located on the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana. Evansville is known for its many manufacturing companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions


Evansville is a city located in the county of Vanderburgh in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 117,429 and a population density of 948 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 118,407 inhabitants.

The city was created 207 years ago in 1816.

Evansville is a city located in southern Indiana along the Ohio River. With a population of around 118,000 residents, it is the largest city in southwestern Indiana.


Evansville was first settled in the early 1800s and officially chartered in 1819. Its strategic river location fueled early growth as a commercial and shipbuilding center.

Railroads, manufacturing, and thriving river trade transformed Evansville into a major economic hub for the region. It emerged as a major producer of hardwood, pork, and coal.

Today Evansville balances industry with diversifying into finance, healthcare, technology, and service sectors while enhancing its historic riverfront.


Major employers include Berry Global, Toyota, Deaconess Health System, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, and Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Other vital industries are healthcare, education, manufacturing, tourism, and retail. Home prices also remain very affordable compared to other cities.


Popular sites include the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Reitz Home Museum, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, and Four Freedoms Monument along the Ohio River.

Annual events like the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. The city provides dining, entertainment, sports, and cultural attractions.


With scenic riverfront location, redeveloped downtown, diverse employers, and excellent quality of life – Evansville blends small-cityMidwestern charm with vibrant arts, culture, commerce and recreation.

Evansville locator map
Location of Evansville on Indiana map.

Quick Facts about Evansville

Population : 118,407 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Vanderburgh County
Postal code : 47736, 47704, 47735, 47712, 47761, 47744, 47714, 47755, 47730, 47726, 47711, 47727, 47722, 47721, 47725, 47720, 47715, 47731, 47747, 47750, 47739, 47740, 47703, 47777, 47732, 47737, 47733, 47702, 47719, 47713, 47701, 47710, 47716, 47706, 47728, 47724, 47741, 47705, 47734, 47708
Phone Area Codes : 812, 930
Area : 123.9 km2
Altitude : 387 feet / 118 meters
Capital city : Evansville is capital of Vanderburgh County
Establishment : January 01, 1817 (207 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 10:10:46 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 956 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.83% (2010-2020)
Vanderburgh County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Evansville Highlighted locator map image
Vanderburgh County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Evansville Highlighted
Vanderburgh County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Evansville Highlighted locator map image


Evansville is located at 37°58'29"N 87°33'21"W (37.9747600, -87.5558500).

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The population of Evansville increased by 0.83% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 117,429 - census
2011 120,216 2.32% estimation process
2012 120,266 0.04% estimation process
2013 120,295 0.02% estimation process
2014 120,153 -0.12% estimation process
2015 119,487 -0.56% estimation process
2016 119,004 -0.41% estimation process
2017 118,331 -0.57% estimation process
2018 118,060 -0.23% estimation process
2019 117,979 -0.07% estimation process
2020 118,407 0.36% estimation process

Evansville zip code is 47708. County name: Vanderburgh, County fips: 18163

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People born in Evansville (197)

People born in Evansville, including actress Michael Michele, actress Louise Dresser, actor, director, musician, singer, and professor Avery Brooks, .


  • Timmy Thomas (American musician) he was born in 13/11/1944
  • Jayne Bentzen (American actress) she was born in 08/08/1955
  • Bob Griese (American college football player, professional football player, quarterback, Pro Football Hall of Fame member) he was born in 03/02/1945
  • Ashia Hansen (British triple jumper) she was born in 05/12/1971
  • Marilyn Miller (American stage actress) she was born in 01/09/1898
  • Jace Everett (American Country singer-songwriter) he was born in 27/05/1972
  • Jennifer Rardin (Urban Fantasy Writer) she was born in 28/04/1965
  • Andy Timmons (American guitarist) he was born in 26/07/1963
  • John Hostettler (American politician) he was born in 19/06/1961
  • Fred Rose (American songwriter, Country Music Hall of Famer) he was born in 24/08/1898
  • Don Mattingly (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 20/04/1961
  • George W. McCrary (American politician (1835-1890)) he was born in 29/08/1835
  • Sid Catlett (American musician) he was born in 17/01/1910
  • Barbara D. Underwood (United States Solicitor General) she was born in 16/08/1944
  • Bert Wilson (American saxophonist (1939-2013)) he was born in 15/10/1939
  • Robert D. Orr (American politician (1917-2004)) he was born in 17/11/1917
  • Frank Louis Kramer (American track cyclist) he was born in 15/09/1880
  • Ron Glass (American actor (1945-2016)) he was born in 10/07/1945

Schools in Evansville

College & universities near Evansville, IN

Code Name City ZIP
150534 University of Evansville Evansville (IN) 47722
152309 Rogers Academy of Hair Design Evansville (IN) 47712
459392 The Salon Professional Academy-Evansville Evansville (IN) 47715
484349 Ross Medical Education Center-Evansville Evansville (IN) 47715-2405
151306 University of Southern Indiana Evansville (IN) 47712

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Evansville, IN

Code Name Address Type
EVN Evansville, IN 119 Northwest 6th Street BUS
MDV Madisonville, KY 4765 Hanson Road BUS

Post offices near Evansville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Evansvill Post Office Evansville (IN) 47708
Diamond Valley Post Office Evansville (IN) 47710
River City Post Office Evansville (IN) 47714
West Wabash Post Office Evansville (IN) 47712
Lawndal Post Office Evansville (IN) 47715

Other places with the same name (5)

Other cities in Vanderburgh County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Vanderburgh County , IN.

City Name Population Title
Melody Hill 3,628 Census-designated place in Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Armstrong 1,632 Unincorporated community in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Darmstadt 1,442 Town in Indiana, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Evansville distances to largest Indiana cities