Evansville (Indiana)

Vanderburgh County


Evansville [ ɛvənsvɪl ] is a city in Indiana in the United States. The population was 117 429 (2010 census ); with suburbs is the population of 342 815. Evansville is the third largest city in Indiana, behind Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. It is the capital of Vanderburgh County.

The city lies on the north bank of the Ohio river, which forms the southern border of the State of Indiana. Evansville is a regional transport hub, particularly because of its proximity to the states of Kentucky and Illinois.

Evansville was founded in 1817 and soon became because of its port on the Ohio River to the Mart. 1932, the first bridge over the Ohio River was built that connects Evansville with Henderson, Kentucky. Today Evansville is the cultural and economic center of southern Indiana.

Attractions in Evansville are the Casino Aztar ( a boat with a casino on board), the autumn festival (second largest street festival in the USA ) and the local Mesker Park Zoo.

Evansville is the seat of the Diocese of Evansville.

Population Development

¹ 1980 - 2010: census results

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Evansville has two major universities: the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.

In addition, there are a number of high schools.

Sons and daughters of the town

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