Evansville metropolitan area
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Evansville Metro, Tri-state area
|Evansville, Indiana–Kentucky, Metropolitan Statistical Area|
The Evansville metropolitan area (left) with the neighboring Owensboro metropolitan area (right)
|Largest city||Evansville, Indiana|
|Other cities||– Boonville|
– Mount Vernon
|• Total||2,367 sq mi (6,130 km2)|
|Highest elevation||595 ft (181 m)|
|Lowest elevation||320 ft (98 m)|
|• Rank||160th in the U.S.|
|• Density||152.9/sq mi (59.0/km2)|
The Evansville metropolitan area is the 160th largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States. The primary city is Evansville, Indiana, the third largest city in Indiana and the largest city in Southern Indiana as well as the hub for Southwestern Indiana. Other Indiana cities include Boonville, Mount Vernon, Oakland City, and Princeton. Large towns in Indiana include Chandler, Fort Branch, and Newburgh. Cities in Kentucky include Henderson, Dixon, Providence, and Robards and currently covers an area of 2,367 sq mi (6,130 km2). It is the primary metropolitan area in the Illinois–Indiana–Kentucky Tri-State Area.
It was originally designated the Evansville, Indiana, standard metropolitan area and was formed by the United States Census Bureau in 1950, consisting solely of Vanderburgh County, Indiana. As surrounding counties saw an increase in their population densities and the number of residents employed within Vanderburgh County, they met Census criteria to be added to the MSA. Four Indiana counties and two Kentucky counties are now a part of this MSA.
Because it includes counties in both Indiana and Kentucky, the Evansville metropolitan area is sometimes referred to as "Kentuckiana". The entire region is usually referred to as the Tri-State because of Illinois bordering Posey County less than 20 miles west of Evansville and to distinguish it from the Louisville metropolitan area.
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana
- SABIC, formerly GE Plastics
- Vectren, Operates three power plants in the area in Posey and Warrick Counties.
- Duke Energy Indiana, Operates a power plant in Gibson County.
|Geographic Area||2010 Census||Census 2000||1990 Census||1980 Census||1970 Census||1960 Census||1950 Census|
|Gibson County, Indiana||33,503||32,500||31,913||33,156||30,444¹||29,949¹||30,720¹|
|Posey County, Indiana||25,910||27,061||25,968||26,414||21,740¹||19,214¹||19,818¹|
|Vanderburgh County, Indiana||179,703||171,922||165,058||167,515||168,772||165,794||160,422|
|Warrick County, Indiana||59,689||52,383||44,920||41,474||27,972||23,577¹||21,527¹|
|Henderson County, Kentucky||46,250||44,829||43,044||40,849||36,031||33,519||30,715¹|
|Webster County, Kentucky||13,621||14,120||13,955||14,832¹||13,282¹||14,244¹||15,555¹|
¹ County was not a part of Evansville MSA at the time of this Census and the county's population is not included in MSA total.
- U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
- U.S. Census Bureau population estimates at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2006-12-06)
- Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas at the Wayback Machine (archived 2008-03-09)
- About Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
- Historical Metropolitan Area Definitions at the Wayback Machine (archived 1999-10-09)