About Evansville

It’s easy to get involved, create something new, and make an impact in Evansville versus a larger city.

Amelia Smith Roberts, MBA, CPCC, ACC
Amelia James Coaching


Living Big in a Small City

Evansville’s pretty fortunate.

As the economic hub of a three-state, 10-county region, we’re able to offer big city amenities while preserving our small town charm and lifestyle.


Our "big little city" is the perfect size

We’ve been told by new residents that our “big little city” is the perfect size. We enjoy lower-than-average housing prices, being able to get across town in about 20 minutes, getting involved with community projects, going to outdoor festivals, and even hopping in the car for a quick road trip.

Pictured: Pizza Revolution (food truck) attending Food Trucks at the Farm
Location: Farm 57

Classically Midwestern with a hint of southern hospitality

And you can’t beat our friendliness. We’re Hoosiers—classically Midwestern with a hint of southern hospitality—so there’s really no such thing as a stranger here. We think you’ll fit in just fine.

What unites us, drives us!

We want Evansville to feel like home to everyone. That’s why our community started an initiative called, E is for Everyone. Our “E” campaign spotlights the common threads that bind our community, and encourages each of us—no matter what our background or interests—to connect, contribute and celebrate all that is Greater Evansville.

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Students can achieve the full spectrum of education—from Pre-K to graduate degree—without leaving Vanderburgh County.

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Cultural Districts

Listen to live music, grab a craft beer or some local produce, take a free yoga class, or simply relax at a coffee shop in Evansville’s five cultural districts.

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We’re golf-watching, museum-going, and festival-eating kind of people! There’s lots to do, no matter what your age or interest.

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Rent a scooter, join a running club or jump on a bike! Southwestern Indiana offers plenty of outdoor activities to get you out and about.

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Community Snapshot

Population: Over 348,000 in metro area; 181,000 in Vanderburgh County.
Average age: 38.4
Educational Level: 37% of adults hold associate degree or higher.
Cost of Living: 21.5% lower than national average.
Median Home Price: $128,000
Median rent: $788/month (2 bedrooms)
Higher Ed: 3 colleges in Vanderburgh County and 11 within 50 miles.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Economic Development Administration, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Association of Realtors.