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Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. The population was 117,429 at the 2010 census. As the state's third-largest city and the largest city in Southern Indiana, it is the commercial, medical, and cultural hub of Southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area, home to over 911,000 people. The 38th parallel crosses the north side of the city and is marked on Interstate 69. Situated on an oxbow in the Ohio River, the city is often referred to as the "Crescent Valley" or "River City". As testament to the Ohio's grandeur, early French explorers named it La Belle Riviere ("The Beautiful River"). The area has been inhabited by various cultures for millennia, dating back at least 10,000 years. Angel Mounds was a permanent settlement of the Mississippian culture from 1000 AD to around 1400 AD. The city itself was founded in 1812. The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy which is known for its stability, diversity, and vitality. Four NYSE companies (Accuride, Berry Plastics, Springleaf, and Vectren) are headquartered in Evansville, along with the global operations center for NYSE company Mead Johnson. Three other companies traded on the NASDAQ (Escalade, Old National Bank, and Shoe Carnival) are located in Evansville. The city is home to public and private enterprise in many areas, as Evansville serves as the economic hub of the region. A popular tourist destination for the region, Evansville is home to Tropicana Evansville, the state's first casino, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, one of the oldest and largest zoos in the state, and a robust sports tourism industry. The city has several well known educational institutions. The University of Evansville is a small private school located on the city's east side, while the University of Southern Indiana is a larger public institution located just outside the city's westside limits. Other local educational institutions have also garnered praise and attention, including nationally ranked Signature School and the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library. In 2008, Evansville was voted the best city in the country in which "to live, work, and play" by the readers of Kiplinger, and in 2009 the 11th best.

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Evansville is the place to be for a little fun, a little culture and a little sightseeing. On one hand, there are companies that are building up the economy and on the other there are tourist spots drawing in crowds. Often in the evenings, you will see people walking on the Evansville Riverwalk. Tourism in Evansville is mainly centred on the Western Historical Area. A visit to the Angel Mounds State Historic Site is highly recommended. It is one of the best preserved Native American sites. Enjoy a game at the Bosse Field baseball stadium, the third oldest games venue that is still in use in the country. Those feeling rather adventures must definitely visit Evansville in the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival that serves the most unusual food you have ever eaten. A holiday in Evansville is a treat for your senses. 

 

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Facts and Stats for Evansville*

  • Pollution Statistics in Evansville

    Know the pollution level of Evansville before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Evansville: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Evansville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Evansville.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 71.88 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.13 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.38 (Moderate)
  • Living in Evansville - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 54.04 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.44 (High)
    • Pollution Index 47.41 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.01 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Evansville

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Evansville

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.86 USD

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