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Evansville, Indiana

Evansville Indiana
Full nameCity of Evansville
Official nameCity of Evansville
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
RegionsTri-State Area, SW Indiana
TownshipsCenter, German, Knight, Perry, Pigeon
City Charter1847
MayorJonathan Weinzapfel (D)
Total Area40.8 sq mi (105.7 km2)
Land Area40.7 sq mi (105.4 km2)
Water Area0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Metro Area2367 sq mi (6130.5 km2)
Elevation387 ft (118 m)
Total Population117429 (2010)
Density (pop.)1153.4/km2 (2987.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes47701-47706, 47708, 47710
47711-47716, 47719-47722
47724-47728, 47730-47741
47744-47750, 47755, 47777
Area code812
FIPS code18-22000 
GNIS feature ID0434258 
DemonymsEvansvillian, Vanderburger
InterstatesI-64, I-69, I-164
WaterwaysOhio River
AirportsEvansville Regional Airport
Public transitMETS

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Evansville is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Indiana and the largest city in Southern Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 117,429. It is the county seat of Vanderburgh County and the regional hub for both Southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-State Area. In 2008 a population estimate put the Evansville Metropolitan Statistical Area at 350,261.

Settled in 1812, the city is situated on a gentle horseshoe bend on the Ohio River and often referred to as "River City." One of the most popular attractions in the region is Casino Aztar, the first riverboat casino in the state of Indiana. Evansville is also home to both the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.

The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy which is known for its stability, diversity, and vitality. In 2004 Evansville was named an "All-America City" by the National Civic League. In 2008 it 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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