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Vermillion County, Indiana

Vermillion County Indiana
US county information
NameVermillion County
StateIndiana
SeatNewport
Largest cityClinton
US Area
Total Area259.94 sq mi (673.2 km2)
Land Area256.89 sq mi (665.3 km2)
Water Area3.05 sq mi (7.9 km2)
Population16212 (2010)
Density24.3/km2 (63/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 1, 1824
Congressional district8th

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Vermillion County lies in western Indiana between the Illinois border and the Wabash River. It was officially established in 1824 and was the 50th Indiana county to be formed. It is included in the Terre Haute, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Newport.

According to the 2010 census, the population was 16,212; It has a population density of about 65 PD/sqmi. The county contains seven incorporated towns with a total population of about 9,900, as well as several unincorporated communities; it is also divided into five townships which provide local services. An interstate highway, two U.S. routes and five state roads cross the county, as does a major railroad line.


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