Located along the Ohio River, the city of Evansville and Vanderburgh County have an estimated population in excess of 180,000. Major employers include: Evansville-based Shoe Carnival, with more than 370 stores and nearly 2,000 employees nationwide; Evansville-based Old National Bank, the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana and among the top 100 banking companies in the United States; Evansville-based Berry Plastics Corp. with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide; and Evansville-based OneMain Financial Services with approximately 8,000 employees nationwide.
Evansville is centrally located, providing residents, visitors, and businesses with easy access to nearly all forms of transportation. Major highway access connects Southwest Indiana with other nearby major cities, including Indianapolis (about 170 miles via Interstate 69), Louisville (about 120 miles via Interstate 64), St. Louis (about 165 miles via Interstate 64), and Nashville (about 150 miles via U.S. 41 and Interstate 24). Evansville Regional Airport connects Southwest Indiana with the world by operating nearly 30 daily flights to and from the major hubs of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Detroit.
Evansville is home to a wide variety of cultural and entertainment amenities, including The Ford Center (home to the Evansville Icemen, University of Evansville Purple Aces basketball, and hundreds of concerts and events annually); Victory Theatre; Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden; Bosse Field (home to the Evansville Otters and the third-oldest ballpark in regular use in the nation); Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe); Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, and much more.
Evansville is also home to top-ranked educational institutions, like Signature School (ranked highest in Indiana and 7th best high school in the nation by Newsweek); University of Evansville (ranked ninth for Best Colleges, Midwest Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report); and University of Southern Indiana, one of the state’s fastest growing comprehensive universities with students from nearly every state and 67 other nations.
Residents in Evansville and Vanderburgh County are served by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.