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.
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.
The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is a street fair held in the area west of downtown Evansville. It is held on the first full week of October and draws nearly 150,000 people. The main attraction of the festival is the food, with offerings of standards like elephant ears and corn dogs to the more unusual, such as chocolate-covered crickets, brain sandwiches, and alligator stew. Paul Harvey once remarked that only Mardi Gras in New Orleans is larger than the Fall Festival.
Each July the city plays host to the Evansville Freedom Festival. The United States Navy's Blue Angels have been an added attraction in recent years along with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
Evansville is the regional center for a large trade area in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy which is known for its stability, diversity, and vitality. Major industries today include manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, retailing, health care, and finance and business services. In 2007 the metropolitan area was ranked 88th in the nation in terms of growth and economic impact.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,963, and the median income for a family was $41,091. Males had a median income of $30,922 compared to $21,776 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,388. About 10.1% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Barnes House of Fame - Category: Black Hair Salons - 954 Washington Avenue Evansville, IN 47713 (812) 422-3572
Brown's Elite Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1320 Division St Evansville, IN 47711 (812) 423-8171
Fila's Designs Cuts & Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1010 S Kentucky Ave Evansville, IN 47714-2736 (812) 402-3452
Jerald's Greatest Stylists in The World - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1337 East Walnut St Evansville, IN 47714 (812) 426-2616
Lynch's House of Coiffure Salon and Barber Shop - Category: Black Hair Salons - 555 S. Kentucky Avenue Evansville, IN 47713 (812) 425-8556
Visions-3 - Category: Black Hair Salons - 104 SE 4th Avenue Evansville, IN 47708
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Black Coalition, Inc., Evansville - Category: Services - 720 Lincoln Avenue Evansville, IN 47713 (812) 423-5291
Black Expo, Evansville Chapter - Category: Services - P.O. Box 5642 Evansville, IN 47714 (812) 424-8617
Black Women's Taskforce - Category: Services - P.O. Box 5642 Evansville, IN 47708 (812) 473-3771
Indiana Tech - Category: School - Indiana Tech is an accredited, four-year college that will have an onground learning facility in Evansville in Spring 2013, but is taking online students currently for a variety of Associates, Bachelors and Graduate Degrees. This is done in a format which makes it easy for the working adult to obtain their degree in a reasonable time while taking one class at a time. Please contact me with any questions; my name is Beth Schoenbachler, Admissions Representative, and I can be reached at (812) 499-8738. - (visit website)
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