About Evansville

Evansville is Indiana's third-largest city. It is a friendly place in Southwest Indiana, along the Ohio River. Evansville is the metropolitan hub where southwest Indiana meets southeast Illinois and northwest Kentucky.

Evansville welcomes all visitors. Our hotels, restaurants, and attractions offer affordable prices and courteous service. We want you to enjoy our cultural heritage and the many local attractions we invest in for the future.


Evansville was established on 200 acres of land that Hugh McGary, Jr. purchased from the government in 1812. The town was named for General Robert M. Evans. Evans was an attorney and territorial legislator who helped McGary incorporate Evansville as a city. The town's incorporation was completed on January 27, 1847. Since that time, Evansville has served as the economic and social center for the region (southwest Indiana, southeast Illinois, and northwest Kentucky).


  • Evansville metropolitan area: 270,991
  • Vanderburgh County: 180,136
  • City of Evansville: 117,817

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

Time Zone

Unlike the majority of Indiana, Evansville is in the Central Time Zone. Evansville observes Central Standard Time from mid-November to mid-March. The area observes Central Daylight Savings Time the rest of the year. This means we "fall back" an hour each fall and "spring forward" an hour each spring.


Evansville has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons. Average temperatures range from 32 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall averages 42 inches annually. Yearly snowfall averages 13 inches.

Currency Exchange Services

Allow 7 to 10 days turnaround time for currency exchange at all locations.


Right turn on red – Indiana law permits right turns at a red light after a complete stop, unless a sign is posted prohibiting right turn on red.

Left turn on red – Left turn on red is only permitted when turning from a one-way street onto a one-way street.

Speed limits – Speed limits are generally 30 miles per hour (mph) on city streets and 55 mph on expressways.

Air Transportation
Evansville Regional Airport offers competitive-priced connectivity to hundreds of domestic and international destinations with frequent daily flights to five top-rated, major hub cities - Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte and Chicago, as well as non-stop, low-cost flights to Orlando. Served by AllegiantAmerican AirlinesDelta and United, Evansville Regional Airport is an easy and welcoming gateway to and from southwest Indiana, western Kentucky and eastern Illinois.

Evansville Regional Airport
7801 Bussing Drive
Evansville, Indiana
(812) 421-4401

City Ground Transportation

  • Comaier Services (812) 422-8515
  • Feller Taxi and Sedan (812) 430-5850
  • Garling Mobility (812) 459-0714
  • Green Light Car Service (812) 969-8294
  • METS city buses (812) 435-6166
  • Riverbend Taxi (270) 823-2345
  • Select Chauffeured Transportation LLC (812) 760-0374
  • Triple E Rides (812) 647-5489


  • Charter Buses
  • Feller Limousine (812) 430-5850
  • New Image Travel (812) 426-1423
  • SUV Limousine (812)-401-2822

Alcoholic Beverages

State law permits the sale of alcohol from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Saturday. However, hours for carryout alcohol sales from liquor stores, groceries, pharmacies and convenience stores is 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Purchasers must be 21 years of age.

Educational Institutions


For locations and service times for churches of all denominations, contact:

Evansville Area Community of Churches (812) 425-3524

City Offices


Trade Information

Parks and Recreation

Local Media

Television Stations




  • Evansville Living, a bi-monthly city magazine showcasing the people, businesses and community of Evansville. 100 NW Second Street, Suite 203. (812) 426-2115


Emergency Contacts

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Medical Care

Medical Organizations

Ambulance Services

Law Enforcement