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Adams County, Indiana

Named in 1836 in honor of sixth U.S. president John Quincy Adams

County Seat: Decatur

Largest City: Decatur (2016 population: 9,524)

Population per Square Mile: 103.93

Square Miles: 339.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)34,387450.5%6,484,136
Today (2016)35,232450.5%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*35,542460.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.5%19 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-16154 -12,135
Net International Migration1047 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)429111.9%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,344299.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,7173421.9%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,029478.6%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7364822.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,2005323.3%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)5,2065314.8%14.9%
Median Age33.8  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone137420.4%0.4%
Asian Alone119580.3%2.2%
Black Alone165630.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone8600.0%0.1%
White34,5114498.0%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups292590.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,6554495.5%93.2%
Hispanic1,577374.5%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)12,18350100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,1763526.1%19.2%
Married Without Children3,9475432.4%30.0%
Single Parents906577.4%9.8%
Living Alone3,2734826.9%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)13,18853100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)12,98753100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5484873.5%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$116,90035  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,6355520.3%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$45572  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,923520.4%1,110,866
Public4,366560.4%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)20,912530.5%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher85.2%72 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15%58 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$34,8857283.2%41,940
Median Household Income in 201549,2514797.5%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201512.8%4688.9%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.3%9124.0%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201620700.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,158650.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,734640.4%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015662290.8%84,008
Births to Teens, 201529510.5%5,876
Deaths, 2015311550.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force17,007470.5%3,326,893
Employed16,398470.5%3,179,806
Unemployed609560.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.68181.8%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.28780.0%4.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work20,448100.0%$870,135100.0%$42,554
Wage and Salary14,45270.7%$517,97159.5%$35,841
Farm Proprietors1,2826.3%$23,9242.7%$18,661
Nonfarm Proprietors4,71423.1%$192,42022.1%$40,819
Farm1,5107.4%$32,0393.7%$21,218
Nonfarm18,93892.6%$838,09696.3%$44,255
Private16,73181.8%$731,37084.1%$43,713
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction1,9289.4%$143,12916.4%$74,237
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,1305.5%$37,4344.3%$33,127
  Information2801.4%$19,5812.3%$69,932
  Manufacturing5,10825.0%$298,25134.3%$58,389
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,9269.4%$53,5376.2%$27,797
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade5332.6%$30,5643.5%$57,343
  Other Private (not above)3,545*17.3%*$86,393*9.9%*$24,370*
Government2,20710.8%$106,72612.3%$48,358

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed24100.0%100.0%$2,683$3,875,847
Single-Family1250.0%75.2%$2,033$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family1250.0%20.9%$650$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Adams County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Berne4,10211.6%
Decatur9,52427.0%
Geneva1,3313.8%
Monroe8672.5%
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