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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 (2012 population: 9,362)

Population per Square Mile: 102.11

Square Miles: 339.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)34,387450.5%6,483,797
Today (2013)34,614450.5%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*35,542460.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.7%25 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-11961 -1,179
Net International Migration085 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)394131.5%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,085309.0%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)7,4353821.6%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)2,993498.7%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7665022.6%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,1665323.8%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)4,9205214.3%13.6%
Median Age34.4  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone111480.3%0.4%
Asian Alone88610.3%1.8%
Black Alone133650.4%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone7570.0%0.1%
White33,7954498.3%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups231660.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic32,9034795.7%93.7%
Hispanic1,462344.3%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)12,31750100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,2283826.2%20.2%
Married Without Children3,9705232.2%30.1%
Single Parents973547.9%9.8%
Living Alone3,1944825.9%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)13,02853100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)13,02353100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,8724875.8%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$113,50039  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,4455618.8%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$43074  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 4,920520.4%1,115,499
Public4,392590.4%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)20,835530.5%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher84.5%64 87%
with B.A. or higher degree14.5%53 23%

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 2012$31,9647983.9%38,119
Median Household Income in 201242,9446291.5%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201218.1%14116.8%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1833.2%2150.2%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201323720.2%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20132,955630.3%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20131,852640.4%509,427

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, 2011658280.8%83,750
Births to Teens, 201131590.4%8,010
Deaths, 2011324500.6%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force14,586540.5%3,179,935
Employed13,618540.5%2,940,897
Unemployed968580.4%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate6.67188.0%7.5
March 2014 Unemployment Rate5.76290.5%6.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$708,748100.0%
Wage and Salary$442,39762.4%
Farm Proprietors$45,5916.4%
Nonfarm Proprietors$106,29115.0%
Farm$50,4127.1%
Nonfarm$658,33692.9%
Private$560,18679.0%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$12,6121.8%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$1,1800.2%
  Construction$58,3638.2%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$35,3265.0%
  Information$14,8972.1%
  Manufacturing$238,99833.7%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade$45,3316.4%
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade$26,0653.7%
  Other Private (not above)$83,246*11.7%*
Government$98,15013.8%

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed66100.0%100.0%$10,798$2,349,911
Single-Family4872.7%73.4%$9,786$2,063,972
2-Family23.0%1.9%262$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family1624.2%23.1%$750$246,728

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 2012
Percent of County
Berne3,97411.6%
Decatur9,36227.2%
Geneva1,2963.8%
Monroe8432.5%
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