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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 (2013 population: 9,418)

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%6,570,713
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 -1,515
Net International Migration085 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)394131.6%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,153299.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,6023822.0%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)3,035488.8%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7155022.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,1265323.5%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)4,9835214.4%13.9%
Median Age34.0  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone109490.3%0.4%
Asian Alone89640.3%1.9%
Black Alone146660.4%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone7590.0%0.1%
White34,0214498.3%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups242640.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,1024795.6%93.6%
Hispanic1,512354.4%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)12,12750100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,2613726.9%19.8%
Married Without Children3,9425332.5%30.1%
Single Parents882607.3%9.8%
Living Alone3,0974925.5%27.7%

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 2013 (estimate)13,02553100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)13,02353100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5644973.4%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$116,10035  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,5635419.7%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$44467  

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 2013 ACS)20,854530.5%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher84.3%69 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree14.7%57 23.2%

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 2013$32,4598184.0%38,622
Median Household Income in 201348,00139101.0%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201315.5%3098.1%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1828.6%9130.6%21.9%
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, 2012700280.8%83,250
Births to Teens, 201241450.6%7,431
Deaths, 2012326520.6%59,168

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
December 2014 Unemployment Rate5.07186.2%5.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work21,298100.0%$763,100100.0%$35,830
Wage and Salary13,64264.1%$464,60660.9%$34,057
Farm Proprietors1,0755.0%$46,1476.0%$42,927
Nonfarm Proprietors6,58130.9%$127,68116.7%$19,401
Farm1,3096.1%$52,2826.9%$39,940
Nonfarm19,98993.9%$710,81893.1%$35,560
Private17,75883.4%$607,58179.6%$34,214
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9414.4%$11,9251.6%$12,673
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2221.0%$1,2560.2%$5,658
  Construction2,15810.1%$71,5389.4%$33,150
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,2175.7%$37,6974.9%$30,975
  Information2991.4%$17,0512.2%$57,027
  Manufacturing4,57221.5%$258,15533.8%$56,464
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,17910.2%$49,9286.5%$22,913
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade5312.5%$26,8203.5%$50,508
  Other Private (not above)4,125*19.4%*$88,155*11.6%*$21,371*
Government2,23110.5%$103,23713.5%$46,274

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed56100.0%100.0%$9,226$3,065,788
Single-Family56100.0%67.3%$9,226$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Berne4,02811.6%
Decatur9,41827.2%
Geneva1,3063.8%
Monroe8492.5%
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