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Blackford County, Indiana

Named for Isaac Blackford, speaker of the first Indiana General Assembly and a State Supreme Court judge

County Seat: Hartford City

Largest City: Hartford City (2021 population: 6,067)

Population per Square Mile: 73.23

Square Miles: 165.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)12,766840.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)12,091850.2%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*10,517860.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.3%80 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2160 14,280
Net International Migration454 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3234-4.6%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)669835.5%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)2,0038416.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)869847.2%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,6768522.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,2288526.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)2,6468321.9%16.4%
Median Age43.6  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone40860.3%0.4%
Asian Alone68780.6%2.7%
Black Alone114820.9%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4790.0%0.1%
White11,6628596.5%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups203791.7%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic11,8568598.1%92.3%
Hispanic235851.9%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)5,10585100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7568414.8%18.3%
Married Without Children1,9018337.2%29.8%
Single Parents379857.4%9.3%
Living Alone1,5888031.1%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)5,85284100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)6,01384100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,6768561.1%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$73,50092  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,4297923.8%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$43189  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 1,552860.1%1,120,155
Public1,552860.1%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)8,448850.2%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher91.1%20 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree13.7%75 27.2%

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 2020$41,5618280.0%51,926
Median Household Income in 202049,1058480.8%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202013.4%19115.5%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.4%13130.2%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202111810.2%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20211,440750.2%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020926830.2%507,739

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, 2019125840.2%80,859
Births to Teens, 201712740.2%5,152
Deaths, 2019137850.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force4,685870.1%3,321,548
Employed4,512870.1%3,203,166
Unemployed173860.1%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.718102.8%3.6
August 2022 Unemployment Rate3.221103.2%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work4,090100.0%$190,916100.0%$46,679
Wage and Salary2,98973.1%$123,06564.5%$41,173
Farm Proprietors2185.3%$14,2417.5%$65,326
Nonfarm Proprietors88321.6%$19,74910.3%$22,366
Farm2686.6%$16,0908.4%$60,037
Nonfarm3,82293.4%$174,82691.6%$45,742
Private3,30680.8%$147,71677.4%$44,681
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction2536.2%$12,2956.4%$48,597
  Health Care, Social Serv.44710.9%$19,93610.4%$44,600
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing82920.3%$57,74530.2%$69,656
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1233.0%$5,5702.9%$45,285
  Retail Trade3679.0%$8,8434.6%$24,095
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1253.1%$8,3484.4%$66,784
  Other Private (not above)257*6.3%*$8,520*4.5%*$33,152*
Government51612.6%$27,11014.2%$52,539

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed3100.0%100.0%$470$7,583,249
Single-Family3100.0%74.4%$470$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 Blackford County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Dunkirk1361.1%*
Hartford City6,06750.2%
Montpelier1,53412.7%
Shamrock Lakes2211.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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