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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 (2016 population: 5,920)

Population per Square Mile: 73.59

Square Miles: 165.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)12,766850.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)12,149850.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*11,633860.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.8%91 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-10447 -12,135
Net International Migration1047 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3882-0.2%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)735816.0%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,9618516.1%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)925847.6%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,6268521.6%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,3698527.7%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)2,5338320.8%14.9%
Median Age44.0  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 Alone27880.2%0.4%
Asian Alone68730.6%2.2%
Black Alone77850.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4760.0%0.1%
White11,7688596.9%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups205741.7%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic11,9528598.4%93.2%
Hispanic197851.6%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)5,20783100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7898615.2%19.0%
Married Without Children1,8978436.4%30.0%
Single Parents473779.1%9.7%
Living Alone1,4798028.4%28.2%

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)5,97384100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)5,99584100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,8468564.2%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$67,10092  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,3618022.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$42783  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 1,708860.2%1,110,866
Public1,708860.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)8,700850.2%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87%56 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree11%85 24.6%

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 2016$36,3946884.4%43,097
Median Household Income in 201642,5888981.4%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.8%4391.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.4%19117.3%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201620690.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,757710.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017952830.2%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, 2015121860.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 20155860.1%5,876
Deaths, 2015168800.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force5,309850.2%3,326,893
Employed5,022850.2%3,179,806
Unemployed287840.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.412122.7%4.4
October 2017 Unemployment Rate3.918114.7%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work4,633100.0%$177,351100.0%$38,280
Wage and Salary3,44774.4%$119,74967.5%$34,740
Farm Proprietors2174.7%$5,9263.3%$27,309
Nonfarm Proprietors96920.9%$17,6349.9%$18,198
Farm2625.7%$7,7814.4%$29,698
Nonfarm4,37194.3%$169,57095.6%$38,794
Private3,78081.6%$144,90081.7%$38,333
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3046.6%$5,1352.9%$16,891
  Arts, Ent., Recreation420.9%$1,1090.6%$26,405
  Construction1813.9%$5,1312.9%$28,348
  Health Care, Social Serv.4148.9%$17,93010.1%$43,309
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing1,07323.2%$62,31735.1%$58,077
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1383.0%$8,2984.7%$60,130
  Retail Trade4529.8%$9,4525.3%$20,912
  Trans., Warehousing2254.9%$10,3155.8%$45,844
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)295*6.4%*$7,104*4.0%*$24,081*
Government59112.8%$24,67013.9%$41,743

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 Filed4100.0%100.0%$311$3,875,847
Single-Family4100.0%75.2%$311$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$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 Blackford County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Dunkirk1401.2%*
Hartford City5,92048.7%
Montpelier1,71414.1%
Shamrock Lakes2221.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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