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Daviess County, Indiana

Organized in 1817 and named for Battle of Tippecanoe hero Joseph Daviess

County Seat: Washington

Largest City: Washington (2016 population: 12,089)

Population per Square Mile: 76.76

Square Miles: 429.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)31,654540.5%6,484,136
Today (2016)32,969500.5%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,096500.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.2%14 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-6336 -12,135
Net International Migration1244 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)192180.9%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)2,714348.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)6,9583921.1%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)2,809508.5%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7314923.4%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,8795723.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)4,8785714.8%14.9%
Median Age34.7  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 Alone131430.4%0.4%
Asian Alone182480.6%2.2%
Black Alone567351.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone34230.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups310560.9%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)11,45254100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,9923826.1%19.2%
Married Without Children3,8605633.7%30.0%
Single Parents747636.5%9.8%
Living Alone2,9145325.4%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)12,46155100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)12,45755100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$110,20049  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$42780  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,928510.4%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)20,092540.5%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher74.8%91 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree13.7%66 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$38,1674291.0%41,940
Median Household Income in 201547,0196393.1%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201514.6%29101.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.9%27107.4%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201642390.6%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20163,055500.4%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,405440.5%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, 2015519360.6%84,008
Births to Teens, 201520670.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015325530.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,951510.5%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate3.68181.8%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.3191.7%3.6

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 work17,512100.0%$727,188100.0%$41,525
Wage and Salary12,28270.1%$428,96059.0%$34,926
Farm Proprietors1,1866.8%$40,5705.6%$34,207
Nonfarm Proprietors4,04423.1%$151,30020.8%$37,413
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8614.9%$14,1321.9%$16,413
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1220.7%$1,6430.2%$13,467
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,2056.9%$42,1335.8%$34,965
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5693.2%$24,6263.4%$43,279
  Retail Trade1,90210.9%$64,6028.9%$33,965
  Trans., Warehousing1,0405.9%$44,3706.1%$42,663
  Wholesale Trade5343.0%$30,6684.2%$57,431
  Other Private (not above)2,230*12.7%*$72,771*10.0%*$32,633*

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%$400$3,875,847
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 Daviess County

in 2016
Percent of County
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