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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 (2017 population: 12,114)

Population per Square Mile: 77.10

Square Miles: 429.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)31,654540.5%6,484,192
Today (2017)33,113500.5%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,096500.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.6%14 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-9564 -976
Net International Migration851 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)205190.9%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,694358.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)6,9913921.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)2,748508.3%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,8794723.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,7695723.5%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,0325415.2%15.4%
Median Age34.9  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone122470.4%0.4%
Asian Alone167540.5%2.4%
Black Alone665342.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone38240.1%0.1%
White31,7955096.0%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups326531.0%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,4675095.0%93.0%
Hispanic1,646365.0%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)11,48254100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,9003825.3%18.8%
Married Without Children3,7315832.5%30.0%
Single Parents925568.1%9.6%
Living Alone2,9325525.5%28.3%

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 2017 (estimate)12,55255100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)12,55355100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,4785667.5%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$115,40044  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0044923.9%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$45776  

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
Public4,569530.4%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)20,237540.5%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher74.1%91 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree14.2%67 25.3%

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 2017$39,7075187.9%45,150
Median Household Income in 201649,2375694.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201614.2%30101.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.6%37102.6%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201736400.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,810490.4%656,297
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, 2016536340.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201621620.4%5,294
Deaths, 2016342490.5%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,846500.5%3,320,409
Employed15,404500.5%3,203,351
Unemployed442610.4%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.88480.0%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate2.97680.6%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,910100.0%$773,674100.0%$43,198
Wage and Salary12,51769.9%$464,10660.0%$37,078
Farm Proprietors1,1676.5%$10,3801.3%$8,895
Nonfarm Proprietors4,22623.6%$182,38023.6%$43,157
Farm1,3507.5%$16,2772.1%$12,057
Nonfarm16,56092.5%$757,39797.9%$45,737
Private14,65681.8%$658,20885.1%$44,910
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8854.9%$16,4672.1%$18,607
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1210.7%$1,8250.2%$15,083
  Construction2,22412.4%$164,01921.2%$73,750
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,1346.3%$42,7475.5%$37,696
  Information1460.8%$7,4431.0%$50,979
  Manufacturing2,70915.1%$132,05017.1%$48,745
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5593.1%$26,8573.5%$48,045
  Retail Trade1,99011.1%$76,1299.8%$38,256
  Trans., Warehousing1,0946.1%$56,4177.3%$51,569
  Wholesale Trade4652.6%$31,1584.0%$67,006
  Other Private (not above)2,872*16.0%*$89,754*11.6%*$31,251*
Government1,90410.6%$99,18912.8%$52,095

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed23100.0%100.0%$2,997$4,583,500
Single-Family23100.0%74.2%$2,997$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Alfordsville1050.3%
Cannelburg1540.5%
Elnora6642.0%
Montgomery3481.1%
Odon1,4024.2%
Plainville4931.5%
Washington12,11436.6%
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