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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%6,634,007
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 -10,480
Net International Migration1244 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)192180.9%22,480

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%
White31,7455096.3%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups310560.9%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,3825295.2%93.2%
Hispanic1,587364.8%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)11,48354100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,0283726.4%19.0%
Married Without Children3,7765732.9%30.0%
Single Parents884597.7%9.7%
Living Alone2,8435524.8%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)12,46155100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)12,48355100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,4415667.6%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$113,60045  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0424824.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$44875  

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 2016 ACS)20,085540.5%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher74.7%91 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree14%66 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$39,0414690.6%43,097
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, 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
Employed15,384500.5%3,179,806
Unemployed567600.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.68181.8%4.4
December 2017 Unemployment Rate2.57480.6%3.1

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 work17,704100.0%$747,946100.0%$42,247
Wage and Salary12,40470.1%$444,16459.4%$35,808
Farm Proprietors1,1846.7%$16,6112.2%$14,030
Nonfarm Proprietors4,11623.2%$172,63723.1%$41,943
Farm1,3417.6%$22,3173.0%$16,642
Nonfarm16,36392.4%$725,62997.0%$44,346
Private14,44381.6%$624,12183.4%$43,213
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8424.8%$14,9342.0%$17,736
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1190.7%$1,5040.2%$12,639
  Construction2,18212.3%$158,96621.3%$72,853
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,2226.9%$42,5095.7%$34,786
  Information1210.7%$5,0810.7%$41,992
  Manufacturing2,52514.3%$129,86117.4%$51,430
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5723.2%$26,4073.5%$46,166
  Retail Trade2,07011.7%$71,8369.6%$34,703
  Trans., Warehousing1,0535.9%$45,0736.0%$42,804
  Wholesale Trade5363.0%$30,3924.1%$56,701
  Other Private (not above)2,269*12.8%*$75,493*10.1%*$33,271*
Government1,92010.8%$101,50813.6%$52,869

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
Single-Family00.0%75.2%$0$3,417,822
2-Family4100.0%3.1%400$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 Daviess County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Alfordsville1050.3%
Cannelburg1560.5%
Elnora6572.0%
Montgomery3501.1%
Odon1,4044.3%
Plainville4941.5%
Washington12,08936.7%
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