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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 (2018 population: 12,149)

Population per Square Mile: 77.65

Square Miles: 429.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)31,654540.5%6,484,192
Today (2019)33,351500.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*36,524460.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.4%14 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-16371 3,997
Net International Migration2138 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)212181.1%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,693358.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,0193921.2%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)2,754508.3%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,9284823.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,6735723.1%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)5,0805615.3%15.8%
Median Age34.8  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone125460.4%0.4%
Asian Alone169540.5%2.5%
Black Alone736332.2%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone41240.1%0.1%
White31,7255095.7%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups351501.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,5085095.1%92.9%
Hispanic1,639374.9%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)11,41754100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,9383925.7%18.6%
Married Without Children3,6685832.1%29.9%
Single Parents887607.8%9.5%
Living Alone2,9175425.5%28.5%

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 2018 (estimate)12,57155100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)12,55155100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,3815666.8%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$121,50040  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0364924.2%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$47678  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,171510.5%1,117,590
Public4,694540.4%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)20,396540.5%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher73.2%91 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree13.8%70 25.9%

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 2018$42,0644789.2%47,149
Median Household Income in 201855,4344199.5%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201811.5%4888.5%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.4%3799.4%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201837330.6%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,649450.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,535440.5%514,915

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, 2017553340.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201733370.6%5,152
Deaths, 2017324570.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,531490.5%3,381,609
Employed16,084490.5%3,263,751
Unemployed447610.4%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78177.1%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate2.87482.4%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,267100.0%$833,314100.0%$45,619
Wage and Salary12,98871.1%$496,39059.6%$38,219
Farm Proprietors1,1556.3%$23,4112.8%$20,269
Nonfarm Proprietors4,12422.6%$193,27323.2%$46,865
Farm1,3747.5%$30,8963.7%$22,486
Nonfarm16,89392.5%$802,41896.3%$47,500
Private14,91981.7%$697,07283.7%$46,724
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9745.3%$18,1942.2%$18,680
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1210.7%$1,2420.1%$10,264
  Construction2,19112.0%$173,68720.8%$79,273
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1460.8%$5,9410.7%$40,692
  Manufacturing2,80115.3%$138,08416.6%$49,298
  Professional, Tech. Serv.6123.4%$33,6214.0%$54,936
  Retail Trade2,00611.0%$77,8419.3%$38,804
  Trans., Warehousing1,2476.8%$65,2207.8%$52,302
  Wholesale Trade4652.5%$31,9303.8%$68,667
  Other Private (not above)2,588*14.2%*$87,442*10.5%*$33,787*
Government1,97410.8%$105,34612.6%$53,367

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed24100.0%100.0%$3,653$4,879,857
Single-Family2083.3%76.4%$3,387$4,269,197
2-Family416.7%2.0%266$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Alfordsville1050.3%
Cannelburg1550.5%
Elnora6612.0%
Montgomery3471.0%
Odon1,4024.2%
Plainville4931.5%
Washington12,14936.4%
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