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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%
Two or More Race Groups326531.0%2.1%
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 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 2017 (estimate)12,55255100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)12,48355100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$113,60045  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
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
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, 2016536340.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201621620.4%5,294
Deaths, 2015325530.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,846500.5%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate2.88480.0%3.5
August 2018 Unemployment Rate3.26986.5%3.7

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8424.8%$14,9342.0%$17,736
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1190.7%$1,5040.2%$12,639
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,2226.9%$42,5095.7%$34,786
  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*

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
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

in 2017
Percent of County
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