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Dearborn County, Indiana

Named in 1803 for General Henry Dearborn, Jefferson's sect'y of war

County Seat: Lawrenceburg

Largest City: Lawrenceburg (2016 population: 4,968)

Population per Square Mile: 161.74

Square Miles: 305.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)50,047280.8%6,484,136
Today (2016)49,331280.7%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*53,482280.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.4%47 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-25174 -10,480
Net International Migration269 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)63390.3%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)2,605365.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)8,7103117.7%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,957318.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,3353023.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)14,7332829.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)7,9913016.2%14.9%
Median Age41.9  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 Alone117500.2%0.4%
Asian Alone233420.5%2.2%
Black Alone335440.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone28310.1%0.1%
White48,0792897.5%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups539361.1%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic48,7102898.7%93.2%
Hispanic621611.3%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)18,63928100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8672820.7%19.0%
Married Without Children7,1162838.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,627298.7%9.7%
Living Alone4,2503622.8%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)20,30130100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)20,25130100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
14,7202872.7%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$159,8009  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,9193619.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$61214  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 8,407280.8%1,110,866
Public7,976290.8%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)34,006290.8%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher90.6%13 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree20%24 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$43,32214100.5%43,097
Median Household Income in 201663,8768122.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 20168.2%8458.6%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.9%7967.5%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201756260.8%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20173,432330.5%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,662390.5%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, 2015536340.6%84,008
Births to Teens, 201536380.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015492300.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force25,719280.8%3,326,893
Employed24,515280.8%3,179,806
Unemployed1,204270.8%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.728106.8%4.4
December 2017 Unemployment Rate3.522112.9%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 work20,378100.0%$823,950100.0%$40,433
Wage and Salary15,27575.0%$581,48470.6%$38,068
Farm Proprietors5032.5%$-1,339-0.2%$-2,662
Nonfarm Proprietors4,60022.6%$90,17810.9%$19,604
Farm5332.6%$-229-0.0%$-430
Nonfarm19,84597.4%$824,179100.0%$41,531
Private16,65081.7%$640,77577.8%$38,485
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5897.8%$27,0063.3%$16,996
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,7658.7%$60,2517.3%$34,137
  Construction1,1335.6%$63,1457.7%$55,733
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,7908.8%$69,9628.5%$39,085
  Information1991.0%$12,8921.6%$64,784
  Manufacturing1,7448.6%$121,21814.7%$69,506
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7873.9%$26,8193.3%$34,078
  Retail Trade2,53412.4%$74,0149.0%$29,208
  Trans., Warehousing4862.4%$23,2132.8%$47,763
  Wholesale Trade4402.2%$23,1772.8%$52,675
  Other Private (not above)4,093*20.1%*$138,195*16.8%*$33,764*
Government3,19515.7%$183,40422.3%$57,403

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 Filed120100.0%100.0%$22,181$3,875,847
Single-Family8873.3%75.2%$19,525$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family43.3%0.9%$350$21,320
5+ Family2823.3%20.9%$2,306$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 Dearborn County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Aurora3,6897.5%
Dillsboro1,3172.7%
Greendale4,4028.9%
Lawrenceburg4,96810.1%
Moores Hill5841.2%
St. Leon6661.4%
West Harrison2830.6%
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