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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 (2018 population: 5,005)

Population per Square Mile: 162.52

Square Miles: 305.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)50,033280.8%6,484,192
Today (2018)49,568280.7%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*53,482280.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.9%43 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-8465 3,555
Net International Migration-1492 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)40420.2%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,618365.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)8,4443117.0%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,838327.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,4313023.1%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)14,4582829.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)8,7793017.7%15.8%
Median Age42.4  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 Alone116500.2%0.4%
Asian Alone226430.5%2.5%
Black Alone334450.7%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone32300.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups608341.2%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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)18,66728100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,9282721.0%18.8%
Married Without Children6,8652936.8%30.0%
Single Parents1,498338.0%9.6%
Living Alone4,5283424.3%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 2018 (estimate)20,61531100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)20,36131100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$160,8009  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$62116  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 8,074290.7%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)33,999290.8%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher90.8%14 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree21.7%20 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$45,29814100.3%45,150
Median Household Income in 201765,0059120.1%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20179.7%7572.9%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.6%7670.8%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201858201.0%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20183,116340.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,642420.5%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, 2017478380.6%82,170
Births to Teens, 201723560.4%5,152
Deaths, 2017514300.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force26,132280.8%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631105.9%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate3.125106.9%2.9

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 work20,265100.0%$826,899100.0%$40,804
Wage and Salary15,06274.3%$579,99770.1%$38,507
Farm Proprietors4972.5%$-2,955-0.4%$-5,946
Nonfarm Proprietors4,70623.2%$102,65812.4%$21,814
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5667.7%$29,1163.5%$18,593
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,7238.5%$59,4497.2%$34,503
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,7208.5%$70,5888.5%$41,040
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,47912.2%$72,0978.7%$29,083
  Trans., Warehousing4492.2%$22,1062.7%$49,234
  Wholesale Trade3291.6%$17,1692.1%$52,185
  Other Private (not above)4,223*20.8%*$134,615*16.3%*$31,877*

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 Filed115100.0%100.0%$24,474$4,879,857
3- and 4-Family119.6%0.2%$1,000$6,163
5+ Family1412.2%21.4%$919$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 Dearborn County

in 2018
Percent of County
Moores Hill6101.2%
St. Leon6711.4%
West Harrison2800.6%
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