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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 (2017 population: 5,034)

Population per Square Mile: 163.09

Square Miles: 305.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)50,035280.8%6,484,125
Today (2017)49,741280.7%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*53,482280.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.6%39 2.7%

*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 Migration20410 -1,639
Net International Migration-1492 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)84360.4%19,482

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,656365.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)8,6323117.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,910327.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,4212923.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)14,6002829.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)8,5223017.1%15.4%
Median Age42.1  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 Alone118500.2%0.4%
Asian Alone224410.5%2.4%
Black Alone315460.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30300.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups561361.1%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 2017 (estimate)20,50631100.0%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, 2016500360.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201623610.4%5,294
Deaths, 2016505300.8%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force25,591280.8%3,336,655
Annual Unemployment Rate3.921108.3%3.6
February 2019 Unemployment Rate4.527109.8%4.1

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed130100.0%100.0%$29,305$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family86.2%0.4%$800$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 Dearborn County

in 2017
Percent of County
Moores Hill6111.2%
St. Leon6721.4%
West Harrison2810.6%
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