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Dubois County, Indiana

Organized in 1818 and named for Captain Toussaint Dubois of the War of 1812

County Seat: Jasper

Largest City: Jasper (2019 population: 15,724)

Population per Square Mile: 100.01

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)41,886360.6%6,484,051
Today (2019)42,736360.6%6,731,010
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,416330.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.0%27 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-18876 3,997
Net International Migration10118 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)150210.8%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,863336.7%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)7,5503517.7%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,421408.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,6923722.7%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,5763427.1%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)7,6343417.9%16.1%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone134450.3%0.4%
Asian Alone303360.7%2.6%
Black Alone370440.9%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone119100.3%0.1%
White41,4653697.0%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups345540.8%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic39,0123791.3%92.7%
Hispanic3,724228.7%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)16,89334100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,6203121.4%18.5%
Married Without Children5,5563532.9%29.7%
Single Parents1,168396.9%9.3%
Living Alone4,8633028.8%29.0%

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 2019 (estimate)17,99437100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)17,86537100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,1603273.7%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$156,50016  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,7334120.9%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$50362  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 7,664330.7%1,111,333
Public7,165330.7%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)28,618360.6%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher89.3%36 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree23.7%19 26.5%

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 2019$57,2174117.5%48,678
Median Household Income in 201963,86921110.9%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20195.9%8949.6%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.8%8845.0%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202015750.2%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20201,541720.2%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,487440.5%507,739

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, 2017572330.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201736320.7%5,152
Deaths, 2017417400.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,145320.7%3,387,366
Employed22,590310.7%3,275,056
Unemployed555460.5%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.49272.7%3.3
December 2020 Unemployment Rate3.07175.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,925100.0%$1,881,982100.0%$52,386
Wage and Salary30,21584.1%$1,384,15573.5%$45,810
Farm Proprietors5911.6%$14,1850.8%$24,002
Nonfarm Proprietors5,11914.2%$170,0499.0%$33,219
Farm8862.5%$24,9121.3%$28,117
Nonfarm35,03997.5%$1,857,07098.7%$53,000
Private32,62290.8%$1,730,46691.9%$53,046
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,8145.0%$34,8031.8%$19,186
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3070.9%$2,6650.1%$8,681
  Construction1,4424.0%$78,3994.2%$54,368
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information2470.7%$31,3411.7%$126,887
  Manufacturing11,67132.5%$699,93237.2%$59,972
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9872.7%$47,3802.5%$48,004
  Retail Trade3,5719.9%$127,4906.8%$35,701
  Trans., Warehousing1,2273.4%$100,0475.3%$81,538
  Wholesale Trade1,6774.7%$117,7326.3%$70,204
  Other Private (not above)5,200*14.5%*$222,279*11.8%*$42,746*
Government2,4176.7%$126,6046.7%$52,381

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed169100.0%100.0%$25,614$4,988,366
Single-Family6739.6%73.1%$18,337$4,298,385
2-Family42.4%1.6%284$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family9858.0%24.6%$6,993$615,228

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 Dubois County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Birdseye4171.0%
Ferdinand2,2475.3%
Holland6501.5%
Huntingburg6,17014.4%
Jasper15,72436.8%
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