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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%6,484,192
Today (2019)42,736360.6%6,732,219
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%
Two or More Race Groups345540.8%2.2%
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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)16,55036100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,6203121.9%18.6%
Married Without Children5,6573534.2%29.9%
Single Parents1,204417.3%9.5%
Living Alone4,5503327.5%28.5%

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 2018 (includes vacant units)17,78137100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$149,50017  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$50558  

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
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)28,437360.6%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher90%27 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree22.2%21 25.9%

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 2018$56,4883119.8%47,149
Median Household Income in 201862,12617111.5%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20187.6%8658.5%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 189.1%8752.0%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201913740.3%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20191,292740.2%581,821
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
Annual Unemployment Rate2.49272.7%3.3
July 2020 Unemployment Rate6.1193.8%6.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,848100.0%$1,842,687100.0%$51,403
Wage and Salary30,18184.2%$1,340,77672.8%$44,425
Farm Proprietors6031.7%$34,7651.9%$57,653
Nonfarm Proprietors5,06414.1%$159,1538.6%$31,428
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,7614.9%$32,3071.8%$18,346
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2710.8%$2,5280.1%$9,328
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,96311.1%$237,49212.9%$59,927
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9692.7%$42,3372.3%$43,691
  Retail Trade3,5049.8%$123,1016.7%$35,132
  Trans., Warehousing1,3043.6%$93,4475.1%$71,662
  Wholesale Trade1,4974.2%$109,1685.9%$72,925
  Other Private (not above)5,316*14.8%*$218,428*11.9%*$41,089*

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
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

in 2019
Percent of County
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