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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 (2020 population: 15,667)

Population per Square Mile: 99.56

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)41,886360.6%6,484,050
Today (2020)42,542360.6%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,416330.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.6%29 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-13470 1,323
Net International Migration4123 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)57250.4%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,720366.4%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)7,5533517.8%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,354427.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,6683722.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,3603626.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)7,8873418.5%16.5%
Median Age40.8  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone138440.3%0.4%
Asian Alone301360.7%2.7%
Black Alone446421.0%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone72170.2%0.1%
White41,2403696.9%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups345550.8%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic38,8593791.3%92.6%
Hispanic3,683228.7%7.4%

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 2020 (estimate)18,13237100.0%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 (2020/2021 Total Reported) 7,636320.7%1,112,460
Public7,174330.7%1,033,286
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 2020$59,5245114.6%51,926
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, 2019532340.7%80,859
Births to Teens, 201736320.7%5,152
Deaths, 2019433390.7%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,595330.7%3,319,010
Employed21,569290.7%3,082,982
Unemployed1,026480.4%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate4.58963.4%7.1
October 2021 Unemployment Rate1.68764.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work34,256100.0%$1,884,198100.0%$55,003
Wage and Salary28,96784.6%$1,365,43672.5%$47,138
Farm Proprietors5851.7%$37,2772.0%$63,721
Nonfarm Proprietors4,70413.7%$164,8838.8%$35,052
Farm8512.5%$47,3362.5%$55,624
Nonfarm33,40597.5%$1,836,86297.5%$54,988
Private31,03790.6%$1,709,86390.7%$55,091
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,6914.9%$33,3641.8%$19,730
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2460.7%$2,4140.1%$9,813
  Construction1,4314.2%$86,7974.6%$60,655
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,89511.4%$249,58013.2%$64,077
  Information2160.6%$20,1181.1%$93,139
  Manufacturing10,93531.9%$687,15236.5%$62,840
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9822.9%$49,5422.6%$50,450
  Retail Trade3,55010.4%$128,7406.8%$36,265
  Trans., Warehousing1,0183.0%$80,6264.3%$79,200
  Wholesale Trade1,6764.9%$129,5426.9%$77,292
  Other Private (not above)5,055*14.8%*$224,520*11.9%*$44,415*
Government2,3686.9%$126,9996.7%$53,631

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed85100.0%100.0%$22,199$5,872,297
Single-Family7588.2%76.2%$20,819$5,209,930
2-Family22.4%2.5%20$83,895
3- and 4-Family89.4%0.8%$1,360$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Birdseye4161.0%
Ferdinand2,2535.3%
Holland6461.5%
Huntingburg6,29714.8%
Jasper15,66736.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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