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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 (2016 population: 15,503)

Population per Square Mile: 99.58

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)41,889360.6%6,484,136
Today (2016)42,552360.6%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*44,012340.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.6%22 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-8041 -12,135
Net International Migration4025 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)168230.8%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,789336.6%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,3823817.3%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,564378.4%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,6183622.6%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,0723428.4%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)7,1273416.7%14.9%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone123470.3%0.4%
Asian Alone278370.7%2.2%
Black Alone297460.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone34230.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups308570.7%2.0%
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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)16,19036100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8952824.1%19.2%
Married Without Children5,6713335.0%30.0%
Single Parents1,175437.3%9.8%
Living Alone4,1733725.8%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)17,72237100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)17,29337100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$137,70017  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$47161  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 7,477330.7%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)28,503350.7%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher87.9%39 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree18.7%29 24.1%

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 2015$50,9433121.5%41,940
Median Household Income in 201557,33614113.5%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20157.6%8752.8%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 189.0%8844.1%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201623650.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,642760.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,338460.5%495,330

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, 2015572330.7%84,008
Births to Teens, 201536380.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015410410.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,391300.7%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate3.19270.5%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.0183.3%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work34,917100.0%$1,734,549100.0%$49,676
Wage and Salary29,22583.7%$1,229,68370.9%$42,076
Farm Proprietors6171.8%$76,2154.4%$123,525
Nonfarm Proprietors5,07514.5%$155,5569.0%$30,651
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,7335.0%$29,8551.7%$17,227
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2650.8%$2,2840.1%$8,619
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,50810.0%$211,52612.2%$60,298
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8892.5%$36,8102.1%$41,406
  Retail Trade3,57210.2%$115,2356.6%$32,261
  Trans., Warehousing1,2693.6%$82,6194.8%$65,106
  Wholesale Trade1,6534.7%$100,9865.8%$61,093
  Other Private (not above)5,215*14.9%*$196,921*11.4%*$37,760*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed65100.0%100.0%$18,530$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
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