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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 (2022 population: 16,757)

Population per Square Mile: 102.11

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)43,637350.7%6,484,050
Today (2022)43,632360.6%6,833,037
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,218330.6%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.0%21 0.7%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-5972 5,230
Net International Migration4733 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)31173.0%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,713366.2%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)7,8933418.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,419397.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,8983622.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,5613526.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)8,0653318.5%16.4%
Median Age40.8  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone153420.4%0.4%
Asian Alone315350.7%2.7%
Black Alone482421.1%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone75180.2%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups378520.9%2.3%
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 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)17,27433100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,2783519.0%18.2%
Married Without Children5,6653332.8%29.8%
Single Parents1,243407.2%9.2%
Living Alone5,3712831.1%29.1%

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 2022 (estimate)18,83236100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)18,48136100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$168,80018  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$56352  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 7,746320.7%1,120,155
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)29,484350.7%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher90%40 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree24.6%21 27.8%

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 2021$60,9548107.9%56,497
Median Household Income in 202167,61516107.8%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20217.5%8462.0%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 188.8%8856.1%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202211690.3%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20221,524710.2%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20222,505400.5%481,568

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%80,851
Births to Teens, 202119470.5%3,845
Deaths, 2019433390.7%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,045340.6%3,404,443
Annual Unemployment Rate2.28573.3%3.0
August 2023 Unemployment Rate2.88875.7%3.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work34,340100.0%$1,946,606100.0%$56,686
Wage and Salary28,61883.3%$1,402,56772.1%$49,010
Farm Proprietors5821.7%$50,2722.6%$86,378
Nonfarm Proprietors5,14015.0%$174,8779.0%$34,023
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,8765.5%$43,0902.2%$22,969
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2900.8%$2,9190.1%$10,066
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,87411.3%$261,44313.4%$67,487
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9482.8%$51,5012.6%$54,326
  Retail Trade3,54110.3%$130,5096.7%$36,857
  Trans., Warehousing1,0143.0%$78,8114.0%$77,723
  Wholesale Trade1,6724.9%$131,9286.8%$78,904
  Other Private (not above)5,326*15.5%*$239,388*12.3%*$44,947*

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed99100.0%100.0%$27,103$6,635,992
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family1818.2%32.6%$1,900$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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