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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 (2018 population: 15,568)

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,848336.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,4293717.5%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,428418.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,6863722.8%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,7443427.6%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)7,4303417.5%15.8%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone112530.3%0.4%
Asian Alone309370.7%2.5%
Black Alone354440.8%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone98110.2%0.1%
White41,3513697.1%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups341520.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic39,2343792.2%92.9%
Hispanic3,331227.8%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)17,93837100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)17,78137100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,9203472.7%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$149,50017  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,6304120.4%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$50558  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 7,712310.7%1,117,590
Public7,157330.7%1,054,903
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 201816720.3%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20181,349730.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,447460.5%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,357310.7%3,381,609
Employed22,777300.7%3,263,751
Unemployed580450.5%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate2.59171.4%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate2.48970.6%3.4

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
Farm9402.6%$47,9362.6%$50,996
Nonfarm34,90897.4%$1,794,75197.4%$51,414
Private32,54690.8%$1,681,33891.2%$51,660
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,7614.9%$32,3071.8%$18,346
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2710.8%$2,5280.1%$9,328
  Construction1,3633.8%$73,7644.0%$54,119
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,96311.1%$237,49212.9%$59,927
  Information2590.7%$15,4960.8%$59,830
  Manufacturing11,84833.1%$715,02038.8%$60,349
  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*
Government2,3626.6%$113,4136.2%$48,016

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed72100.0%100.0%$25,701$4,879,857
Single-Family7097.2%76.4%$25,541$4,269,197
2-Family22.8%2.0%160$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Birdseye4181.0%
Ferdinand2,2335.2%
Holland6241.5%
Huntingburg6,12414.3%
Jasper15,56836.4%
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