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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: 99.61

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)41,888360.6%6,484,192
Today (2018)42,565360.6%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*44,012340.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.6%27 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-12271 3,555
Net International Migration4320 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)153210.8%19,211

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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)16,52435100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8852823.5%18.8%
Married Without Children5,5393533.5%30.0%
Single Parents1,116446.8%9.6%
Living Alone4,4333626.8%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)17,74837100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,7193471.7%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$146,00016  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,8054021.4%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$45178  

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 2017 ACS)28,458350.7%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.5%41 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree21.4%21 25.3%

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 2017$53,8254119.2%45,150
Median Household Income in 201763,03311116.4%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20178.3%8662.4%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 188.9%8750.0%17.8%
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%3,381,713
Employed22,777300.7%3,265,580
Unemployed580450.5%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.59173.5%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate2.19272.4%2.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,754100.0%$1,786,997100.0%$49,980
Wage and Salary30,10184.2%$1,307,58673.2%$43,440
Farm Proprietors6081.7%$16,2150.9%$26,669
Nonfarm Proprietors5,04514.1%$154,2368.6%$30,572
Farm8882.5%$26,5931.5%$29,947
Nonfarm34,86697.5%$1,760,40498.5%$50,491
Private32,55191.0%$1,649,08392.3%$50,662
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,7604.9%$31,7991.8%$18,068
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2690.8%$2,9280.2%$10,885
  Construction1,3523.8%$67,6183.8%$50,013
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information2640.7%$11,2580.6%$42,644
  Manufacturing11,97333.5%$707,90939.6%$59,125
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9382.6%$42,6462.4%$45,465
  Retail Trade3,57210.0%$120,2966.7%$33,677
  Trans., Warehousing1,3123.7%$98,3285.5%$74,945
  Wholesale Trade1,5124.2%$105,4935.9%$69,771
  Other Private (not above)5,080*14.2%*$211,488*11.8%*$41,631*
Government2,3156.5%$111,3216.2%$48,087

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%
Huntingburg6,12414.4%
Jasper15,56836.6%
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