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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 (2017 population: 15,519)

Population per Square Mile: 99.60

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)41,889360.6%6,484,192
Today (2017)42,558360.6%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*44,012340.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.6%22 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-13569 -976
Net International Migration6920 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)169210.7%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,828336.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,5083717.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,481398.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,6363622.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,9043428.0%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)7,2013416.9%15.4%
Median Age40.4  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone118500.3%0.4%
Asian Alone274380.6%2.4%
Black Alone322450.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone90130.2%0.1%
White41,4313697.4%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups323540.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic39,3073692.4%93.0%
Hispanic3,251227.6%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)16,31135100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8942723.9%19.0%
Married Without Children5,7473235.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,106446.8%9.7%
Living Alone4,1823725.6%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)17,86937100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)17,59437100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,5193371.2%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$140,70017  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,7923821.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$46169  

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
Public7,127330.7%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)28,562350.7%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher88%41 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree19.7%26 24.6%

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 2016$50,0324116.1%43,097
Median Household Income in 201662,8529120.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 20166.6%9047.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 188.3%8943.5%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201722640.3%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20171,428770.2%656,297
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, 2016564330.7%83,063
Births to Teens, 201536380.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015410410.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,194300.7%3,320,409
Employed22,594300.7%3,203,351
Unemployed600440.5%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.68974.3%3.5
June 2018 Unemployment Rate2.7177.1%3.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,828100.0%$1,725,734100.0%$48,167
Wage and Salary30,09984.0%$1,263,78773.2%$41,988
Farm Proprietors6151.7%$24,4511.4%$39,758
Nonfarm Proprietors5,11414.3%$137,8258.0%$26,951
Farm8562.4%$34,5342.0%$40,343
Nonfarm34,97297.6%$1,691,20098.0%$48,359
Private32,61091.0%$1,576,09991.3%$48,332
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,7965.0%$30,6811.8%$17,083
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2590.7%$2,6510.2%$10,236
  Construction1,3623.8%$69,6034.0%$51,104
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,88710.8%$222,09612.9%$57,138
  Information2610.7%$11,2800.7%$43,218
  Manufacturing11,92933.3%$682,06239.5%$57,177
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9102.5%$39,7352.3%$43,665
  Retail Trade3,60810.1%$118,7286.9%$32,907
  Trans., Warehousing1,2963.6%$85,8475.0%$66,240
  Wholesale Trade1,6374.6%$101,8705.9%$62,230
  Other Private (not above)5,271*14.7%*$197,777*11.5%*$37,522*
Government2,3626.6%$115,1016.7%$48,730

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed83100.0%100.0%$20,969$4,583,500
Single-Family7185.5%74.2%$20,103$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family1214.5%23.4%$866$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Birdseye4181.0%
Ferdinand2,2055.2%
Holland6241.5%
Huntingburg6,12514.4%
Jasper15,51936.5%
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