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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 (2015 population: 15,451)

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, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,688346.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,4973817.7%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)3,541398.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,6603622.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,1133428.5%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,9623416.4%14.6%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone127430.3%0.4%
Asian Alone257370.6%2.1%
Black Alone239530.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone29290.1%0.1%
White41,5033597.7%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups306550.7%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic39,5003693.0%93.3%
Hispanic2,961227.0%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)15,92636100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,6773123.1%19.4%
Married Without Children5,6903335.7%30.1%
Single Parents1,191447.5%9.9%
Living Alone4,0963725.7%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)17,65337100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)17,47737100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,4173471.0%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$132,90019  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,5093920.1%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$46564  

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 2014 ACS)28,676350.7%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher86.6%51 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree17.9%29 23.6%

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 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, 2014573320.7%84,080
Births to Teens, 201437410.6%6,277
Deaths, 2014392430.6%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,556320.7%3,271,536
Employed21,790320.7%3,114,002
Unemployed766460.5%157,534
Annual Unemployment Rate3.49170.8%4.8
February 2017 Unemployment Rate3.58974.5%4.7

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
Farm8552.4%$86,6375.0%$101,330
Nonfarm34,06297.6%$1,647,91295.0%$48,380
Private31,72990.9%$1,536,32188.6%$48,420
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,7335.0%$29,8551.7%$17,227
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2650.8%$2,2840.1%$8,619
  Construction1,3493.9%$68,3173.9%$50,643
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,50810.0%$211,52612.2%$60,298
  Information2580.7%$11,1790.6%$43,329
  Manufacturing11,66533.4%$648,14937.4%$55,564
  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*
Government2,3336.7%$111,5916.4%$47,832

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed93100.0%100.0%$20,954$3,737,044
Single-Family4851.6%68.4%$14,954$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family4548.4%27.2%$6,000$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Birdseye4071.0%
Ferdinand2,2005.2%
Holland6181.5%
Huntingburg6,03514.2%
Jasper15,45136.3%
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