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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 (2012 population: 15,157)

Population per Square Mile: 99.14

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)41,889360.6%6,483,797
Today (2013)42,361350.6%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*44,012340.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.1%22 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration3324 -1,179
Net International Migration5323 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)123300.5%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,623366.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,7343618.3%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)3,289437.8%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,9083623.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,2453428.9%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)6,5623515.5%13.9%
Median Age40.5  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone112480.3%0.4%
Asian Alone233380.6%1.9%
Black Alone202550.5%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone26280.1%0.1%
White41,4823597.9%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups306490.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic39,6103693.5%93.6%
Hispanic2,751236.5%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)15,94536100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,0393125.3%20.2%
Married Without Children5,4163534.0%30.1%
Single Parents1,062496.7%9.8%
Living Alone4,2163426.4%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)17,47437100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)17,35837100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,3693471.3%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$132,20021  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,5763820.6%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$45761  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 7,752310.7%1,115,499
Public7,416320.7%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)28,410350.7%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher86.2%42 87%
with B.A. or higher degree19.5%24 23%

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 2012$46,0014120.7%38,119
Median Household Income in 201253,81413114.6%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 20128.5%8854.8%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1810.5%8847.5%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201330620.3%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20132,232750.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20132,310510.5%509,427

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, 2011508380.6%83,750
Births to Teens, 201126670.3%8,010
Deaths, 2011400380.7%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,505330.7%3,179,935
Employed20,372310.7%2,940,897
Unemployed1,133520.5%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate5.39170.7%7.5
June 2014 Unemployment Rate4.3174.1%5.8

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$1,615,334100.0%
Wage and Salary$1,057,33065.5%
Farm Proprietors$54,6643.4%
Nonfarm Proprietors$258,16316.0%
Farm$61,7573.8%
Nonfarm$1,553,57796.2%
Private$1,446,25389.5%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$32,6812.0%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$1,9420.1%
  Construction$61,5223.8%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$167,17810.3%
  Information$11,5700.7%
  Manufacturing$534,55333.1%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$37,6322.3%
  Retail Trade$108,6126.7%
  Trans., Warehousing$70,5864.4%
  Wholesale Trade$98,4636.1%
  Other Private (not above)$148,709*9.2%*
Government$107,3246.6%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed107100.0%100.0%$22,024$3,065,788
Single-Family9185.0%67.3%$20,716$2,631,508
2-Family1615.0%2.2%1,308$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2012
Percent of County
Birdseye4141.0%
Ferdinand2,1595.1%
Holland6211.5%
Huntingburg6,05014.4%
Jasper15,15736.0%
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