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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, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,659366.3%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)7,7843618.5%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)3,051487.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,0493623.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,1673428.9%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)6,3613515.1%13.6%
Median Age40.4  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone119430.3%0.4%
Asian Alone225360.5%1.8%
Black Alone190540.5%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone25280.1%0.1%
White41,2393698.0%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups273550.6%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic39,3853693.6%93.7%
Hispanic2,686226.4%6.3%

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 2012 (estimate)17,46837100.0%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, 2012NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,357330.7%3,168,712
Employed20,120300.7%2,911,603
Unemployed1,237530.5%257,109
Annual Unemployment Rate5.89171.6%8.1
February 2014 Unemployment Rate4.9177.8%6.3

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed84100.0%100.0%$10,218$2,349,911
Single-Family4958.3%73.4%$7,738$2,063,972
2-Family2023.8%1.9%1,680$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family1517.9%23.1%$800$246,728

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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