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Gibson County, Indiana

Named in 1813 for General John Gibson, second in command to George Rogers Clark

County Seat: Princeton

Largest City: Princeton (2018 population: 8,642)

Population per Square Mile: 69.04

Square Miles: 487.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,503470.5%6,484,192
Today (2019)33,659480.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*35,645470.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.5%35 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1246 3,997
Net International Migration6422 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-163-0.0%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,099456.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7464617.2%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)2,655517.9%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,9784623.8%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,0984727.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)5,8764817.6%15.8%
Median Age40.4  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 Alone110560.3%0.4%
Asian Alone183500.5%2.5%
Black Alone714342.1%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10600.0%0.1%
White31,7824995.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups653312.0%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic32,8954798.3%92.9%
Hispanic557651.7%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)13,24446100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,6154419.7%18.6%
Married Without Children4,5944734.7%29.9%
Single Parents1,207409.1%9.5%
Living Alone3,3504725.3%28.5%

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)15,32344100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)15,04945100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,2284368.0%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$110,30056  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0165020.0%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$48172  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,629440.5%1,117,590
Public4,907520.5%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)22,862460.5%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher90.9%17 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree17.4%45 25.9%

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 2018$45,3852496.3%47,149
Median Household Income in 201856,96034102.2%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201810.6%6181.5%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.7%7966.9%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201823570.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,322550.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20191,971600.4%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, 2017395470.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201720620.4%5,152
Deaths, 2017389470.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,475400.6%3,381,609
Employed18,954400.6%3,263,751
Unemployed521470.4%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78177.1%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate2.68276.5%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work25,210100.0%$1,571,682100.0%$62,344
Wage and Salary22,10987.7%$1,175,11574.8%$53,151
Farm Proprietors4901.9%$29,9101.9%$61,041
Nonfarm Proprietors2,61110.4%$82,6645.3%$31,660
Farm7272.9%$41,3682.6%$56,902
Nonfarm24,48397.1%$1,530,31497.4%$62,505
Private22,96091.1%$1,458,00692.8%$63,502
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2454.9%$22,7931.5%$18,308
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1370.5%$7280.0%$5,314
  Construction6082.4%$32,1542.0%$52,885
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information600.2%$2,5990.2%$43,317
  Manufacturing8,52533.8%$778,74549.5%$91,348
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,9677.8%$58,4723.7%$29,726
  Trans., Warehousing1,0584.2%$71,1454.5%$67,245
  Wholesale Trade4291.7%$24,5201.6%$57,156
  Other Private (not above)5,102*20.2%*$244,087*15.5%*$47,841*
Government1,5236.0%$72,3084.6%$47,477

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 Filed133100.0%100.0%$19,738$4,879,857
Single-Family8765.4%76.4%$14,500$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family4634.6%21.4%$5,239$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 Gibson County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Fort Branch2,7508.2%
Francisco4701.4%
Haubstadt1,6945.0%
Hazleton2650.8%
Mackey1250.4%
Oakland City2,3937.1%
Owensville1,3314.0%
Patoka7532.2%
Princeton8,64225.7%
Somerville2900.9%
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