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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 (2015 population: 8,626)

Population per Square Mile: 69.28

Square Miles: 487.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,503470.5%6,484,192
Today (2015)33,775470.5%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,701480.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.8%27 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-11851 -14,881
Net International Migration953 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)56510.2%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,032466.0%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8074817.2%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)2,912518.6%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,9984523.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,4404728.0%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)5,5704716.5%14.3%
Median Age40.7  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone103520.3%0.4%
Asian Alone149490.4%2.0%
Black Alone709332.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4720.0%0.1%
White32,2014995.4%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups593301.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,2234598.4%93.4%
Hispanic536631.6%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)12,98745100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7514521.2%19.4%
Married Without Children4,5084834.7%30.1%
Single Parents907607.0%9.9%
Living Alone3,4174426.3%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)14,81246100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)14,68446100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,2004369.5%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$103,50054  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,7875019.0%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$43776  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 5,584480.5%1,130,285
Public4,970500.5%1,045,779
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)22,817450.5%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher90%12 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree15%53 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 2014$41,99213106.1%39,578
Median Household Income in 201446,4665394.1%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201411.8%5877.6%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.9%6279.7%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201521680.2%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20152,821580.3%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20141,882630.4%514,128

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, 2014433440.5%84,080
Births to Teens, 201442330.7%6,277
Deaths, 2014396420.7%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,864420.6%3,265,761
Employed18,148420.6%3,109,217
Unemployed716500.5%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate3.88379.2%4.8
April 2016 Unemployment Rate4.07483.3%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work24,639100.0%$1,492,211100.0%$60,563
Wage and Salary20,70184.0%$1,025,02868.7%$49,516
Farm Proprietors5112.1%$59,7024.0%$116,834
Nonfarm Proprietors3,42713.9%$168,36811.3%$49,130
Farm6962.8%$70,4534.7%$101,226
Nonfarm23,94397.2%$1,421,75895.3%$59,381
Private22,43391.0%$1,352,84090.7%$60,306
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,3005.3%$21,3081.4%$16,391
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1450.6%$9160.1%$6,317
  Construction6812.8%$30,1882.0%$44,329
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information910.4%$3,1220.2%$34,308
  Manufacturing7,27629.5%$719,76848.2%$98,924
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5282.1%$21,7701.5%$41,231
  Retail Trade1,9728.0%$50,6303.4%$25,674
  Trans., Warehousing9473.8%$52,6663.5%$55,614
  Wholesale Trade4081.7%$22,7001.5%$55,637
  Other Private (not above)7,126*28.9%*$351,224*23.5%*$49,288*
Government1,5106.1%$68,9184.6%$45,641

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 Filed143100.0%100.0%$21,460$3,737,044
Single-Family9767.8%68.4%$16,222$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family4632.2%27.2%$5,239$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 Gibson County

NamePopulation
in 2015
Percent of County
Fort Branch2,8098.3%
Francisco4731.4%
Haubstadt1,6604.9%
Hazleton2560.8%
Mackey1060.3%
Oakland City2,4307.2%
Owensville1,2853.8%
Patoka7292.2%
Princeton8,62625.5%
Somerville2880.9%
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