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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 (2013 population: 8,597)

Population per Square Mile: 69.25

Square Miles: 487.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,503470.5%6,483,797
Today (2014)33,759470.5%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,701480.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.8%26 1.7%

*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 Migration-2632 -1,515
Net International Migration365 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)71460.3%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,123456.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7794817.2%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)2,906508.6%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,9624523.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,4104728.0%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)5,4324716.2%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 Alone101520.3%0.4%
Asian Alone141520.4%1.9%
Black Alone700332.1%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2800.0%0.1%
White32,0865195.5%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups582301.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,1254698.6%93.6%
Hispanic487631.4%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)13,09444100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8564421.8%19.8%
Married Without Children4,5664934.9%30.1%
Single Parents944567.2%9.8%
Living Alone3,3294525.4%27.7%

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)14,61146100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)14,64446100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,1874369.6%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$104,40052  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9074619.9%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$42877  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 5,573480.5%1,115,499
Public4,960500.5%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)22,720460.5%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher90.1%13 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree16.1%43 23.2%

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 2013$40,77617105.6%38,622
Median Household Income in 201348,57937102.3%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201312.0%6875.9%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.9%7572.6%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201327650.2%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20133,342580.4%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20131,896620.4%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, 2012402450.5%83,250
Births to Teens, 201251320.7%7,431
Deaths, 2013339470.6%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,484460.5%3,191,866
Employed15,423460.5%2,947,114
Unemployed1,061550.4%244,752
Annual Unemployment Rate6.47683.1%7.7
January 2015 Unemployment Rate5.3186.9%6.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work23,992100.0%$1,399,815100.0%$58,345
Wage and Salary20,15284.0%$955,62868.3%$47,421
Farm Proprietors4742.0%$76,8565.5%$162,143
Nonfarm Proprietors3,36614.0%$146,98210.5%$43,667
Farm5852.4%$80,7045.8%$137,956
Nonfarm23,40797.6%$1,319,11194.2%$56,355
Private21,91691.3%$1,248,16289.2%$56,952
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,3265.5%$20,4811.5%$15,446
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1260.5%$8000.1%$6,349
  Construction7763.2%$36,7752.6%$47,390
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1170.5%$2,8570.2%$24,419
  Manufacturing7,00429.2%$634,78845.3%$90,632
  Professional, Tech. Serv.6212.6%$34,6922.5%$55,865
  Retail Trade1,9978.3%$51,2633.7%$25,670
  Trans., Warehousing8203.4%$43,6763.1%$53,263
  Wholesale Trade3941.6%$21,4731.5%$54,500
  Other Private (not above)6,732*28.1%*$324,566*23.2%*$48,212*
Government1,4916.2%$70,9495.1%$47,585

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 Filed101100.0%100.0%$17,456$3,065,788
Single-Family101100.0%67.3%$17,456$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$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 Gibson County

NamePopulation
in 2013
Percent of County
Fort Branch2,7998.3%
Francisco4721.4%
Haubstadt1,5924.7%
Hazleton2640.8%
Mackey1070.3%
Oakland City2,4327.2%
Owensville1,2733.8%
Patoka7322.2%
Princeton8,59725.6%
Somerville2910.9%
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