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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 (2012 population: 8,579)

Population per Square Mile: 68.95

Square Miles: 487.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,503470.5%6,483,797
Today (2013)33,612470.5%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,701480.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.3%31 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 Migration-2632 -1,179
Net International Migration365 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)71460.3%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)2,053466.1%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8345017.4%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)2,869508.6%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,9214623.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,4474728.2%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)5,3344715.9%13.6%
Median Age40.5  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 Alone84560.3%0.4%
Asian Alone151490.5%1.8%
Black Alone667332.0%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4720.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups562311.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)13,04845100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,6894620.6%20.2%
Married Without Children4,5784835.1%30.1%
Single Parents935577.2%9.8%
Living Alone3,5744127.4%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)14,64846100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)14,65746100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2012)$103,10053  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2012)$42377  

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
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)22,569460.5%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher89.7%13 87%
with B.A. or higher degree14.3%56 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$38,0882699.9%38,119
Median Household Income in 201249,32025105.0%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201211.6%6874.8%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.9%7667.4%22.1%
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, 2011437430.5%83,750
Births to Teens, 201142450.5%8,010
Deaths, 2011337470.6%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2012NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,633440.5%3,168,712
Annual Unemployment Rate7.47191.4%8.1
February 2014 Unemployment Rate6.07087.0%6.9

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$1,230,492100.0%
Wage and Salary$880,94671.6%
Farm Proprietors$16,1191.3%
Nonfarm Proprietors$115,2399.4%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$20,6361.7%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$7360.1%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$00.0%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$30,9032.5%
  Retail Trade$49,2204.0%
  Trans., Warehousing$48,8034.0%
  Wholesale Trade$21,5311.7%
  Other Private (not above)$289,41823.5%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed56100.0%100.0%$9,052$2,349,911
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family00.0%23.1%$0$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 Gibson County

in 2012
Percent of County
Fort Branch2,7798.3%
Oakland City2,4267.2%
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