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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, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,114456.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8164717.2%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)2,836508.4%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,0074523.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,3824627.8%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)5,6204716.6%14.6%
Median Age40.5  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone104540.3%0.4%
Asian Alone193470.6%2.1%
Black Alone727332.2%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4710.0%0.1%
White32,1374995.2%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups610301.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,2284598.4%93.3%
Hispanic547631.6%6.7%

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 (2015/2016 Total Reported) 5,566460.5%1,108,151
Public4,970500.5%1,046,058
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 2015$40,1722695.8%41,940
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 20161,943610.4%504,539

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
October 2016 Unemployment Rate3.18279.5%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work24,528100.0%$1,426,173100.0%$58,145
Wage and Salary21,25586.7%$1,061,94974.5%$49,962
Farm Proprietors5052.1%$31,5822.2%$62,539
Nonfarm Proprietors2,76811.3%$84,1695.9%$30,408
Farm6732.7%$40,7002.9%$60,475
Nonfarm23,85597.3%$1,385,47397.1%$58,079
Private22,33891.1%$1,314,89692.2%$58,864
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2865.2%$21,6141.5%$16,807
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1280.5%$1,5220.1%$11,891
  Construction5702.3%$27,3801.9%$48,035
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information820.3%$2,9960.2%$36,537
  Manufacturing7,66031.2%$669,65347.0%$87,422
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,9748.0%$53,2183.7%$26,959
  Trans., Warehousing9523.9%$59,1584.1%$62,141
  Wholesale Trade4251.7%$21,9811.5%$51,720
  Other Private (not above)6,798*27.7%*$357,058*25.0%*$52,524*
Government1,5176.2%$70,5774.9%$46,524

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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