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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 (2014 population: 8,608)

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, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1749 -7,506
Net International Migration465 12,513
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)20620.1%24,062

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 2014 (estimate)14,72946100.0%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 201425620.3%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 20143,112590.4%878,155
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, 2013424440.5%83,115
Births to Teens, 201339440.6%6,810
Deaths, 2013339470.6%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,502420.6%3,230,540
Employed17,654400.6%3,035,581
Unemployed848550.4%194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate4.68676.7%6.0
December 2015 Unemployment Rate3.87782.6%4.6

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed121100.0%100.0%$18,995$3,222,176
Single-Family8368.6%68.1%$14,645$2,748,532
2-Family21.7%2.0%250$40,304
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family3629.8%28.7%$4,100$415,155

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 2014
Percent of County
Fort Branch2,8108.3%
Francisco4731.4%
Haubstadt1,6374.8%
Hazleton2570.8%
Mackey1060.3%
Oakland City2,4337.2%
Owensville1,2873.8%
Patoka7302.2%
Princeton8,60825.5%
Somerville2900.9%
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