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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%
Two or More Race Groups610301.8%1.9%
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 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)
Median Value (2014)$103,50054  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
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
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 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
Annual Unemployment Rate3.88379.2%4.8
August 2016 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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,3005.3%$21,3081.4%$16,391
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1450.6%$9160.1%$6,317
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  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*

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
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

in 2015
Percent of County
Fort Branch2,8098.3%
Oakland City2,4307.2%
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