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Grant County, Indiana

Founded in 1831 and named for frontier fighters Moses and Samuel Grant

County Seat: Marion

Largest City: Marion (2021 population: 28,177)

Population per Square Mile: 160.02

Square Miles: 414.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,063221.1%6,484,050
Today (2021)66,263261.0%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*64,175270.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.4%82 5.0%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration3655 14,280
Net International Migration937 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-24183-34.8%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,734265.6%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)10,3242715.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)8,4121812.7%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)14,2212721.5%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)16,5942725.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)12,9782319.6%16.4%
Median Age40.0  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone304250.5%0.4%
Asian Alone596280.9%2.7%
Black Alone5,085197.7%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone29360.0%0.1%
White58,3932788.1%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups1,856212.8%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic63,0342795.1%92.3%
Hispanic3,229244.9%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)26,89624100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8192914.2%18.3%
Married Without Children8,1982730.5%29.8%
Single Parents3,1012011.5%9.3%
Living Alone8,0892230.1%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)29,86324100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)30,48924100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,7132661.4%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$96,30083  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,1832126.8%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$51858  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 10,919261.0%1,120,155
Public10,531241.0%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)43,925261.0%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher88%62 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree18.3%48 27.2%

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 2020$43,9976984.7%51,926
Median Household Income in 202049,7888181.9%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202016.7%4144.0%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.8%3159.7%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202190171.4%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20219,904141.6%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20206,037181.2%507,739

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, 2019759250.9%80,859
Births to Teens, 201765151.3%5,152
Deaths, 2019885191.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force31,094260.9%3,321,548
Employed29,939260.9%3,203,166
Unemployed1,155201.0%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.718102.8%3.6
August 2022 Unemployment Rate3.316106.5%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work33,782100.0%$1,692,644100.0%$50,105
Wage and Salary28,73685.1%$1,232,51072.8%$42,891
Farm Proprietors4001.2%$30,5831.8%$76,458
Nonfarm Proprietors4,64613.8%$117,1096.9%$25,206
Farm4871.4%$33,9172.0%$69,645
Nonfarm33,29598.6%$1,658,72798.0%$49,819
Private29,28786.7%$1,401,53582.8%$47,855
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,2366.6%$46,3112.7%$20,712
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3040.9%$3,1170.2%$10,253
  Construction1,1843.5%$59,2073.5%$50,006
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information2080.6%$11,2580.7%$54,125
  Manufacturing4,28512.7%$317,14418.7%$74,013
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8702.6%$47,9222.8%$55,083
  Retail Trade3,47710.3%$116,9436.9%$33,633
  Trans., Warehousing2,7798.2%$140,4458.3%$50,538
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)5,494*16.3%*$212,656*12.6%*$38,707*
Government4,00811.9%$257,19215.2%$64,170

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed32100.0%100.0%$9,392$7,583,249
Single-Family32100.0%74.4%$9,392$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 Grant County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Converse2480.4%*
Fairmount2,6554.0%
Fowlerton2690.4%
Gas City6,0949.2%
Jonesboro1,5022.3%
Marion28,17742.5%
Matthews4910.7%
Swayzee9101.4%
Sweetser1,0621.6%
Upland3,8355.8%
Van Buren7801.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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