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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 (2019 population: 27,930)

Population per Square Mile: 158.82

Square Miles: 414.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,063221.1%6,484,192
Today (2019)65,769261.0%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*64,175270.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-6.1%89 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-23582 3,997
Net International Migration2635 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-6084-0.3%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,542265.4%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)10,0652715.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)8,4101812.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)14,0842721.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,1612626.0%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)12,6742119.2%15.8%
Median Age40.5  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone281240.4%0.4%
Asian Alone628281.0%2.5%
Black Alone4,805187.3%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30320.0%0.1%
White58,4862788.7%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,706212.6%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic63,0352695.6%92.9%
Hispanic2,901264.4%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)26,12124100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,7432814.3%18.6%
Married Without Children8,5262532.6%29.9%
Single Parents3,0971911.9%9.5%
Living Alone7,4852228.7%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)30,52724100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)30,46723100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,0792659.3%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$89,50082  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,0422326.4%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$50657  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 10,309270.9%1,111,333
Public10,216261.0%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)44,364251.0%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher87%64 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree17.1%48 25.9%

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 2018$40,4446085.8%47,149
Median Household Income in 201845,1388681.0%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201819.9%3153.1%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1831.0%1177.1%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201982141.6%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20199,153131.6%581,821
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, 2017780250.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201765151.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017839201.3%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force31,833260.9%3,387,366
Employed30,648260.9%3,275,056
Unemployed1,185211.1%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.717112.1%3.3
April 2020 Unemployment Rate15.36489.5%17.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,464100.0%$1,668,858100.0%$47,058
Wage and Salary29,94884.4%$1,210,55772.5%$40,422
Farm Proprietors4191.2%$14,9960.9%$35,790
Nonfarm Proprietors5,09714.4%$138,2948.3%$27,132
Farm5281.5%$19,3611.2%$36,669
Nonfarm34,93698.5%$1,649,49798.8%$47,215
Private30,74886.7%$1,404,61584.2%$45,682
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,4316.9%$49,1942.9%$20,236
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3481.0%$3,2250.2%$9,267
  Construction1,0973.1%$51,2083.1%$46,680
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information2350.7%$11,5720.7%$49,243
  Manufacturing4,84813.7%$368,52722.1%$76,016
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8692.5%$40,8712.4%$47,032
  Retail Trade3,63610.3%$111,1996.7%$30,583
  Trans., Warehousing2,5627.2%$123,5927.4%$48,240
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)5,822*16.4%*$218,098*13.1%*$37,461*
Government4,18811.8%$244,88214.7%$58,472

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed64100.0%100.0%$12,475$4,988,366
Single-Family6296.9%73.1%$12,235$4,298,385
2-Family23.1%1.6%240$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Converse2520.4%*
Fairmount2,7684.2%
Fowlerton2530.4%
Gas City5,7728.8%
Jonesboro1,6432.5%
Marion27,93042.5%
Matthews5590.8%
Swayzee9111.4%
Sweetser1,1041.7%
Upland3,7265.7%
Van Buren8121.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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