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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 (2016 population: 28,592)

Population per Square Mile: 161.64

Square Miles: 414.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,063221.1%6,484,136
Today (2016)66,937241.0%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,253241.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.5%89 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-71788 -12,135
Net International Migration3526 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-7989-0.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,686265.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)10,2372715.3%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)8,7661813.1%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)14,1212721.1%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,7912526.6%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)12,3362118.4%14.9%
Median Age40.3  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone288230.4%0.4%
Asian Alone613270.9%2.2%
Black Alone4,917187.3%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone26330.0%0.1%
White59,4542688.8%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups1,639212.4%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic64,1052595.8%93.2%
Hispanic2,832244.2%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)26,47723100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8852914.7%19.2%
Married Without Children8,6652532.7%30.0%
Single Parents2,8532110.8%9.8%
Living Alone7,8352229.6%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)30,29223100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)30,54923100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,4512660.4%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$82,80085  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,0262226.3%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$47359  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 10,588271.0%1,110,866
Public10,469261.0%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)45,070251.0%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher86.3%58 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree17.3%40 24.1%

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$36,7155587.5%41,940
Median Household Income in 201539,9849079.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201518.0%8125.0%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.9%7131.9%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201698161.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 201610,713141.5%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20176,031191.2%495,330

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, 2015757260.9%84,008
Births to Teens, 201571191.2%5,876
Deaths, 2015868201.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force32,112261.0%3,326,893
Employed30,513261.0%3,179,806
Unemployed1,599201.1%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.020113.6%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.81133.3%3.6

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 work35,462100.0%$1,590,212100.0%$44,843
Wage and Salary29,98884.6%$1,141,42571.8%$38,063
Farm Proprietors4301.2%$-8,847-0.6%$-20,574
Nonfarm Proprietors5,04414.2%$169,41210.7%$33,587
Farm5071.4%$-5,393-0.3%$-10,637
Nonfarm34,95598.6%$1,595,605100.3%$45,647
Private30,87087.1%$1,365,06985.8%$44,220
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,3566.6%$44,0832.8%$18,711
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3190.9%$4,1290.3%$12,944
  Construction1,1603.3%$54,3883.4%$46,886
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,18214.6%$257,44216.2%$49,680
  Information2630.7%$10,3460.7%$39,338
  Manufacturing4,85813.7%$392,32124.7%$80,758
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7692.2%$31,9742.0%$41,579
  Retail Trade3,70210.4%$103,7646.5%$28,029
  Trans., Warehousing1,7054.8%$75,2534.7%$44,137
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)8,952*25.2%*$299,821*18.9%*$33,492*
Government4,08511.5%$230,53614.5%$56,435

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed46100.0%100.0%$8,958$3,875,847
Single-Family46100.0%75.2%$8,958$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Converse2610.4%*
Fairmount2,8054.2%
Fowlerton2500.4%
Gas City5,8748.8%
Jonesboro1,6652.5%
Marion28,59242.7%
Matthews5600.8%
Swayzee9361.4%
Sweetser1,1771.8%
Upland3,7815.6%
Van Buren8221.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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