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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 (2020 population: 27,674)

Population per Square Mile: 157.51

Square Miles: 414.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,063221.1%6,484,050
Today (2020)65,225261.0%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*64,175270.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-6.9%89 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-51786 1,323
Net International Migration1444 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10886-0.8%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,765265.8%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)9,8492715.1%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)8,2571812.7%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)13,9032721.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)16,5212725.3%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)12,9302319.8%16.5%
Median Age40.4  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone297250.5%0.4%
Asian Alone587280.9%2.7%
Black Alone4,937187.6%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone29350.0%0.1%
White57,5912788.3%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups1,784212.7%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic62,1762695.3%92.6%
Hispanic3,049264.7%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)26,37224100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,7003014.0%18.5%
Married Without Children8,3462631.6%29.7%
Single Parents2,9561911.2%9.3%
Living Alone7,9902130.3%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 2020 (estimate)30,54924100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)30,48723100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,0462659.2%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$92,70081  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,3262127.3%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$51458  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 10,331260.9%1,112,460
Public9,883271.0%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)44,057251.0%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher87.2%69 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree17.9%47 26.5%

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 2019$41,4916085.2%48,678
Median Household Income in 201947,5098982.5%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201916.0%6134.5%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.7%7150.3%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202085181.3%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20209,678151.5%659,095
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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force31,534261.0%3,319,010
Employed29,538261.0%3,082,982
Unemployed1,996240.8%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.35388.7%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate4.414110.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,183100.0%$1,694,434100.0%$48,161
Wage and Salary29,69284.4%$1,229,16072.5%$41,397
Farm Proprietors4051.2%$9,0880.5%$22,440
Nonfarm Proprietors5,08614.5%$143,9208.5%$28,297
Farm5011.4%$12,6420.7%$25,234
Nonfarm34,68298.6%$1,681,79299.3%$48,492
Private30,61487.0%$1,425,73184.1%$46,571
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,5427.2%$53,3213.1%$20,976
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3871.1%$3,8130.2%$9,853
  Construction1,1473.3%$52,4043.1%$45,688
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information2060.6%$10,8150.6%$52,500
  Manufacturing4,78913.6%$369,81421.8%$77,222
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8852.5%$43,1822.5%$48,793
  Retail Trade3,53310.0%$113,2436.7%$32,053
  Trans., Warehousing2,5817.3%$132,5057.8%$51,339
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)5,696*16.2%*$205,894*12.2%*$36,147*
Government4,06811.6%$256,06115.1%$62,945

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed76100.0%100.0%$13,498$5,872,297
Single-Family76100.0%76.2%$13,498$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Converse2510.4%*
Fairmount2,7424.2%
Fowlerton2500.4%
Gas City5,6988.7%
Jonesboro1,6292.5%
Marion27,67442.4%
Matthews5530.8%
Swayzee8931.4%
Sweetser1,0921.7%
Upland3,7065.7%
Van Buren8151.2%
* 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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