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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 (2013 population: 29,558)

Population per Square Mile: 166.93

Square Miles: 414.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,063221.1%6,483,797
Today (2013)69,126241.1%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,253241.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%72 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-24982 -1,179
Net International Migration2735 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)13700.1%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,929255.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)10,6412715.4%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)9,3701713.6%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)14,6802621.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,4732526.7%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)12,0331917.4%13.9%
Median Age40.0  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone272230.4%0.4%
Asian Alone525280.8%1.9%
Black Alone4,962177.2%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone24300.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,605202.3%1.8%
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 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)26,96823100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,2112815.6%20.2%
Married Without Children8,9702433.3%30.1%
Single Parents2,9242110.8%9.8%
Living Alone7,8862029.2%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)30,21123100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)30,49723100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2012)$81,30086  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2012)$44666  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 10,963261.0%1,115,499
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)45,500251.1%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher84.6%63 87%
with B.A. or higher degree17.2%31 23%

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 2013$34,7935490.1%38,622
Median Household Income in 201239,1518883.4%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201218.7%10120.6%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.6%14120.4%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2013130171.1%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201313,374141.5%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20136,140201.2%509,427

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, 2012734250.9%83,250
Births to Teens, 201290191.2%7,431
Deaths, 2012751201.3%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force32,957241.0%3,179,935
Annual Unemployment Rate8.814117.3%7.5
October 2014 Unemployment Rate6.310118.9%5.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2013 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$1,591,367100.0%
Wage and Salary$1,094,73968.8%
Farm Proprietors$57,5353.6%
Nonfarm Proprietors$157,8379.9%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$36,9262.3%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$2,8510.2%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$280,81717.6%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$31,6322.0%
  Retail Trade$96,6666.1%
  Trans., Warehousing$67,0564.2%
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)$270,885*17.0%*

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed48100.0%100.0%$8,190$3,065,788
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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

in 2013
Percent of County
Gas City6,0938.8%
Van Buren8521.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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