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Hamilton County, Indiana

Organized in 1823 and named for Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury

County Seat: Noblesville

Largest City: Carmel (2018 population: 93,510)

Population per Square Mile: 837.14

Square Miles: 394.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)274,56944.2%6,484,192
Today (2018)330,08644.9%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*359,03545.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today20.2%1 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration4,4611 3,555
Net International Migration5475 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,990210.4%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)21,69046.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)67,363420.4%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)25,40577.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)88,216426.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)86,550426.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)40,862512.4%15.8%
Median Age37.3  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 Alone73670.2%0.4%
Asian Alone20,55026.2%2.5%
Black Alone14,55564.4%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16170.0%0.1%
White287,299487.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups6,78552.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic316,528495.9%92.9%
Hispanic13,55884.1%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)114,2824100.0%100.0%
Married With Children37,252232.6%18.8%
Married Without Children32,935428.8%30.0%
Single Parents8,43157.4%9.6%
Living Alone25,025521.9%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)129,5234100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)120,1384100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
89,184474.2%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$240,0001  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
25,098820.9%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$9441  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 63,37145.7%1,117,590
Public60,75535.8%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)199,80344.6%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher96.2%1 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree57.5%1 25.3%

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$74,7171158.5%47,149
Median Household Income in 201795,0801175.6%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20173.8%9228.6%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 184.1%9223.0%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201844280.7%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20187,265191.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201910,30592.0%514,915

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, 20173,88744.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201748240.9%5,152
Deaths, 20171,84262.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force181,10345.4%3,381,713
Employed176,22445.4%3,265,580
Unemployed4,87944.2%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78179.4%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate2.38676.7%3.0

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 work210,087100.0%$12,283,349100.0%$58,468
Wage and Salary155,33573.9%$8,663,33770.5%$55,772
Farm Proprietors4740.2%$15,3000.1%$32,278
Nonfarm Proprietors54,27825.8%$1,889,73315.4%$34,816
Farm7690.4%$22,7770.2%$29,619
Nonfarm209,31899.6%$12,260,57299.8%$58,574
Private193,98892.3%$11,370,77292.6%$58,616
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,0798.1%$392,0243.2%$22,954
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5,9732.8%$95,7340.8%$16,028
  Construction11,0085.2%$865,7727.0%$78,649
  Health Care, Social Serv.19,9219.5%$1,283,08510.4%$64,409
  Information3,3921.6%$226,6811.8%$66,828
  Manufacturing7,3513.5%$540,5474.4%$73,534
  Professional, Tech. Serv.20,2729.6%$1,467,20211.9%$72,376
  Retail Trade22,12610.5%$800,6236.5%$36,185
  Trans., Warehousing4,3362.1%$117,0161.0%$26,987
  Wholesale Trade8,2653.9%$1,046,2918.5%$126,593
  Other Private (not above)74,26535.3%$4,535,79736.9%$61,076
Government15,3307.3%$889,8007.2%$58,043

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed3,005100.0%100.0%$966,651$4,879,857
Single-Family2,69489.7%76.4%$925,107$4,269,197
2-Family140.5%2.0%2,494$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family2979.9%21.4%$39,050$555,144

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 Hamilton County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Arcadia1,6640.5%
Atlanta7450.2%
Carmel93,51028.3%
Cicero4,9021.5%
Fishers93,36228.3%
Fortville00.0%*
Noblesville63,13319.1%
Sheridan3,0150.9%
Westfield41,52812.6%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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