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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: Fishers (2021 population: 101,171)

Population per Square Mile: 904.51

Square Miles: 394.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)274,55544.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)356,65045.2%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*435,32136.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today29.9%1 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6,4021 14,280
Net International Migration2326 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,1822170.8%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)21,18546.2%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)68,698420.0%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)26,70977.8%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)92,274426.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)89,656426.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)45,716413.3%16.5%
Median Age37.9  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 Alone77160.2%0.4%
Asian Alone23,45826.8%2.7%
Black Alone15,95964.6%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15970.0%0.1%
White296,193486.0%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups7,69852.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic329,018495.6%92.6%
Hispanic15,22084.4%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)123,0664100.0%100.0%
Married With Children38,939231.6%18.3%
Married Without Children38,606431.4%29.8%
Single Parents8,91357.2%9.3%
Living Alone25,336520.6%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 2021 (estimate)139,5194100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)129,5734100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
94,391472.8%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$282,7001  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
28,675622.1%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$1,0521  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 64,62435.8%1,112,460
Public61,27435.9%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)215,98844.8%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher97.1%1 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree59.4%1 27.2%

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 2020$80,4261154.9%51,926
Median Household Income in 2019107,7101186.9%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20194.2%9235.3%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 184.3%9228.5%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202179191.2%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20218,752171.4%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/202010,48692.1%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, 20193,68244.6%80,859
Births to Teens, 201748240.9%5,152
Deaths, 20191,89662.9%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force188,74435.7%3,321,548
Employed184,60335.8%3,203,166
Unemployed4,14153.5%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.28961.1%3.6
May 2022 Unemployment Rate1.88672.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work207,488100.0%$13,565,412100.0%$65,379
Wage and Salary153,71174.1%$9,531,57170.3%$62,010
Farm Proprietors4560.2%$34,1640.3%$74,921
Nonfarm Proprietors53,32125.7%$2,108,39315.5%$39,542
Farm6890.3%$39,7570.3%$57,702
Nonfarm206,79999.7%$13,525,65599.7%$65,405
Private191,60492.3%$12,524,26392.3%$65,365
  Accommodation, Food Serv.15,0247.2%$383,5062.8%$25,526
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,9342.4%$101,2120.7%$20,513
  Construction11,3095.5%$1,188,6928.8%$105,110
  Health Care, Social Serv.20,73610.0%$1,401,87710.3%$67,606
  Information2,8141.4%$228,7331.7%$81,284
  Manufacturing7,2073.5%$620,0494.6%$86,034
  Professional, Tech. Serv.21,68010.4%$1,781,91913.1%$82,192
  Retail Trade20,88210.1%$835,2506.2%$39,999
  Trans., Warehousing4,1492.0%$134,0711.0%$32,314
  Wholesale Trade8,3274.0%$1,103,9748.1%$132,578
  Other Private (not above)74,54235.9%$4,744,98035.0%$63,655
Government15,1957.3%$1,001,3927.4%$65,903

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed4,806100.0%100.0%$1,402,874$7,583,249
Single-Family3,44771.7%74.4%$1,222,033$6,692,956
2-Family1222.5%2.4%24,572$117,031
3- and 4-Family581.2%0.4%$17,048$30,324
5+ Family1,17924.5%22.7%$139,222$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Arcadia1,5140.4%
Atlanta7620.2%
Carmel100,77728.3%
Cicero5,4331.5%
Fishers101,17128.4%
Noblesville70,92619.9%
Sheridan3,0800.9%
Westfield50,63014.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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