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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 (2014 population: 86,682)

Population per Square Mile: 767.49

Square Miles: 394.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)274,56944.2%6,483,797
Today (2014)302,62344.6%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*359,03545.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today10.2%1 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,6121 -7,506
Net International Migration6865 12,513
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,27339.4%24,062

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)20,50646.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)65,663421.7%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)21,60187.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)84,457427.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)78,832426.0%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)31,564510.4%14.3%
Median Age36.4  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone64670.2%0.4%
Asian Alone17,05725.6%2.0%
Black Alone12,28484.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17460.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups5,47951.8%1.9%
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 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)105,5784100.0%100.0%
Married With Children34,804233.0%19.4%
Married Without Children30,748429.1%30.1%
Single Parents8,14377.7%9.9%
Living Alone23,111621.9%27.8%

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 2014 (estimate)116,2864100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)111,2565100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2014)$218,0001  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2014)$8431  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 60,88345.4%1,130,285
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)186,17544.3%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher96.2%1 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree55.6%1 23.6%

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 2014$63,1412159.5%39,578
Median Household Income in 201489,8611182.0%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 20144.9%9232.2%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.7%9226.9%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201469240.7%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 20149,446191.1%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20149,188121.8%514,128

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, 20133,91744.7%83,115
Births to Teens, 201373211.1%6,810
Deaths, 20131,50482.5%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force159,57744.9%3,230,540
Annual Unemployment Rate4.19268.3%6.0
December 2015 Unemployment Rate3.19267.4%4.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work195,079100.0%$10,268,217100.0%$52,636
Wage and Salary137,24070.4%$6,926,32167.5%$50,469
Farm Proprietors4890.3%$23,0040.2%$47,043
Nonfarm Proprietors57,35029.4%$1,856,48518.1%$32,371
  Accommodation, Food Serv.13,7887.1%$297,4422.9%$21,573
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5,6852.9%$93,4580.9%$16,439
  Health Care, Social Serv.18,4029.4%$1,020,8969.9%$55,477
  Professional, Tech. Serv.19,0699.8%$1,199,81911.7%$62,920
  Retail Trade20,27110.4%$671,7556.5%$33,139
  Trans., Warehousing2,0961.1%$85,9330.8%$40,999
  Wholesale Trade7,8964.0%$811,0917.9%$102,722
  Other Private (not above)72,13137.0%$3,764,69636.7%$52,192

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed3,684100.0%100.0%$729,080$3,222,176
3- and 4-Family902.4%1.1%$6,543$18,185
5+ Family1,74847.4%28.7%$171,207$415,155

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

in 2014
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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