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Harrison County, Indiana

Established in 1808 and named after William Henry Harrison, Indiana Territorial Governor and the Ninth President of the United States.

County Seat: Corydon

Largest City: Corydon (2019 population: 3,201)

Population per Square Mile: 83.62

Square Miles: 484.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)39,366370.6%6,484,192
Today (2019)40,515370.6%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,988310.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.9%21 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration22414 3,997
Net International Migration2039 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)58310.3%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,346395.8%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)6,6744016.5%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)2,845497.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,8533624.3%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,4613728.3%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)7,3363618.1%16.1%
Median Age42.0  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone137440.3%0.4%
Asian Alone182510.4%2.6%
Black Alone290500.7%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone22370.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups526391.3%2.2%
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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)14,58441100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7304218.7%18.6%
Married Without Children5,5953638.4%29.9%
Single Parents1,044467.2%9.5%
Living Alone3,6414425.0%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)17,29838100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)16,97239100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$143,50022  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$51849  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 6,277400.6%1,111,333
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)27,814370.6%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher89%40 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree17.4%45 25.9%

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$41,8624988.8%47,149
Median Household Income in 201860,37922108.4%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20189.3%7371.5%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.7%6972.6%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201930380.6%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20192,481470.4%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,735400.5%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, 2017427430.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201723560.4%5,152
Deaths, 2017450360.7%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force20,386380.6%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate3.24797.0%3.3
August 2020 Unemployment Rate5.54584.6%6.5

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 work16,180100.0%$614,025100.0%$37,950
Wage and Salary11,25169.5%$436,51871.1%$38,798
Farm Proprietors8195.1%$-557-0.1%$-680
Nonfarm Proprietors4,11025.4%$72,94811.9%$17,749
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0446.5%$19,3283.1%$18,513
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,6019.9%$80,20813.1%$50,099
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4772.9%$13,2662.2%$27,811
  Retail Trade1,80611.2%$46,6357.6%$25,822
  Trans., Warehousing5123.2%$24,6304.0%$48,105
  Wholesale Trade4032.5%$23,6363.8%$58,650
  Other Private (not above)2,602*16.1%*$84,381*13.7%*$32,429*

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed112100.0%100.0%$27,488$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 Harrison County

in 2019
Percent of County
New Amsterdam280.1%
New Middletown870.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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