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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2021 population: 35,592)

Population per Square Mile: 440.78

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,455102.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)179,35592.6%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*216,47273.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today23.3%3 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 Migration3,6342 14,280
Net International Migration7912 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1501021.7%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,623105.6%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)32,588718.8%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)14,020138.1%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,112927.2%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)44,453925.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)25,455914.7%16.5%
Median Age38.3  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 Alone541110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone5,599103.2%2.7%
Black Alone14,51978.4%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone111120.1%0.1%
White148,6481085.8%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups3,833102.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic165,478995.5%92.6%
Hispanic7,773104.5%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)60,30710100.0%100.0%
Married With Children16,754627.8%18.3%
Married Without Children19,832932.9%29.8%
Single Parents4,864128.1%9.3%
Living Alone11,9031719.7%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)68,43510100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)62,84610100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
47,287975.2%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$205,3004  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,0201520.7%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$9222  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 32,49472.9%1,112,460
Public31,02773.0%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)111,32192.5%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher94.3%3 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree38.9%5 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$55,1699106.2%51,926
Median Household Income in 201985,8272149.0%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20194.9%9141.2%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.1%9133.8%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202158210.9%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20215,761210.9%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20208,760131.7%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, 20191,657102.0%80,859
Births to Teens, 201752221.0%5,152
Deaths, 20191,262121.9%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force91,96382.8%3,321,548
Employed89,66582.8%3,203,166
Unemployed2,298121.9%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58069.4%3.6
May 2022 Unemployment Rate2.07280.0%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 work98,899100.0%$4,896,892100.0%$49,514
Wage and Salary79,84980.7%$3,615,58673.8%$45,280
Farm Proprietors5760.6%$16,3960.3%$28,465
Nonfarm Proprietors18,47418.7%$448,7049.2%$24,288
Farm7160.7%$21,4900.4%$30,014
Nonfarm98,18399.3%$4,875,40299.6%$49,656
Private88,25889.2%$4,190,23085.6%$47,477
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,1527.2%$167,3303.4%$23,396
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,5291.5%$32,9510.7%$21,551
  Construction4,9885.0%$343,2507.0%$68,815
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,4026.5%$352,2137.2%$55,016
  Information4010.4%$20,2760.4%$50,564
  Manufacturing3,9714.0%$294,9986.0%$74,288
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,5393.6%$155,3833.2%$43,906
  Retail Trade15,55015.7%$586,88512.0%$37,742
  Trans., Warehousing17,31117.5%$878,24317.9%$50,733
  Wholesale Trade4,5124.6%$341,6307.0%$75,716
  Other Private (not above)22,685*22.9%*$964,710*19.7%*$42,526*
Government9,92510.0%$685,17214.0%$69,035

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,370100.0%100.0%$413,548$7,583,249
Single-Family1,36099.3%74.4%$412,695$6,692,956
2-Family100.7%2.4%854$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$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 Hendricks County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Amo4100.2%
Avon22,86012.7%
Brownsburg30,06816.8%
Clayton9140.5%
Coatesville5580.3%
Danville10,7586.0%
Jamestown210.0%*
Lizton5140.3%
North Salem4650.3%
Pittsboro3,9302.2%
Plainfield35,59219.8%
Stilesville2710.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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