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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2017 population: 32,865)

Population per Square Mile: 402.27

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,412102.2%6,484,125
Today (2017)163,685102.5%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*183,19992.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today12.6%3 2.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,4062 -1,639
Net International Migration2209 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)72383.7%19,482

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,751106.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)31,858719.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)12,903147.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)43,928926.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)43,216926.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)22,0291013.5%15.4%
Median Age37.9  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone484120.3%0.4%
Asian Alone4,720102.9%2.4%
Black Alone11,32096.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone11390.1%0.1%
White143,8571087.9%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups3,191101.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic157,298996.1%93.0%
Hispanic6,387103.9%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)57,15310100.0%100.0%
Married With Children15,555727.2%18.8%
Married Without Children18,449932.3%30.0%
Single Parents4,913128.6%9.6%
Living Alone12,4141521.7%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 2017 (estimate)61,73810100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)59,58911100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
44,977975.5%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$171,6006  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,1761720.4%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$8342  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 30,28472.7%1,110,866
Public29,47572.8%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)104,39292.4%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher93.6%4 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree35.3%5 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 2017$47,69910105.6%45,150
Median Household Income in 201775,6474139.7%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20175.1%9138.3%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.8%9132.6%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201757240.8%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20175,488230.8%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20177,349161.5%495,330

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, 20161,762102.1%83,063
Births to Teens, 201660211.1%5,294
Deaths, 20161,130161.8%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force86,20592.6%3,320,409
Employed83,72392.6%3,203,351
Unemployed2,482102.1%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.97782.9%3.5
November 2018 Unemployment Rate3.0188.2%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work91,466100.0%$4,031,391100.0%$44,075
Wage and Salary73,81180.7%$2,909,61172.2%$39,420
Farm Proprietors5880.6%$-1,649-0.0%$-2,804
Nonfarm Proprietors17,06718.7%$431,49310.7%$25,282
Farm7350.8%$3,6180.1%$4,922
Nonfarm90,73199.2%$4,027,77399.9%$44,392
Private81,64589.3%$3,476,45586.2%$42,580
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,7138.4%$167,9014.2%$21,769
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,6641.8%$41,7601.0%$25,096
  Construction4,5945.0%$292,5917.3%$63,690
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,9336.5%$302,9077.5%$51,055
  Information5100.6%$10,8510.3%$21,276
  Manufacturing4,2514.6%$279,0806.9%$65,650
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,1083.4%$131,8173.3%$42,412
  Retail Trade15,85717.3%$537,81013.3%$33,916
  Trans., Warehousing10,56511.6%$532,13213.2%$50,367
  Wholesale Trade4,0234.4%$289,9157.2%$72,064
  Other Private (not above)23,163*25.3%*$827,613*20.5%*$35,730*
Government9,0869.9%$551,31813.7%$60,678

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,504100.0%100.0%$279,775$4,583,500
Single-Family1,11774.3%74.2%$249,877$4,038,599
2-Family302.0%2.0%2,659$62,844
3- and 4-Family161.1%0.4%$3,619$13,000
5+ Family34122.7%23.4%$23,620$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Amo4220.3%
Avon17,56810.7%
Brownsburg25,91115.8%
Clayton1,0110.6%
Coatesville5490.3%
Danville9,8196.0%
Jamestown250.0%*
Lizton4880.3%
North Salem5320.3%
Pittsboro3,3752.1%
Plainfield32,86520.1%
Stilesville3310.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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