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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2019 population: 35,287)

Population per Square Mile: 418.56

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,456102.2%6,484,051
Today (2019)170,311102.5%6,731,010
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*216,47273.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today17.1%3 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 Migration2,5392 3,997
Net International Migration2739 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)59273.2%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)9,759105.7%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)32,273718.9%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)13,726138.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)46,220927.1%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)44,136925.9%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)24,197914.2%16.1%
Median Age38.1  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 Alone533100.3%0.4%
Asian Alone5,330103.1%2.6%
Black Alone13,32677.8%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone12190.1%0.1%
White147,4261086.6%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups3,575102.1%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic162,987995.7%92.7%
Hispanic7,324104.3%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)59,01510100.0%100.0%
Married With Children16,550628.0%18.5%
Married Without Children18,261930.9%29.7%
Single Parents4,749128.0%9.3%
Living Alone12,7511621.6%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 2019 (estimate)63,95210100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)61,75510100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
46,306975.0%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$191,7004  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,7091620.6%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$9022  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 31,82572.9%1,111,333
Public30,98172.9%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)108,92192.5%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher94%2 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree37%5 26.5%

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 2019$50,97910104.7%48,678
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 201943260.8%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20194,788230.8%581,821
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, 20171,724102.1%82,170
Births to Teens, 201752221.0%5,152
Deaths, 20171,273141.9%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force90,41292.7%3,387,366
Employed87,96692.7%3,275,056
Unemployed2,446102.2%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.77581.8%3.3
November 2020 Unemployment Rate3.67373.5%4.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work99,597100.0%$4,565,553100.0%$45,840
Wage and Salary79,11579.4%$3,350,90173.4%$42,355
Farm Proprietors5810.6%$-3,280-0.1%$-5,645
Nonfarm Proprietors19,90120.0%$452,2689.9%$22,726
Farm7360.7%$2,1590.0%$2,933
Nonfarm98,86199.3%$4,563,394100.0%$46,160
Private88,82089.2%$3,903,66585.5%$43,950
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,0548.1%$183,6074.0%$22,797
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,9261.9%$41,5030.9%$21,549
  Construction5,0245.0%$310,6106.8%$61,825
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,3536.4%$325,2657.1%$51,199
  Information5150.5%$10,6680.2%$20,715
  Manufacturing4,2424.3%$301,6486.6%$71,110
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,6093.6%$146,5033.2%$40,594
  Retail Trade14,66514.7%$503,91211.0%$34,362
  Trans., Warehousing15,70215.8%$785,03317.2%$49,996
  Wholesale Trade4,5374.6%$331,1627.3%$72,991
  Other Private (not above)23,955*24.1%*$904,848*19.8%*$37,773*
Government10,04110.1%$659,72914.5%$65,704

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 Filed1,053100.0%100.0%$249,031$4,988,366
Single-Family87282.8%73.1%$226,931$4,298,385
2-Family181.7%1.6%2,463$48,202
3- and 4-Family111.0%0.7%$4,000$26,551
5+ Family15214.4%24.6%$15,638$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 Hendricks County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Amo4310.3%
Avon18,70611.0%
Brownsburg27,00115.9%
Clayton1,0550.6%
Coatesville5640.3%
Danville10,1265.9%
Jamestown240.0%*
Lizton4890.3%
North Salem5380.3%
Pittsboro3,6142.1%
Plainfield35,28720.7%
Stilesville3370.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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