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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2016 population: 31,409)

Population per Square Mile: 394.72

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,412102.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)160,610102.4%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*183,19992.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today10.5%3 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,5593 -12,135
Net International Migration2279 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)73983.3%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,436106.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)31,226719.7%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)12,461147.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)43,051927.2%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)41,929926.5%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)20,0891112.7%14.6%
Median Age37.6  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone464130.3%0.4%
Asian Alone4,19392.7%2.1%
Black Alone9,855106.2%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone9890.1%0.1%
White140,8051089.0%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups2,777101.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic152,341996.3%93.3%
Hispanic5,851123.7%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)54,65210100.0%100.0%
Married With Children15,428628.2%19.2%
Married Without Children17,7111032.4%30.0%
Single Parents4,515128.3%9.8%
Living Alone11,7481621.5%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)60,27311100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)54,96113100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
43,851979.8%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$162,4004  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,8011719.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$7852  

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 2015 ACS)100,85392.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher93.8%3 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree33.4%5 24.1%

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 2015$43,34512103.4%41,940
Median Household Income in 201573,4783145.5%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20155.5%9138.2%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.7%9132.8%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201662240.8%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20166,062230.8%722,928
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, 20151,761102.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 201563221.1%5,876
Deaths, 20151,119161.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force85,157102.6%3,326,893
Employed82,19292.6%3,179,806
Unemployed2,965122.0%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.58679.5%4.4
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.27481.5%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work83,591100.0%$3,398,897100.0%$40,661
Wage and Salary67,97181.3%$2,491,65773.3%$36,658
Farm Proprietors5950.7%$3,5040.1%$5,889
Nonfarm Proprietors15,02518.0%$325,7829.6%$21,683
Farm7200.9%$8,7820.3%$12,197
Nonfarm82,87199.1%$3,390,11599.7%$40,908
Private74,22288.8%$2,883,91784.8%$38,855
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,3738.8%$150,2824.4%$20,383
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,4791.8%$39,5591.2%$26,747
  Construction3,9334.7%$226,7126.7%$57,644
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,6456.8%$249,6807.3%$44,230
  Information4400.5%$12,9640.4%$29,464
  Manufacturing4,3375.2%$280,6978.3%$64,721
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,8663.4%$114,4533.4%$39,935
  Retail Trade12,37114.8%$401,72211.8%$32,473
  Trans., Warehousing8,64510.3%$414,92912.2%$47,996
  Wholesale Trade3,8654.6%$242,7457.1%$62,806
  Other Private (not above)23,032*27.6%*$745,575*21.9%*$32,371*
Government8,64910.3%$506,19814.9%$58,527

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed999100.0%100.0%$180,123$3,737,044
Single-Family74574.6%68.4%$154,950$2,929,210
2-Family20.2%2.8%160$54,124
3- and 4-Family121.2%1.6%$1,523$31,656
5+ Family24024.0%27.2%$23,490$722,054

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 2016
Percent of County
Amo4180.3%
Avon16,96010.6%
Brownsburg25,40815.8%
Clayton1,0050.6%
Coatesville5460.3%
Danville9,6766.0%
Jamestown250.0%*
Lizton4970.3%
North Salem5290.3%
Pittsboro3,2832.0%
Plainfield31,40919.6%
Stilesville3300.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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