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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2015 population: 30,590)

Population per Square Mile: 388.77

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,412102.2%6,484,192
Today (2015)158,192102.4%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*183,19992.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today8.8%3 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9634 -14,881
Net International Migration3089 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)77583.1%25,260

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 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)53,95910100.0%100.0%
Married With Children15,149728.1%19.4%
Married Without Children17,719932.8%30.1%
Single Parents4,108137.6%9.9%
Living Alone11,5001721.3%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)59,37111100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)56,85113100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
43,609976.7%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$160,7005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,3501818.2%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$7652  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 29,88072.7%1,108,151
Public29,14472.8%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)99,17892.3%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher93.6%3 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree32.1%5 23.6%

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 2014$42,94510108.5%39,578
Median Household Income in 201470,3582142.5%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 20146.4%9142.1%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 187.9%9137.3%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201562250.7%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20156,825240.8%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20167,468161.5%504,539

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, 20141,797112.1%84,080
Births to Teens, 201459230.9%6,277
Deaths, 20141,081161.8%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force82,290102.5%3,265,761
Employed79,162102.5%3,109,217
Unemployed3,128122.0%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate3.88379.2%4.8
May 2016 Unemployment Rate3.58081.4%4.3

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work85,303100.0%$3,304,998100.0%$38,744
Wage and Salary62,12272.8%$2,228,17467.4%$35,868
Farm Proprietors6030.7%$34,4171.0%$57,076
Nonfarm Proprietors22,57826.5%$499,97315.1%$22,144
Farm7410.9%$40,6721.2%$54,888
Nonfarm84,56299.1%$3,264,32698.8%$38,603
Private75,68488.7%$2,780,23884.1%$36,735
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,1048.3%$136,4294.1%$19,205
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,8772.2%$41,4181.3%$22,066
  Construction4,7625.6%$224,7796.8%$47,203
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,3237.4%$292,8018.9%$46,307
  Information5020.6%$10,8050.3%$21,524
  Manufacturing4,0564.8%$280,7768.5%$69,225
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,5614.2%$148,8114.5%$41,789
  Retail Trade12,46214.6%$361,13610.9%$28,979
  Trans., Warehousing8,2459.7%$359,77310.9%$43,635
  Wholesale Trade3,8804.5%$248,1047.5%$63,944
  Other Private (not above)22,614*26.5%*$633,380*19.2%*$28,008*
Government8,87810.4%$484,08814.6%$54,527

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 2015
Percent of County
Amo4150.3%
Avon16,45110.4%
Brownsburg24,99615.8%
Clayton9950.6%
Coatesville5420.3%
Danville9,6146.1%
Jamestown250.0%*
Lizton4960.3%
North Salem5260.3%
Pittsboro3,2052.0%
Plainfield30,59019.3%
Stilesville3270.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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