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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, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,742106.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)31,317719.5%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)12,558147.8%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)43,309927.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)42,639926.5%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)21,0451113.1%14.9%
Median Age37.7  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone464130.3%0.4%
Asian Alone4,32892.7%2.2%
Black Alone10,544106.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone97100.1%0.1%
White142,2361088.6%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups2,941101.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic154,567996.2%93.2%
Hispanic6,043123.8%6.8%

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 2016$45,51310105.6%43,097
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
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.0188.2%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work87,341100.0%$3,724,313100.0%$42,641
Wage and Salary71,18681.5%$2,657,76671.4%$37,336
Farm Proprietors5950.7%$28,8060.8%$48,413
Nonfarm Proprietors15,56017.8%$390,19610.5%$25,077
Farm7210.8%$33,9150.9%$47,039
Nonfarm86,62099.2%$3,690,39899.1%$42,604
Private77,83789.1%$3,162,78684.9%$40,633
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,4398.5%$155,8334.2%$20,948
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,4851.7%$42,3061.1%$28,489
  Construction4,0634.7%$245,0046.6%$60,301
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,7856.6%$269,2477.2%$46,542
  Information4360.5%$8,2780.2%$18,986
  Manufacturing4,2104.8%$268,2697.2%$63,722
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,0223.5%$121,6793.3%$40,264
  Retail Trade14,08416.1%$465,57612.5%$33,057
  Trans., Warehousing9,88611.3%$479,49712.9%$48,503
  Wholesale Trade4,1324.7%$259,7377.0%$62,860
  Other Private (not above)23,090*26.4%*$762,333*20.5%*$33,016*
Government8,78310.1%$527,61214.2%$60,072

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,232100.0%100.0%$232,782$3,875,847
Single-Family89472.6%75.2%$204,834$3,417,822
2-Family262.1%3.1%2,092$64,063
3- and 4-Family30.2%0.9%$250$21,320
5+ Family30925.1%20.9%$25,607$372,642

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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