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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2018 population: 34,386)

Population per Square Mile: 410.44

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,414102.2%6,484,192
Today (2018)167,009102.5%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*183,19992.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today14.9%3 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,4272 3,555
Net International Migration1879 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)63673.3%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,794105.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)31,986719.2%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)13,441138.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)44,917926.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)43,730926.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)23,1411013.9%15.8%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone515110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone4,985103.0%2.5%
Black Alone12,42897.4%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10890.1%0.1%
White145,5441087.1%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups3,429102.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic160,284996.0%92.9%
Hispanic6,725104.0%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)63,17610100.0%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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 31,47172.8%1,117,590
Public30,64472.9%1,054,903
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 201848260.8%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20185,093230.8%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20198,469141.6%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force88,59592.6%3,381,713
Employed86,04192.6%3,265,580
Unemployed2,554102.2%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.96985.3%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate2.57186.2%2.9

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed935100.0%100.0%$222,429$4,879,857
Single-Family89395.5%76.4%$220,386$4,269,197
2-Family101.1%2.0%783$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family323.4%21.4%$1,260$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Amo4200.3%
Avon18,34311.0%
Brownsburg26,39715.8%
Clayton1,0310.6%
Coatesville5520.3%
Danville9,9225.9%
Jamestown240.0%*
Lizton4830.3%
North Salem5350.3%
Pittsboro3,4802.1%
Plainfield34,38620.6%
Stilesville3320.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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