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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2017 population: 32,865)

Population per Square Mile: 402.27

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,412102.2%6,484,192
Today (2017)163,685102.5%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*183,19992.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today12.6%3 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,4062 -976
Net International Migration2209 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)72383.2%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,751106.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)31,858719.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)12,903147.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)43,928926.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)43,216926.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)22,0291013.5%15.4%
Median Age37.9  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone484120.3%0.4%
Asian Alone4,720102.9%2.4%
Black Alone11,32096.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone11390.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups3,191101.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)55,74410100.0%100.0%
Married With Children15,526727.9%19.0%
Married Without Children18,021932.3%30.0%
Single Parents4,390127.9%9.7%
Living Alone12,2281521.9%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)61,73810100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)58,42113100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$165,2006  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$8132  

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
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)102,64092.4%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher93.5%4 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree34.7%5 24.6%

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 2016$45,51310105.6%43,097
Median Household Income in 201678,4643150.1%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 20165.8%9141.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.7%9135.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201757240.8%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20175,488230.8%656,297
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, 20161,762102.1%83,063
Births to Teens, 201660211.1%5,294
Deaths, 20161,130161.8%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force86,20592.6%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate2.97782.9%3.5
September 2018 Unemployment Rate2.66586.7%3.0

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,4398.5%$155,8334.2%$20,948
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,4851.7%$42,3061.1%$28,489
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,7856.6%$269,2477.2%$46,542
  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*

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,504100.0%100.0%$279,775$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family161.1%0.4%$3,619$13,000
5+ Family34122.7%23.4%$23,620$469,056

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

in 2017
Percent of County
North Salem5320.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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