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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%6,484,061
Today (2018)167,009102.5%6,695,497
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*183,19992.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today14.9%3 3.3%

*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 4,044
Net International Migration1879 14,959
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)63673.4%18,568

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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)58,07810100.0%100.0%
Married With Children15,758727.1%18.6%
Married Without Children18,786932.3%29.9%
Single Parents4,825128.3%9.5%
Living Alone12,7051521.9%28.5%

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 2018 (includes vacant units)60,73011100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
45,575975.0%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$179,6004  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,5031620.6%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$8722  

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 2018 ACS)106,86492.4%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher93.4%4 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree36.3%5 25.9%

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 2018$49,64110105.3%47,149
Median Household Income in 201880,8343145.1%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20185.9%8945.4%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.6%8937.7%17.5%
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
December 2019 Unemployment Rate2.47580.0%3.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work96,657100.0%$4,327,444100.0%$44,771
Wage and Salary77,08279.7%$3,144,51272.7%$40,794
Farm Proprietors5780.6%$19,6260.5%$33,955
Nonfarm Proprietors18,99719.7%$448,58910.4%$23,614
Farm7540.8%$26,3110.6%$34,895
Nonfarm95,90399.2%$4,301,13399.4%$44,849
Private86,25789.2%$3,703,33985.6%$42,934
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,9908.3%$178,5324.1%$22,344
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,7511.8%$36,6070.8%$20,906
  Construction4,7364.9%$293,1326.8%$61,894
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,2016.4%$306,4957.1%$49,427
  Information5090.5%$12,3320.3%$24,228
  Manufacturing4,2674.4%$295,2396.8%$69,191
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade15,02215.5%$499,41011.5%$33,245
  Trans., Warehousing15,07715.6%$716,70716.6%$47,536
  Wholesale Trade3,9924.1%$289,6016.7%$72,545
  Other Private (not above)22,462*23.2%*$810,641*18.7%*$36,089*
Government9,64610.0%$597,79413.8%$61,973

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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