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Henry County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Patrick "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" Henry

County Seat: New Castle

Largest City: New Castle (2017 population: 17,351)

Population per Square Mile: 123.69

Square Miles: 391.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,466290.8%6,484,192
Today (2017)48,476290.7%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,664310.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.0%58 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 Migration19011 -976
Net International Migration754 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8290-0.4%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)2,463395.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,5093615.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,845337.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,8602824.5%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,7032928.3%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)9,0962718.8%15.4%
Median Age42.7  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 Alone101580.2%0.4%
Asian Alone190480.4%2.4%
Black Alone1,310262.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15450.0%0.1%
White46,1872995.3%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups673291.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic47,5772998.1%93.0%
Hispanic899471.9%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)17,92631100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8144115.7%19.0%
Married Without Children6,1853134.5%30.0%
Single Parents1,661289.3%9.7%
Living Alone4,9932827.9%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)21,22828100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)21,15528100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,0133161.5%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$94,00070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,9132823.2%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$48858  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 7,346340.7%1,110,866
Public7,346310.7%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)34,597280.8%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87.8%46 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree15.7%53 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$35,0738181.4%43,097
Median Household Income in 201645,3568086.7%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201616.2%17115.7%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.8%24114.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201765211.0%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20175,258240.8%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20173,520290.7%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, 2016471400.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201542320.7%5,876
Deaths, 2015604261.0%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,122350.7%3,320,409
Employed21,312350.7%3,203,351
Unemployed810300.7%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.733105.7%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate3.636102.9%3.5

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 work17,713100.0%$685,345100.0%$38,692
Wage and Salary13,24774.8%$475,16369.3%$35,869
Farm Proprietors6123.5%$5,4500.8%$8,905
Nonfarm Proprietors3,85421.8%$74,38410.9%$19,300
Farm7204.1%$9,6771.4%$13,440
Nonfarm16,99395.9%$675,66898.6%$39,762
Private13,81578.0%$504,99673.7%$36,554
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2347.0%$21,5143.1%$17,434
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2731.5%$3,0190.4%$11,059
  Construction9715.5%$44,8496.5%$46,188
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3217.5%$49,4577.2%$37,439
  Information1640.9%$5,8710.9%$35,799
  Manufacturing2,34213.2%$137,18620.0%$58,576
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4282.4%$12,9561.9%$30,271
  Retail Trade2,25912.8%$57,8958.4%$25,629
  Trans., Warehousing4562.6%$21,9453.2%$48,125
  Wholesale Trade5893.3%$31,7214.6%$53,856
  Other Private (not above)3,664*20.7%*$115,423*16.8%*$31,502*
Government3,17817.9%$170,67224.9%$53,704

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 Filed34100.0%100.0%$7,339$4,583,500
Single-Family34100.0%74.2%$7,339$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$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 Henry County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Blountsville1300.3%
Cadiz1420.3%
Dunreith1710.4%
Greensboro1380.3%
Kennard4510.9%
Knightstown2,1144.4%
Lewisville3520.7%
Middletown2,2574.7%
Mooreland3570.7%
Mount Summit3350.7%
New Castle17,35135.8%
Shirley1970.4%*
Spiceland8521.8%
Springport1410.3%
Straughn2150.4%
Sulphur Springs3760.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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