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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 (2020 population: 17,106)

Population per Square Mile: 122.56

Square Miles: 391.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,466290.8%6,484,050
Today (2020)48,033290.7%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,776320.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.9%65 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration10222 1,323
Net International Migration272 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9785-0.7%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,434395.1%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)7,3053715.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,798337.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,8862824.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,1502927.4%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)9,4602819.7%16.5%
Median Age42.6  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone106590.2%0.4%
Asian Alone233430.5%2.7%
Black Alone1,302272.7%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20400.0%0.1%
White45,6483095.0%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups724301.5%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic47,0092997.9%92.6%
Hispanic1,024452.1%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)18,30430100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,0793716.8%18.5%
Married Without Children6,0903133.3%29.7%
Single Parents1,675299.2%9.3%
Living Alone4,9522927.1%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)21,28528100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)21,20128100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,4513163.4%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$100,40073  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,8532922.9%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$53546  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 6,707360.6%1,112,460
Public6,707350.6%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)34,362280.8%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher89.3%36 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree16.4%55 26.5%

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 2019$39,8637181.9%48,678
Median Household Income in 201949,2938385.6%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201912.9%24108.4%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.4%32108.6%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202054240.8%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20205,147240.8%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20203,269350.6%507,739

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, 2017450410.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201736320.7%5,152
Deaths, 2017669251.0%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,866350.7%3,319,010
Employed20,424350.7%3,082,982
Unemployed1,442340.6%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.64093.0%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate3.73592.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,008100.0%$776,419100.0%$43,115
Wage and Salary13,67475.9%$539,69869.5%$39,469
Farm Proprietors6023.3%$12,6701.6%$21,047
Nonfarm Proprietors3,73220.7%$79,81510.3%$21,387
Farm7354.1%$17,1722.2%$23,363
Nonfarm17,27395.9%$759,24797.8%$43,956
Private14,17278.7%$572,00373.7%$40,361
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1306.3%$21,3812.8%$18,921
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3181.8%$3,2090.4%$10,091
  Construction1,0555.9%$53,0526.8%$50,286
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1430.8%$5,5430.7%$38,762
  Manufacturing2,95316.4%$182,04423.4%$61,647
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4462.5%$13,8941.8%$31,152
  Retail Trade2,21112.3%$62,8218.1%$28,413
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade5012.8%$27,2443.5%$54,379
  Other Private (not above)3,430*19.0%*$116,233*15.0%*$33,887*
Government3,10117.2%$187,24424.1%$60,382

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed57100.0%100.0%$10,858$5,872,297
Single-Family57100.0%76.2%$10,858$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Blountsville1280.3%
Cadiz1360.3%
Dunreith1690.4%
Greensboro1370.3%
Kennard4460.9%
Knightstown2,1344.4%
Lewisville3480.7%
Middletown2,2504.7%
Mooreland3550.7%
Mount Summit3330.7%
New Castle17,10635.6%
Shirley2170.5%*
Spiceland9341.9%
Springport1400.3%
Straughn2120.4%
Sulphur Springs3710.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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