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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 (2016 population: 17,426)

Population per Square Mile: 123.81

Square Miles: 391.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,462290.8%6,484,136
Today (2016)48,521290.7%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,664310.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.9%57 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-28377 -12,135
Net International Migration176 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8690-0.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,492385.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,7643315.8%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)4,034318.2%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,9002824.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,8132928.2%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)8,9822718.3%14.6%
Median Age42.5  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone83600.2%0.4%
Asian Alone205460.4%2.1%
Black Alone1,309262.7%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6620.0%0.1%
White46,7022995.3%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups680291.4%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic48,1462998.3%93.3%
Hispanic839451.7%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)18,01031100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7674215.4%19.2%
Married Without Children6,3393035.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,716279.5%9.8%
Living Alone5,1352628.5%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)21,09028100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)21,31928100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,2313262.1%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$91,60072  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7792822.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$47953  

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 2015 ACS)34,723280.8%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher86.5%57 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15.6%50 24.1%

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 2015$33,5898380.1%41,940
Median Household Income in 201547,9545494.9%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201514.7%27102.1%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.6%34101.0%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201673211.0%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20165,945240.8%722,928
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, 2015476400.6%84,008
Births to Teens, 201542320.7%5,876
Deaths, 2015604261.0%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,147350.7%3,326,893
Employed21,118350.7%3,179,806
Unemployed1,029300.7%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.635104.5%4.4
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.926107.4%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,513100.0%$644,040100.0%$36,775
Wage and Salary13,04474.5%$457,77271.1%$35,094
Farm Proprietors6113.5%$-3,406-0.5%$-5,574
Nonfarm Proprietors3,85822.0%$68,05610.6%$17,640
Farm7184.1%$9590.1%$1,336
Nonfarm16,79595.9%$643,08199.9%$38,290
Private13,66678.0%$479,35274.4%$35,076
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1736.7%$19,9243.1%$16,986
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2791.6%$1,9140.3%$6,860
  Construction1,0616.1%$45,2197.0%$42,619
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,5058.6%$51,3428.0%$34,114
  Information1570.9%$5,9820.9%$38,102
  Manufacturing2,16012.3%$124,71819.4%$57,740
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4322.5%$12,3751.9%$28,646
  Retail Trade2,16912.4%$54,4038.4%$25,082
  Trans., Warehousing4042.3%$18,5692.9%$45,963
  Wholesale Trade5313.0%$28,3584.4%$53,405
  Other Private (not above)3,688*21.1%*$114,146*17.7%*$30,951*
Government3,12917.9%$163,72925.4%$52,326

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed31100.0%100.0%$4,823$3,737,044
Single-Family2374.2%68.4%$4,423$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family825.8%27.2%$400$722,054

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 2016
Percent of County
Blountsville1310.3%
Cadiz1430.3%
Dunreith1730.4%
Greensboro1400.3%
Kennard4600.9%
Knightstown2,1124.4%
Lewisville3570.7%
Middletown2,2384.6%
Mooreland3620.7%
Mount Summit3430.7%
New Castle17,42635.9%
Shirley1920.4%*
Spiceland8601.8%
Springport1420.3%
Straughn2170.4%
Sulphur Springs3820.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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