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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 (2013 population: 17,694)

Population per Square Mile: 125.14

Square Miles: 391.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,462290.8%6,483,797
Today (2013)49,044290.7%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,664310.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.8%55 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-10358 -1,179
Net International Migration461 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10192-0.4%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,390404.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,9293316.2%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)4,090308.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,8652824.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)14,1282928.8%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)8,6422717.6%13.9%
Median Age42.4  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone79590.2%0.4%
Asian Alone193440.4%1.9%
Black Alone1,280262.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6630.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups628291.3%1.8%
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 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)18,74129100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,3883518.1%20.2%
Married Without Children6,4942934.7%30.1%
Single Parents1,660298.9%9.8%
Living Alone5,3222428.4%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)21,10128100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)21,29028100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2012)$93,60068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2012)$46955  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 7,521330.7%1,115,499
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)34,774280.8%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher84.9%61 87%
with B.A. or higher degree14%59 23%

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 2013$32,0518583.0%38,622
Median Household Income in 201241,5657588.5%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201215.6%33100.6%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.6%35102.3%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2013109200.9%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20138,132230.9%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20133,789270.7%509,427

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, 2012476420.6%83,250
Births to Teens, 201238500.5%7,431
Deaths, 2012574251.0%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,922310.7%3,179,935
Annual Unemployment Rate8.620114.7%7.5
October 2014 Unemployment Rate6.01103.4%5.8

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

Earnings by Industry, 2013 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$677,199100.0%
Wage and Salary$435,88564.4%
Farm Proprietors$52,9857.8%
Nonfarm Proprietors$71,20110.5%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$17,1482.5%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$2,9970.4%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$10,8821.6%
  Retail Trade$54,7508.1%
  Trans., Warehousing$12,6071.9%
  Wholesale Trade$20,8113.1%
  Other Private (not above)$108,835*16.1%*

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed13100.0%100.0%$2,297$3,065,788
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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

in 2013
Percent of County
Mount Summit3470.7%
New Castle17,69436.1%
Sulphur Springs3870.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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