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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 (2021 population: 17,424)

Population per Square Mile: 124.87

Square Miles: 391.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,466290.8%6,484,050
Today (2021)48,935290.7%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,776320.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.1%52 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration33916 14,280
Net International Migration082 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-29286-42.2%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,472395.1%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)7,4523715.2%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,926318.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)12,2352825.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,3962927.4%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)9,4542919.3%16.4%
Median Age42.4  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone105580.2%0.4%
Asian Alone229440.5%2.7%
Black Alone1,390272.8%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16490.0%0.1%
White46,4192994.9%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups776291.6%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic47,8832997.9%92.3%
Hispanic1,052472.1%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)18,38730100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,1763817.3%18.3%
Married Without Children5,9583132.4%29.8%
Single Parents1,511328.2%9.3%
Living Alone5,1342927.9%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 2021 (estimate)20,99229100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)21,23328100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,6863164.5%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$101,80077  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7013022.1%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$53650  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 6,687370.6%1,120,155
Public6,687360.6%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)34,340290.8%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher90.2%31 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree16.4%58 27.2%

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 2021$46,1467581.7%56,497
Median Household Income in 202054,0026988.8%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202010.8%4393.1%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.2%5288.6%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202148250.7%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20215,053240.8%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20223,116340.6%481,568

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, 2019460400.6%80,859
Births to Teens, 201736320.7%5,152
Deaths, 2019606270.9%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,673350.7%3,321,548
Employed20,971350.7%3,203,166
Unemployed702310.6%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.23688.9%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.927103.6%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,766100.0%$860,967100.0%$48,461
Wage and Salary13,23174.5%$592,21368.8%$44,760
Farm Proprietors5923.3%$35,5354.1%$60,025
Nonfarm Proprietors3,94322.2%$82,0249.5%$20,802
Farm7034.0%$39,4464.6%$56,111
Nonfarm17,06396.0%$821,52195.4%$48,146
Private14,03979.0%$622,62072.3%$44,349
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9985.6%$23,6122.7%$23,659
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2591.5%$2,8650.3%$11,062
  Construction1,2136.8%$60,8287.1%$50,147
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1120.6%$5,9910.7%$53,491
  Manufacturing2,85616.1%$190,35522.1%$66,651
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,18612.3%$66,7117.7%$30,517
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade4412.5%$26,4283.1%$59,927
  Other Private (not above)3,369*19.0%*$127,601*14.8%*$37,875*
Government3,02417.0%$198,90123.1%$65,774

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed48100.0%100.0%$12,959$7,583,249
Single-Family4083.3%74.4%$10,959$6,692,956
2-Family816.7%2.4%2,000$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Blountsville980.2%
Cadiz1600.3%
Dunreith1690.3%
Greensboro1230.3%
Kennard4550.9%
Knightstown2,1404.4%
Lewisville3410.7%
Middletown2,2634.6%
Mooreland3400.7%
Mount Summit3430.7%
New Castle17,42435.6%
Shirley2100.4%*
Spiceland9622.0%
Springport1340.3%
Straughn2580.5%
Sulphur Springs3370.7%
* 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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