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Jackson County, Indiana

Founded in 1816 and named for Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812

County Seat: Brownstown

Largest City: Seymour (2017 population: 19,480)

Population per Square Mile: 86.17

Square Miles: 509.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)42,376340.7%6,484,192
Today (2017)43,884340.7%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*43,548360.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.6%17 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 Migration-26378 -976
Net International Migration8917 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)127250.6%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)2,924326.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,8253217.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,352427.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,1653125.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,5753726.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)7,0433516.0%15.4%
Median Age39.0  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 Alone159390.4%0.4%
Asian Alone966202.2%2.4%
Black Alone522371.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70160.2%0.1%
White41,5613594.7%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups606321.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic40,8533593.1%93.0%
Hispanic3,031236.9%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)16,51734100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,4653321.0%19.0%
Married Without Children5,5913633.8%30.0%
Single Parents1,494339.0%9.7%
Living Alone4,1313825.0%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)19,15535100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)18,55235100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,1983665.8%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$115,10041  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,3193223.3%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$53432  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 7,811300.7%1,110,866
Public6,983340.7%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)29,563340.7%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87.1%54 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree16.2%52 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$40,2413893.4%43,097
Median Household Income in 201651,8713999.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201613.1%4293.6%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.7%6382.2%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201771201.0%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20173,821300.6%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20173,411300.7%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, 2016635300.8%83,063
Births to Teens, 201561231.0%5,876
Deaths, 2015486310.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,363330.7%3,320,409
Employed21,698330.7%3,203,351
Unemployed665370.6%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.07085.7%3.5
June 2018 Unemployment Rate3.1188.6%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 work26,097100.0%$1,313,369100.0%$50,326
Wage and Salary21,80583.6%$960,42173.1%$44,046
Farm Proprietors6452.5%$29,9552.3%$46,442
Nonfarm Proprietors3,64714.0%$62,4054.8%$17,111
Farm8473.2%$38,9353.0%$45,968
Nonfarm25,25096.8%$1,274,43497.0%$50,473
Private22,02584.4%$1,085,85982.7%$49,301
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5666.0%$29,4002.2%$18,774
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2190.8%$2,1840.2%$9,973
  Construction1,0544.0%$51,0073.9%$48,394
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1110.4%$3,0790.2%$27,739
  Manufacturing6,99226.8%$513,87939.1%$73,495
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5412.1%$18,9411.4%$35,011
  Retail Trade2,82710.8%$78,9006.0%$27,909
  Trans., Warehousing1,8477.1%$111,2698.5%$60,243
  Wholesale Trade9323.6%$50,0093.8%$53,658
  Other Private (not above)4,063*15.6%*$143,487*10.9%*$35,316*
Government3,22512.4%$188,57514.4%$58,473

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 Filed182100.0%100.0%$20,329$4,583,500
Single-Family6937.9%74.2%$10,446$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family11362.1%23.4%$9,883$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 Jackson County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Brownstown2,9126.6%
Crothersville1,5643.6%
Medora6871.6%
Seymour19,48044.4%
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