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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 (2016 population: 19,384)

Population per Square Mile: 86.42

Square Miles: 509.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)42,380340.7%6,484,136
Today (2016)44,013340.7%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*43,548360.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.9%15 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-16656 -12,135
Net International Migration8719 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)169220.8%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,004316.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,8123317.7%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,424417.8%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,1613125.4%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,6703626.5%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)6,9423515.8%14.9%
Median Age38.8  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone157360.4%0.4%
Asian Alone947212.2%2.2%
Black Alone503371.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone76120.2%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups584321.3%2.0%
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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)16,61434100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,5113421.1%19.2%
Married Without Children5,5453433.4%30.0%
Single Parents1,492329.0%9.8%
Living Alone4,1723825.1%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)18,79435100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)18,19335100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$112,20044  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$53429  

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
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)29,371340.7%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher87.5%44 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15%58 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 2016$40,2413893.4%43,097
Median Household Income in 201545,5047090.1%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201512.1%5084.0%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.8%5982.4%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201687191.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20164,464280.6%722,928
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, 2015576320.7%84,008
Births to Teens, 201561231.0%5,876
Deaths, 2015486310.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,209330.7%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate3.77784.1%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.0188.2%3.4

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5666.0%$29,4002.2%$18,774
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2190.8%$2,1840.2%$9,973
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  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*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed191100.0%100.0%$20,924$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family12565.4%20.9%$10,933$372,642

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

in 2016
Percent of County
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