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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 (2018 population: 19,731)

Population per Square Mile: 86.61

Square Miles: 509.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)42,376340.7%6,484,192
Today (2018)44,111340.7%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*43,548360.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.1%17 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-15073 3,555
Net International Migration11314 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)162200.8%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,029316.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,8063317.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,364427.6%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,0803125.1%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,6143526.3%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)7,2183516.4%15.8%
Median Age39.2  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone165390.4%0.4%
Asian Alone1,079202.4%2.5%
Black Alone550371.2%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone71170.2%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups614331.4%2.1%
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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)16,54934100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,5653321.5%18.8%
Married Without Children5,4933633.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,463348.8%9.6%
Living Alone4,1783825.2%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)19,32735100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)18,81835100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$114,60045  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$54530  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 7,909300.7%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)29,579340.7%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher86.9%62 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree15.9%57 25.3%

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 2017$41,2633591.4%45,150
Median Household Income in 201748,7896790.1%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201712.7%4195.5%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.5%6181.5%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201855220.9%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20183,446310.6%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20193,630300.7%514,915

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, 2017593320.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201755201.1%5,152
Deaths, 2017503310.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,870330.7%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate2.87582.4%3.4
August 2019 Unemployment Rate2.68081.3%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work26,033100.0%$1,331,706100.0%$51,155
Wage and Salary22,07084.8%$983,57373.9%$44,566
Farm Proprietors6372.4%$13,7651.0%$21,609
Nonfarm Proprietors3,32612.8%$64,0704.8%$19,263
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5395.9%$30,0412.3%$19,520
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1820.7%$1,8940.1%$10,407
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5061.9%$19,2411.4%$38,026
  Retail Trade2,79110.7%$79,0695.9%$28,330
  Trans., Warehousing1,8757.2%$113,4468.5%$60,505
  Wholesale Trade8973.4%$53,2074.0%$59,317
  Other Private (not above)3,966*15.2%*$148,260*11.1%*$37,383*

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed168100.0%100.0%$18,913$4,879,857
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family10260.7%21.4%$8,921$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
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