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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 (2019 population: 19,959)

Population per Square Mile: 86.85

Square Miles: 509.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)42,376340.7%6,484,192
Today (2019)44,231340.7%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*44,045370.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.4%17 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-8562 3,997
Net International Migration11415 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)135220.7%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,989326.8%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)7,8163317.7%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,419417.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,1333125.2%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,5103626.0%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)7,3643516.6%16.1%
Median Age39.3  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone260250.6%0.4%
Asian Alone1,140202.6%2.6%
Black Alone593371.3%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone73150.2%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups646321.5%2.2%
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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)16,74635100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,4123220.4%18.6%
Married Without Children5,4583732.6%29.9%
Single Parents1,575329.4%9.5%
Living Alone4,1683824.9%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)19,47135100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)18,97535100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$116,70047  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$56131  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 8,247280.7%1,111,333
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)29,782340.7%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher86.6%68 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree15.5%58 25.9%

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 2018$42,7224290.6%47,149
Median Household Income in 201855,5183999.6%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201812.0%4292.3%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.2%5686.9%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201952201.0%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20193,114310.5%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20204,008270.8%507,739

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, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,962330.7%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate2.68578.8%3.3
May 2020 Unemployment Rate16.55138.7%11.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work26,569100.0%$1,430,729100.0%$53,850
Wage and Salary22,47584.6%$1,053,54273.6%$46,876
Farm Proprietors6262.4%$36,9222.6%$58,981
Nonfarm Proprietors3,46813.1%$65,6374.6%$18,926
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5415.8%$31,5152.2%$20,451
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1990.7%$1,6810.1%$8,447
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5722.2%$21,4011.5%$37,414
  Retail Trade2,77110.4%$79,0575.5%$28,530
  Trans., Warehousing2,0027.5%$119,6348.4%$59,757
  Wholesale Trade8823.3%$53,5513.7%$60,715
  Other Private (not above)3,905*14.7%*$156,296*10.9%*$40,025*

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed166100.0%100.0%$18,482$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family10462.7%24.6%$9,096$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
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