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Jennings County, Indiana

Named in 1817 for Indiana's first governor, Jonathan Jennings

County Seat: Vernon

Largest City: North Vernon (2016 population: 6,859)

Population per Square Mile: 73.71

Square Miles: 376.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,525560.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)27,758570.4%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*29,415560.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.7%72 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-19560 -12,135
Net International Migration365 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)51430.2%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)1,778546.4%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)4,7845817.2%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)2,417558.7%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,5345623.5%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,9435528.6%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)4,3026315.5%14.9%
Median Age40.6  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 Alone56770.2%0.4%
Asian Alone67740.2%2.2%
Black Alone227540.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone11540.0%0.1%
White27,0645897.5%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups333481.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic27,1185897.7%93.2%
Hispanic640592.3%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)10,51959100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,9926018.9%19.0%
Married Without Children3,4936333.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,0674610.1%9.7%
Living Alone2,7375626.0%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 2016 (estimate)12,07658100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)12,07558100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,7626164.3%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$97,60065  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,7575422.8%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$49352  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,580560.4%1,110,866
Public4,400550.4%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)18,740570.4%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher84.5%78 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree9.6%91 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$35,5677582.5%43,097
Median Household Income in 201650,4255196.4%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.7%4590.7%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.7%35103.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201641400.5%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20163,235470.4%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,602400.5%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, 2015314600.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201525560.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015303560.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,210610.4%3,326,893
Employed12,574610.4%3,179,806
Unemployed636540.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.825109.1%4.4
October 2017 Unemployment Rate3.631105.9%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 work10,215100.0%$405,078100.0%$39,655
Wage and Salary7,80676.4%$292,34072.2%$37,451
Farm Proprietors4714.6%$2,5940.6%$5,507
Nonfarm Proprietors1,93819.0%$31,5617.8%$16,285
Farm5555.4%$6,2831.6%$11,321
Nonfarm9,66094.6%$398,79598.4%$41,283
Private8,31981.4%$332,49682.1%$39,968
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4284.2%$7,7031.9%$17,998
  Arts, Ent., Recreation790.8%$3230.1%$4,089
  Construction8798.6%$50,47212.5%$57,420
  Health Care, Social Serv.8338.2%$31,6987.8%$38,053
  Information330.3%$9240.2%$28,000
  Manufacturing1,87818.4%$106,00626.2%$56,446
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1761.7%$6,4421.6%$36,602
  Retail Trade1,0129.9%$22,3125.5%$22,047
  Trans., Warehousing1,06010.4%$50,43912.5%$47,584
  Wholesale Trade3223.2%$14,0263.5%$43,559
  Other Private (not above)1,514*14.8%*$38,177*9.4%*$25,216*
Government1,34113.1%$66,29916.4%$49,440

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 Filed37100.0%100.0%$5,132$3,875,847
Single-Family37100.0%75.2%$5,132$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$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 Jennings County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
North Vernon6,85924.7%
Vernon3091.1%
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