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Jennings County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Vernon

Largest City: North Vernon (2017 population: 6,727)

Population per Square Mile: 73.36

Square Miles: 376.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,529560.4%6,484,192
Today (2017)27,626580.4%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*29,415560.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.2%75 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 Migration1037 -976
Net International Migration-689 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1650.0%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)1,684566.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,7055917.0%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)2,342568.5%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,5185623.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,9565528.8%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,4216316.0%15.4%
Median Age41.0  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 Alone65720.2%0.4%
Asian Alone78720.3%2.4%
Black Alone229540.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone11560.0%0.1%
White26,9095897.4%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups334491.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic26,9415897.5%93.0%
Hispanic685582.5%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)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 2017 (estimate)12,30758100.0%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 201736410.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,724510.4%656,297
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, 2016316590.4%83,063
Births to Teens, 201525560.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015303560.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,162610.4%3,320,409
Employed12,657610.4%3,203,351
Unemployed505520.4%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.826108.6%3.5
May 2018 Unemployment Rate3.428106.3%3.2

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed45100.0%100.0%$5,723$4,583,500
Single-Family45100.0%74.2%$5,723$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$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 Jennings County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
North Vernon6,72724.4%
Vernon3061.1%
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