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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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)10,60757100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,9276018.2%19.2%
Married Without Children3,5296133.3%30.0%
Single Parents1,1284410.6%9.8%
Living Alone2,7545626.0%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)12,07658100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)12,11157100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,0355966.3%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$95,40065  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,5725621.2%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$47260  

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 2015 ACS)18,691580.4%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher83.9%81 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree10.4%85 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 2015$34,7307582.8%41,940
Median Household Income in 201546,0476891.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201513.1%4191.0%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.1%29103.4%20.4%
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
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.326107.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work10,353100.0%$408,188100.0%$39,427
Wage and Salary7,89976.3%$291,17971.3%$36,863
Farm Proprietors4724.6%$6,6901.6%$14,174
Nonfarm Proprietors1,98219.1%$36,1818.9%$18,255
Farm5555.4%$10,5022.6%$18,923
Nonfarm9,79894.6%$397,68697.4%$40,588
Private8,44581.6%$331,75181.3%$39,284
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4204.1%$12,4173.0%$29,564
  Arts, Ent., Recreation750.7%$3100.1%$4,133
  Construction8628.3%$48,57711.9%$56,354
  Health Care, Social Serv.8408.1%$31,7887.8%$37,843
  Information350.3%$8830.2%$25,229
  Manufacturing1,99619.3%$108,32926.5%$54,273
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1801.7%$6,1241.5%$34,022
  Retail Trade9889.5%$22,3325.5%$22,603
  Trans., Warehousing1,09910.6%$47,59111.7%$43,304
  Wholesale Trade3002.9%$12,8453.1%$42,817
  Other Private (not above)1,538*14.9%*$36,540*9.0%*$23,758*
Government1,35313.1%$65,93516.2%$48,732

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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