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Martin County, Indiana

Named for Maj. John T. Martin, founded in 1820 and home to Crane Naval Weapons and the Hoosier National Forest

County Seat: Shoals

Largest City: Loogootee (2017 population: 2,714)

Population per Square Mile: 30.43

Square Miles: 335.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)10,380880.2%6,484,192
Today (2018)10,217880.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*10,309880.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.6%54 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 Migration1938 3,555
Net International Migration-181 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)14570.1%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)680836.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)1,6148815.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)778867.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,2848822.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,9068828.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)1,9538719.1%15.4%
Median Age43.0  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 Alone38860.4%0.4%
Asian Alone35860.3%2.4%
Black Alone28920.3%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1870.0%0.1%
White10,0118898.0%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups102901.0%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic10,1078898.9%93.0%
Hispanic108911.1%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)4,25187100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7418717.4%18.8%
Married Without Children1,4248733.5%30.0%
Single Parents370848.7%9.6%
Living Alone1,2808630.1%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 2017 (estimate)4,81388100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)4,81188100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,4228671.1%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$97,90066  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8298817.2%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$39191  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 1,479890.1%1,117,590
Public1,479890.1%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)7,106880.2%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher83.5%82 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree11%86 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$37,4626483.0%45,150
Median Household Income in 201750,2035892.7%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201712.5%4294.0%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.7%4993.8%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201813820.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018714880.1%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019752890.1%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, 2017113870.1%82,170
Births to Teens, 20176850.1%5,152
Deaths, 201788880.1%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force5,214860.2%3,381,713
Employed5,071860.2%3,265,580
Unemployed143890.1%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78179.4%3.4
April 2019 Unemployment Rate2.57080.6%3.1

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 work8,840100.0%$751,166100.0%$84,974
Wage and Salary7,59685.9%$527,53270.2%$69,449
Farm Proprietors2482.8%$8,1851.1%$33,004
Nonfarm Proprietors99611.3%$22,0582.9%$22,147
Farm2883.3%$9,0491.2%$31,420
Nonfarm8,55296.7%$742,11798.8%$86,777
Private3,60840.8%$167,28222.3%$46,364
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction2272.6%$9,1821.2%$40,449
  Health Care, Social Serv.2232.5%$6,6540.9%$29,839
  Information400.5%$1,5770.2%$39,425
  Manufacturing4274.8%$28,7443.8%$67,316
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7468.4%$61,6898.2%$82,693
  Retail Trade4114.6%$9,6691.3%$23,526
  Trans., Warehousing3273.7%$20,6252.7%$63,073
  Wholesale Trade1001.1%$6,2680.8%$62,680
  Other Private (not above)558*6.3%*$15,247*2.0%*$27,324*
Government4,94455.9%$574,83576.5%$116,269

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 Filed6100.0%100.0%$610$4,583,500
Single-Family233.3%74.2%$370$4,038,599
2-Family466.7%2.0%240$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 Martin County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Crane1781.7%
Loogootee2,71426.6%
Shoals7857.7%
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