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Miami County, Indiana

Named for the Miami Indians and organized in 1834

County Seat: Peru

Largest City: Peru (2016 population: 11,061)

Population per Square Mile: 96.00

Square Miles: 373.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)36,903440.6%6,484,136
Today (2016)35,883440.5%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,135450.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.8%73 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-2927 -12,135
Net International Migration365 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)16580.1%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)1,911495.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,9074516.5%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,014488.4%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,3223826.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,8594327.5%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)5,8704616.4%14.9%
Median Age40.4  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 Alone336200.9%0.4%
Asian Alone167510.5%2.2%
Black Alone1,757244.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone13480.0%0.1%
White32,9044691.7%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups706282.0%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic34,7834396.9%93.2%
Hispanic1,100423.1%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)13,16443100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4644818.7%19.2%
Married Without Children4,5874334.8%30.0%
Single Parents1,125468.5%9.8%
Living Alone3,5594427.0%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)15,26143100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)15,51643100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,6064661.9%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$85,50082  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,5584122.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$46465  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,777420.5%1,110,866
Public5,777410.6%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)24,915400.6%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher84.7%74 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree11.9%78 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$31,0979074.1%41,940
Median Household Income in 201546,9686493.0%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201514.8%25102.8%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.6%26110.8%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201642380.6%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20164,402300.6%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,971350.6%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, 2015374500.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201531480.5%5,876
Deaths, 2015411400.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,033500.5%3,326,893
Employed15,273510.5%3,179,806
Unemployed760420.5%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.728106.8%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.232105.0%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 work13,498100.0%$535,631100.0%$39,682
Wage and Salary10,12075.0%$376,42070.3%$37,196
Farm Proprietors5684.2%$3700.1%$651
Nonfarm Proprietors2,81020.8%$45,8008.6%$16,299
Farm7035.2%$4,1410.8%$5,890
Nonfarm12,79594.8%$531,49099.2%$41,539
Private10,07074.6%$374,00569.8%$37,141
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction7925.9%$33,0486.2%$41,727
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1190.9%$3,6220.7%$30,437
  Manufacturing1,96914.6%$110,34920.6%$56,043
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2601.9%$7,9301.5%$30,500
  Retail Trade1,3069.7%$28,2615.3%$21,639
  Trans., Warehousing7125.3%$41,3077.7%$58,015
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,335*17.3%*$63,875*11.9%*$27,355*
Government2,72520.2%$157,48529.4%$57,793

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 Filed17100.0%100.0%$3,164$3,875,847
Single-Family17100.0%75.2%$3,164$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 Miami County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Amboy3791.1%
Bunker Hill8592.4%
Converse9682.7%*
Denver4711.3%
Macy2060.6%
Peru11,06130.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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