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Miami County, Indiana

Named for the Miami Indians and organized in 1834

County Seat: Peru

Largest City: Peru (2018 population: 10,904)

Population per Square Mile: 95.15

Square Miles: 373.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)36,905440.6%6,484,192
Today (2018)35,567450.5%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,135450.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.6%76 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 Migration-23180 3,555
Net International Migration1440 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4380-0.2%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,844515.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,6464915.9%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)2,935488.3%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,3303826.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,5234326.8%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)6,2894317.7%15.8%
Median Age40.8  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone340191.0%0.4%
Asian Alone165550.5%2.5%
Black Alone1,791245.0%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15480.0%0.1%
White32,5024791.4%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups754282.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic34,3824396.7%92.9%
Hispanic1,185423.3%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)13,46544100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4184918.0%18.8%
Married Without Children4,7804235.5%30.0%
Single Parents1,296389.6%9.6%
Living Alone3,6754227.3%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 2018 (estimate)15,41943100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)15,41643100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,4595061.4%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$85,50084  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,0063526.0%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$49659  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,516450.5%1,117,590
Public5,516430.5%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)24,872410.6%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher85.3%73 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree12.6%77 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$33,0419073.2%45,150
Median Household Income in 201747,2257687.2%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201714.0%28105.3%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.2%18124.7%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201833390.6%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20183,676280.6%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,878380.6%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, 2017394480.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201729430.6%5,152
Deaths, 2017402450.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,892510.5%3,381,713
Employed15,254510.5%3,265,580
Unemployed638390.5%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate4.013117.6%3.4
July 2019 Unemployment Rate4.111113.9%3.6

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 work13,309100.0%$577,061100.0%$43,359
Wage and Salary10,20976.7%$399,92269.3%$39,173
Farm Proprietors5614.2%$3,8810.7%$6,918
Nonfarm Proprietors2,53919.1%$52,1549.0%$20,541
Farm7195.4%$7,7021.3%$10,712
Nonfarm12,59094.6%$569,35998.7%$45,223
Private9,92774.6%$411,12371.2%$41,415
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9347.0%$15,5372.7%$16,635
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1180.9%$8270.1%$7,008
  Construction7495.6%$36,1696.3%$48,290
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information720.5%$2,2400.4%$31,111
  Manufacturing2,05115.4%$114,08819.8%$55,626
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,2819.6%$31,0895.4%$24,269
  Trans., Warehousing7915.9%$56,4489.8%$71,363
  Wholesale Trade2491.9%$14,8432.6%$59,610
  Other Private (not above)2,357*17.7%*$74,618*12.9%*$31,658*
Government2,66320.0%$158,23627.4%$59,420

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed26100.0%100.0%$4,889$4,879,857
Single-Family26100.0%76.4%$4,889$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Amboy3691.0%
Bunker Hill8552.4%
Converse9502.7%*
Denver4651.3%
Macy2000.6%
Peru10,90430.7%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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