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Miami County, Indiana

Named for the Miami Indians and organized in 1834

County Seat: Peru

Largest City: Peru (2019 population: 11,023)

Population per Square Mile: 95.01

Square Miles: 373.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)36,905440.6%6,484,051
Today (2019)35,516450.5%6,731,010
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*34,943490.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.8%76 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-17574 3,997
Net International Migration2635 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)18520.1%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,912485.4%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,6034915.8%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)2,953488.3%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,2773826.1%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,3724426.4%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,3994418.0%16.1%
Median Age40.7  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone342191.0%0.4%
Asian Alone190480.5%2.6%
Black Alone1,801245.1%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17440.0%0.1%
White32,3974891.2%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups769282.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic34,2884396.5%92.7%
Hispanic1,228423.5%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)13,61144100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,3915017.6%18.5%
Married Without Children4,7354334.8%29.7%
Single Parents1,267389.3%9.3%
Living Alone3,8434128.2%29.0%

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 2019 (estimate)15,41544100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)15,40543100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,7304663.2%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$88,70087  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,8813725.2%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$51754  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,475450.5%1,111,333
Public5,475430.5%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)24,955410.6%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher86.1%73 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree13%80 26.5%

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 2019$35,9708973.9%48,678
Median Household Income in 201953,6586393.1%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201913.0%23109.2%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.6%26116.6%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201929400.5%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20193,778270.6%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20203,027370.6%507,739

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, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,517510.5%3,387,366
Employed14,911510.5%3,275,056
Unemployed606370.5%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.914118.2%3.3
November 2020 Unemployment Rate5.311108.2%4.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work13,379100.0%$622,346100.0%$46,517
Wage and Salary10,04975.1%$408,06565.6%$40,608
Farm Proprietors5554.1%$32,7475.3%$59,004
Nonfarm Proprietors2,77520.7%$57,7199.3%$20,800
Farm7215.4%$36,6675.9%$50,856
Nonfarm12,65894.6%$585,67994.1%$46,269
Private10,03575.0%$418,25967.2%$41,680
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9547.1%$16,7392.7%$17,546
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1451.1%$1,1990.2%$8,269
  Construction7855.9%$36,8935.9%$46,997
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information720.5%$2,0860.3%$28,972
  Manufacturing2,06315.4%$107,50517.3%$52,111
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2922.2%$12,0371.9%$41,223
  Retail Trade1,2659.5%$33,4175.4%$26,417
  Trans., Warehousing8056.0%$61,4559.9%$76,342
  Wholesale Trade2792.1%$16,5682.7%$59,384
  Other Private (not above)2,056*15.4%*$72,381*11.6%*$35,205*
Government2,62319.6%$167,42026.9%$63,828

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed26100.0%100.0%$4,889$4,988,366
Single-Family26100.0%73.1%$4,889$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Amboy3581.0%
Bunker Hill8512.4%
Converse9702.7%*
Denver4671.3%
Macy1990.6%
Peru11,02331.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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