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Ohio County, Indiana

Named in 1844 for the Ohio River, it is the state's smallest county

County Seat: Rising Sun

Largest City: Rising Sun (2016 population: 2,195)

Population per Square Mile: 67.69

Square Miles: 86.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)6,107920.1%6,484,192
Today (2017)5,828920.1%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*6,549920.1%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.6%87 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-3549 -976
Net International Migration-282 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2481-0.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)275924.6%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)8509214.3%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)372926.3%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,3149222.2%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)1,8879231.8%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)1,2349220.8%14.9%
Median Age47.2  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 Alone13920.2%0.4%
Asian Alone19920.3%2.2%
Black Alone40900.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1880.0%0.1%
White5,8019297.8%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups58921.0%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic5,8579298.7%93.2%
Hispanic75921.3%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)2,42792100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4199217.3%19.0%
Married Without Children9979141.1%30.0%
Single Parents150926.2%9.7%
Living Alone6539226.9%28.2%

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)2,80792100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)2,79692100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,9639270.2%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$146,40014  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4649216.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$51044  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 770920.1%1,110,866
Public770920.1%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)4,384920.1%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher88.6%31 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree13.8%69 24.6%

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 2016$37,0596186.0%43,097
Median Household Income in 201654,42229104.1%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201610.1%7472.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.6%6581.7%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20177910.1%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017319920.0%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017268920.1%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, 201554920.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 2015N/AN/AN/AN/A
Deaths, 201563920.1%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force3,235920.1%3,327,139
Employed3,078920.1%3,180,104
Unemployed157910.1%147,035
Annual Unemployment Rate4.922111.4%4.4
February 2018 Unemployment Rate3.81115.2%3.3

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work2,106100.0%$72,524100.0%$34,437
Wage and Salary1,52772.5%$45,35062.5%$29,699
Farm Proprietors1537.3%$-741-1.0%$-4,843
Nonfarm Proprietors42620.2%$15,59321.5%$36,603
Farm1587.5%$-481-0.7%$-3,044
Nonfarm1,94892.5%$73,005100.7%$37,477
Private1,56574.3%$56,81778.3%$36,305
  Accommodation, Food Serv.703.3%$1,4622.0%$20,886
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction884.2%$3,7575.2%$42,693
  Health Care, Social Serv.854.0%$2,8233.9%$33,212
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  ManufacturingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade974.6%$2,1823.0%$22,495
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade361.7%$1,3531.9%$37,583
  Other Private (not above)13*0.6%*$74*0.1%*$5,692*
Government38318.2%$16,18822.3%$42,266

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 Filed11100.0%100.0%$1,682$3,875,847
Single-Family11100.0%75.2%$1,682$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 Ohio County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Rising Sun2,19537.7%
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