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Owen County, Indiana

Organized in 1819 and named for Battle of Tippecanoe hero Colonel Abraham Owen

County Seat: Spencer

Largest City: Spencer (2016 population: 2,271)

Population per Square Mile: 54.09

Square Miles: 385.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)21,583680.3%6,484,136
Today (2016)20,840690.3%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,302680.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.4%80 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 Migration4415 -12,135
Net International Migration269 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3078-0.1%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)1,122745.4%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,4007216.3%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,527717.3%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,5887222.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,4446830.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,7596918.0%14.9%
Median Age44.2  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 Alone75650.4%0.4%
Asian Alone94650.5%2.2%
Black Alone89780.4%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2820.0%0.1%
White20,3216997.5%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups259661.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic20,5856898.8%93.2%
Hispanic255791.2%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)8,55368100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,5617018.3%19.2%
Married Without Children3,1016636.3%30.0%
Single Parents645727.5%9.8%
Living Alone2,1696825.4%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)9,97067100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)10,10567100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,8126667.4%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$110,20049  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,7417217.2%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$50745  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,586750.2%1,110,866
Public2,586740.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)14,932690.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher83.3%82 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree10.5%84 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$34,2878081.8%41,940
Median Household Income in 201543,7317786.6%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201515.8%20109.7%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.8%14121.6%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201629500.4%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,482570.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,291700.3%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, 2015228710.3%84,008
Births to Teens, 201523580.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015230710.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,343720.3%3,326,893
Employed8,828720.3%3,179,806
Unemployed515650.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.511125.0%4.4
June 2017 Unemployment Rate3.712119.4%3.1

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 work7,529100.0%$299,492100.0%$39,778
Wage and Salary4,85464.5%$194,30664.9%$40,030
Farm Proprietors4836.4%$3,0181.0%$6,248
Nonfarm Proprietors2,19229.1%$41,20413.8%$18,797
Farm5377.1%$4,1101.4%$7,654
Nonfarm6,99292.9%$295,38298.6%$42,246
Private6,13081.4%$258,41886.3%$42,156
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5166.9%$20,2736.8%$39,289
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing1,83824.4%$136,43845.6%$74,232
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2072.7%$4,2001.4%$20,290
  Retail Trade77210.3%$13,6314.6%$17,657
  Trans., Warehousing2443.2%$8,4242.8%$34,525
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)661*8.8%*$12,900*4.3%*$19,516*
Government86211.4%$36,96412.3%$42,882

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 Filed36100.0%100.0%$6,227$3,875,847
Single-Family36100.0%75.2%$6,227$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 Owen County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Gosport8023.8%
Spencer2,27110.9%
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