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Posey County, Indiana

Named in 1814 for Indiana Territory Governor Thomas Posey

County Seat: Mt. Vernon

Largest City: Mount Vernon (2016 population: 6,507)

Population per Square Mile: 62.20

Square Miles: 409.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)25,910610.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)25,476610.4%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*24,789630.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.7%52 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-1424 -12,135
Net International Migration557 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)14610.1%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)1,470635.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)4,2196216.6%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)2,011617.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,7756122.7%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,6685930.1%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)4,3336217.0%14.9%
Median Age42.5  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 Alone57760.2%0.4%
Asian Alone142560.6%2.2%
Black Alone251501.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5690.0%0.1%
White24,6956196.9%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups326511.3%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic25,1776198.8%93.2%
Hispanic299761.2%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)10,09861100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,9176119.0%19.2%
Married Without Children3,9895339.5%30.0%
Single Parents815608.1%9.8%
Living Alone2,4486324.2%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)11,39062100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)11,24162100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,3955674.7%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$133,80021  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,7037315.1%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$46564  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,006630.4%1,110,866
Public3,576640.3%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)17,633610.4%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher93.4%4 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree20.6%20 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$44,67410106.5%41,940
Median Household Income in 201558,29811115.4%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20159.7%7767.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.9%8163.2%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201626540.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,055670.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,249740.3%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, 2015285650.3%84,008
Births to Teens, 201517710.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015267650.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,460600.4%3,326,893
Employed12,926590.4%3,179,806
Unemployed534630.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.06390.9%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.07183.3%3.6

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 work11,366100.0%$711,536100.0%$62,602
Wage and Salary8,78577.3%$481,55167.7%$54,815
Farm Proprietors3513.1%$24,5073.4%$69,821
Nonfarm Proprietors2,23019.6%$72,05510.1%$32,312
Farm5124.5%$28,9354.1%$56,514
Nonfarm10,85495.5%$682,60195.9%$62,889
Private9,61384.6%$623,63087.6%$64,874
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5955.2%$11,1881.6%$18,803
  Arts, Ent., Recreation990.9%$5950.1%$6,010
  Construction7266.4%$43,0326.0%$59,273
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information270.2%$5160.1%$19,111
  Manufacturing2,72223.9%$320,07445.0%$117,588
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4984.4%$27,7613.9%$55,745
  Retail Trade1,0369.1%$45,1266.3%$43,558
  Trans., Warehousing7546.6%$44,2016.2%$58,622
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,601*14.1%*$57,355*8.1%*$35,824*
Government1,24110.9%$58,9718.3%$47,519

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%$7,767$3,875,847
Single-Family36100.0%75.2%$7,767$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 Posey County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Cynthiana5382.1%
Griffin1660.7%
Mount Vernon6,50725.5%
New Harmony7633.0%
Poseyville1,0284.0%
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