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Posey County, Indiana

Named in 1814 for Indiana Territory Governor Thomas Posey

County Seat: Mt. Vernon

Largest City: Mount Vernon (2012 population: 6,609)

Population per Square Mile: 62.22

Square Miles: 409.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)25,910610.4%6,483,797
Today (2013)25,486620.4%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*24,789630.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.6%78 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-12062 -1,179
Net International Migration-391 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)37530.1%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,464635.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)4,3426317.0%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)2,110618.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,6936422.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,8425930.8%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)4,0356215.8%13.9%
Median Age42.4  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone47770.2%0.4%
Asian Alone92620.4%1.9%
Black Alone246491.0%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4720.0%0.1%
White24,8436297.5%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups254601.0%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic25,2306199.0%93.6%
Hispanic256761.0%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)10,06361100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,1876021.7%20.2%
Married Without Children3,7985737.7%30.1%
Single Parents867618.6%9.8%
Living Alone2,4396124.2%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)11,26962100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)11,24662100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,5425476.0%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$122,20030  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,5217513.5%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$44071  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 4,026650.4%1,115,499
Public3,650660.4%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)17,635610.4%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher90.8%9 87%
with B.A. or higher degree19.6%23 23%

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 2012$42,7459112.1%38,119
Median Household Income in 201261,5877131.2%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 20129.5%8561.3%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.9%8262.9%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201335570.3%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20132,282720.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20131,227780.2%509,427

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, 2012290630.3%83,250
Births to Teens, 201221700.3%7,431
Deaths, 2012217690.4%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force12,599600.4%3,179,935
Employed11,775600.4%2,940,897
Unemployed824700.3%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate6.57386.7%7.5
September 2014 Unemployment Rate4.47086.3%5.1

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$696,204100.0%
Wage and Salary$462,14766.4%
Farm Proprietors$23,3693.4%
Nonfarm Proprietors$74,72610.7%
Farm$26,7213.8%
Nonfarm$669,48396.2%
Private$610,71087.7%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$9,5671.4%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$2,3270.3%
  Construction$37,7635.4%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$1,7010.2%
  Manufacturing$301,88343.4%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade$46,0176.6%
  Trans., Warehousing$40,7335.9%
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)$68,836*9.9%*
Government$58,7738.4%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed45100.0%100.0%$8,152$3,065,788
Single-Family45100.0%67.3%$8,152$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2012
Percent of County
Cynthiana5392.1%
Griffin1690.7%
Mount Vernon6,60925.8%
New Harmony7743.0%
Poseyville1,0314.0%
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