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Rush County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War physician Dr. Benjamin Rush, the county was organized in 1822

County Seat: Rushville

Largest City: Rushville (2017 population: 6,047)

Population per Square Mile: 40.79

Square Miles: 408.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,392760.3%6,484,192
Today (2017)16,645770.2%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,551780.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.3%83 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 Migration1534 -976
Net International Migration172 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-470-0.0%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)936785.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,8437617.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,364768.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,7087722.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,7807728.7%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,0148118.1%15.4%
Median Age42.4  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone48820.3%0.4%
Asian Alone56770.3%2.4%
Black Alone162661.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6680.0%0.1%
White16,1767797.2%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups197751.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,3717798.4%93.0%
Hispanic274781.6%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)6,74777100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,2857519.0%19.0%
Married Without Children2,1758032.2%30.0%
Single Parents7376410.9%9.7%
Living Alone1,6387924.3%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 2017 (estimate)7,49979100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)7,46379100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,8587965.1%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$100,30058  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,8896825.3%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$49155  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,394790.2%1,110,866
Public2,291790.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)11,605770.3%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher84.6%76 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree14%66 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$41,8792297.2%43,097
Median Household Income in 201650,4125296.4%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201613.9%3399.3%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1818.8%4398.4%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201715790.2%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20171,521740.2%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,208780.2%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, 2016203750.2%83,063
Births to Teens, 201517710.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015203750.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,909740.3%3,320,409
Employed8,637730.3%3,203,351
Unemployed272800.2%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.16488.6%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate2.97282.9%3.5

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 work7,527100.0%$351,580100.0%$46,709
Wage and Salary5,23969.6%$203,00057.7%$38,748
Farm Proprietors5196.9%$45,66013.0%$87,977
Nonfarm Proprietors1,76923.5%$46,50313.2%$26,288
Farm6228.3%$49,85414.2%$80,151
Nonfarm6,90591.7%$301,72685.8%$43,697
Private5,77576.7%$245,76469.9%$42,557
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3674.9%$6,4001.8%$17,439
  Arts, Ent., Recreation540.7%$6890.2%$12,759
  Construction5297.0%$26,8127.6%$50,684
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information680.9%$3,2930.9%$48,426
  Manufacturing1,14015.1%$77,28222.0%$67,791
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2122.8%$6,1321.7%$28,925
  Retail Trade79310.5%$22,7326.5%$28,666
  Trans., Warehousing5106.8%$26,9667.7%$52,875
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,310*17.4%*$36,460*10.4%*$27,832*
Government1,13015.0%$55,96215.9%$49,524

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed15100.0%100.0%$2,742$4,583,500
Single-Family15100.0%74.2%$2,742$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 Rush County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Carthage8905.3%
Glenwood1671.0%*
Rushville6,04736.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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