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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 (2016 population: 6,065)

Population per Square Mile: 40.80

Square Miles: 408.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,392760.3%6,484,136
Today (2016)16,649770.3%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,551780.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.3%87 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-7940 -12,135
Net International Migration-187 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)960765.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,8447617.1%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,344768.1%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,7137722.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,8057728.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)2,9838117.9%14.9%
Median Age42.4  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 Alone44840.3%0.4%
Asian Alone55780.3%2.2%
Black Alone161641.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5690.0%0.1%
White16,2047697.3%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups180781.1%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,3817798.4%93.2%
Hispanic268771.6%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)6,94277100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3167619.0%19.2%
Married Without Children2,2937933.0%30.0%
Single Parents7036610.1%9.8%
Living Alone1,6977724.4%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)7,45679100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)7,52279100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,9597965.9%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$100,70058  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,9836726.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$46465  

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 2015 ACS)11,670770.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher85.8%63 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree14.9%61 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$39,4753294.1%41,940
Median Household Income in 201548,9704997.0%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201513.9%3596.5%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.4%35100.0%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201616800.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,675740.2%722,928
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, 2015188780.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 201517710.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015203750.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,930740.3%3,326,893
Employed8,591740.3%3,179,806
Unemployed339800.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.87486.4%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.75992.5%4.0

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 work7,525100.0%$328,063100.0%$43,596
Wage and Salary5,24669.7%$203,37562.0%$38,768
Farm Proprietors5206.9%$23,6567.2%$45,492
Nonfarm Proprietors1,75923.4%$47,25014.4%$26,862
Farm6228.3%$27,9878.5%$44,995
Nonfarm6,90391.7%$300,07691.5%$43,470
Private5,76376.6%$244,47674.5%$42,422
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3544.7%$5,6591.7%$15,986
  Arts, Ent., Recreation550.7%$8360.3%$15,200
  Construction5377.1%$27,3058.3%$50,847
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information751.0%$3,4321.0%$45,760
  Manufacturing1,17515.6%$79,23424.2%$67,433
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2142.8%$6,0101.8%$28,084
  Retail Trade78810.5%$21,6776.6%$27,509
  Trans., Warehousing4806.4%$24,6267.5%$51,304
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,272*16.9%*$37,644*11.5%*$29,594*
Government1,14015.1%$55,60016.9%$48,772

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%$2,037$3,875,847
Single-Family11100.0%75.2%$2,037$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 Rush County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Carthage8895.3%
Glenwood1681.0%*
Rushville6,06536.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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