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Scott County, Indiana

Formed in 1820 and named after a general in the Revolutionary War, Charles Scott

County Seat: Scottsburg

Largest City: Scottsburg (2016 population: 6,684)

Population per Square Mile: 124.63

Square Miles: 190.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,181650.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)23,730640.4%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*25,210610.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.9%56 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 Migration5513 -10,480
Net International Migration365 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3983-0.2%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,407655.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,9146716.5%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,929638.1%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,7736224.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,7796328.6%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,9286616.6%14.9%
Median Age41.3  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 Alone78620.3%0.4%
Asian Alone141570.6%2.2%
Black Alone109730.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone18370.1%0.1%
White23,1576497.6%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups227711.0%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,2286397.9%93.2%
Hispanic502652.1%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)8,84465100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8976221.4%19.0%
Married Without Children3,0256834.2%30.0%
Single Parents601746.8%9.7%
Living Alone2,1936524.8%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 2016 (estimate)10,46266100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)10,44066100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,4866962.1%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$98,40063  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,3586122.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$54527  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 3,877640.3%1,110,866
Public3,877630.4%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)16,315650.4%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher84.6%76 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree13%73 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$34,8898381.0%43,097
Median Household Income in 201647,7386291.3%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201615.8%21112.9%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.7%15124.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201737390.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20173,163390.5%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,226510.4%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, 2015300640.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201541330.7%5,876
Deaths, 2015290610.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,568670.3%3,326,893
Employed10,057670.3%3,179,806
Unemployed511670.3%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.825109.1%4.4
November 2017 Unemployment Rate3.629105.9%3.4

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 work10,556100.0%$422,457100.0%$40,021
Wage and Salary8,55281.0%$303,64871.9%$35,506
Farm Proprietors2772.6%$2,0530.5%$7,412
Nonfarm Proprietors1,72716.4%$33,9938.0%$19,683
Farm3032.9%$3,0120.7%$9,941
Nonfarm10,25397.1%$419,44599.3%$40,909
Private9,00285.3%$358,40784.8%$39,814
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8648.2%$15,7183.7%$18,192
  Arts, Ent., Recreation610.6%$4230.1%$6,934
  Construction4384.1%$16,3673.9%$37,368
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information410.4%$1,7100.4%$41,707
  Manufacturing2,42923.0%$156,32037.0%$64,356
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2232.1%$7,2301.7%$32,422
  Retail Trade1,32612.6%$32,0547.6%$24,173
  Trans., Warehousing2122.0%$11,7522.8%$55,434
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,796*17.0%*$52,305*12.4%*$29,123*
Government1,25111.9%$61,03814.4%$48,791

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 Filed22100.0%100.0%$3,672$3,875,847
Single-Family22100.0%75.2%$3,672$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 Scott County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Austin4,13917.4%
Scottsburg6,68428.2%
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