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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 (2017 population: 6,737)

Population per Square Mile: 125.37

Square Miles: 190.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,185650.4%6,484,192
Today (2017)23,870640.4%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*25,210610.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%49 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 Migration15114 -976
Net International Migration2034 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-673-0.0%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)1,428656.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,0026416.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,918638.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,8336124.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,7936328.5%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,8966816.3%15.4%
Median Age40.9  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 Alone78650.3%0.4%
Asian Alone206460.9%2.4%
Black Alone125730.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone19390.1%0.1%
White23,2266497.3%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups216730.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,2886397.6%93.0%
Hispanic582632.4%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)8,89265100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8986221.3%18.8%
Married Without Children3,1896635.9%30.0%
Single Parents569746.4%9.6%
Living Alone2,0667123.2%28.3%

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)10,60066100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)10,56466100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,6686763.1%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$98,80065  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,2246221.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$54233  

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 2017 ACS)16,245650.4%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher84.9%78 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree12.9%74 25.3%

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 2017$36,3977880.6%45,150
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, 2016288640.3%83,063
Births to Teens, 201627510.5%5,294
Deaths, 2016330520.5%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,486660.3%3,320,409
Employed10,089660.3%3,203,351
Unemployed397680.3%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.826108.6%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate4.210116.7%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work10,563100.0%$439,025100.0%$41,563
Wage and Salary8,75782.9%$318,48172.5%$36,369
Farm Proprietors2742.6%$-1,077-0.2%$-3,931
Nonfarm Proprietors1,53214.5%$34,6827.9%$22,638
Farm3042.9%$-89-0.0%$-293
Nonfarm10,25997.1%$439,114100.0%$42,803
Private8,97184.9%$376,86185.8%$42,009
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8578.1%$15,2863.5%$17,837
  Arts, Ent., Recreation620.6%$6380.1%$10,290
  Construction4194.0%$17,2513.9%$41,172
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information350.3%$3,1800.7%$90,857
  Manufacturing2,53224.0%$171,09639.0%$67,573
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1991.9%$6,6221.5%$33,276
  Retail Trade1,25411.9%$31,8437.3%$25,393
  Trans., Warehousing1871.8%$11,8392.7%$63,310
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,775*16.8%*$53,276*12.1%*$30,015*
Government1,28812.2%$62,25314.2%$48,333

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 Filed47100.0%100.0%$6,358$4,583,500
Single-Family47100.0%74.2%$6,358$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 Scott County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Austin4,12017.3%
Scottsburg6,73728.2%
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