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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 (2019 population: 6,732)

Population per Square Mile: 125.38

Square Miles: 190.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,195650.4%6,484,192
Today (2019)23,873640.4%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*25,785610.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%50 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration11721 3,997
Net International Migration2039 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4882-0.3%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,388655.8%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)3,9776416.7%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)1,829647.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,8996224.7%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,7066228.1%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)4,0746817.1%16.1%
Median Age41.2  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone85650.4%0.4%
Asian Alone226430.9%2.6%
Black Alone129740.5%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone21380.1%0.1%
White23,1816497.1%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups231721.0%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,2856397.5%92.7%
Hispanic588642.5%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)9,00465100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,7626419.6%18.6%
Married Without Children3,1456634.9%29.9%
Single Parents694677.7%9.5%
Living Alone2,1936924.4%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)10,70466100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)10,58066100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,5506961.9%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$99,60067  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,4545823.2%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$56033  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 3,899640.4%1,111,333
Public3,899630.4%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)16,354640.4%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher83.9%85 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree11.9%83 25.9%

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 2019$38,9488080.0%48,678
Median Household Income in 201844,9138980.6%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201815.5%17119.2%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.5%23117.1%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201934330.6%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20192,909340.5%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,287510.5%507,739

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, 2017275660.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 201723560.4%5,152
Deaths, 2017350500.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,600660.3%3,387,366
Employed10,221660.3%3,275,056
Unemployed379650.3%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.622109.1%3.3
October 2020 Unemployment Rate5.113106.3%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work10,673100.0%$466,819100.0%$43,738
Wage and Salary8,76182.1%$340,17572.9%$38,828
Farm Proprietors2682.5%$9590.2%$3,578
Nonfarm Proprietors1,64415.4%$35,6407.6%$21,679
Farm3002.8%$1,9780.4%$6,593
Nonfarm10,37397.2%$464,84199.6%$44,813
Private9,12685.5%$397,25885.1%$43,530
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9098.5%$17,5563.8%$19,314
  Arts, Ent., Recreation760.7%$4680.1%$6,158
  Construction4404.1%$16,7423.6%$38,050
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing2,68425.1%$185,99039.8%$69,296
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2172.0%$6,6691.4%$30,733
  Retail Trade1,24611.7%$32,4757.0%$26,063
  Trans., Warehousing1921.8%$12,3502.6%$64,323
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,419*13.3%*$49,558*10.6%*$34,925*
Government1,24711.7%$67,58314.5%$54,196

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed32100.0%100.0%$4,919$4,988,366
Single-Family32100.0%73.1%$4,919$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Austin4,11817.2%
Scottsburg6,73228.2%
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