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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 (2018 population: 6,750)

Population per Square Mile: 125.41

Square Miles: 190.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,187650.4%6,484,192
Today (2018)23,878640.4%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*25,210610.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%48 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2736 3,555
Net International Migration2428 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2477-0.1%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,411645.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,9946416.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,868647.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,8546124.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,7766228.4%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)3,9756816.6%15.8%
Median Age41.0  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone78660.3%0.4%
Asian Alone232421.0%2.5%
Black Alone130730.5%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20380.1%0.1%
White23,1956497.1%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups223720.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,2926397.5%92.9%
Hispanic586632.5%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)10,64566100.0%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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 3,856640.3%1,117,590
Public3,856630.4%1,054,903
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 201748,6156889.8%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201716.3%12122.6%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.3%16125.3%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201840320.7%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,902380.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,316510.4%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,612660.3%3,381,713
Employed10,197660.3%3,265,580
Unemployed415650.4%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.916114.7%3.4
July 2019 Unemployment Rate3.821105.6%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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed27100.0%100.0%$3,866$4,879,857
Single-Family27100.0%76.4%$3,866$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Austin4,11417.2%
Scottsburg6,75028.3%
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