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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%6,633,053
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 -12,135
Net International Migration365 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3983-0.2%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)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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)8,96265100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,7766519.8%19.2%
Married Without Children2,9966833.4%30.0%
Single Parents875589.8%9.8%
Living Alone2,3156425.8%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)10,46266100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)10,46766100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,4976862.1%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$98,70061  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,4655923.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$54726  

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 2015 ACS)16,254650.4%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher83%83 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree12.2%76 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$34,4427882.1%41,940
Median Household Income in 201543,1048085.3%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201515.6%23108.3%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.0%21117.6%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201645340.6%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20163,479400.5%722,928
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
June 2017 Unemployment Rate3.325106.5%3.1

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 work10,117100.0%$383,037100.0%$37,861
Wage and Salary7,98879.0%$275,46571.9%$34,485
Farm Proprietors2762.7%$-2,395-0.6%$-8,678
Nonfarm Proprietors1,85318.3%$39,20010.2%$21,155
Farm3023.0%$-1,407-0.4%$-4,659
Nonfarm9,81597.0%$384,444100.4%$39,169
Private8,59885.0%$325,65285.0%$37,875
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction4374.3%$17,5744.6%$40,215
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information440.4%$1,6180.4%$36,773
  Manufacturing2,01019.9%$132,63834.6%$65,989
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2332.3%$8,0802.1%$34,678
  Retail Trade1,30312.9%$30,0057.8%$23,028
  Trans., Warehousing2162.1%$10,9672.9%$50,773
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,869*18.5%*$50,698*13.2%*$27,126*
Government1,21712.0%$58,79215.3%$48,309

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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