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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 (2020 population: 6,703)

Population per Square Mile: 124.94

Square Miles: 190.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,195650.4%6,484,050
Today (2020)23,788640.4%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*25,785610.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.7%55 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1143 1,323
Net International Migration1147 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-6781-0.5%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,360655.7%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)3,9736416.7%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,877607.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,8466224.6%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,6236227.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,1097017.3%16.5%
Median Age41.0  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone83680.3%0.4%
Asian Alone229451.0%2.7%
Black Alone142720.6%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20400.1%0.1%
White23,0646497.0%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups250711.1%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,1856397.5%92.6%
Hispanic603652.5%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)8,97165100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,5816517.6%18.5%
Married Without Children3,2166535.8%29.7%
Single Parents712667.9%9.3%
Living Alone2,3066725.7%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)10,73966100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)10,63766100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,4567060.7%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$103,00067  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,5155523.6%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$56037  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 3,998630.4%1,112,460
Public3,884620.4%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)16,448640.4%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher83.2%86 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree12%83 26.5%

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 201950,5718087.8%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201913.6%16114.3%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1818.7%19123.8%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202032400.5%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20203,227360.5%659,095
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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,484650.3%3,319,010
Employed9,606660.3%3,082,982
Unemployed878580.4%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate8.46118.3%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate4.317107.5%4.0

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed40100.0%100.0%$11,404$5,872,297
Single-Family40100.0%76.2%$11,404$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Austin4,09417.2%
Scottsburg6,70328.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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