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Spencer County, Indiana

Named for Battle of Tippecanoe hero Spier Spencer

County Seat: Rockport

Largest City: Santa Claus (2016 population: 2,463)

Population per Square Mile: 52.05

Square Miles: 396.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)20,952710.3%6,484,136
Today (2016)20,648710.3%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,211690.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.5%48 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 Migration-9343 -12,135
Net International Migration-187 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9670.0%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,180715.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,4787216.8%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,573727.6%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,5447221.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,1206929.5%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)3,8206718.4%14.6%
Median Age43.4  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone53760.3%0.4%
Asian Alone79700.4%2.1%
Black Alone182610.9%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3780.0%0.1%
White20,1977097.5%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups201721.0%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic20,1497197.3%93.3%
Hispanic566622.7%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)7,96470100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,7636622.1%19.2%
Married Without Children3,2146540.4%30.0%
Single Parents366844.6%9.8%
Living Alone1,8097522.7%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)8,96873100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)8,88574100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,5476773.7%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$116,10036  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,4177915.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$40287  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 3,389670.3%1,110,866
Public3,269680.3%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)14,471700.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher89%23 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15%58 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$41,4371998.8%41,940
Median Household Income in 201556,45116111.8%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20159.4%7965.3%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.0%8458.8%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201624600.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,269830.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,120790.2%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, 2015191770.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 201515750.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015187770.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,987650.3%3,326,893
Employed10,535650.3%3,179,806
Unemployed452740.3%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.15693.2%4.4
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.55092.6%2.7

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 work10,157100.0%$419,766100.0%$41,328
Wage and Salary7,55174.3%$281,00866.9%$37,215
Farm Proprietors5295.2%$14,1583.4%$26,764
Nonfarm Proprietors2,07720.4%$51,26412.2%$24,682
Farm6025.9%$17,4174.1%$28,932
Nonfarm9,55594.1%$402,34995.9%$42,109
Private8,45683.3%$355,39084.7%$42,028
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5725.6%$25,5406.1%$44,650
  Health Care, Social Serv.4974.9%$20,6124.9%$41,473
  Information1121.1%$7,8801.9%$70,357
  Manufacturing1,27812.6%$89,63821.4%$70,139
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade7157.0%$14,7543.5%$20,635
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade4884.8%$23,9885.7%$49,156
  Other Private (not above)2,424*23.9%*$77,751*18.5%*$32,075*
Government1,09910.8%$46,95911.2%$42,729

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed42100.0%100.0%$7,398$3,737,044
Single-Family4095.2%68.4%$7,198$2,929,210
2-Family24.8%2.8%200$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 Spencer County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Chrisney4832.3%
Dale1,5327.4%
Gentryville2681.3%
Grandview7233.5%
Richland4021.9%
Rockport2,20910.7%
Santa Claus2,46311.9%
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