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Spencer County, Indiana

Named for Battle of Tippecanoe hero Spier Spencer

County Seat: Rockport

Largest City: Santa Claus (2015 population: 2,474)

Population per Square Mile: 52.22

Square Miles: 396.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)20,952710.3%6,484,192
Today (2015)20,715710.3%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,211690.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.1%49 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-15362 -14,881
Net International Migration175 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11700.0%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,134705.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,5587217.1%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,574747.6%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,6037222.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,1836929.7%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)3,7496618.0%14.3%
Median Age43.3  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone53750.3%0.4%
Asian Alone81680.4%2.0%
Black Alone168610.8%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2820.0%0.1%
White20,3127097.6%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups185740.9%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic20,2277197.2%93.4%
Hispanic574622.8%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)7,91771100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,7316621.9%19.4%
Married Without Children3,1526639.8%30.1%
Single Parents387844.9%9.9%
Living Alone1,7997522.7%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)8,94773100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)8,87874100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,4626872.8%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$112,70040  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,4557816.4%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$40285  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 3,472680.3%1,130,285
Public3,352680.3%1,045,779
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)14,580700.3%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher87.4%37 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree15.4%50 23.6%

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 2014$39,77224100.5%39,578
Median Household Income in 201454,46818110.3%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 20149.3%8661.2%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.8%8660.4%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201521670.3%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20151,433820.2%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20141,184800.2%514,128

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, 2014249690.3%84,080
Births to Teens, 201414760.2%6,277
Deaths, 2014165810.3%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,997650.3%3,265,761
Employed10,542650.3%3,109,217
Unemployed455750.3%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate4.16785.4%4.8
April 2016 Unemployment Rate4.17285.4%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work9,963100.0%$412,207100.0%$41,374
Wage and Salary7,41674.4%$274,66966.6%$37,037
Farm Proprietors5335.3%$28,1066.8%$52,732
Nonfarm Proprietors2,01420.2%$35,8258.7%$17,788
Farm6136.2%$31,9657.8%$52,145
Nonfarm9,35093.8%$380,24292.2%$40,668
Private8,26683.0%$335,39481.4%$40,575
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction4594.6%$20,9925.1%$45,734
  Health Care, Social Serv.4884.9%$19,5434.7%$40,047
  Information1521.5%$7,4931.8%$49,296
  Manufacturing1,21712.2%$78,32919.0%$64,362
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade6947.0%$16,1153.9%$23,220
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade4444.5%$23,3895.7%$52,678
  Other Private (not above)2,443*24.5%*$73,385*17.8%*$30,039*
Government1,08410.9%$44,84810.9%$41,373

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 2015
Percent of County
Chrisney4842.3%
Dale1,5427.4%
Gentryville2691.3%
Grandview7273.5%
Richland4072.0%
Rockport2,22310.7%
Santa Claus2,47411.9%
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