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Switzerland County, Indiana

Called "Little Switzerland" by early settlers, it was organized in 1814

County Seat: Vevay

Largest City: Vevay (2016 population: 1,681)

Population per Square Mile: 47.72

Square Miles: 220.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)10,613870.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)10,527870.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*11,950850.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.8%40 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-122 -12,135
Net International Migration557 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)14610.1%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)689846.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,9338618.4%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)760887.2%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,4418623.2%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,9268827.8%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)1,7788816.9%14.9%
Median Age40.4  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 Alone32870.3%0.4%
Asian Alone39850.4%2.2%
Black Alone72860.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5690.0%0.1%
White10,2628797.5%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups117871.1%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic10,3008797.8%93.2%
Hispanic227842.2%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)4,07188100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8178520.1%19.2%
Married Without Children1,4518735.6%30.0%
Single Parents386839.5%9.8%
Living Alone8979022.0%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)5,16387100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)4,96887100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9098858.6%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$119,10033  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,1628523.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$53330  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 1,524880.1%1,110,866
Public1,524880.1%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)7,055880.2%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher84.3%76 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree9.1%92 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$28,9519269.0%41,940
Median Household Income in 201546,3446791.8%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201515.9%19110.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1828.3%5138.7%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201617780.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,200840.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017766870.2%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, 2015126850.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 20155860.1%5,876
Deaths, 2015110870.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force4,984880.1%3,326,893
Employed4,741870.1%3,179,806
Unemployed243870.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.922111.4%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.51125.0%3.6

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 work3,308100.0%$117,290100.0%$35,456
Wage and Salary2,24167.7%$79,29067.6%$35,382
Farm Proprietors33410.1%$1,2681.1%$3,796
Nonfarm Proprietors73322.2%$18,78216.0%$25,623
Farm35510.7%$2,1031.8%$5,924
Nonfarm2,95389.3%$115,18798.2%$39,007
Private2,45074.1%$91,40177.9%$37,307
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  ConstructionData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information260.8%$5930.5%$22,808
  ManufacturingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2156.5%$3,2232.7%$14,991
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)343*10.4%*$8,917*7.6%*$25,997*
Government50315.2%$23,78620.3%$47,288

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 Filed57100.0%100.0%$3,321$3,875,847
Single-Family57100.0%75.2%$3,321$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 Switzerland County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Patriot2082.0%
Vevay1,68116.0%
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