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Switzerland County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Vevay

Largest City: Vevay (2017 population: 1,652)

Population per Square Mile: 48.49

Square Miles: 220.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)10,666870.2%6,484,192
Today (2017)10,696860.2%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*11,950850.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.3%32 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2231 -976
Net International Migration2034 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)8630.0%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)673856.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,0278419.0%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)730886.8%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,4488622.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,0088728.1%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)1,8108816.9%15.4%
Median Age40.7  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone35870.3%0.4%
Asian Alone45810.4%2.4%
Black Alone143681.3%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5710.0%0.1%
White10,3528696.8%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups116871.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic10,4758697.9%93.0%
Hispanic221842.1%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)4,10287100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8038519.6%19.0%
Married Without Children1,4488735.3%30.0%
Single Parents4128210.0%9.7%
Living Alone8829021.5%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)5,31987100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)5,09287100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,8948856.8%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$114,20043  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,2088423.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$53035  

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 2016 ACS)7,070880.2%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher82.7%87 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree8.3%92 24.6%

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 2016$29,0819267.5%43,097
Median Household Income in 201645,3378186.7%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201617.2%10122.9%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1827.8%3145.5%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201720680.3%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20171,055840.2%656,297
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, 2016125850.2%83,063
Births to Teens, 20155860.1%5,876
Deaths, 2015110870.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force4,961870.1%3,320,409
Employed4,763870.1%3,203,351
Unemployed198870.2%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate4.017114.3%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate4.01108.1%3.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work3,362100.0%$116,986100.0%$34,797
Wage and Salary2,29068.1%$82,18670.3%$35,889
Farm Proprietors3349.9%$-1,670-1.4%$-5,000
Nonfarm Proprietors73822.0%$17,11114.6%$23,186
Farm35510.6%$-863-0.7%$-2,431
Nonfarm3,00789.4%$117,849100.7%$39,192
Private2,49874.3%$93,98280.3%$37,623
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction2066.1%$9,5898.2%$46,549
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information280.8%$6750.6%$24,107
  ManufacturingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2096.2%$3,4082.9%$16,306
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)335*10.0%*$9,255*7.9%*$27,627*
Government50915.1%$23,86720.4%$46,890

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed62100.0%100.0%$3,613$4,583,500
Single-Family62100.0%74.2%$3,613$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Patriot2051.9%
Vevay1,65215.4%
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