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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 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 2016 (estimate)5,16387100.0%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 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
October 2017 Unemployment Rate4.012117.6%3.4

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, 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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