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Wabash County, Indiana

Organized in 1835 and named for the Wabash River

County Seat: Wabash

Largest City: Wabash (2016 population: 10,253)

Population per Square Mile: 77.02

Square Miles: 412.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)32,888520.5%6,484,136
Today (2016)31,762540.5%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*31,260540.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.4%79 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-25976 -10,480
Net International Migration1641 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9391-0.4%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,651575.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,0115415.8%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,1634610.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,8725421.6%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,5675027.0%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)6,4983920.5%14.9%
Median Age42.8  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 Alone248250.8%0.4%
Asian Alone167510.5%2.2%
Black Alone255490.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6660.0%0.1%
White30,7585496.8%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups328501.0%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic30,9385397.4%93.2%
Hispanic824472.6%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)12,76747100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,2575417.7%19.0%
Married Without Children4,6874436.7%30.0%
Single Parents1,027508.0%9.7%
Living Alone3,5794428.0%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)14,07050100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)14,11450100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5254967.5%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$96,20067  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,2424523.0%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$46070  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,220490.5%1,110,866
Public5,144480.5%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)21,971500.5%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87.9%44 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree18.3%33 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$40,7373094.5%43,097
Median Household Income in 201651,5614198.6%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201611.5%5582.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.3%5190.6%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201733450.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,542560.4%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,456430.5%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, 2015338560.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201519690.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015417360.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,484520.5%3,326,893
Employed14,819520.5%3,179,806
Unemployed665510.5%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.34897.7%4.4
November 2017 Unemployment Rate3.725108.8%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 work16,569100.0%$714,212100.0%$43,105
Wage and Salary12,84277.5%$461,70164.6%$35,952
Farm Proprietors5923.6%$40,3595.7%$68,174
Nonfarm Proprietors3,13518.9%$88,59512.4%$28,260
Farm7834.7%$49,1076.9%$62,716
Nonfarm15,78695.3%$665,10593.1%$42,133
Private14,12785.3%$589,71082.6%$41,743
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0626.4%$20,0072.8%$18,839
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3802.3%$6,4990.9%$17,103
  Construction8565.2%$42,0645.9%$49,140
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information860.5%$10,2271.4%$118,919
  Manufacturing3,03018.3%$216,56030.3%$71,472
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4092.5%$14,0932.0%$34,457
  Retail Trade1,82211.0%$50,7477.1%$27,852
  Trans., Warehousing2401.4%$15,6092.2%$65,038
  Wholesale Trade4993.0%$29,3604.1%$58,838
  Other Private (not above)2,282*13.8%*$63,132*8.8%*$27,665*
Government1,65910.0%$75,39510.6%$45,446

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 Filed28100.0%100.0%$5,082$3,875,847
Single-Family28100.0%75.2%$5,082$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 Wabash County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
La Fontaine8522.7%
Lagro4021.3%
North Manchester5,90718.6%
Roann4651.5%
Wabash10,25332.3%
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