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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%6,633,053
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 -12,135
Net International Migration1641 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9391-0.4%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)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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)12,90146100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4335118.9%19.2%
Married Without Children4,5434535.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,102478.5%9.8%
Living Alone3,5644327.6%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)14,07050100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)14,19149100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5614767.4%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$95,10067  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,3404323.5%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$46169  

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 2015 ACS)22,061480.5%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher88.1%32 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree18.8%28 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$39,4473394.1%41,940
Median Household Income in 201548,2235295.5%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201512.0%5283.3%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1818.1%5188.7%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201644350.6%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,852540.4%722,928
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
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.732102.8%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 work16,595100.0%$690,514100.0%$41,610
Wage and Salary12,81677.2%$453,03465.6%$35,349
Farm Proprietors5923.6%$34,3825.0%$58,078
Nonfarm Proprietors3,18719.2%$87,78512.7%$27,545
Farm7814.7%$43,4276.3%$55,604
Nonfarm15,81495.3%$647,08793.7%$40,919
Private14,10785.0%$570,72582.7%$40,457
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1346.8%$19,6992.9%$17,371
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3772.3%$6,6761.0%$17,708
  Construction8214.9%$40,0325.8%$48,760
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information910.5%$6,0490.9%$66,473
  Manufacturing3,08318.6%$211,90630.7%$68,734
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4072.5%$14,3542.1%$35,268
  Retail Trade1,70910.3%$43,6616.3%$25,548
  Trans., Warehousing2521.5%$14,6722.1%$58,222
  Wholesale Trade4762.9%$30,4264.4%$63,920
  Other Private (not above)2,267*13.7%*$62,068*9.0%*$27,379*
Government1,70710.3%$76,36211.1%$44,735

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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