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Wabash County, Indiana

Organized in 1835 and named for the Wabash River

County Seat: Wabash

Largest City: Wabash (2017 population: 10,112)

Population per Square Mile: 76.24

Square Miles: 412.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)32,885520.5%6,484,192
Today (2017)31,443540.5%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*31,260540.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.4%85 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 Migration-3148 -976
Net International Migration851 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8491-0.4%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)1,661595.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,9025515.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,1614510.1%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,7835421.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,5255127.1%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,4114220.4%15.4%
Median Age42.7  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 Alone244250.8%0.4%
Asian Alone168530.5%2.4%
Black Alone245530.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone7670.0%0.1%
White30,4205496.7%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups359481.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic30,6045397.3%93.0%
Hispanic839512.7%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)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 2017 (estimate)14,17850100.0%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, 2016353540.4%83,063
Births to Teens, 201519690.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015417360.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,115520.5%3,320,409
Employed14,585520.5%3,203,351
Unemployed530490.5%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.545100.0%3.5
June 2018 Unemployment Rate3.81108.6%3.5

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed35100.0%100.0%$6,819$4,583,500
Single-Family35100.0%74.2%$6,819$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 Wabash County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
La Fontaine8382.7%
Lagro3971.3%
North Manchester5,83818.6%
Roann4581.5%
Wabash10,11232.2%
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