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Washington County, Indiana

Organized in 1814 and named in honor of George Washington

County Seat: Salem

Largest City: Salem (2015 population: 6,217)

Population per Square Mile: 53.86

Square Miles: 513.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,262570.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)27,670580.4%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*29,104570.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.1%62 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-5934 -12,135
Net International Migration080 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)15600.1%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,653595.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,8165917.3%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)2,248578.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,6295523.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,0415428.9%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)4,4406016.0%14.6%
Median Age41.1  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone68660.2%0.4%
Asian Alone93660.3%2.1%
Black Alone137700.5%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3780.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups254640.9%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)10,51259100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8266217.4%19.4%
Married Without Children3,6425934.6%30.1%
Single Parents1,0854710.3%9.9%
Living Alone2,6665625.4%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)12,18756100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)12,21356100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2014)$101,10058  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2014)$45270  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,151610.4%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)18,960560.4%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher80.9%87 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree12.2%76 23.6%

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 2015$35,6156184.9%41,940
Median Household Income in 201543,4987986.1%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201514.4%32100.0%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.9%25112.3%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201641410.5%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20163,213480.4%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,032580.4%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, 2014311600.4%84,080
Births to Teens, 201423600.4%6,277
Deaths, 2014297550.5%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,645570.4%3,271,536
Annual Unemployment Rate5.129106.2%4.8
March 2017 Unemployment Rate4.032105.3%3.8

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 work9,741100.0%$387,415100.0%$39,772
Wage and Salary6,46366.3%$220,26956.9%$34,082
Farm Proprietors7227.4%$52,73713.6%$73,043
Nonfarm Proprietors2,55626.2%$54,94214.2%$21,495
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5035.2%$7,5131.9%$14,936
  Arts, Ent., Recreation690.7%$1,4050.4%$20,362
  Health Care, Social Serv.8208.4%$32,7178.4%$39,899
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2872.9%$6,8801.8%$23,972
  Retail Trade1,13811.7%$28,0327.2%$24,633
  Trans., Warehousing2452.5%$9,9782.6%$40,727
  Wholesale Trade1922.0%$8,0872.1%$42,120
  Other Private (not above)1,409*14.5%*$36,614*9.5%*$25,986*

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed34100.0%100.0%$4,698$3,737,044
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 Washington County

in 2015
Percent of County
Little York1900.7%
New Pekin1,3785.0%
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