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Washington County, Indiana

Organized in 1814 and named in honor of George Washington

County Seat: Salem

Largest City: Salem (2013 population: 6,238)

Population per Square Mile: 54.08

Square Miles: 513.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,262570.4%6,483,797
Today (2013)27,780580.4%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*29,104570.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.7%79 1.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-14769 -1,179
Net International Migration948 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)0760.0%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,545605.6%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,0715718.3%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)2,225588.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,6635624.0%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,0695429.0%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)4,2076115.1%13.9%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone58710.2%0.4%
Asian Alone81670.3%1.9%
Black Alone104720.4%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2800.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups233670.8%1.8%
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 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)10,75756100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,0166218.7%20.2%
Married Without Children3,7245834.6%30.1%
Single Parents960558.9%9.8%
Living Alone2,8115326.1%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)12,12756100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)12,21156100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2012)$101,20055  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2012)$41979  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 4,332620.4%1,115,499
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)18,889560.4%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher80.3%85 87%
with B.A. or higher degree11.6%77 23%

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 2013$32,8977485.2%38,622
Median Household Income in 201241,5987388.6%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201216.8%21108.4%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.7%13120.8%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201343490.4%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20134,223470.5%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20132,218550.4%509,427

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, 2012316610.4%83,250
Births to Teens, 201232580.4%7,431
Deaths, 2012294570.5%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,486570.4%3,179,935
Annual Unemployment Rate8.426112.0%7.5
October 2014 Unemployment Rate5.2189.7%5.8

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Earnings by Industry, 2013 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$337,689100.0%
Wage and Salary$206,81561.2%
Farm Proprietors$43,94413.0%
Nonfarm Proprietors$30,1698.9%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$7,4792.2%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$5470.2%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$28,6958.5%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$7,3602.2%
  Retail Trade$26,8498.0%
  Trans., Warehousing$6,7432.0%
  Wholesale Trade$5,4161.6%
  Other Private (not above)$31,186*9.2%*

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed45100.0%100.0%$7,189$3,065,788
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Little York1900.7%
New Pekin1,3815.0%
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