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Washington County, Indiana

Organized in 1814 and named in honor of George Washington

County Seat: Salem

Largest City: Salem (2017 population: 6,171)

Population per Square Mile: 54.17

Square Miles: 513.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,262570.4%6,484,192
Today (2017)27,827570.4%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*29,104570.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.5%54 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 Migration5123 -976
Net International Migration-387 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)33500.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,582595.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)4,7525917.2%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)2,166587.8%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,6175523.9%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,0365429.0%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)4,5176116.3%14.9%
Median Age41.4  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 Alone64700.2%0.4%
Asian Alone80700.3%2.2%
Black Alone138690.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3770.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups283631.0%2.0%
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 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)10,54058100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8986118.0%19.0%
Married Without Children3,7685835.7%30.0%
Single Parents945569.0%9.7%
Living Alone2,6035724.7%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)12,40156100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)12,20456100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$104,60056  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$44875  

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 2016 ACS)18,966560.4%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher85.5%69 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree12.7%75 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$35,0518281.3%43,097
Median Household Income in 201648,9395993.6%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201614.3%29102.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.8%24114.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201738370.6%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,864470.4%656,297
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, 2015332580.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201530490.5%5,876
Deaths, 2015339490.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,650570.4%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.733105.7%3.5
April 2018 Unemployment Rate3.133106.9%2.9

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 work9,761100.0%$357,533100.0%$36,629
Wage and Salary6,50566.6%$226,19163.3%$34,772
Farm Proprietors7237.4%$21,6596.1%$29,957
Nonfarm Proprietors2,53326.0%$47,14613.2%$18,613
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5265.4%$8,0312.2%$15,268
  Arts, Ent., Recreation730.7%$9590.3%$13,137
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2772.8%$7,2252.0%$26,083
  Retail Trade1,24212.7%$32,6049.1%$26,251
  Trans., Warehousing2262.3%$9,4452.6%$41,792
  Wholesale Trade2022.1%$7,9152.2%$39,183
  Other Private (not above)1,369*14.0%*$36,050*10.1%*$26,333*

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 Filed48100.0%100.0%$12,664$4,583,500
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 Washington County

in 2017
Percent of County
Little York1880.7%
New Pekin1,3815.0%
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