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White County, Indiana

Named in 1834 after Colonel Isaac White, fallen hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe

County Seat: Monticello

Largest City: Monticello (2016 population: 5,261)

Population per Square Mile: 47.51

Square Miles: 505.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,643630.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)23,999630.4%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*24,045650.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.6%69 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-20662 -12,135
Net International Migration656 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-1575-0.1%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)1,438646.0%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)4,1086417.1%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,857647.7%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,1076721.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,7196428.0%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)4,7705819.9%14.9%
Median Age43.2  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 Alone150380.6%0.4%
Asian Alone119580.5%2.2%
Black Alone208570.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10560.0%0.1%
White23,1986396.7%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups314541.3%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,0926792.1%93.2%
Hispanic1,907307.9%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)9,51363100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8456419.4%19.2%
Married Without Children3,5615937.4%30.0%
Single Parents684687.2%9.8%
Living Alone2,4516125.8%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)12,96454100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)12,95454100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,3616256.8%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$105,50053  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1526316.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$47754  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,490570.4%1,110,866
Public4,490540.4%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)16,792630.4%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher89.5%20 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15.5%51 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 2016$40,6403294.3%43,097
Median Household Income in 201550,3704099.7%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201510.9%6575.7%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.9%5387.7%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201619730.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,941680.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,083560.4%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, 2015303620.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201528530.5%5,876
Deaths, 2015293590.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,659590.4%3,326,893
Employed13,113580.4%3,179,806
Unemployed546610.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.06390.9%4.4
October 2017 Unemployment Rate3.25094.1%3.4

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 work12,878100.0%$549,393100.0%$42,661
Wage and Salary9,68575.2%$369,81267.3%$38,184
Farm Proprietors5043.9%$41,2947.5%$81,933
Nonfarm Proprietors2,68920.9%$40,7457.4%$15,152
Farm7225.6%$52,6929.6%$72,981
Nonfarm12,15694.4%$496,70190.4%$40,861
Private10,67382.9%$432,96778.8%$40,567
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction8486.6%$46,0798.4%$54,338
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information890.7%$4,8750.9%$54,775
  Manufacturing2,62320.4%$153,60728.0%$58,562
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,44411.2%$39,6697.2%$27,472
  Trans., Warehousing4373.4%$21,3243.9%$48,796
  Wholesale Trade4413.4%$20,7253.8%$46,995
  Other Private (not above)2,185*17.0%*$67,446*12.3%*$30,868*
Government1,48311.5%$63,73411.6%$42,976

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 Filed40100.0%100.0%$7,464$3,875,847
Single-Family40100.0%75.2%$7,464$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 White County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Brookston1,5156.3%
Burnettsville3371.4%
Chalmers4972.1%
Monon1,7257.2%
Monticello5,26121.9%
Reynolds5172.2%
Wolcott9774.1%
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