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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 (2019 population: 5,243)

Population per Square Mile: 47.72

Square Miles: 505.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,638630.4%6,484,192
Today (2019)24,102630.4%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*23,160650.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.2%62 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-6659 3,997
Net International Migration2834 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9560.0%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,460636.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,1876317.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,878637.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,1366721.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,6186427.4%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)4,8545820.1%15.8%
Median Age42.7  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone175350.7%0.4%
Asian Alone134590.6%2.5%
Black Alone187640.8%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone12530.0%0.1%
White23,2986396.5%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups327571.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,0406691.3%92.9%
Hispanic2,093308.7%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)9,74563100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8116318.6%18.6%
Married Without Children3,4686235.6%29.9%
Single Parents684707.0%9.5%
Living Alone2,4606325.2%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)13,19254100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)13,09554100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,6156258.2%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$110,30056  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1306416.3%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$50955  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 4,478570.4%1,111,333
Public4,478550.4%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)16,694630.4%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher88.6%44 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree16.8%52 25.9%

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 2018$43,8523393.0%47,149
Median Household Income in 201858,38026104.8%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20188.5%8165.4%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.6%6777.7%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201911790.2%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20191,552670.3%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,468460.5%507,739

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, 2017300610.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201722590.4%5,152
Deaths, 2017300610.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,577610.4%3,387,366
Employed13,210590.4%3,275,056
Unemployed367680.3%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.77581.8%3.3
April 2020 Unemployment Rate11.88269.0%17.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work12,827100.0%$565,095100.0%$44,055
Wage and Salary9,77476.2%$388,99468.8%$39,799
Farm Proprietors4883.8%$32,9735.8%$67,568
Nonfarm Proprietors2,56520.0%$44,2087.8%$17,235
Farm7936.2%$47,7888.5%$60,262
Nonfarm12,03493.8%$517,30791.5%$42,987
Private10,52982.1%$450,89879.8%$42,824
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6845.3%$11,5312.0%$16,858
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3322.6%$7,4511.3%$22,443
  Construction7816.1%$50,6119.0%$64,803
  Health Care, Social Serv.9337.3%$37,5286.6%$40,223
  Information930.7%$4,4160.8%$47,484
  Manufacturing2,71321.2%$157,93127.9%$58,213
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,35710.6%$40,0987.1%$29,549
  Trans., Warehousing4143.2%$22,4474.0%$54,220
  Wholesale Trade3853.0%$21,5743.8%$56,036
  Other Private (not above)2,267*17.7%*$75,989*13.4%*$33,520*
Government1,50511.7%$66,40911.8%$44,126

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed25100.0%100.0%$5,546$4,988,366
Single-Family25100.0%73.1%$5,546$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Brookston1,5336.4%
Burnettsville3391.4%
Chalmers4932.0%
Monon1,7457.2%
Monticello5,24321.8%
Reynolds5282.2%
Wolcott9694.0%
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