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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 (2017 population: 5,275)

Population per Square Mile: 47.88

Square Miles: 505.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,643630.4%6,484,192
Today (2017)24,182630.4%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*24,045650.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.9%57 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 Migration5522 -976
Net International Migration2730 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1650.0%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,517616.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,1646317.2%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,865647.7%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,1846721.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,6336427.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,8195819.9%15.4%
Median Age42.6  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone167350.7%0.4%
Asian Alone136580.6%2.4%
Black Alone207580.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone9590.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups313561.3%2.1%
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)9,67063100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8886319.5%19.0%
Married Without Children3,5516236.7%30.0%
Single Parents608726.3%9.7%
Living Alone2,4885925.7%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)13,10854100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)12,95954100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$106,60053  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$50845  

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
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)16,749630.4%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher89.6%22 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree15.7%53 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 2017$41,1203691.1%45,150
Median Household Income in 201647,4396590.7%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201610.9%6377.9%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.9%5288.5%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201719700.3%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20171,762680.3%656,297
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, 2016296610.4%83,063
Births to Teens, 201614710.3%5,294
Deaths, 2016296600.5%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,164600.4%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.35794.3%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.07083.3%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work12,488100.0%$515,468100.0%$41,277
Wage and Salary9,46775.8%$364,09270.6%$38,459
Farm Proprietors4984.0%$12,1372.4%$24,371
Nonfarm Proprietors2,52320.2%$42,7418.3%$16,941
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6455.2%$10,4802.0%$16,248
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3462.8%$7,6621.5%$22,145
  Health Care, Social Serv.9027.2%$35,9137.0%$39,815
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,36310.9%$39,0907.6%$28,679
  Trans., Warehousing4313.5%$23,8354.6%$55,302
  Wholesale Trade3893.1%$21,5194.2%$55,319
  Other Private (not above)2,382*19.1%*$78,167*15.2%*$32,816*

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 Filed35100.0%100.0%$7,806$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 White County

in 2017
Percent of County
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