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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 (2015 population: 5,322)

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, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,504616.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,1966417.3%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,907647.8%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,1746721.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,8386328.1%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)4,6745819.2%14.6%
Median Age43.0  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone145380.6%0.4%
Asian Alone106610.4%2.1%
Black Alone213570.9%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone22360.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups284591.2%1.9%
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 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)9,45863100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,7856318.9%19.4%
Married Without Children3,6485838.6%30.1%
Single Parents699687.4%9.9%
Living Alone2,4066425.4%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)12,96354100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)12,98554100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2014)$106,40051  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2014)$47856  

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 2014 ACS)16,938630.4%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher88.8%20 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree15.1%52 23.6%

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 2015$38,5453991.9%41,940
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, 2014276640.3%84,080
Births to Teens, 201428490.4%6,277
Deaths, 2014279630.5%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,613580.4%3,271,536
Annual Unemployment Rate4.16785.4%4.8
March 2017 Unemployment Rate3.844100.0%3.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work13,006100.0%$516,505100.0%$39,713
Wage and Salary9,80075.3%$363,82570.4%$37,125
Farm Proprietors5033.9%$13,8632.7%$27,561
Nonfarm Proprietors2,70320.8%$46,5829.0%$17,233
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6084.7%$9,8441.9%$16,191
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3342.6%$6,4041.2%$19,174
  Health Care, Social Serv.9467.3%$35,4506.9%$37,474
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,47811.4%$39,9007.7%$26,996
  Trans., Warehousing4073.1%$19,2963.7%$47,410
  Wholesale Trade4553.5%$24,2134.7%$53,215
  Other Private (not above)2,324*17.9%*$68,093*13.2%*$29,300*

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed32100.0%100.0%$9,217$3,737,044
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
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