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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 (2018 population: 5,260)

Population per Square Mile: 47.78

Square Miles: 505.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,643630.4%6,484,192
Today (2018)24,133630.4%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*24,045650.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.1%59 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-6660 3,555
Net International Migration2032 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)15560.1%19,211

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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)9,72363100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,8886319.4%18.8%
Married Without Children3,4306335.3%30.0%
Single Parents687687.1%9.6%
Living Alone2,5056125.8%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)13,13454100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)13,05454100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,6236258.4%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$105,80056  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1006516.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$50553  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 4,456570.4%1,117,590
Public4,456550.4%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)16,729630.4%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher89.1%32 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree16.6%49 25.3%

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 201752,3774696.8%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201710.5%6278.9%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.3%5391.6%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201817700.3%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20181,594660.3%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,360500.5%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,639610.4%3,381,713
Employed13,220590.4%3,265,580
Unemployed419640.4%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.16291.2%3.4
September 2019 Unemployment Rate2.37382.1%2.8

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed50100.0%100.0%$11,262$4,879,857
Single-Family50100.0%76.4%$11,262$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Brookston1,5176.3%
Burnettsville3371.4%
Chalmers4942.0%
Monon1,7487.2%
Monticello5,26021.8%
Reynolds5262.2%
Wolcott9734.0%
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