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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: 48.10

Square Miles: 505.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,643630.4%6,484,192
Today (2015)24,293630.4%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*24,045650.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.4%55 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-14859 -14,881
Net International Migration758 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)20670.1%25,260

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%
White23,5236396.8%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups284591.2%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,3596692.0%93.3%
Hispanic1,934308.0%6.7%

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)
7,2556255.9%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$106,40051  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,2036417.0%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$47856  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 4,577570.4%1,108,151
Public4,577530.4%1,046,058
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 201450,73135102.7%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201411.2%6673.7%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.9%5684.4%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201519720.2%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20152,156670.3%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20162,231560.4%504,539

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%3,265,761
Employed13,060560.4%3,109,217
Unemployed553660.4%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate4.16785.4%4.8
October 2016 Unemployment Rate3.74694.9%3.9

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
Farm7195.5%$25,6535.0%$35,679
Nonfarm12,28794.5%$490,85295.0%$39,949
Private10,79083.0%$428,14982.9%$39,680
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6084.7%$9,8441.9%$16,191
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3342.6%$6,4041.2%$19,174
  Construction8286.4%$42,9498.3%$51,871
  Health Care, Social Serv.9467.3%$35,4506.9%$37,474
  Information830.6%$4,3420.8%$52,313
  Manufacturing2,70420.8%$153,07629.6%$56,611
  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*
Government1,49711.5%$62,70312.1%$41,886

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
Single-Family32100.0%68.4%$9,217$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
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

NamePopulation
in 2015
Percent of County
Brookston1,5346.3%
Burnettsville3411.4%
Chalmers5032.1%
Monon1,7467.2%
Monticello5,32221.9%
Reynolds5232.2%
Wolcott9894.1%
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