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Bartholomew County, Indiana

Named in 1821 for General Joseph Bartholomew, who fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe

County Seat: Columbus

Largest City: Columbus (2018 population: 47,543)

Population per Square Mile: 205.90

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)76,783201.2%6,484,192
Today (2019)83,779181.2%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*84,496191.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.1%7 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 Migration15118 3,997
Net International Migration6297 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)281141.5%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)5,448186.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)14,2411817.2%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)6,689208.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)22,2521826.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,6362224.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)13,4871916.3%15.8%
Median Age37.9  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 Alone375180.5%0.4%
Asian Alone6,52087.9%2.5%
Black Alone1,930232.3%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone60210.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,398221.7%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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)31,66919100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,0842119.2%18.6%
Married Without Children9,9652031.5%29.9%
Single Parents2,809218.9%9.5%
Living Alone8,9151928.2%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 2018 (estimate)34,53120100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)34,13420100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$143,80021  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$7019  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 13,437201.2%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)55,456191.3%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher90.9%17 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree32.3%6 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$49,9229105.9%47,149
Median Household Income in 201863,06715113.2%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201810.1%6477.7%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.6%7072.0%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201870181.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20185,601210.9%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20195,466211.1%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, 20171,045191.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 201751231.0%5,152
Deaths, 2017767221.2%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force45,295181.3%3,381,609
Annual Unemployment Rate2.68774.3%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate2.58573.5%3.4

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 work61,915100.0%$4,029,042100.0%$65,074
Wage and Salary54,39487.9%$3,075,71776.3%$56,545
Farm Proprietors5240.8%$13,5960.3%$25,947
Nonfarm Proprietors6,99711.3%$264,8186.6%$37,847
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,0176.5%$90,6352.2%$22,563
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6481.0%$8,4560.2%$13,049
  Health Care, Social Serv.4,6477.5%$277,0516.9%$59,619
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,6944.4%$174,7324.3%$64,860
  Retail Trade5,8139.4%$170,1194.2%$29,265
  Trans., Warehousing1,3162.1%$86,1882.1%$65,492
  Wholesale Trade1,8082.9%$205,9945.1%$113,935
  Other Private (not above)10,428*16.8%*$502,914*12.5%*$48,227*

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 Filed170100.0%100.0%$37,313$4,879,857
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 Bartholomew County

in 2018
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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