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Daviess County, Indiana

Organized in 1817 and named for Battle of Tippecanoe hero Joseph Daviess

County Seat: Washington

Largest City: Washington (2023 population: 12,513)

Population per Square Mile: 78.36

Square Miles: 429.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)33,381480.5%6,484,050
Today (2023)33,656480.5%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*36,469430.5%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today0.8%16 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-15184 4,599
Net International Migration11220 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)194142.6%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,676368.0%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)7,1573821.4%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)2,904478.7%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,9494823.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,4035722.2%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)5,3295615.9%16.9%
Median Age34.6  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone261290.8%0.4%
Asian Alone162550.5%2.8%
Black Alone807342.4%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone41290.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups486451.5%2.4%
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 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)11,60654100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,1303827.0%18.1%
Married Without Children3,6755631.7%29.6%
Single Parents692666.0%9.0%
Living Alone2,9855725.7%29.4%

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 2023 (estimate)12,97755100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)12,73955100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$174,00032  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$57161  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 4,880520.4%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)20,803540.5%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher77%91 90%
with B.A. or higher degree15.1%74 28.2%

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 2022$58,2251599.8%58,323
Median Household Income in 202263,7775095.5%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202210.7%5885.6%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.6%5688.3%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202215520.4%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,281500.4%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20232,246520.4%511,735

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, 2021536340.7%79,946
Births to Teens, 202131260.8%3,845
Deaths, 2019341480.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,995480.5%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate2.49172.7%3.3
April 2024 Unemployment Rate2.59073.5%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,845100.0%$1,304,922100.0%$69,245
Wage and Salary13,33370.8%$630,24648.3%$47,270
Farm Proprietors1,1155.9%$181,60913.9%$162,878
Nonfarm Proprietors4,39723.3%$349,91926.8%$79,581
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9014.8%$20,2681.6%$22,495
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1180.6%$1,5050.1%$12,754
  Health Care, Social Serv.9084.8%$38,8653.0%$42,803
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7614.0%$53,6304.1%$70,473
  Retail Trade2,08311.1%$94,1917.2%$45,219
  Trans., Warehousing1,1756.2%$76,2985.8%$64,934
  Wholesale Trade6143.3%$49,7353.8%$81,002
  Other Private (not above)2,214*11.7%*$88,457*6.8%*$39,953*

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, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed144100.0%100.0%$27,846$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family42.8%0.9%$830$40,460
5+ Family8256.9%34.2%$12,789$1,594,777

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 Daviess County

in 2023
Percent of County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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