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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 (2019 population: 12,581)

Population per Square Mile: 77.76

Square Miles: 429.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)31,654540.5%6,484,050
Today (2021)33,397480.5%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*36,524460.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.5%16 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-16182 14,280
Net International Migration649 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)155922.4%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,776348.3%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)7,0583921.1%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)2,793508.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,9594823.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,5885622.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,3315515.9%16.5%
Median Age34.8  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone217310.6%0.4%
Asian Alone157560.5%2.7%
Black Alone777342.3%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone40270.1%0.1%
White31,9444995.3%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups370501.1%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,6664894.5%92.6%
Hispanic1,839365.5%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)11,35454100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,9984026.4%18.3%
Married Without Children3,3756229.7%29.8%
Single Parents854617.5%9.3%
Living Alone3,0585426.9%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)12,58356100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)12,56555100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,9856163.5%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$139,80034  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,3694526.8%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$48277  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 4,827520.4%1,112,460
Public4,526540.4%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)20,653540.5%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher76%91 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree12.8%81 27.2%

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 2020$47,9193792.3%51,926
Median Household Income in 201956,6114398.3%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201911.3%3995.0%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.5%31109.3%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202128420.4%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,466500.4%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,348490.5%507,739

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, 2019572320.7%80,859
Births to Teens, 201733370.6%5,152
Deaths, 2019341480.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,405480.5%3,321,548
Employed16,030480.5%3,203,166
Unemployed375590.3%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.38863.9%3.6
April 2022 Unemployment Rate1.58468.2%2.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,016100.0%$1,000,892100.0%$55,556
Wage and Salary13,10172.7%$567,10256.7%$43,287
Farm Proprietors1,1486.4%$79,6568.0%$69,387
Nonfarm Proprietors3,76720.9%$216,29021.6%$57,417
Farm1,3227.3%$85,3378.5%$64,551
Nonfarm16,69492.7%$915,55591.5%$54,843
Private14,68181.5%$802,23980.2%$54,645
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8624.8%$17,1291.7%$19,871
  Arts, Ent., Recreation980.5%$1,0140.1%$10,347
  Construction2,29012.7%$218,88221.9%$95,582
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1160.6%$6,4840.6%$55,897
  Manufacturing2,79115.5%$158,29515.8%$56,716
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7224.0%$46,1304.6%$63,892
  Retail Trade1,95810.9%$78,3157.8%$39,997
  Trans., Warehousing1,1266.3%$63,9796.4%$56,820
  Wholesale Trade5353.0%$50,0945.0%$93,634
  Other Private (not above)2,038*11.3%*$85,171*8.5%*$41,791*
Government2,01311.2%$113,31611.3%$56,292

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed39100.0%100.0%$10,024$7,583,249
Single-Family2564.1%74.4%$7,908$6,692,956
2-Family1435.9%2.4%2,116$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Alfordsville1020.3%
Cannelburg1650.5%
Elnora6752.0%
Montgomery7632.3%
Odon1,3914.2%
Plainville4991.5%
Washington12,58137.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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