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Dearborn County, Indiana

Named in 1803 for General Henry Dearborn, Jefferson's sect'y of war

County Seat: Lawrenceburg

Largest City: Lawrenceburg (2023 population: 5,194)

Population per Square Mile: 167.92

Square Miles: 305.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)50,679280.8%6,484,050
Today (2023)51,215280.7%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*51,753280.7%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today1.1%27 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 Migration49811 4,599
Net International Migration1257 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-19184-2.5%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)2,800325.5%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)8,3403016.3%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)4,134308.1%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,7802923.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)14,2342827.8%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)9,8502819.3%16.9%
Median Age42.7  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 Alone128540.3%0.4%
Asian Alone247420.5%2.8%
Black Alone413440.8%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone38300.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups678321.3%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)19,91528100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,2212721.2%18.1%
Married Without Children7,0562835.4%29.6%
Single Parents1,483307.4%9.0%
Living Alone4,6153523.2%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)21,19428100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)20,88429100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$210,80012  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$67231  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 7,888310.7%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)35,409280.8%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher91.1%30 90%
with B.A. or higher degree24.7%21 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$57,6601798.9%58,323
Median Household Income in 202277,6219116.3%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202210.6%6084.8%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.0%7677.9%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202230250.8%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,900360.5%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20232,587440.5%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, 2021499360.6%79,946
Births to Teens, 202120440.5%3,845
Deaths, 2019490330.7%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force26,168280.8%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate3.335100.0%3.3
April 2024 Unemployment Rate3.434100.0%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 work21,153100.0%$1,056,397100.0%$49,941
Wage and Salary15,46273.1%$755,73971.5%$48,877
Farm Proprietors4622.2%$-865-0.1%$-1,872
Nonfarm Proprietors5,22924.7%$136,79812.9%$26,161
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,8588.8%$47,6624.5%$25,652
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,4356.8%$58,7015.6%$40,907
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,34711.1%$155,61414.7%$66,303
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,89713.7%$134,28912.7%$46,355
  Trans., Warehousing6593.1%$28,6792.7%$43,519
  Wholesale Trade4232.0%$30,0422.8%$71,021
  Other Private (not above)4,282*20.2%*$156,943*14.9%*$36,652*

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 Filed128100.0%100.0%$50,022$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family129.4%34.2%$1,350$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 Dearborn County

in 2023
Percent of County
Moores Hill6871.3%
St. Leon6651.3%
West Harrison3340.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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