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Dubois County, Indiana

Organized in 1818 and named for Captain Toussaint Dubois of the War of 1812

County Seat: Jasper

Largest City: Jasper (2023 population: 16,781)

Population per Square Mile: 101.91

Square Miles: 427.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)43,637350.7%6,484,050
Today (2023)43,546360.6%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,218330.6%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.2%22 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 Migration265 4,599
Net International Migration5132 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1280.0%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)2,700356.2%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)7,8013417.9%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,512408.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,9473622.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,3613526.0%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)8,3113419.0%16.9%
Median Age40.9  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 Alone153430.4%0.4%
Asian Alone323350.7%2.8%
Black Alone468421.1%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone72190.2%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups391530.9%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)17,43734100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,1493718.1%18.1%
Married Without Children5,8673233.6%29.6%
Single Parents1,329377.6%9.0%
Living Alone5,3143030.5%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)18,91636100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)18,59536100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$187,00026  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$60248  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 7,805320.7%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)29,469350.7%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher89.9%48 90%
with B.A. or higher degree23.9%26 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$65,7215112.7%58,323
Median Household Income in 202271,17122106.6%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 20228.4%8467.2%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 189.8%8563.6%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202211690.3%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20221,524710.2%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20232,823370.6%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, 2021493370.6%79,946
Births to Teens, 202119470.5%3,845
Deaths, 2019433390.7%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,994350.6%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58875.8%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 work35,063100.0%$2,125,595100.0%$60,622
Wage and Salary28,81782.2%$1,514,13971.2%$52,543
Farm Proprietors5681.6%$104,1694.9%$183,396
Nonfarm Proprietors5,67816.2%$187,4368.8%$33,011
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,8775.4%$47,8982.3%$25,518
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3110.9%$3,5670.2%$11,469
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,74910.7%$259,94212.2%$69,336
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,0042.9%$58,5512.8%$58,318
  Retail Trade3,54510.1%$138,4076.5%$39,043
  Trans., Warehousing1,1033.1%$84,4674.0%$76,579
  Wholesale Trade1,7555.0%$137,5096.5%$78,353
  Other Private (not above)5,779*16.5%*$258,022*12.1%*$44,648*

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 Filed161100.0%100.0%$35,181$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family6439.8%34.2%$4,380$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 Dubois County

in 2023
Percent of County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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