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Grant County, Indiana

Founded in 1831 and named for frontier fighters Moses and Samuel Grant

County Seat: Marion

Largest City: Marion (2023 population: 28,105)

Population per Square Mile: 159.86

Square Miles: 414.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)66,674251.0%6,484,050
Today (2023)66,200251.0%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*62,233270.9%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.7%83 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 Migration38612 4,599
Net International Migration11419 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-29390-3.9%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)3,759255.7%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)10,2202715.5%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)8,5101812.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)14,3142721.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)16,2242724.6%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)12,9952519.7%16.9%
Median Age39.7  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 Alone309250.5%0.4%
Asian Alone583280.9%2.8%
Black Alone5,154197.8%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone32350.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,952213.0%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)26,55026100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8082914.3%18.1%
Married Without Children7,7972729.4%29.6%
Single Parents2,9022010.9%9.0%
Living Alone8,3932231.6%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)29,93126100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)29,85624100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$109,30086  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$57857  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 11,168271.0%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)44,085271.0%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher88.6%64 90%
with B.A. or higher degree18.4%53 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$48,1087082.5%58,323
Median Household Income in 202251,0539276.5%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202219.3%1154.4%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1829.2%1189.6%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202261161.6%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20229,734131.6%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20236,207181.2%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, 2021751260.9%79,946
Births to Teens, 202166101.7%3,845
Deaths, 2019885191.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force31,150260.9%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate3.524106.1%3.3
April 2024 Unemployment Rate3.721108.8%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 work35,623100.0%$2,014,616100.0%$56,554
Wage and Salary29,61283.1%$1,415,28270.3%$47,794
Farm Proprietors3911.1%$36,6031.8%$93,614
Nonfarm Proprietors5,62015.8%$236,23511.7%$42,035
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,7257.6%$67,1933.3%$24,658
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3471.0%$3,9590.2%$11,409
  Health Care, Social Serv.4,44612.5%$299,84014.9%$67,440
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9702.7%$58,6872.9%$60,502
  Retail Trade3,54810.0%$116,8485.8%$32,933
  Trans., Warehousing3,1558.9%$166,3638.3%$52,730
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)8,913*25.0%*$349,544*17.4%*$39,217*

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 Filed94100.0%100.0%$28,149$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family00.0%34.2%$0$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 Grant County

in 2023
Percent of County
Gas City6,0919.2%
Van Buren7831.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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