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Hamilton County, Indiana

Organized in 1823 and named for Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury

County Seat: Noblesville

Largest City: Fishers (2023 population: 104,094)

Population per Square Mile: 942.54

Square Miles: 394.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)347,46745.4%6,484,050
Today (2023)371,64545.4%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*417,75436.0%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today7.0%1 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 Migration2,7192 4,599
Net International Migration1,5683 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,910225.4%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)20,83045.7%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)70,462419.3%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)29,89578.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)98,682427.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)94,106325.8%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)50,946414.0%16.9%
Median Age38.3  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 Alone84460.2%0.4%
Asian Alone26,47127.3%2.8%
Black Alone18,71465.1%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone24050.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups8,58652.4%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)129,7494100.0%100.0%
Married With Children39,722230.6%18.1%
Married Without Children43,014333.2%29.6%
Single Parents8,84856.8%9.0%
Living Alone26,686520.6%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)149,7894100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)136,4014100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$350,9001  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$1,2311  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 66,12735.9%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)230,31745.1%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher97.2%1 90%
with B.A. or higher degree60.8%1 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$95,7571164.2%58,323
Median Household Income in 2022117,0681175.3%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 20224.5%9236.0%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 184.0%9226.0%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202237210.9%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20228,048171.3%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/202311,76472.3%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, 20214,02545.0%79,946
Births to Teens, 202150181.3%3,845
Deaths, 20191,89662.9%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force197,46235.8%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58875.8%3.3
April 2024 Unemployment Rate2.68676.5%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 work242,614100.0%$17,215,831100.0%$70,960
Wage and Salary172,62471.2%$12,010,54569.8%$69,576
Farm Proprietors4460.2%$30,2570.2%$67,841
Nonfarm Proprietors69,54428.7%$3,002,67217.4%$43,177
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,8867.4%$624,6763.6%$34,925
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6,3792.6%$134,9780.8%$21,160
  Health Care, Social Serv.22,9969.5%$1,846,04210.7%$80,277
  Professional, Tech. Serv.25,10110.3%$2,260,87413.1%$90,071
  Retail Trade21,8369.0%$1,011,2455.9%$46,311
  Trans., Warehousing7,7413.2%$205,5081.2%$26,548
  Wholesale Trade9,6714.0%$1,337,3547.8%$138,285
  Other Private (not above)90,02337.1%$6,153,01135.7%$68,349

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed4,843100.0%100.0%$1,459,399$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family491.0%0.9%$10,010$40,460
5+ Family2,11543.7%34.2%$405,543$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 Hamilton County

in 2023
Percent of County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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