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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: Carmel (2019 population: 101,068)

Population per Square Mile: 873.04

Square Miles: 394.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)274,55544.2%6,484,050
Today (2020)344,23845.1%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*435,32136.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today25.4%1 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration4,1731 1,323
Net International Migration4754 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,636311.9%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)21,69946.4%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)68,296420.2%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)26,08177.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)90,554426.8%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)88,070426.1%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)43,311512.8%16.1%
Median Age37.5  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone74870.2%0.4%
Asian Alone21,96526.5%2.6%
Black Alone15,33364.5%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14970.0%0.1%
White292,605486.6%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups7,21152.1%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic323,564495.7%92.7%
Hispanic14,44784.3%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)119,7894100.0%100.0%
Married With Children37,721231.5%18.5%
Married Without Children36,301430.3%29.7%
Single Parents8,93857.5%9.3%
Living Alone25,173621.0%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 2019 (estimate)132,3454100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)126,5264100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
92,174472.8%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$263,3001  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
27,615621.8%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$1,0271  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 64,66045.8%1,111,333
Public62,10135.9%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)209,98344.7%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher96.8%1 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree59.3%1 26.5%

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 2019$77,2631158.7%48,678
Median Household Income in 2019107,7101186.9%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20194.2%9235.3%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 184.3%9228.5%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202075191.1%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20208,839161.3%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/202010,48692.1%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, 20173,88744.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201748240.9%5,152
Deaths, 20171,84262.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force182,97945.5%3,319,010
Employed174,45535.7%3,082,982
Unemployed8,52453.6%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate4.78866.2%7.1
March 2021 Unemployment Rate3.18866.0%4.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work216,489100.0%$12,937,085100.0%$59,759
Wage and Salary158,26973.1%$9,085,54970.2%$57,406
Farm Proprietors4600.2%$30,4780.2%$66,257
Nonfarm Proprietors57,76026.7%$2,005,18115.5%$34,716
Farm7190.3%$36,5110.3%$50,780
Nonfarm215,77099.7%$12,900,57499.7%$59,789
Private200,24592.5%$11,928,20492.2%$59,568
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,4758.1%$437,7983.4%$25,053
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6,2732.9%$101,8140.8%$16,231
  Construction11,4945.3%$1,024,1557.9%$89,103
  Health Care, Social Serv.20,3539.4%$1,316,74310.2%$64,695
  Information3,2831.5%$237,3771.8%$72,305
  Manufacturing7,3623.4%$563,1714.4%$76,497
  Professional, Tech. Serv.21,66710.0%$1,610,84012.5%$74,345
  Retail Trade22,02010.2%$844,5406.5%$38,353
  Trans., Warehousing4,0671.9%$127,3431.0%$31,311
  Wholesale Trade8,7894.1%$1,125,1048.7%$128,013
  Other Private (not above)77,46235.8%$4,539,31935.1%$58,601
Government15,5257.2%$972,3707.5%$62,633

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed3,807100.0%100.0%$999,981$5,872,297
Single-Family2,56767.4%76.2%$861,350$5,209,930
2-Family701.8%2.5%13,958$83,895
3- and 4-Family461.2%0.8%$9,665$25,965
5+ Family1,12429.5%20.6%$115,008$552,508

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

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Arcadia1,6620.5%
Atlanta7450.2%
Carmel101,06829.4%
Cicero4,9531.4%
Fishers95,31027.7%
Noblesville64,66818.8%
Sheridan3,0480.9%
Westfield43,64912.7%
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