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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 (2022 population: 101,966)

Population per Square Mile: 925.49

Square Miles: 394.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)347,46745.4%6,484,050
Today (2022)364,92145.3%6,832,274
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*417,75436.0%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today5.0%1 0.7%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration4,8811 4,599
Net International Migration1,4713 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,299217.3%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%
White310,066385.0%84.0%
Two or More Race Groups8,58652.4%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic347,194495.1%92.1%
Hispanic17,72774.9%7.9%

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 2022 (estimate)144,2034100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)136,4014100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
99,007472.6%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$350,9001  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
30,742622.5%27.1%
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
Public62,25936.0%1,035,718
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 2021108,2031172.5%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20213.8%9231.4%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 183.9%9224.8%15.7%
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, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force195,96835.8%3,404,443
Employed191,79635.8%3,302,632
Unemployed4,17254.1%101,811
Annual Unemployment Rate2.19170.0%3.0
December 2023 Unemployment Rate2.18275.0%2.8

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
Farm6410.3%$36,4600.2%$56,880
Nonfarm241,97399.7%$17,179,37199.8%$70,997
Private226,13993.2%$16,049,32693.2%$70,971
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,8867.4%$624,6763.6%$34,925
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6,3792.6%$134,9780.8%$21,160
  Construction12,2235.0%$1,288,3667.5%$105,405
  Health Care, Social Serv.22,9969.5%$1,846,04210.7%$80,277
  Information3,4331.4%$259,5841.5%$75,614
  Manufacturing8,8503.6%$927,6885.4%$104,824
  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
Government15,8346.5%$1,130,0456.6%$71,368

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed5,781100.0%100.0%$1,436,518$6,635,992
Single-Family3,06853.1%65.0%$1,062,333$5,513,030
2-Family360.6%1.9%6,943$76,873
3- and 4-Family591.0%0.5%$6,073$14,702
5+ Family2,61845.3%32.6%$361,169$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County
Arcadia1,5040.4%
Atlanta7610.2%
Carmel101,96427.9%
Cicero5,5311.5%
Fishers101,96627.9%
Noblesville72,74819.9%
Sheridan3,2580.9%
Westfield54,60515.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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