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Jennings County, Indiana

Named in 1817 for Indiana's first governor, Jonathan Jennings

County Seat: Vernon

Largest City: North Vernon (2018 population: 6,712)

Population per Square Mile: 73.65

Square Miles: 376.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,529560.4%6,484,192
Today (2019)27,735580.4%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*30,099550.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.8%67 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2336 3,997
Net International Migration-181 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)36390.2%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,644596.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,7175817.1%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)2,273568.2%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,5175623.6%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,9215528.7%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)4,5396316.4%15.8%
Median Age41.1  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone67740.2%0.4%
Asian Alone89670.3%2.5%
Black Alone242550.9%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14490.1%0.1%
White26,8375897.2%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups362491.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic26,8995897.4%92.9%
Hispanic712592.6%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)10,65958100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,9226218.0%18.6%
Married Without Children3,4416332.3%29.9%
Single Parents893598.4%9.5%
Living Alone2,9035627.2%28.5%

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 2018 (estimate)12,35858100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)12,27658100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,0256165.4%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$103,90065  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,6345321.5%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$51054  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 4,416580.4%1,117,590
Public4,187580.4%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)18,797580.4%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher85.4%75 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree11.1%87 25.9%

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 2018$38,9597482.6%47,149
Median Household Income in 201851,5606192.5%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201814.8%21113.8%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.9%16125.1%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201826510.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,325530.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,462450.5%514,915

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, 2017347530.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201740300.8%5,152
Deaths, 2017293620.4%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,642600.4%3,381,609
Employed13,145600.4%3,263,751
Unemployed497530.4%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631102.9%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.537102.9%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work10,649100.0%$443,129100.0%$41,612
Wage and Salary8,17376.7%$322,52072.8%$39,462
Farm Proprietors4584.3%$2,4830.6%$5,421
Nonfarm Proprietors2,01819.0%$36,4298.2%$18,052
Farm5765.4%$7,2971.6%$12,668
Nonfarm10,07394.6%$435,83298.4%$43,267
Private8,73382.0%$367,70583.0%$42,105
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4694.4%$7,8111.8%$16,655
  Arts, Ent., Recreation860.8%$4120.1%$4,791
  Construction9508.9%$59,44313.4%$62,572
  Health Care, Social Serv.8117.6%$32,3857.3%$39,932
  Information370.3%$1,2060.3%$32,595
  Manufacturing2,05519.3%$122,51527.6%$59,618
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1771.7%$6,8531.5%$38,718
  Retail Trade1,0299.7%$24,0755.4%$23,397
  Trans., Warehousing1,08610.2%$51,07311.5%$47,029
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,569*14.7%*$40,001*9.0%*$25,495*
Government1,34012.6%$68,12715.4%$50,841

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed50100.0%100.0%$8,146$4,879,857
Single-Family50100.0%76.4%$8,146$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 Jennings County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
North Vernon6,71224.2%
Vernon3041.1%
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