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Martin County, Indiana

Named for Maj. John T. Martin, founded in 1820 and home to Crane Naval Weapons and the Hoosier National Forest

County Seat: Shoals

Largest City: Loogootee (2018 population: 2,720)

Population per Square Mile: 30.43

Square Miles: 335.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)10,380880.2%6,484,192
Today (2018)10,217880.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*10,309880.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.6%54 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1938 3,555
Net International Migration-181 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)14570.1%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)617866.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)1,6628816.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)752877.4%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,2768822.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,8828828.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)2,0288719.8%15.8%
Median Age43.3  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 Alone39860.4%0.4%
Asian Alone39850.4%2.5%
Black Alone32910.3%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1870.0%0.1%
White10,0008897.9%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups106891.0%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic10,1068898.9%92.9%
Hispanic111911.1%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)4,25187100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7418717.4%18.8%
Married Without Children1,4248733.5%30.0%
Single Parents370848.7%9.6%
Living Alone1,2808630.1%28.3%

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)4,82688100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)4,81188100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,4228671.1%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$97,90066  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8298817.2%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$39191  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 1,479890.1%1,117,590
Public1,479890.1%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)7,106880.2%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher83.5%82 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree11%86 25.3%

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$39,9416384.7%47,149
Median Household Income in 201750,2035892.7%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201712.5%4294.0%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.7%4993.8%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201813820.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018714880.1%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019752890.1%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, 2017113870.1%82,170
Births to Teens, 20176850.1%5,152
Deaths, 201788880.1%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force5,214860.2%3,381,713
Employed5,071860.2%3,265,580
Unemployed143890.1%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78179.4%3.4
September 2019 Unemployment Rate2.37382.1%2.8

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 work8,948100.0%$791,527100.0%$88,459
Wage and Salary7,70586.1%$547,26069.1%$71,027
Farm Proprietors2442.7%$19,7242.5%$80,836
Nonfarm Proprietors99911.2%$21,6192.7%$21,641
Farm2923.3%$20,8202.6%$71,301
Nonfarm8,65696.7%$770,70797.4%$89,037
Private3,57640.0%$166,08621.0%$46,445
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction2472.8%$9,0921.1%$36,810
  Health Care, Social Serv.2092.3%$6,9430.9%$33,220
  Information420.5%$1,6460.2%$39,190
  Manufacturing4254.7%$29,3123.7%$68,969
  Professional, Tech. Serv.6717.5%$58,9427.4%$87,842
  Retail Trade4154.6%$9,8091.2%$23,636
  Trans., Warehousing3704.1%$20,8012.6%$56,219
  Wholesale Trade961.1%$6,3870.8%$66,531
  Other Private (not above)599*6.7%*$15,766*2.0%*$26,321*
Government5,08056.8%$604,62176.4%$119,020

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 Filed8100.0%100.0%$730$4,879,857
Single-Family225.0%76.4%$370$4,269,197
2-Family675.0%2.0%360$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 Martin County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Crane1781.7%
Loogootee2,72026.6%
Shoals7837.7%
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