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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 (2017 population: 2,714)

Population per Square Mile: 30.43

Square Miles: 335.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)10,378880.2%6,484,192
Today (2017)10,215880.2%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*10,309880.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.6%55 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1545 -976
Net International Migration074 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)29520.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)681856.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,6268816.0%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)799867.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,2958822.6%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,9468729.0%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)1,8248717.9%14.9%
Median Age42.6  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone35860.3%0.4%
Asian Alone38860.4%2.2%
Black Alone39910.4%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1880.0%0.1%
White9,9418897.7%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups117871.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic10,0718899.0%93.2%
Hispanic100911.0%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)4,21986100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6868916.3%19.0%
Married Without Children1,3368831.7%30.0%
Single Parents321867.6%9.7%
Living Alone1,4058333.3%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)4,81388100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)4,75188100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,2858769.1%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$95,40068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9348619.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$37690  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 1,395900.1%1,110,866
Public1,395900.1%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)7,129870.2%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher84.4%80 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree11.4%83 24.6%

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 2016$39,1114590.8%43,097
Median Household Income in 201651,0084997.6%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.4%4988.6%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.4%4991.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201712820.2%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017767890.1%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017712890.1%495,330

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, 2016120860.1%83,063
Births to Teens, 20158800.1%5,876
Deaths, 2015103880.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force5,114860.2%3,320,409
Employed4,960860.2%3,203,351
Unemployed154880.1%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.07085.7%3.5
May 2018 Unemployment Rate2.67781.3%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,708100.0%$711,784100.0%$81,739
Wage and Salary7,44785.5%$499,56270.2%$67,082
Farm Proprietors2512.9%$11,3511.6%$45,223
Nonfarm Proprietors1,01011.6%$17,9152.5%$17,738
Farm2853.3%$12,1761.7%$42,723
Nonfarm8,42396.7%$699,60898.3%$83,059
Private3,53740.6%$152,38721.4%$43,084
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction1882.2%$6,5980.9%$35,096
  Health Care, Social Serv.2122.4%$6,2600.9%$29,528
  Information400.5%$1,1610.2%$29,025
  Manufacturing4314.9%$27,3593.8%$63,478
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7518.6%$58,6158.2%$78,049
  Retail Trade4254.9%$8,1781.1%$19,242
  Trans., Warehousing2823.2%$14,6422.1%$51,922
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)654*7.5%*$14,029*2.0%*$21,451*
Government4,88656.1%$547,22176.9%$111,998

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed6100.0%100.0%$610$4,583,500
Single-Family233.3%74.2%$370$4,038,599
2-Family466.7%2.0%240$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Crane1781.7%
Loogootee2,71426.6%
Shoals7857.7%
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