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Morgan County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan

County Seat: Martinsville

Largest City: Martinsville (2019 population: 11,669)

Population per Square Mile: 174.48

Square Miles: 404.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)68,926251.1%6,484,051
Today (2019)70,489231.0%6,731,010
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*73,852241.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.3%25 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 Migration20815 3,997
Net International Migration4528 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)105240.6%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,021245.7%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)11,7872416.7%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)5,475257.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)16,3892423.3%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,6162129.2%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)12,2012517.3%16.1%
Median Age42.0  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 Alone252260.4%0.4%
Asian Alone506290.7%2.6%
Black Alone383430.5%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone28340.0%0.1%
White68,4772397.1%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups843271.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic69,3002398.3%92.7%
Hispanic1,189431.7%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)26,03425100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,8922518.8%18.5%
Married Without Children9,8502137.8%29.7%
Single Parents2,209248.5%9.3%
Living Alone5,9022522.7%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)28,65025100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)28,39425100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
20,0842370.7%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$160,70013  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,9502521.0%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$64019  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 10,816241.0%1,111,333
Public10,816241.0%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)48,244231.1%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher88.1%56 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree17.3%49 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$45,3523093.2%48,678
Median Household Income in 201963,41422110.1%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20198.9%7274.8%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.7%6384.1%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202043280.7%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20205,616230.9%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20204,829241.0%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, 2017807231.0%82,170
Births to Teens, 201754211.0%5,152
Deaths, 2017713241.1%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force36,532231.1%3,387,366
Employed35,404241.1%3,275,056
Unemployed1,128231.0%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.15193.9%3.3
December 2020 Unemployment Rate3.26380.0%4.0

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 work24,806100.0%$1,028,555100.0%$41,464
Wage and Salary17,01568.6%$689,18667.0%$40,505
Farm Proprietors4761.9%$4,1550.4%$8,729
Nonfarm Proprietors7,31529.5%$160,75615.6%$21,976
Farm6212.5%$8,2430.8%$13,274
Nonfarm24,18597.5%$1,020,31299.2%$42,188
Private21,28985.8%$871,73884.8%$40,948
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,8777.6%$41,9124.1%$22,329
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3901.6%$2,3520.2%$6,031
  Construction2,47910.0%$134,63313.1%$54,309
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,9497.9%$99,2659.7%$50,931
  Information1520.6%$7,5160.7%$49,447
  Manufacturing2,73211.0%$170,63616.6%$62,458
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,0734.3%$44,2794.3%$41,267
  Retail Trade3,00012.1%$74,7007.3%$24,900
  Trans., Warehousing7433.0%$34,6153.4%$46,588
  Wholesale Trade5202.1%$38,6463.8%$74,319
  Other Private (not above)6,37425.7%$223,18421.7%$35,015
Government2,89611.7%$148,57414.4%$51,303

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed267100.0%100.0%$58,425$4,988,366
Single-Family26197.8%73.1%$57,620$4,298,385
2-Family62.2%1.6%806$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 Morgan County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Bethany890.1%
Brooklyn1,5972.3%
Martinsville11,66916.6%
Monrovia1,5042.1%
Mooresville9,78813.9%
Morgantown9841.4%
Paragon6781.0%
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