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Morgan County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan

County Seat: Martinsville

Largest City: Martinsville (2016 population: 11,669)

Population per Square Mile: 172.52

Square Miles: 404.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)68,937251.1%6,484,136
Today (2016)69,698231.1%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*71,754231.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.1%27 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-4528 -12,135
Net International Migration2235 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)98310.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,771255.4%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)12,2692417.6%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)5,495257.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)16,0752423.1%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,7842229.8%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)11,3042516.2%14.9%
Median Age41.9  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 Alone233270.3%0.4%
Asian Alone364310.5%2.2%
Black Alone336430.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone26330.0%0.1%
White67,9882397.5%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups751271.1%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic68,6192398.5%93.2%
Hispanic1,079431.5%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)25,60925100.0%100.0%
Married With Children5,3562520.9%19.2%
Married Without Children9,7712038.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,983257.7%9.8%
Living Alone5,3922521.1%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)28,08125100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)27,79725100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
19,5542370.3%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$143,70015  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,0552421.8%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$59618  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 11,016241.0%1,110,866
Public11,016241.1%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)47,126231.1%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher88.3%31 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15.7%49 24.1%

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$40,4173493.8%43,097
Median Household Income in 201558,37610115.6%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201511.4%5879.2%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.2%6179.4%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201656280.7%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20166,507220.9%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20174,774231.0%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, 2015776240.9%84,008
Births to Teens, 201540350.7%5,876
Deaths, 2015687241.1%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force36,279231.1%3,326,893
Employed34,751231.1%3,179,806
Unemployed1,528221.0%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.25195.5%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.41100.0%3.4

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 work24,509100.0%$1,031,856100.0%$42,101
Wage and Salary17,61171.9%$690,71466.9%$39,221
Farm Proprietors4872.0%$25,9522.5%$53,290
Nonfarm Proprietors6,41126.2%$141,03513.7%$21,999
Farm6062.5%$29,7852.9%$49,150
Nonfarm23,90397.5%$1,002,07197.1%$41,922
Private20,95885.5%$865,82583.9%$41,312
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,8497.5%$34,3923.3%$18,600
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3401.4%$2,3510.2%$6,915
  Construction2,81411.5%$183,21617.8%$65,109
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,1258.7%$100,9879.8%$47,523
  Information1480.6%$6,5820.6%$44,473
  Manufacturing2,79011.4%$166,17716.1%$59,562
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,99812.2%$76,4687.4%$25,506
  Trans., Warehousing4932.0%$16,2621.6%$32,986
  Wholesale Trade6702.7%$40,6243.9%$60,633
  Other Private (not above)5,705*23.3%*$201,521*19.5%*$35,324*
Government2,94512.0%$136,24613.2%$46,263

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed112100.0%100.0%$24,101$3,875,847
Single-Family112100.0%75.2%$24,101$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Bethany810.1%
Brooklyn1,6072.3%
Martinsville11,66916.7%
Monrovia1,4412.1%
Mooresville9,66013.9%
Morgantown9861.4%
Paragon6590.9%
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