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Noble County, Indiana

Created in 1836 and named for Indiana's first U.S. senator, James Noble

County Seat: Albion

Largest City: Kendallville (2023 population: 10,239)

Population per Square Mile: 115.46

Square Miles: 410.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)47,457300.7%6,484,050
Today (2023)47,430300.7%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*48,938290.7%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.1%49 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6046 4,599
Net International Migration6030 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)75161.0%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,165306.7%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)8,2813117.5%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)4,009338.5%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,3853024.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,1433225.6%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)8,3843317.7%16.9%
Median Age39.5  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone237310.5%0.4%
Asian Alone255410.5%2.8%
Black Alone569401.2%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone33330.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups649361.4%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)17,68832100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8832822.0%18.1%
Married Without Children5,6313531.8%29.6%
Single Parents1,435328.1%9.0%
Living Alone4,6123626.1%29.4%

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 2023 (estimate)20,41831100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)20,12731100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$168,10037  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$59450  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 7,096350.6%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)31,895310.7%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher83.2%87 90%
with B.A. or higher degree17.7%60 28.2%

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 2022$50,1895886.1%58,323
Median Household Income in 202269,56726104.2%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 20229.8%6678.4%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.8%6583.1%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202210720.2%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,233520.4%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20233,487330.7%511,735

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, 2021593300.7%79,946
Births to Teens, 202122410.6%3,845
Deaths, 2019527310.8%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,386320.7%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate3.717112.1%3.3
April 2024 Unemployment Rate3.532102.9%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work23,731100.0%$1,355,986100.0%$57,140
Wage and Salary17,95475.7%$889,60865.6%$49,549
Farm Proprietors9714.1%$66,9744.9%$68,974
Nonfarm Proprietors4,80620.3%$195,22514.4%$40,621
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1064.7%$24,3001.8%$21,971
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2010.8%$2,7220.2%$13,542
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3235.6%$71,3645.3%$53,941
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,1649.1%$78,0415.8%$36,063
  Trans., Warehousing7543.2%$31,3372.3%$41,561
  Wholesale Trade5272.2%$38,6022.8%$73,249
  Other Private (not above)4,596*19.4%*$165,135*12.2%*$35,930*

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, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed104100.0%100.0%$32,187$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family00.0%34.2%$0$1,594,777

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 Noble County

in 2023
Percent of County
Rome City1,3042.7%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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