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Ohio County, Indiana

Named in 1844 for the Ohio River, it is the state's smallest county

County Seat: Rising Sun

Largest City: Rising Sun (2020 population: 2,131)

Population per Square Mile: 68.43

Square Miles: 86.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)6,097920.1%6,484,050
Today (2020)5,892920.1%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*6,744920.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.4%69 4.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration838 14,280
Net International Migration369 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2667-3.8%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)295925.0%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)8579214.5%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)377926.4%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,2279220.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)1,7479229.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)1,3899223.6%16.5%
Median Age47.7  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone19920.3%0.4%
Asian Alone17920.3%2.7%
Black Alone44900.7%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1880.0%0.1%
White5,7349297.3%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups77921.3%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic5,7799298.1%92.6%
Hispanic113921.9%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)2,55592100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4839218.9%18.5%
Married Without Children1,0039139.3%29.7%
Single Parents129925.0%9.3%
Living Alone7009227.4%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 2020 (estimate)2,91192100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)2,84192100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,9489268.6%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$151,20021  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6079121.4%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$49770  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 815920.1%1,112,460
Public815920.1%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)4,379920.1%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher87.6%62 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree14.7%66 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 2020$44,5556285.8%51,926
Median Household Income in 201958,29439101.2%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20199.6%5880.7%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.8%4498.0%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20216900.1%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 2021317920.0%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020355920.1%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, 201950920.1%80,859
Births to Teens, 2017N/AN/AN/AN/A
Deaths, 201968920.1%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force3,157920.1%3,319,010
Employed2,924920.1%3,082,982
Unemployed233880.1%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate7.422104.2%7.1
November 2021 Unemployment Rate1.48366.7%2.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,729100.0%$64,830100.0%$37,496
Wage and Salary1,13565.6%$42,47765.5%$37,425
Farm Proprietors1518.7%$7861.2%$5,205
Nonfarm Proprietors44325.6%$9,89015.3%$22,325
Farm1569.0%$1,0461.6%$6,705
Nonfarm1,57391.0%$63,78498.4%$40,549
Private1,24271.8%$46,30771.4%$37,284
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction1136.5%$5,5468.6%$49,080
  Health Care, Social Serv.824.7%$3,3885.2%$41,317
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  ManufacturingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.633.6%$1,5252.4%$24,206
  Retail Trade975.6%$1,3572.1%$13,990
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade241.4%$1,1901.8%$49,583
  Other Private (not above)105*6.1%*$1,909*2.9%*$18,181*
Government33119.1%$17,47727.0%$52,801

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed20100.0%100.0%$5,400$5,872,297
Single-Family20100.0%76.2%$5,400$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 Ohio County

NamePopulation
in 2020
Percent of County
Rising Sun2,13136.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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