STATS Indiana

Indiana's Public Data Utility

Hoosiers by the Numbers logoGet even more workforce data at Hoosiers by the Numbers

Logo

Choose one of the following geographies and click go to view its profile:

County:

Region:

Map

Scott County, Indiana

Formed in 1820 and named after a general in the Revolutionary War, Charles Scott

County Seat: Scottsburg

Largest City: Scottsburg (2021 population: 7,267)

Population per Square Mile: 127.91

Square Miles: 190.40

Go to county's in.gov site

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,195650.4%6,484,050
Today (2021)24,355640.4%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*25,785610.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.7%38 5.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration13436 5,230
Net International Migration264 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-12071-11.7%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,337655.5%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)4,1306317.0%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,926607.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,0466124.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,8136228.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,1036916.8%16.4%
Median Age40.8  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone80690.3%0.4%
Asian Alone224460.9%2.7%
Black Alone166720.7%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone19430.1%0.1%
White23,5836396.8%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups283691.2%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,7186297.4%92.3%
Hispanic637642.6%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)9,52665100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3916914.6%18.2%
Married Without Children2,7717129.1%29.8%
Single Parents9505310.0%9.2%
Living Alone3,1285332.8%29.1%

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 2021 (estimate)10,76866100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)10,68866100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,3926859.8%62.9%
Median Value (2021)$117,10065  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,1344729.3%27.2%
Median Rent (2021)$58344  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 3,989630.4%1,120,155
Public3,869630.4%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)16,728640.4%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher81%90 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree13.3%80 27.8%

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 2021$44,6788479.1%56,497
Median Household Income in 202154,7477387.3%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 202114.4%15119.0%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.9%12133.1%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202215490.4%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,742380.4%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20222,165510.4%481,568

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, 2019276630.3%80,859
Births to Teens, 201723560.4%5,152
Deaths, 2019339490.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,362660.3%3,321,548
Employed9,961660.3%3,203,166
Unemployed401580.3%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.913108.3%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate2.619108.3%2.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work10,130100.0%$501,203100.0%$49,477
Wage and Salary8,25781.5%$371,71574.2%$45,018
Farm Proprietors2632.6%$5,2211.0%$19,852
Nonfarm Proprietors1,61015.9%$30,9736.2%$19,238
Farm2902.9%$6,1091.2%$21,066
Nonfarm9,84097.1%$495,09498.8%$50,314
Private8,59784.9%$423,31984.5%$49,240
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7697.6%$18,1113.6%$23,551
  Arts, Ent., Recreation670.7%$3990.1%$5,955
  ConstructionData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information290.3%$1,9520.4%$67,310
  Manufacturing2,68226.5%$211,41142.2%$78,826
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,24512.3%$38,8707.8%$31,221
  Trans., Warehousing2062.0%$12,1422.4%$58,942
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,407*13.9%*$48,716*9.7%*$34,624*
Government1,24312.3%$71,77514.3%$57,743

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed77100.0%100.0%$17,720$7,583,249
Single-Family77100.0%74.4%$17,720$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 Scott County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Austin4,05716.7%
Scottsburg7,26729.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

city graph