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Vermillion County, Indiana

Named for a river, the Vermillion, and organized in 1824

County Seat: Newport

Largest City: Clinton (2020 population: 4,618)

Population per Square Mile: 59.67

Square Miles: 256.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)16,210790.2%6,484,050
Today (2020)15,329790.2%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*15,115790.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.4%86 4.2%

*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 Migration-12968 1,323
Net International Migration954 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4375-0.3%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)850795.5%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)2,5117916.4%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,198797.8%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,5267923.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,0808126.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,1648120.6%16.5%
Median Age42.7  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 Alone56810.4%0.4%
Asian Alone47850.3%2.7%
Black Alone102820.7%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6690.0%0.1%
White14,9067997.2%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups212761.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic15,0997998.5%92.6%
Hispanic230841.5%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)6,66478100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0747916.1%18.5%
Married Without Children2,1838132.8%29.7%
Single Parents7466311.2%9.3%
Living Alone1,8137727.2%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)7,50380100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)7,50879100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,8747964.9%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$79,70091  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,7907223.8%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$46080  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 2,453760.2%1,111,333
Public2,453750.2%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)10,913800.2%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher91%19 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree14.2%69 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$38,6338279.4%48,678
Median Household Income in 201950,7237888.0%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201912.2%31102.5%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.3%34107.9%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202033360.5%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20201,753680.3%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20201,307720.3%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, 2017170790.2%82,170
Births to Teens, 201710780.2%5,152
Deaths, 2017212740.3%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force6,590820.2%3,319,010
Employed6,094820.2%3,082,982
Unemployed496800.2%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate7.519105.6%7.1
June 2021 Unemployment Rate5.114108.5%4.7

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 work5,978100.0%$317,726100.0%$53,149
Wage and Salary4,53275.8%$241,22775.9%$53,227
Farm Proprietors2213.7%$-4,176-1.3%$-18,896
Nonfarm Proprietors1,22520.5%$20,0486.3%$16,366
Farm3255.4%$-1,384-0.4%$-4,258
Nonfarm5,65394.6%$319,110100.4%$56,450
Private4,90282.0%$281,80488.7%$57,488
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction71712.0%$51,94616.3%$72,449
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information450.8%$1,7160.5%$38,133
  Manufacturing64410.8%$74,51123.5%$115,700
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade80413.4%$22,4337.1%$27,902
  Trans., Warehousing1632.7%$9,9903.1%$61,288
  Wholesale Trade641.1%$18,9366.0%$295,875
  Other Private (not above)859*14.4%*$44,750*14.1%*$52,095*
Government75112.6%$37,30611.7%$49,675

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 Filed27100.0%100.0%$4,347$5,872,297
Single-Family27100.0%76.2%$4,347$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 Vermillion County

NamePopulation
in 2020
Percent of County
Cayuga1,0957.1%
Clinton4,61830.1%
Dana5643.7%
Fairview Park1,2988.5%
Newport4753.1%
Perrysville4302.8%
Universal3392.2%
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