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Washington County, Indiana

Organized in 1814 and named in honor of George Washington

County Seat: Salem

Largest City: Salem (2018 population: 6,197)

Population per Square Mile: 54.58

Square Miles: 513.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,254570.4%6,484,192
Today (2019)28,036570.4%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*29,652560.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.8%41 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8724 3,997
Net International Migration077 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)19500.1%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,671566.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,7135916.9%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)2,197577.9%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,6275523.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,9695428.5%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)4,7666017.1%15.8%
Median Age41.3  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone65750.2%0.4%
Asian Alone81710.3%2.5%
Black Alone140710.5%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5710.0%0.1%
White27,3645697.9%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups288651.0%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic27,5625598.6%92.9%
Hispanic381721.4%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)10,72157100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,0765819.4%18.6%
Married Without Children3,9475436.8%29.9%
Single Parents1,010499.4%9.5%
Living Alone2,6265924.5%28.5%

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 2018 (estimate)12,45356100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)12,35156100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,1655866.1%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$113,20052  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,5565520.7%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$46880  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 4,115610.4%1,117,590
Public4,115600.4%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)19,216560.4%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher84.6%79 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree13.2%76 25.9%

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 2018$38,1238180.9%47,149
Median Household Income in 201844,5349079.9%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201813.4%33103.1%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.4%25116.6%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201832430.5%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,393520.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,106590.4%514,915

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, 2017322570.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201727470.5%5,152
Deaths, 2017324570.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,767570.4%3,381,609
Employed13,282580.4%3,263,751
Unemployed485540.4%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate3.539100.0%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.730108.8%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work10,094100.0%$392,505100.0%$38,885
Wage and Salary6,79467.3%$241,84761.6%$35,597
Farm Proprietors7006.9%$31,8858.1%$45,550
Nonfarm Proprietors2,60025.8%$55,46814.1%$21,334
Farm8068.0%$35,6509.1%$44,231
Nonfarm9,28892.0%$356,85590.9%$38,421
Private7,99879.2%$296,74675.6%$37,103
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5415.4%$8,6302.2%$15,952
  Arts, Ent., Recreation790.8%$8870.2%$11,228
  Construction8938.8%$40,16310.2%$44,975
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information780.8%$4,0091.0%$51,397
  Manufacturing1,70916.9%$98,95725.2%$57,903
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2372.3%$6,7631.7%$28,536
  Retail Trade1,38613.7%$37,1929.5%$26,834
  Trans., Warehousing2342.3%$9,0692.3%$38,756
  Wholesale Trade1691.7%$8,6782.2%$51,349
  Other Private (not above)1,376*13.6%*$35,527*9.1%*$25,819*
Government1,29012.8%$60,10915.3%$46,596

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed69100.0%100.0%$16,579$4,879,857
Single-Family69100.0%76.4%$16,579$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 Washington County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Campbellsburg5782.1%
Hardinsburg2450.9%
Little York1880.7%
Livonia1200.4%
New Pekin1,3854.9%
Salem6,19722.1%
Saltillo910.3%
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