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South Central Indiana Economic Development Region

Counties include: Bartholomew, Clark, Decatur, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, Washington

Largest City: Columbus (2018 population: 47,543)

Population per Square Mile: 134.1

Square Miles: 3,735.4

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)482,45317.4%6,484,061
Today (2018)500,78917.5%6,695,497
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*512,02617.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.8%1 3.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank of 1Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,1961 4,044
Net International Migration6661 14,959
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,04915.6%18,568

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 1Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)31,09416.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)83,776116.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)40,13418.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)127,705125.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)135,599127.1%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)82,481116.5%15.8%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of 1Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,82610.4%0.4%
Asian Alone11,06312.2%2.5%
Black Alone17,91713.6%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone34210.1%0.1%
White460,674192.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups8,96711.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic478,794195.6%92.9%
Hispanic21,99514.4%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 1Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (includes detail not shown below)190,1981100.0%100.0%
Married With Children35,718218.8%18.6%
Married Without Children61,575132.4%29.9%
Single Parents16,68318.8%9.5%
Living Alone52,318127.5%28.5%

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

HousingNumberRank of 1Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)216,5331100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)213,9011100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)138,356164.7%61.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)51,842124.2%27.6%

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

EducationNumberRank of 1Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 80,54517.2%1,117,590
Public75,42017.1%1,054,903

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 1Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$45,307196.1%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201856719.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201838,60516.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201936,24417.0%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 1Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20176,06717.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201741318.0%5,152
Deaths, 20175,51818.4%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank of 1Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force259,44617.7%3,381,713
Employed251,06317.7%3,265,580
Unemployed8,38317.2%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.2194.1%3.4
December 2019 Unemployment Rate2.7190.0%3.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work281,866100.0%$14,512,700100.0%$51,488
Wage and Salary231,19082.0%$10,605,96773.1%$45,876
Farm Proprietors5,0791.8%$99,4030.7%$19,571
Nonfarm Proprietors45,59716.2%$1,262,8358.7%$27,696
Farm6,1802.2%$140,5881.0%$22,749
Nonfarm275,68697.8%$14,372,11299.0%$52,132
Private243,90986.5%$12,672,23487.3%$51,955
  Accommodation, Food Serv.20,1457.1%$413,5632.8%$20,529
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,8151.7%$118,0720.8%$24,522
  Construction14,5185.2%$817,3865.6%$56,302
  Health Care, Social Serv.22,543*8.0%*$1,302,837*9.0%*$57,793*
  Information1,317*0.5%*$82,109*0.6%*$62,345*
  Manufacturing59,54321.1%$4,728,27732.6%$79,409
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,108*3.2%*$455,327*3.1%*$49,992*
  Retail Trade29,35110.4%$880,4196.1%$29,996
  Trans., Warehousing15,4925.5%$853,2505.9%$55,077
  Wholesale Trade6,339*2.2%*$552,907*3.8%*$87,223*
  Other Private (not above)51,960*18.4%*$2,084,240*14.4%*$40,112*
Government31,77711.3%$1,699,87811.7%$53,494

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 Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,644100.0%100.0%$323,011$4,879,857
Single-Family1,24775.9%76.4%$277,894$4,269,197
2-Family20.1%2.0%$170$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family39524.0%21.4%$44,947$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 South Central Indiana Economic Development Region

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of Region
Charlestown8,2741.7%
Clarksville21,6224.3%
Columbus47,5439.5%
Greensburg11,9162.4%
Jeffersonville47,4329.5%
Madison11,8792.4%
New Albany36,6047.3%
Scottsburg6,7501.3%
Sellersburg8,8811.8%
Seymour19,7313.9%
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