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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%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*512,02617.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.8%1 3.2%

*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 3,555
Net International Migration6661 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,04915.5%19,211

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%
Two or More Race Groups8,96711.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 1Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)188,6631100.0%100.0%
Married With Children36,043219.1%18.8%
Married Without Children60,892132.3%30.0%
Single Parents16,74318.9%9.6%
Living Alone51,316127.2%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)212,6191100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)137,626164.7%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)51,037124.0%27.7%

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

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 2017$43,629196.6%$45,150
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
Annual Unemployment Rate3.2194.1%3.4
August 2019 Unemployment Rate2.9190.6%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work277,912100.0%$13,818,119100.0%$49,721
Wage and Salary229,05782.4%$10,053,65572.8%$43,891
Farm Proprietors5,1731.9%$24,2910.2%$4,696
Nonfarm Proprietors43,68215.7%$1,203,1448.7%$27,543
  Accommodation, Food Serv.18,936*6.8%*$380,698*2.8%*$20,104*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,954*1.1%*$41,495*0.3%*$14,047*
  Health Care, Social Serv.21,273*7.7%*$1,247,066*9.0%*$58,622*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8,439*3.0%*$432,745*3.1%*$51,279*
  Retail Trade32,17611.6%$962,5687.0%$29,916
  Trans., Warehousing11,9604.3%$728,9095.3%$60,946
  Wholesale Trade6,718*2.4%*$567,130*4.1%*$84,419*
  Other Private (not above)51,905*18.7%*$1,985,509*14.4%*$38,253*

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
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

in 2018
Percent of Region
New Albany36,6047.3%
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