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Carroll County, Indiana

Named in 1828 for Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence

County Seat: Delphi

Largest City: Delphi (2021 population: 2,972)

Population per Square Mile: 54.93

Square Miles: 372.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)20,160730.3%6,484,050
Today (2021)20,444700.3%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*19,646740.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.4%32 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 Migration12639 5,230
Net International Migration841 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)3220.3%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)1,108725.4%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)3,3947016.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,483737.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,7307123.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,6506927.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,0797020.0%16.4%
Median Age43.0  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 Alone93640.5%0.4%
Asian Alone57830.3%2.7%
Black Alone217631.1%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone8660.0%0.1%
White19,8136996.9%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups256721.3%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic19,4537295.2%92.3%
Hispanic991514.8%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)7,87672100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,2587316.0%18.2%
Married Without Children3,0696739.0%29.8%
Single Parents521756.6%9.2%
Living Alone2,2737128.9%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)9,52570100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)9,49470100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,3317066.7%62.9%
Median Value (2021)$138,30044  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,5457616.3%27.2%
Median Rent (2021)$59239  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 2,495750.2%1,120,155
Public2,495730.2%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)14,196700.3%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher89.1%49 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree14.7%71 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$51,2934690.8%56,497
Median Household Income in 202157,0196490.9%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20218.5%7770.2%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.4%7079.0%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202213570.3%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20221,139810.2%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20221,202730.2%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, 2019212730.3%80,859
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2019166810.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,497680.3%3,321,548
Employed9,219670.3%3,203,166
Unemployed278730.2%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.94880.6%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate2.06483.3%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 work8,503100.0%$435,249100.0%$51,188
Wage and Salary5,87069.0%$259,57059.6%$44,220
Farm Proprietors3714.4%$58,89413.5%$158,744
Nonfarm Proprietors2,26226.6%$56,41513.0%$24,940
Farm5636.6%$64,18014.7%$113,996
Nonfarm7,94093.4%$371,06985.3%$46,734
Private7,10083.5%$326,83375.1%$46,033
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction6077.1%$31,8427.3%$52,458
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information250.3%$5570.1%$22,280
  ManufacturingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2633.1%$10,0132.3%$38,072
  Retail Trade7088.3%$19,5024.5%$27,545
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade2212.6%$18,3684.2%$83,113
  Other Private (not above)1,717*20.2%*$56,211*12.9%*$32,738*
Government8409.9%$44,23610.2%$52,662

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 Filed50100.0%100.0%$9,231$7,583,249
Single-Family50100.0%74.4%$9,231$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 Carroll County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Burlington5222.6%
Camden5962.9%
Delphi2,97214.5%
Flora2,11010.3%
Yeoman1170.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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