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Grant County, Indiana

Founded in 1831 and named for frontier fighters Moses and Samuel Grant

County Seat: Marion

Largest City: Marion (2018 population: 28,047)

Population per Square Mile: 159.23

Square Miles: 414.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,063221.1%6,484,192
Today (2018)65,936251.0%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,253241.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.9%89 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-20978 3,555
Net International Migration1537 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-15091-0.8%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,542265.4%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)10,0652715.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)8,4101812.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)14,0842721.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,1612626.0%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)12,6742119.2%15.8%
Median Age40.5  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 Alone281240.4%0.4%
Asian Alone628281.0%2.5%
Black Alone4,805187.3%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30320.0%0.1%
White58,4862788.7%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,706212.6%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic63,0352695.6%92.9%
Hispanic2,901264.4%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)26,12224100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,7843014.5%18.8%
Married Without Children8,4902532.5%30.0%
Single Parents2,9351911.2%9.6%
Living Alone7,7372129.6%28.3%

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)30,49524100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)30,45323100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
17,8582658.6%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$87,60080  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,2642127.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$50952  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 10,426270.9%1,117,590
Public10,330261.0%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)44,546251.0%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher87%60 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree17.1%46 25.3%

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 2017$37,9216184.0%45,150
Median Household Income in 201744,7908582.7%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201718.4%5138.3%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1827.3%1153.4%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201877161.3%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20189,181141.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20195,811201.1%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, 2017780250.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201765151.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017839201.3%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force32,239261.0%3,381,713
Employed30,996260.9%3,265,580
Unemployed1,243201.1%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.916114.7%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate3.215110.3%2.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work34,900100.0%$1,578,497100.0%$45,229
Wage and Salary29,62384.9%$1,143,28372.4%$38,594
Farm Proprietors4241.2%$-2,980-0.2%$-7,028
Nonfarm Proprietors4,85313.9%$134,6788.5%$27,751
Farm5151.5%$4600.0%$893
Nonfarm34,38598.5%$1,578,037100.0%$45,893
Private30,17186.4%$1,337,76284.7%$44,339
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,4317.0%$47,6983.0%$19,621
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3361.0%$3,9670.3%$11,807
  Construction1,0162.9%$48,2483.1%$47,488
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information2440.7%$10,2820.7%$42,139
  Manufacturing4,86213.9%$359,30522.8%$73,901
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7722.2%$35,8322.3%$46,415
  Retail Trade3,62210.4%$108,2326.9%$29,882
  Trans., Warehousing2,3646.8%$115,6667.3%$48,928
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)5,736*16.4%*$187,353*11.9%*$32,663*
Government4,21412.1%$240,27515.2%$57,018

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 Filed74100.0%100.0%$11,278$4,879,857
Single-Family74100.0%76.4%$11,278$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 Grant County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Converse2550.4%*
Fairmount2,7754.2%
Fowlerton2470.4%
Gas City5,7578.7%
Jonesboro1,6512.5%
Marion28,04742.5%
Matthews5590.8%
Swayzee9161.4%
Sweetser1,1571.8%
Upland3,7295.7%
Van Buren8141.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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