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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2021 population: 35,592)

Population per Square Mile: 440.78

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,455102.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)179,35592.6%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*216,47273.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today23.3%3 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 Migration3,6342 5,230
Net International Migration7912 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1501014.6%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)9,554105.3%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)34,165719.0%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)14,537138.1%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)49,081727.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)45,962825.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)26,056914.5%16.4%
Median Age38.4  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 Alone59790.3%0.4%
Asian Alone6,052103.4%2.7%
Black Alone17,12679.5%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone130100.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups4,03892.3%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)62,91110100.0%100.0%
Married With Children17,221627.4%18.2%
Married Without Children20,838833.1%29.8%
Single Parents5,205118.3%9.2%
Living Alone12,1201719.3%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)68,43510100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)65,85210100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$220,8003  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$9952  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 33,75773.0%1,120,155
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)115,17692.6%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher95.1%2 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree39.5%5 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$59,8049105.9%56,497
Median Household Income in 202190,2983144.0%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20215.3%9143.8%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.8%9036.9%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202238201.0%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20225,986201.0%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20228,838131.8%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, 20191,657102.0%80,859
Births to Teens, 201752221.0%5,152
Deaths, 20191,262121.9%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force91,96382.8%3,321,548
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58069.4%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate1.88275.0%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 work105,009100.0%$5,459,745100.0%$51,993
Wage and Salary83,42179.4%$4,063,75674.4%$48,714
Farm Proprietors5720.5%$21,5510.4%$37,677
Nonfarm Proprietors21,01620.0%$499,7459.2%$23,779
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,6997.3%$204,8193.8%$26,603
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,6991.6%$39,0650.7%$22,993
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,9296.6%$402,2357.4%$58,051
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,0373.8%$205,7033.8%$50,954
  Retail Trade16,77216.0%$687,05212.6%$40,964
  Trans., Warehousing18,89118.0%$1,005,21918.4%$53,212
  Wholesale Trade4,6774.5%$377,3996.9%$80,693
  Other Private (not above)23,544*22.4%*$1,010,367*18.5%*$42,914*

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 Filed1,370100.0%100.0%$413,548$7,583,249
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 Hendricks County

in 2021
Percent of County
North Salem4650.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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