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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2019 population: 35,287)

Population per Square Mile: 418.56

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,456102.2%6,484,192
Today (2019)170,311102.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*216,47273.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today17.1%3 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,5392 3,997
Net International Migration2739 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)59273.2%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,759105.7%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)32,273718.9%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)13,726138.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)46,220927.1%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)44,136925.9%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)24,197914.2%16.1%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone533100.3%0.4%
Asian Alone5,330103.1%2.6%
Black Alone13,32677.8%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone12190.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups3,575102.1%2.2%
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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)58,07810100.0%100.0%
Married With Children15,758727.1%18.6%
Married Without Children18,786932.3%29.9%
Single Parents4,825128.3%9.5%
Living Alone12,7051521.9%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)63,95210100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)60,73011100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$179,6004  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$8722  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 31,82572.9%1,111,333
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)106,86492.4%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher93.4%4 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree36.3%5 25.9%

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 2018$49,64110105.3%47,149
Median Household Income in 201880,8343145.1%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20185.9%8945.4%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.6%8937.7%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201943260.8%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20194,788230.8%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20208,760131.7%507,739

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, 20171,724102.1%82,170
Births to Teens, 201752221.0%5,152
Deaths, 20171,273141.9%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force90,41292.7%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate2.77581.8%3.3
September 2020 Unemployment Rate4.46075.9%5.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work96,657100.0%$4,327,444100.0%$44,771
Wage and Salary77,08279.7%$3,144,51272.7%$40,794
Farm Proprietors5780.6%$19,6260.5%$33,955
Nonfarm Proprietors18,99719.7%$448,58910.4%$23,614
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,9908.3%$178,5324.1%$22,344
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,7511.8%$36,6070.8%$20,906
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,2016.4%$306,4957.1%$49,427
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade15,02215.5%$499,41011.5%$33,245
  Trans., Warehousing15,07715.6%$716,70716.6%$47,536
  Wholesale Trade3,9924.1%$289,6016.7%$72,545
  Other Private (not above)22,462*23.2%*$810,641*18.7%*$36,089*

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,053100.0%100.0%$249,031$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family111.0%0.7%$4,000$26,551
5+ Family15214.4%24.6%$15,638$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
North Salem5380.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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