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Hendricks County, Indiana

Formed in 1824 and named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks

County Seat: Danville

Largest City: Plainfield (2020 population: 36,275)

Population per Square Mile: 425.78

Square Miles: 406.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)145,455102.2%6,484,050
Today (2020)173,25192.6%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*216,47273.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today19.1%3 4.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,8022 14,280
Net International Migration1519 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)385955.6%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)9,623105.6%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)32,588718.8%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)14,020138.1%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,112927.2%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)44,453925.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)25,455914.7%16.5%
Median Age38.3  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone541110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone5,599103.2%2.7%
Black Alone14,51978.4%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone111120.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups3,833102.2%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 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)59,01510100.0%100.0%
Married With Children16,550628.0%18.5%
Married Without Children18,261930.9%29.7%
Single Parents4,749128.0%9.3%
Living Alone12,7511621.6%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)64,96710100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)61,75510100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2019)$191,7004  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2019)$9022  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 32,49472.9%1,112,460
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)108,92192.5%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher94%2 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree37%5 26.5%

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 2020$55,1699106.2%51,926
Median Household Income in 201985,8272149.0%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20194.9%9141.2%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.1%9133.8%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202158210.9%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20215,761210.9%636,675
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, 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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force89,38692.7%3,319,010
Annual Unemployment Rate5.08570.4%7.1
November 2021 Unemployment Rate1.51115.4%1.3

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work98,899100.0%$4,896,892100.0%$49,514
Wage and Salary79,84980.7%$3,615,58673.8%$45,280
Farm Proprietors5760.6%$16,3960.3%$28,465
Nonfarm Proprietors18,47418.7%$448,7049.2%$24,288
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,1527.2%$167,3303.4%$23,396
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,5291.5%$32,9510.7%$21,551
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,4026.5%$352,2137.2%$55,016
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,5393.6%$155,3833.2%$43,906
  Retail Trade15,55015.7%$586,88512.0%$37,742
  Trans., Warehousing17,31117.5%$878,24317.9%$50,733
  Wholesale Trade4,5124.6%$341,6307.0%$75,716
  Other Private (not above)22,685*22.9%*$964,710*19.7%*$42,526*

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,371100.0%100.0%$366,068$5,872,297
3- and 4-Family80.6%0.8%$1,012$25,965
5+ Family80.6%20.6%$594$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
North Salem5390.3%
* 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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