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Marshall County, Indiana

Organized in 1836 and named for U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall

County Seat: Plymouth

Largest City: Plymouth (2018 population: 9,889)

Population per Square Mile: 104.26

Square Miles: 443.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)47,050310.7%6,484,192
Today (2018)46,248310.7%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*48,705300.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.7%56 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-33083 3,555
Net International Migration3423 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)83310.4%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)2,926326.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)8,6642918.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,818338.3%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,4133422.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,1663326.3%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)8,2613117.9%15.8%
Median Age40.0  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 Alone176340.4%0.4%
Asian Alone324350.7%2.5%
Black Alone407420.9%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone38260.1%0.1%
White44,6173196.5%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups686291.5%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic41,4283489.6%92.9%
Hispanic4,8202110.4%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)17,24933100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,6903121.4%18.8%
Married Without Children5,6803332.9%30.0%
Single Parents1,290407.5%9.6%
Living Alone4,4373525.7%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)20,35332100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)20,10732100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,0183264.7%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$130,10029  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,2313421.0%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$53738  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 8,220280.7%1,117,590
Public8,058280.8%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)30,831320.7%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher85.1%75 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree19.8%28 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$40,3354289.3%45,150
Median Household Income in 201753,3873998.6%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201711.6%4987.2%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.8%5983.1%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201826500.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,761420.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20194,126260.8%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, 2017606310.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201736320.7%5,152
Deaths, 2017479330.7%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,481300.7%3,381,713
Employed22,735310.7%3,265,580
Unemployed746310.6%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.25594.1%3.4
April 2019 Unemployment Rate2.84990.3%3.1

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 work24,901100.0%$1,044,859100.0%$41,961
Wage and Salary19,45278.1%$760,24572.8%$39,083
Farm Proprietors7783.1%$3,6950.4%$4,749
Nonfarm Proprietors4,67118.8%$84,0758.0%$17,999
Farm9613.9%$9,5810.9%$9,970
Nonfarm23,94096.1%$1,035,27899.1%$43,245
Private21,66787.0%$928,90688.9%$42,872
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,4675.9%$27,0092.6%$18,411
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3381.4%$4,7750.5%$14,127
  Construction1,0734.3%$42,3004.0%$39,422
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,0938.4%$89,9968.6%$42,999
  Information1180.5%$4,1130.4%$34,856
  Manufacturing7,11028.6%$420,62340.3%$59,159
  Professional, Tech. Serv.6242.5%$27,9032.7%$44,716
  Retail Trade2,57810.4%$67,6566.5%$26,244
  Trans., Warehousing6402.6%$31,7303.0%$49,578
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)4,830*19.4%*$160,005*15.3%*$33,127*
Government2,2739.1%$106,37210.2%$46,798

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed133100.0%100.0%$37,776$4,583,500
Single-Family133100.0%74.2%$37,776$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 Marshall County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Argos1,6253.5%
Bourbon1,7553.8%
Bremen4,4849.7%
Culver1,4363.1%
La Paz5491.2%
Plymouth9,88921.4%
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