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Miami County, Indiana

Named for the Miami Indians and organized in 1834

County Seat: Peru

Largest City: Peru (2021 population: 11,106)

Population per Square Mile: 96.52

Square Miles: 373.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)36,905440.6%6,484,050
Today (2021)36,081430.5%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*34,943490.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.2%63 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 Migration19426 5,230
Net International Migration1034 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4845-4.7%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)1,919485.3%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)5,6954915.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)2,996478.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,5243826.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,4474226.2%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,5004418.0%16.4%
Median Age40.6  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 Alone342220.9%0.4%
Asian Alone167560.5%2.7%
Black Alone1,888255.2%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16490.0%0.1%
White32,8714791.1%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups797282.2%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic34,6974396.2%92.3%
Hispanic1,384423.8%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)13,14845100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4734518.8%18.2%
Married Without Children4,3054832.7%29.8%
Single Parents1,187439.0%9.2%
Living Alone3,5754527.2%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)14,87146100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)14,92143100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,6954965.0%62.9%
Median Value (2021)$97,90084  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,4534223.1%27.2%
Median Rent (2021)$53562  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 4,801530.4%1,120,155
Public4,801510.5%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)25,219400.6%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher86.4%77 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree14.7%71 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$40,1799271.1%56,497
Median Household Income in 202156,8676590.7%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 202114.9%14123.1%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.1%11134.4%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202222340.6%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20223,900280.6%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20222,662370.6%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, 2019407450.5%80,859
Births to Teens, 201729430.6%5,152
Deaths, 2019382450.6%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force14,721530.4%3,321,548
Employed14,076530.4%3,203,166
Unemployed645340.5%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate4.44122.2%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate3.08125.0%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 work12,863100.0%$675,974100.0%$52,552
Wage and Salary9,50973.9%$434,96464.3%$45,742
Farm Proprietors5464.2%$59,6108.8%$109,176
Nonfarm Proprietors2,80821.8%$55,3428.2%$19,709
Farm6855.3%$63,0059.3%$91,978
Nonfarm12,17894.7%$612,96990.7%$50,334
Private9,57074.4%$434,58064.3%$45,411
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8766.8%$18,1862.7%$20,760
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1461.1%$1,9130.3%$13,103
  Construction7886.1%$38,5025.7%$48,860
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information500.4%$1,3180.2%$26,360
  Manufacturing1,75513.6%$110,76116.4%$63,112
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3192.5%$16,4952.4%$51,708
  Retail Trade1,2409.6%$35,6445.3%$28,745
  Trans., Warehousing7756.0%$52,5307.8%$67,781
  Wholesale Trade2351.8%$16,0472.4%$68,285
  Other Private (not above)2,048*15.9%*$79,372*11.7%*$38,756*
Government2,60820.3%$178,38926.4%$68,401

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 Filed18100.0%100.0%$3,505$7,583,249
Single-Family18100.0%74.4%$3,505$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
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 Miami County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Amboy3190.9%
Bunker Hill8212.3%
Converse9082.5%*
Denver4771.3%
Macy2020.6%
Peru11,10630.8%
* 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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