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Miami County, Indiana

Named for the Miami Indians and organized in 1834

County Seat: Peru

Largest City: Peru (2022 population: 10,828)

Population per Square Mile: 95.44

Square Miles: 373.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)35,962440.6%6,484,050
Today (2022)35,674450.5%6,833,037
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*34,040500.5%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.8%68 0.7%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-28085 5,230
Net International Migration1552 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9867-9.6%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,844495.2%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,5674915.6%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,070458.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,3583826.2%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,2184325.8%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)6,6174518.5%16.9%
Median Age40.7  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone345221.0%0.4%
Asian Alone172530.5%2.8%
Black Alone1,862255.2%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16510.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups818282.3%2.4%
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)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 2022 (estimate)14,88047100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)14,92143100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$97,90084  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$53562  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 4,567560.4%1,124,094
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 2022$40,3339269.2%58,323
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 2022/20232,634430.5%511,735

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, 2021352500.4%79,946
Births to Teens, 202132250.8%3,845
Deaths, 2019382450.6%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force14,399540.4%3,404,443
Annual Unemployment Rate4.14136.7%3.0
October 2023 Unemployment Rate3.77112.1%3.3

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work12,929100.0%$677,475100.0%$52,400
Wage and Salary9,41972.9%$441,41365.2%$46,864
Farm Proprietors5384.2%$54,7158.1%$101,701
Nonfarm Proprietors2,97223.0%$60,5898.9%$20,387
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8956.9%$19,3112.9%$21,577
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1771.4%$3,8650.6%$21,836
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3032.3%$12,5121.8%$41,294
  Retail Trade1,2499.7%$37,9135.6%$30,355
  Trans., Warehousing7926.1%$55,1898.1%$69,683
  Wholesale Trade2371.8%$16,8852.5%$71,245
  Other Private (not above)2,559*19.8%*$93,372*13.8%*$36,488*

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed189100.0%100.0%$12,365$6,635,992
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family15280.4%32.6%$7,600$1,031,387

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

in 2022
Percent of County
Bunker Hill8162.3%
* 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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