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Montgomery County, Indiana

Organized in 1823 and named for Revolutionary War hero, Major General Richard Montgomery

County Seat: Crawfordsville

Largest City: Crawfordsville (2022 population: 16,479)

Population per Square Mile: 75.85

Square Miles: 504.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)37,936390.6%6,484,050
Today (2022)38,273390.6%6,832,274
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*38,340390.5%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today0.9%39 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 Migration30316 4,599
Net International Migration1256 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9063-1.2%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,150415.6%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)6,4964117.0%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,654369.5%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,8604323.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,8503925.7%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)7,2633919.0%16.9%
Median Age40.2  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 Alone164410.4%0.4%
Asian Alone339340.9%2.8%
Black Alone478411.2%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15530.0%0.1%
White36,6963995.9%84.0%
Two or More Race Groups581411.5%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic36,1634094.5%92.1%
Hispanic2,110355.5%7.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)15,40437100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7584117.9%18.1%
Married Without Children4,9444232.1%29.6%
Single Parents1,267398.2%9.0%
Living Alone4,6793330.4%29.4%

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)16,60240100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)16,50440100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
11,5993870.3%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$156,40049  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,8053723.1%27.1%
Median Rent (2022)$61446  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 6,013400.5%1,124,094
Public6,013390.6%1,035,718
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)25,900390.6%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher89.2%55 90%
with B.A. or higher degree20.8%31 28.2%

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$49,9436285.6%58,323
Median Household Income in 202157,9975892.5%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 202111.7%4096.7%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.5%4798.7%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202219390.5%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20223,030340.5%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20232,817380.6%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, 2021441400.6%79,946
Births to Teens, 202125340.7%3,845
Deaths, 2019414420.6%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,984410.6%3,404,443
Employed18,508410.6%3,302,632
Unemployed476450.5%101,811
Annual Unemployment Rate2.56783.3%3.0
December 2023 Unemployment Rate2.18275.0%2.8

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 work20,937100.0%$1,241,023100.0%$59,274
Wage and Salary16,25177.6%$904,78372.9%$55,676
Farm Proprietors5982.9%$51,0184.1%$85,314
Nonfarm Proprietors4,08819.5%$88,7707.2%$21,715
Farm7163.4%$56,8834.6%$79,446
Nonfarm20,22196.6%$1,184,14095.4%$58,560
Private18,08986.4%$1,054,55385.0%$58,298
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,4426.9%$36,5252.9%$25,329
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2411.2%$3,3950.3%$14,087
  Construction9614.6%$53,7924.3%$55,975
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information2411.2%$14,8571.2%$61,647
  Manufacturing4,84423.1%$449,32436.2%$92,759
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,0249.7%$59,8514.8%$29,571
  Trans., Warehousing1,4727.0%$70,4635.7%$47,869
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)3,285*15.7%*$111,969*9.0%*$34,085*
Government2,13210.2%$129,58710.4%$60,782

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 Filed51100.0%100.0%$12,038$6,635,992
Single-Family51100.0%65.0%$12,038$5,513,030
2-Family00.0%1.9%0$76,873
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family00.0%32.6%$0$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 Montgomery County

NamePopulation
in 2022
Percent of County
Alamo650.2%
Crawfordsville16,47943.1%
Darlington7151.9%
Ladoga1,0842.8%
Linden7191.9%
New Market5631.5%
New Richmond3130.8%
New Ross3080.8%
Waveland4341.1%
Waynetown9662.5%
Wingate2420.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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