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Noble County, Indiana

Created in 1836 and named for Indiana's first U.S. senator, James Noble

County Seat: Albion

Largest City: Kendallville (2022 population: 10,222)

Population per Square Mile: 115.30

Square Miles: 410.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)47,457300.7%6,484,050
Today (2022)47,367300.7%6,833,037
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*48,938290.7%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.2%47 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-25683 5,230
Net International Migration6625 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1451114.2%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)3,019316.4%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)8,4643117.9%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,853328.2%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,5163024.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,3163226.1%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)8,0593417.1%16.4%
Median Age39.4  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 Alone229310.5%0.4%
Asian Alone237420.5%2.7%
Black Alone549391.2%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone34330.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups655331.4%2.3%
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)17,70232100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,8652821.8%18.2%
Married Without Children5,7093232.3%29.8%
Single Parents1,333357.5%9.2%
Living Alone4,7253226.7%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)20,32331100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)20,06831100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$144,00039  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$56948  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 7,125350.6%1,120,155
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)31,763310.7%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher82.8%88 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree16.3%60 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$48,0606685.1%56,497
Median Household Income in 202165,97922105.2%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20219.1%6875.2%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.1%6683.4%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202210720.2%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,233520.4%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20223,251310.7%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, 2019632290.8%80,851
Births to Teens, 202122410.6%3,845
Deaths, 2019527310.8%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,912350.6%3,404,443
Annual Unemployment Rate2.84193.3%3.0
August 2023 Unemployment Rate4.016108.1%3.7

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 work23,065100.0%$1,236,658100.0%$53,616
Wage and Salary17,76377.0%$823,40866.6%$46,355
Farm Proprietors9834.3%$55,5994.5%$56,561
Nonfarm Proprietors4,31918.7%$147,16711.9%$34,074
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1044.8%$23,1761.9%$20,993
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1970.9%$2,4910.2%$12,645
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,1925.2%$61,4625.0%$51,562
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,1289.2%$71,7615.8%$33,722
  Trans., Warehousing6292.7%$25,6062.1%$40,709
  Wholesale Trade5032.2%$36,2772.9%$72,121
  Other Private (not above)4,256*18.5%*$147,121*11.9%*$34,568*

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 Filed104100.0%100.0%$31,106$6,635,992
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 Noble County

in 2022
Percent of County
Rome City1,3012.7%
* 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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