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Steuben County, Indiana

Organized in 1837 and named after Revolutionary War General, Baron Frederick von Steuben

County Seat: Angola

Largest City: Angola (2016 population: 8,591)

Population per Square Mile: 110.44

Square Miles: 308.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)34,183460.5%6,484,136
Today (2016)34,116460.5%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,679490.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.2%38 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-30580 -12,135
Net International Migration2830 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)44470.2%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,835505.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,3315215.5%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)3,7083510.8%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,4595221.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,9234228.9%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,1164217.8%14.6%
Median Age42.4  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone116480.3%0.4%
Asian Alone212450.6%2.1%
Black Alone313460.9%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14460.0%0.1%
White33,3864597.1%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups331491.0%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,2024696.6%93.3%
Hispanic1,170393.4%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)13,48542100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,2925417.0%19.2%
Married Without Children5,0404037.4%30.0%
Single Parents1,275399.5%9.8%
Living Alone3,4264525.4%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)19,64533100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)19,34233100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,4574154.1%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$128,80027  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0284715.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$52533  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,041620.4%1,110,866
Public4,041620.4%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)23,141440.5%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher89.6%19 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree20%23 24.1%

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 2015$37,6384989.7%41,940
Median Household Income in 201553,19128105.3%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201510.1%7370.1%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.0%6578.4%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201622680.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,470590.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,698650.3%495,330

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, 2015416460.5%84,008
Births to Teens, 201534440.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015328510.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,970380.6%3,326,893
Employed19,226370.6%3,179,806
Unemployed744440.5%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.77784.1%4.4
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.36885.2%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work20,938100.0%$780,654100.0%$37,284
Wage and Salary16,68779.7%$570,70473.1%$34,201
Farm Proprietors4742.3%$3,3720.4%$7,114
Nonfarm Proprietors3,77718.0%$59,7367.7%$15,816
Farm5562.7%$5,7960.7%$10,424
Nonfarm20,38297.3%$774,85899.3%$38,017
Private18,74389.5%$703,59690.1%$37,539
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,6047.7%$28,4543.6%$17,739
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1950.9%$2,0440.3%$10,482
  Construction8784.2%$38,5204.9%$43,872
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information960.5%$5,6190.7%$58,531
  Manufacturing5,41125.8%$294,91037.8%$54,502
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4872.3%$16,6792.1%$34,248
  Retail Trade2,54312.1%$58,3177.5%$22,932
  Trans., Warehousing8874.2%$50,5276.5%$56,964
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)3,724*17.8%*$94,166*12.1%*$25,286*
Government1,6397.8%$71,2629.1%$43,479

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed121100.0%100.0%$33,710$3,737,044
Single-Family121100.0%68.4%$33,710$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 Steuben County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Angola8,59125.2%
Ashley3341.0%*
Clear Lake3401.0%
Fremont2,1356.3%
Hamilton1,2853.8%*
Hudson5101.5%
Orland4341.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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