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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 (2018 population: 8,702)

Population per Square Mile: 111.97

Square Miles: 308.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)34,173460.5%6,484,192
Today (2018)34,586460.5%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,679490.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.2%29 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9722 3,555
Net International Migration849 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)62350.3%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,976485.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,1435214.9%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,5093810.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,1495320.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,8264128.4%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)6,9833820.2%15.8%
Median Age43.7  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone126450.4%0.4%
Asian Alone215450.6%2.5%
Black Alone284500.8%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone19400.1%0.1%
White33,5314596.9%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups411461.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,3074696.3%92.9%
Hispanic1,279393.7%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)13,81042100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,5014718.1%18.8%
Married Without Children5,1404137.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,017497.4%9.6%
Living Alone3,5654425.8%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)20,15133100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)19,77933100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,7434054.3%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$136,30025  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0674715.5%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$54729  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 4,032620.4%1,117,590
Public4,032620.4%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)23,551440.5%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher89.3%30 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree20.3%26 25.3%

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 2018$43,2313891.7%47,149
Median Household Income in 201755,18433101.9%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201711.0%5482.7%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.5%5092.7%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201819660.3%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,062570.3%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20191,812630.4%514,915

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, 2017343540.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201729430.6%5,152
Deaths, 2017328550.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force20,351380.6%3,381,713
Employed19,809380.6%3,265,580
Unemployed542460.5%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78179.4%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate2.75790.0%3.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work21,229100.0%$890,047100.0%$41,926
Wage and Salary17,04480.3%$649,03972.9%$38,080
Farm Proprietors4592.2%$4,5450.5%$9,902
Nonfarm Proprietors3,72617.6%$70,8438.0%$19,013
Farm5752.7%$7,6570.9%$13,317
Nonfarm20,65497.3%$882,39099.1%$42,722
Private19,05989.8%$808,15790.8%$42,403
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5367.2%$30,2033.4%$19,663
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1910.9%$2,3200.3%$12,147
  Construction8974.2%$45,3825.1%$50,593
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1090.5%$7,5980.9%$69,706
  Manufacturing5,70126.9%$339,40938.1%$59,535
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5192.4%$20,2732.3%$39,062
  Retail Trade2,46811.6%$60,7916.8%$24,632
  Trans., Warehousing9254.4%$60,5836.8%$65,495
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)3,603*17.0%*$101,353*11.4%*$28,130*
Government1,5957.5%$74,2338.3%$46,541

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed155100.0%100.0%$46,262$4,879,857
Single-Family14593.5%76.4%$44,954$4,269,197
2-Family106.5%2.0%1,308$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Angola8,70225.2%
Ashley3381.0%*
Clear Lake3451.0%
Fremont2,1786.3%
Hamilton1,3153.8%*
Hudson5191.5%
Orland4321.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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