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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 (2017 population: 8,655)

Population per Square Mile: 111.63

Square Miles: 308.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)34,183460.5%6,484,125
Today (2017)34,484460.5%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*34,679490.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.9%31 2.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1344 -1,639
Net International Migration1939 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)92310.5%19,482

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,946485.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,1585315.0%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,5193710.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,1905320.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,8694228.6%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,8023819.7%15.4%
Median Age43.6  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone124460.4%0.4%
Asian Alone218430.6%2.4%
Black Alone297470.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14480.0%0.1%
White33,4404597.0%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups391471.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,2074596.3%93.0%
Hispanic1,277393.7%7.0%

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 2017 (estimate)20,00233100.0%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 (2016/2017 Total Reported) 4,041620.4%1,110,866
Public4,041620.4%1,048,879
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 2017$40,2034589.0%45,150
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 201722650.3%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,243570.3%656,297
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, 2016416470.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 201629450.5%5,294
Deaths, 2016335500.5%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,922380.6%3,320,409
Employed19,345370.6%3,203,351
Unemployed577450.5%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.97782.9%3.5
December 2018 Unemployment Rate2.87382.4%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work20,753100.0%$839,075100.0%$40,432
Wage and Salary16,69080.4%$610,10872.7%$36,555
Farm Proprietors4672.3%$8540.1%$1,829
Nonfarm Proprietors3,59617.3%$64,5227.7%$17,943
Farm5642.7%$3,3040.4%$5,858
Nonfarm20,18997.3%$835,77199.6%$41,397
Private18,58489.5%$763,51391.0%$41,084
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5177.3%$29,0653.5%$19,160
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1890.9%$2,1200.3%$11,217
  Construction8734.2%$42,5975.1%$48,794
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1080.5%$7,1250.8%$65,972
  Manufacturing5,47926.4%$317,80537.9%$58,004
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4832.3%$17,7502.1%$36,749
  Retail Trade2,49912.0%$60,2647.2%$24,115
  Trans., Warehousing8534.1%$56,0976.7%$65,764
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)3,515*16.9%*$96,046*11.4%*$27,325*
Government1,6057.7%$72,2588.6%$45,021

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed159100.0%100.0%$44,121$4,583,500
Single-Family15195.0%74.2%$43,161$4,038,599
2-Family85.0%2.0%960$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Angola8,65525.1%
Ashley3361.0%*
Clear Lake3401.0%
Fremont2,1626.3%
Hamilton1,2963.8%*
Hudson5231.5%
Orland4331.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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