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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 (2021 population: 8,999)

Population per Square Mile: 112.11

Square Miles: 308.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)34,147460.5%6,484,050
Today (2021)34,632460.5%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*34,245500.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.4%31 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration26219 14,280
Net International Migration747 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8061-11.6%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,862495.4%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)5,1245214.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,413409.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,2415220.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,5224127.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)7,4703621.6%16.4%
Median Age44.1  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 Alone135480.4%0.4%
Asian Alone251390.7%2.7%
Black Alone326500.9%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14530.0%0.1%
White33,4654596.6%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups441471.3%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,2054695.9%92.3%
Hispanic1,427404.1%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)14,44942100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7564119.1%18.3%
Married Without Children5,0764035.1%29.8%
Single Parents792645.5%9.3%
Living Alone3,8954327.0%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)19,03535100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)20,14733100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
11,3773956.5%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$154,30022  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0724715.2%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$61325  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 3,922640.4%1,120,155
Public3,922620.4%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)23,960440.5%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher91.4%18 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree22.5%25 27.2%

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 2021$52,2443392.5%56,497
Median Household Income in 202062,27333102.4%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 20209.6%6182.8%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.4%5089.9%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202113730.2%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,025570.3%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20221,417690.3%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, 2019375510.5%80,859
Births to Teens, 201729430.6%5,152
Deaths, 2019338500.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,886390.6%3,321,548
Employed19,386390.6%3,203,166
Unemployed500430.4%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58069.4%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.28678.6%2.8

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 work20,998100.0%$1,036,957100.0%$49,384
Wage and Salary16,78079.9%$750,19972.3%$44,708
Farm Proprietors4282.0%$14,6991.4%$34,343
Nonfarm Proprietors3,79018.0%$87,9258.5%$23,199
Farm5132.4%$16,8781.6%$32,901
Nonfarm20,48597.6%$1,020,07998.4%$49,796
Private18,94490.2%$935,30590.2%$49,372
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,5207.2%$36,2883.5%$23,874
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2281.1%$3,0880.3%$13,544
  Construction9554.5%$50,2574.8%$52,625
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1160.6%$8,1130.8%$69,940
  Manufacturing5,17824.7%$346,86633.5%$66,988
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,48811.8%$74,4157.2%$29,910
  Trans., Warehousing8824.2%$68,5016.6%$77,666
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)3,806*18.1%*$142,007*13.7%*$37,311*
Government1,5417.3%$84,7748.2%$55,012

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed145100.0%100.0%$56,103$7,583,249
Single-Family14398.6%74.4%$55,703$6,692,956
2-Family21.4%2.4%400$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Angola8,99926.0%
Ashley3651.1%*
Clear Lake3621.0%
Fremont2,0766.0%
Hamilton1,3223.8%*
Hudson5941.7%
Orland3961.1%
* 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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