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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 (2019 population: 8,732)

Population per Square Mile: 111.99

Square Miles: 308.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)34,147460.5%6,484,192
Today (2019)34,594460.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*34,245500.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.3%29 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration10623 3,997
Net International Migration1548 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-1270-0.1%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,850515.3%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,1215314.8%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,4533810.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,2375220.9%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,6794228.0%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)7,2543721.0%16.1%
Median Age44.0  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone132460.4%0.4%
Asian Alone236420.7%2.6%
Black Alone309480.9%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone19410.1%0.1%
White33,4774596.8%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups421461.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic33,2984596.3%92.7%
Hispanic1,296393.7%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)14,15642100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,5254617.8%18.6%
Married Without Children5,1234036.2%29.9%
Single Parents1,089457.7%9.5%
Living Alone3,6814326.0%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)20,27033100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)19,89433100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,9694055.1%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$140,60025  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,1874716.0%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$56429  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 3,941630.4%1,111,333
Public3,941620.4%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)23,651440.5%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher90.1%24 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree20.6%28 25.9%

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 2019$44,8543492.1%48,678
Median Household Income in 201858,29527104.6%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201811.0%5684.6%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.9%5090.9%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201917690.3%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20192,049560.4%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20201,817630.4%507,739

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, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force20,785370.6%3,387,366
Employed20,232370.6%3,275,056
Unemployed553470.5%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.77581.8%3.3
October 2020 Unemployment Rate3.76377.1%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work21,611100.0%$925,689100.0%$42,834
Wage and Salary17,44880.7%$671,23672.5%$38,471
Farm Proprietors4362.0%$3,4660.4%$7,950
Nonfarm Proprietors3,72717.2%$78,1078.4%$20,957
Farm5382.5%$5,9830.6%$11,121
Nonfarm21,07397.5%$919,70699.4%$43,644
Private19,49290.2%$839,55790.7%$43,072
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,6047.4%$32,1003.5%$20,012
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2401.1%$2,8870.3%$12,029
  Construction9064.2%$47,4485.1%$52,371
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1380.6%$7,8240.8%$56,696
  Manufacturing5,76226.7%$336,06536.3%$58,324
  Professional, Tech. Serv.6002.8%$27,2352.9%$45,392
  Retail Trade2,49911.6%$65,7197.1%$26,298
  Trans., Warehousing9044.2%$65,8727.1%$72,867
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)3,636*16.8%*$105,270*11.4%*$28,952*
Government1,5817.3%$80,1498.7%$50,695

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed147100.0%100.0%$43,667$4,988,366
Single-Family14195.9%73.1%$42,717$4,298,385
2-Family64.1%1.6%950$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Angola8,73225.2%
Ashley3381.0%*
Clear Lake3441.0%
Fremont2,1906.3%
Hamilton1,2873.7%*
Hudson5161.5%
Orland4241.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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