Hoosiers by the Numbers

Your premier source for labor market information for Indiana.

IN Depth Regional Profile

Logo

Choose a geography and click go to view its profile:

County:

Region:

Map

Wabash County, Indiana

Organized in 1835 and named for the Wabash River

County Seat: Wabash

Largest City: Wabash (2018 population: 10,054)

Population per Square Mile: 75.85

Square Miles: 412.40

Go to county's in.gov site

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)32,888520.5%6,484,192
Today (2018)31,280540.5%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*31,260540.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.9%84 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 Migration-7163 3,555
Net International Migration267 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-6186-0.3%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)1,661575.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,8515515.5%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,1474510.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,7395421.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,3565126.7%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)6,5264220.9%15.8%
Median Age42.8  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 Alone228280.7%0.4%
Asian Alone181520.6%2.5%
Black Alone260530.8%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone8630.0%0.1%
White30,2275496.6%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups376481.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic30,4635397.4%92.9%
Hispanic817542.6%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)12,92047100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,2325517.3%18.8%
Married Without Children4,5354835.1%30.0%
Single Parents1,061468.2%9.6%
Living Alone3,8514029.8%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)14,19650100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)14,17550100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5674867.5%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$96,70067  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,3534523.7%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$48665  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,402470.5%1,117,590
Public5,326460.5%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)21,810510.5%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.7%37 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree18.7%33 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$43,8203492.9%47,149
Median Household Income in 201750,1775992.7%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201713.3%34100.0%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.7%4199.4%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201828470.5%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,324540.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,738400.5%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, 2017316600.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017458340.7%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force14,901540.4%3,381,713
Employed14,381540.4%3,265,580
Unemployed520480.4%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.539102.9%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate2.94096.7%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 work16,308100.0%$739,077100.0%$45,320
Wage and Salary12,63177.5%$492,35066.6%$38,979
Farm Proprietors5733.5%$42,0905.7%$73,455
Nonfarm Proprietors3,10419.0%$82,02311.1%$26,425
Farm8395.1%$53,4977.2%$63,763
Nonfarm15,46994.9%$685,58092.8%$44,320
Private13,83584.8%$610,04582.5%$44,094
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0676.5%$20,7322.8%$19,430
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3882.4%$7,2231.0%$18,616
  Construction9215.6%$47,2056.4%$51,254
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information780.5%$11,8251.6%$151,603
  Manufacturing2,81717.3%$204,77427.7%$72,692
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4232.6%$15,2892.1%$36,144
  Retail Trade1,72910.6%$55,0337.4%$31,829
  Trans., Warehousing2841.7%$20,1792.7%$71,053
  Wholesale Trade4332.7%$32,0704.3%$74,065
  Other Private (not above)2,827*17.3%*$86,818*11.7%*$30,710*
Government1,63410.0%$75,53510.2%$46,227

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 Filed25100.0%100.0%$4,688$4,879,857
Single-Family2184.0%76.4%$4,342$4,269,197
2-Family416.0%2.0%347$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 Wabash County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
La Fontaine8332.7%
Lagro3971.3%
North Manchester5,80518.6%
Roann4551.5%
Wabash10,05432.1%
city graph