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Wabash County, Indiana

Organized in 1835 and named for the Wabash River

County Seat: Wabash

Largest City: Wabash (2017 population: 10,112)

Population per Square Mile: 75.85

Square Miles: 412.40

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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, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,661595.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,9025515.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,1614510.1%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,7835421.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,5255127.1%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,4114220.4%15.4%
Median Age42.7  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 Alone244250.8%0.4%
Asian Alone168530.5%2.4%
Black Alone245530.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone7670.0%0.1%
White30,4205496.7%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups359481.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic30,6045397.3%93.0%
Hispanic839512.7%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)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 2017 (estimate)14,17850100.0%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 2017$40,5034089.7%45,150
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, 2016456340.7%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,115520.5%3,336,655
Employed14,585520.5%3,218,115
Unemployed530490.4%118,540
Annual Unemployment Rate3.54597.2%3.6
February 2019 Unemployment Rate4.149100.0%4.1

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 work16,345100.0%$689,786100.0%$42,202
Wage and Salary12,68477.6%$470,50568.2%$37,094
Farm Proprietors5843.6%$16,8222.4%$28,805
Nonfarm Proprietors3,07718.8%$78,69711.4%$25,576
Farm8064.9%$25,8123.7%$32,025
Nonfarm15,53995.1%$663,97496.3%$42,730
Private13,89785.0%$590,32085.6%$42,478
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0826.6%$20,1492.9%$18,622
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3842.3%$7,8571.1%$20,461
  Construction9025.5%$43,8766.4%$48,643
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information800.5%$11,4401.7%$143,000
  Manufacturing2,95918.1%$204,63129.7%$69,155
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4232.6%$15,0682.2%$35,622
  Retail Trade1,77110.8%$51,3247.4%$28,980
  Trans., Warehousing2241.4%$17,4812.5%$78,040
  Wholesale Trade4372.7%$30,9684.5%$70,865
  Other Private (not above)2,252*13.8%*$62,899*9.1%*$27,930*
Government1,64210.0%$73,65410.7%$44,856

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 Filed35100.0%100.0%$6,819$4,583,500
Single-Family35100.0%74.2%$6,819$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$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 Wabash County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
La Fontaine8382.7%
Lagro3971.3%
North Manchester5,83818.7%
Roann4581.5%
Wabash10,11232.3%
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