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Wabash County, Indiana

Organized in 1835 and named for the Wabash River

County Seat: Wabash

Largest City: Wabash (2019 population: 9,941)

Population per Square Mile: 75.16

Square Miles: 412.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)32,888520.5%6,484,192
Today (2019)30,996540.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*29,627570.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.8%87 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 Migration-11366 3,997
Net International Migration1056 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10089-0.5%18,536

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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)12,87547100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,1805716.9%18.6%
Married Without Children4,5344835.2%29.9%
Single Parents1,038478.1%9.5%
Living Alone3,6904228.7%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)14,18150100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)14,18850100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,4255166.4%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$97,20070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,4504424.3%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$51550  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,407470.5%1,111,333
Public5,339460.5%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)21,712510.5%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher88.3%49 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree18.4%36 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 2018$43,8203492.9%47,149
Median Household Income in 201851,4876292.4%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201812.4%3795.4%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.3%3898.9%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201925500.5%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20192,214520.4%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,709410.5%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, 2017316600.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017458340.7%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,101520.4%3,387,366
Employed14,630520.4%3,275,056
Unemployed471510.4%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.15193.9%3.3
April 2020 Unemployment Rate16.85098.2%17.1

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed35100.0%100.0%$7,240$4,988,366
Single-Family3394.3%73.1%$6,860$4,298,385
2-Family25.7%1.6%380$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 Wabash County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
La Fontaine8282.7%
Lagro3911.3%
North Manchester5,74718.5%
Roann4511.5%
Wabash9,94132.1%
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