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White County, Indiana

Named in 1834 after Colonel Isaac White, fallen hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe

County Seat: Monticello

Largest City: Monticello (2021 population: 5,536)

Population per Square Mile: 48.80

Square Miles: 505.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,641630.4%6,484,050
Today (2021)24,651620.4%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*23,160650.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.0%42 5.1%

*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 Migration1961 5,230
Net International Migration1830 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2531-2.4%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,443615.9%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)4,2296217.2%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,877637.6%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,4176522.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,5196426.4%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,1665721.0%16.4%
Median Age42.7  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 Alone170390.7%0.4%
Asian Alone129630.5%2.7%
Black Alone300541.2%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14530.1%0.1%
White23,7056296.2%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups333591.4%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,4126690.9%92.3%
Hispanic2,239339.1%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)9,55464100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,5186515.9%18.2%
Married Without Children3,4375936.0%29.8%
Single Parents730667.6%9.2%
Living Alone2,4446425.6%29.1%

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)12,90554100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)12,87954100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,4876258.1%62.9%
Median Value (2021)$128,10054  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,0676216.0%27.2%
Median Rent (2021)$55055  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 4,392570.4%1,120,155
Public4,392550.4%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)16,950630.4%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher89.1%49 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree17.6%54 27.8%

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$51,4224391.0%56,497
Median Household Income in 202162,1514099.1%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 202110.0%6182.6%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.5%5492.4%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20227820.2%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20221,661670.3%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20222,396450.5%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, 2019311600.4%80,859
Births to Teens, 201722590.4%5,152
Deaths, 2019297600.4%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,117600.4%3,321,548
Employed12,775600.4%3,203,166
Unemployed342660.3%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.67272.2%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate2.15587.5%2.4

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 work12,606100.0%$669,231100.0%$53,088
Wage and Salary9,53175.6%$446,64266.7%$46,862
Farm Proprietors4853.8%$47,6457.1%$98,237
Nonfarm Proprietors2,59020.5%$64,0319.6%$24,722
Farm7095.6%$58,1908.7%$82,073
Nonfarm11,89794.4%$611,04191.3%$51,361
Private10,50083.3%$537,87980.4%$51,227
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6935.5%$14,4992.2%$20,922
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3262.6%$10,9301.6%$33,528
  Construction9367.4%$68,35110.2%$73,025
  Health Care, Social Serv.8336.6%$42,5296.4%$51,055
  Information800.6%$4,1450.6%$51,813
  Manufacturing2,66921.2%$175,96526.3%$65,929
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,35210.7%$44,3596.6%$32,810
  Trans., Warehousing3662.9%$20,5153.1%$56,052
  Wholesale Trade3833.0%$24,9013.7%$65,016
  Other Private (not above)2,339*18.6%*$110,301*16.5%*$47,157*
Government1,39711.1%$73,16210.9%$52,371

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 Filed42100.0%100.0%$12,146$7,583,249
Single-Family42100.0%74.4%$12,146$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$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 White County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Brookston1,6296.6%
Burnettsville3911.6%
Chalmers5222.1%
Monon1,9117.8%
Monticello5,53622.5%
Reynolds5262.1%
Wolcott9483.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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