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Economic Growth Region 11

Counties include: Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick

Largest City: Evansville (2016 population: 119,477)

Population per Square Mile: 122.0

Square Miles: 3,571.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)432,19476.7%6,484,136
Today (2016)435,73976.6%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*446,82776.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.8%9 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1,0586 -10,480
Net International Migration3349 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)65182.9%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,11876.0%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)71,798716.5%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)40,54099.3%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)105,739724.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)118,795727.3%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)72,749716.7%14.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,25970.3%0.4%
Asian Alone5,12291.2%2.2%
Black Alone21,51464.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone37060.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups7,75071.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (includes detail not shown below)172,2237100.0%100.0%
Married With Children32,177818.7%19.0%
Married Without Children55,837732.4%30.0%
Single Parents15,34818.9%9.7%
Living Alone49,669628.8%28.2%

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

HousingNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)193,3767100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)192,2007100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)122,921764.0%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)49,302725.7%27.8%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 68,85276.2%1,110,866

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$43,5863101.1%$43,097
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201743686.4%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201737,10285.7%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201727,41275.5%495,330

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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20155,14476.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 201540176.8%5,876
Deaths, 20154,63977.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force227,24976.8%3,327,139
Annual Unemployment Rate4.01090.9%4.4
January 2018 Unemployment Rate3.1986.1%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work273,965100.0%$14,040,055100.0%$51,248
Wage and Salary228,67983.5%$10,128,17772.1%$44,290
Farm Proprietors3,6371.3%$204,4751.5%$56,221
Nonfarm Proprietors41,64915.2%$1,189,5838.5%$28,562
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,360*6.3%*$342,368*2.4%*$19,722*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,079*1.5%*$80,924*0.6%*$19,839*
  Health Care, Social Serv.31,604*11.5%*$1,985,920*14.1%*$62,838*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,011*3.3%*$547,347*3.9%*$60,742*
  Retail Trade28,29110.3%$825,8665.9%$29,192
  Trans., Warehousing4,978*1.8%*$284,402*2.0%*$57,132*
  Wholesale Trade3,872*1.4%*$221,222*1.6%*$57,134*
  Other Private (not above)60,996*22.3%*$2,520,113*17.9%*$41,316*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,263100.0%100.0%$210,603$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family40.3%0.9%$240$21,320
5+ Family30223.9%20.9%$25,584$372,642

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 Economic Growth Region 11

in 2016
Percent of Region
Mount Vernon6,5071.5%
Tell City7,3231.7%
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