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Economic Growth Region 4

Counties include: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, White

Largest City: Lafayette (2018 population: 72,168)

Population per Square Mile: 107.5

Square Miles: 4,793.2

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)498,08767.7%6,484,051
Today (2019)515,08467.7%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*516,78767.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.4%4 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1,36210 3,997
Net International Migration2,3682 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,24756.7%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)30,42465.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)82,519616.1%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)71,357413.9%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)122,248623.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)123,362624.1%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)82,277616.1%15.8%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone2,61460.5%0.4%
Asian Alone19,40033.8%2.5%
Black Alone21,21074.1%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone31270.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups9,79661.9%2.1%
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 2018 (includes detail not shown below)197,0356100.0%100.0%
Married With Children34,529817.5%18.6%
Married Without Children60,351630.6%29.9%
Single Parents16,87018.6%9.5%
Living Alone56,600528.7%28.5%

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 2018 (estimate)223,6076100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)221,6246100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)130,961659.1%61.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)66,074629.8%27.6%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 79,39267.1%1,117,590

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 2018$40,2091085.3%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201843457.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201841,01966.8%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201937,83767.3%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20176,00767.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 201739067.6%5,152
Deaths, 20174,97067.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force255,94867.6%3,381,609
Annual Unemployment Rate3.4797.1%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.2694.1%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work274,854100.0%$14,085,259100.0%$51,246
Wage and Salary223,90281.5%$10,285,24673.0%$45,936
Farm Proprietors5,3792.0%$187,1591.3%$34,794
Nonfarm Proprietors45,57316.6%$1,072,7207.6%$23,538
  Accommodation, Food Serv.19,006*6.9%*$387,920*2.8%*$20,410*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3,299*1.2%*$36,283*0.3%*$10,998*
  Health Care, Social Serv.22,193*8.1%*$1,330,424*9.4%*$59,948*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,757*2.8%*$490,334*3.5%*$63,212*
  Retail Trade26,6799.7%$752,6975.3%$28,213
  Trans., Warehousing7,988*2.9%*$396,823*2.8%*$49,677*
  Wholesale Trade5,418*2.0%*$386,693*2.7%*$71,372*
  Other Private (not above)48,737*17.7%*$1,679,587*11.9%*$34,462*

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 Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2,441100.0%100.0%$412,618$4,879,857
3- and 4-Family40.2%0.2%$550$6,163
5+ Family1,40457.5%21.4%$210,619$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 Economic Growth Region 4

in 2018
Percent of Region
West Lafayette48,3089.4%
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