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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: 106.9

Square Miles: 4,793.2

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)498,08767.7%6,484,061
Today (2018)512,18767.7%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*510,55967.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.8%4 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1,72511 3,555
Net International Migration1,6222 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,39357.3%19,211

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 2017 (includes detail not shown below)196,2546100.0%100.0%
Married With Children35,682818.2%18.8%
Married Without Children60,133630.6%30.0%
Single Parents16,81118.6%9.6%
Living Alone55,948528.5%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)220,5976100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)130,166659.0%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)66,088630.0%27.7%

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 2017$37,9741084.1%$45,150
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%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate3.47100.0%3.4
August 2019 Unemployment Rate3.1896.9%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work269,559100.0%$13,227,311100.0%$49,070
Wage and Salary220,38681.8%$9,644,39272.9%$43,761
Farm Proprietors5,4682.0%$28,6400.2%$5,238
Nonfarm Proprietors43,70516.2%$1,044,2447.9%$23,893
  Accommodation, Food Serv.18,710*6.9%*$370,403*2.8%*$19,797*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,978*1.1%*$35,985*0.3%*$12,084*
  Health Care, Social Serv.21,933*8.1%*$1,318,983*10.0%*$60,137*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,195*2.7%*$342,174*2.6%*$47,557*
  Retail Trade26,86410.0%$736,2205.6%$27,405
  Trans., Warehousing7,045*2.6%*$377,747*2.9%*$53,619*
  Wholesale Trade5,468*2.0%*$379,860*2.9%*$69,470*
  Other Private (not above)48,173*17.9%*$1,612,557*12.2%*$33,474*

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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