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Economic Growth Region 5

Counties include: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Morgan, Shelby

Largest City: Carmel (2016 population: 91,065)

Population per Square Mile: 324.2

Square Miles: 3,117.5

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)931,496114.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)1,010,653115.2%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*1,096,856116.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today8.5%1 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 Migration8,9121 -10,480
Net International Migration1,3503 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)4,075218.1%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)63,18426.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)192,726119.1%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)80,35128.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)262,647226.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)271,483126.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)140,262113.9%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 Alone2,81350.3%0.4%
Asian Alone31,39613.1%2.2%
Black Alone41,81354.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone58220.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups17,35421.7%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)365,4121100.0%100.0%
Married With Children94,003125.7%19.0%
Married Without Children116,512131.9%30.0%
Single Parents30,71818.4%9.7%
Living Alone84,924223.2%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)405,6222100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)393,9482100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)274,801169.8%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)90,611323.0%27.8%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 183,938116.6%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$51,6701119.9%$43,097
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201754148.0%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201754,28358.3%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201750,478510.2%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, 201511,924214.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 201548558.3%5,876
Deaths, 20157,839312.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force528,798115.9%3,327,139
Annual Unemployment Rate3.71284.1%4.4
January 2018 Unemployment Rate3.01283.3%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 work531,418100.0%$25,806,155100.0%$48,561
Wage and Salary409,21177.0%$18,144,90670.3%$44,341
Farm Proprietors4,2140.8%$166,0280.6%$39,399
Nonfarm Proprietors117,99322.2%$3,363,11813.0%$28,503
  Accommodation, Food Serv.40,823*7.7%*$844,535*3.3%*$20,688*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation10,830*2.0%*$202,482*0.8%*$18,696*
  Health Care, Social Serv.47,4588.9%$2,661,58510.3%$56,083
  Professional, Tech. Serv.29,605*5.6%*$1,858,656*7.2%*$62,782*
  Retail Trade69,00413.0%$2,212,9318.6%$32,070
  Trans., Warehousing25,4024.8%$1,206,5914.7%$47,500
  Wholesale Trade18,399*3.5%*$1,586,938*6.1%*$86,251*
  Other Private (not above)150,342*28.3%*$6,702,954*26.0%*$44,585*

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 Filed5,675100.0%100.0%$1,461,394$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family901.6%0.9%$11,970$21,320
5+ Family65111.5%20.9%$58,329$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 5

in 2016
Percent of Region
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