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Economic Growth Region 5

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

Largest City: Carmel (2017 population: 92,198)

Population per Square Mile: 329.0

Square Miles: 3,117.5

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)931,504114.4%6,484,125
Today (2017)1,025,795115.4%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*1,096,856116.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today10.1%1 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration10,8721 -976
Net International Migration1,3573 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)4,273219.0%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)64,00626.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)194,008118.9%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)81,45027.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)266,332226.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)275,065126.8%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)144,934114.1%15.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone3,02350.3%0.4%
Asian Alone33,46813.3%2.4%
Black Alone43,89754.3%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone61120.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups18,31521.8%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)373,1611100.0%100.0%
Married With Children95,812125.7%18.8%
Married Without Children118,851131.8%30.0%
Single Parents31,64118.5%9.6%
Living Alone86,934223.3%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 2017 (estimate)412,9162100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)400,9642100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)281,242170.1%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)91,919322.9%27.7%

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 2017$54,5551120.8%$45,150
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, 201611,928214.4%83,063
Births to Teens, 201648959.2%5,294
Deaths, 20168,015312.6%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force534,090116.1%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.01285.7%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.11286.1%3.6

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 work545,874100.0%$27,444,676100.0%$50,277
Wage and Salary419,72176.9%$19,291,94070.3%$45,964
Farm Proprietors4,1620.8%$17,2420.1%$4,143
Nonfarm Proprietors121,99122.3%$3,812,56613.9%$31,253
  Accommodation, Food Serv.43,5788.0%$952,7133.5%$21,862
  Arts, Ent., Recreation12,5762.3%$256,9000.9%$20,428
  Health Care, Social Serv.48,3368.9%$2,851,09010.4%$58,985
  Professional, Tech. Serv.32,675*6.0%*$2,173,919*7.9%*$66,532*
  Retail Trade71,08413.0%$2,370,6398.6%$33,350
  Trans., Warehousing26,3164.8%$1,330,0894.8%$50,543
  Wholesale Trade17,184*3.1%*$1,694,339*6.2%*$98,600*
  Other Private (not above)154,334*28.3%*$7,363,527*26.8%*$47,712*

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed7,265100.0%100.0%$1,787,335$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family400.6%0.4%$6,929$13,000
5+ Family1,52120.9%23.4%$117,450$469,056

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 2017
Percent of Region
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