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Economic Growth Region 6

Counties include: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, Union, Wayne

Largest City: Muncie (2017 population: 68,625)

Population per Square Mile: 112.7

Square Miles: 2,971.4

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)345,53685.3%6,484,125
Today (2017)334,74285.0%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*336,33594.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.1%12 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 Migration-9747 -976
Net International Migration23710 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-18612-0.8%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)18,35295.5%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)51,767915.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)40,331812.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)75,2171122.5%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)88,142926.3%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)60,933818.2%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 Alone966110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,815100.8%2.4%
Black Alone13,88894.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone18890.1%0.1%
White310,438992.7%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups6,44781.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic326,659897.6%93.0%
Hispanic8,083112.4%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)133,6289100.0%100.0%
Married With Children21,0361215.7%18.8%
Married Without Children41,756931.2%30.0%
Single Parents12,39019.3%9.6%
Living Alone38,281828.6%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)153,8848100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)153,7698100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)92,148959.9%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)41,480827.0%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 51,07294.6%1,110,866
Public50,19094.8%1,048,879

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$37,4211082.9%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201747176.9%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201740,17676.1%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201726,99885.5%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, 20163,60194.3%83,063
Births to Teens, 201628395.3%5,294
Deaths, 20164,02986.3%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force156,45794.7%3,320,409
Employed150,28194.7%3,203,351
Unemployed6,17685.3%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.93111.4%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.93108.3%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 work160,545100.0%$7,031,178100.0%$43,796
Wage and Salary129,38080.6%$4,941,70770.3%$38,195
Farm Proprietors4,4342.8%$63,5590.9%$14,334
Nonfarm Proprietors26,73116.7%$708,56010.1%$26,507
Farm5,3463.3%$93,2561.3%$17,444
Nonfarm155,19996.7%$6,937,92298.7%$44,703
Private129,59680.7%$5,666,23180.6%$43,722
  Accommodation, Food Serv.11,527*7.2%*$215,369*3.1%*$18,684*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,109*1.3%*$31,832*0.5%*$15,093*
  Construction7,7554.8%$383,2465.5%$49,419
  Health Care, Social Serv.19,368*12.1%*$1,087,233*15.5%*$56,136*
  Information1,128*0.7%*$60,177*0.9%*$53,348*
  Manufacturing21,76013.6%$1,388,09519.7%$63,791
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5,1493.2%$249,8833.6%$48,530
  Retail Trade18,14611.3%$518,7047.4%$28,585
  Trans., Warehousing3,211*2.0%*$182,134*2.6%*$56,722*
  Wholesale Trade3,673*2.3%*$236,585*3.4%*$64,412*
  Other Private (not above)31,409*19.6%*$1,118,856*15.9%*$35,622*
Government25,60315.9%$1,271,69118.1%$49,670

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 Filed281100.0%100.0%$50,392$4,583,500
Single-Family20372.2%74.2%$43,175$4,038,599
2-Family41.4%2.0%$375$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family7426.3%23.4%$6,842$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 6

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of Region
Connersville12,8663.8%
Hartford City5,7901.7%
Muncie68,62520.5%
New Castle17,3515.2%
Portland6,1431.8%
Richmond35,45510.6%
Rushville6,0471.8%
Union City3,4621.0%
Winchester4,7211.4%
Yorktown11,1993.3%
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