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Economic Growth Region 6

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

Largest City: Muncie (2018 population: 68,529)

Population per Square Mile: 112.2

Square Miles: 2,971.4

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)345,53085.3%6,484,061
Today (2018)333,27185.0%6,695,497
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*326,318104.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.5%12 3.3%

*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-1,2469 4,044
Net International Migration2049 14,959
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-35712-1.9%18,568

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)17,95295.4%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)51,219915.4%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)40,530812.2%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)74,9031122.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)86,775926.0%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)61,892818.6%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 Alone1,030110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,864100.9%2.5%
Black Alone13,83394.2%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone18890.1%0.1%
White308,745992.6%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups6,61182.0%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic324,840897.5%92.9%
Hispanic8,431112.5%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (includes detail not shown below)134,0379100.0%100.0%
Married With Children20,8721215.6%18.6%
Married Without Children41,511931.0%29.9%
Single Parents12,60819.4%9.5%
Living Alone38,656828.8%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)153,9448100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)153,8178100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)92,659960.2%61.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)41,378826.9%27.6%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 53,29394.8%1,117,590
Public52,41685.0%1,054,903

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$39,2461183.2%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201842177.0%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201837,09376.1%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201929,20475.7%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, 20173,59594.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201730285.9%5,152
Deaths, 20174,35486.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force156,66394.6%3,381,713
Employed150,78394.6%3,265,580
Unemployed5,88085.1%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.83111.8%3.4
December 2019 Unemployment Rate3.43113.3%3.0

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 work161,935100.0%$7,307,798100.0%$45,128
Wage and Salary130,06580.3%$5,111,09069.9%$39,296
Farm Proprietors4,3512.7%$173,6342.4%$39,907
Nonfarm Proprietors27,51917.0%$716,0809.8%$26,021
Farm5,4443.4%$211,3292.9%$38,819
Nonfarm156,49196.6%$7,096,46997.1%$45,347
Private131,42481.2%$5,827,20279.7%$44,339
  Accommodation, Food Serv.11,7787.3%$226,8633.1%$19,262
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,1761.3%$30,8760.4%$14,189
  Construction7,9594.9%$400,3565.5%$50,302
  Health Care, Social Serv.20,323*12.6%*$1,140,442*15.6%*$56,116*
  Information1,161*0.7%*$64,352*0.9%*$55,428*
  Manufacturing22,00013.6%$1,422,41219.5%$64,655
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,352*2.7%*$214,232*2.9%*$49,226*
  Retail Trade18,16511.2%$523,5567.2%$28,822
  Trans., Warehousing4,319*2.7%*$227,351*3.1%*$52,640*
  Wholesale Trade3,645*2.3%*$241,660*3.3%*$66,299*
  Other Private (not above)29,994*18.5%*$1,091,337*14.9%*$36,385*
Government25,06715.5%$1,269,26717.4%$50,635

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 Filed305100.0%100.0%$45,921$4,879,857
Single-Family20266.2%76.4%$36,817$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%$0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family10333.8%21.4%$9,104$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 6

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of Region
Connersville12,7683.8%
Hartford City5,7661.7%
Muncie68,52920.6%
New Castle17,2685.2%
Portland6,0851.8%
Richmond35,35310.6%
Rushville6,0461.8%
Union City3,4521.0%
Winchester4,7061.4%
Yorktown11,1573.3%
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