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Economic Growth Region 6

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

Largest City: Muncie (2020 population: 67,523)

Population per Square Mile: 111.2

Square Miles: 2,971.4

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)345,53485.3%6,484,050
Today (2020)330,31494.9%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*326,318104.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.4%12 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-6296 1,323
Net International Migration18510 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-52912-3.9%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)17,89595.4%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)50,097915.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)39,738812.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)74,9011122.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)84,316925.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)63,367819.2%16.5%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,090110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,954120.9%2.7%
Black Alone13,91894.2%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone191100.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups6,98582.1%2.2%
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 2019 (includes detail not shown below)133,6869100.0%100.0%
Married With Children20,4361215.3%18.5%
Married Without Children40,853930.6%29.7%
Single Parents12,92719.7%9.3%
Living Alone38,972829.2%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)154,0818100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)153,8298100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)91,637959.6%61.5%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)42,049827.3%27.5%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 54,71584.9%1,112,460

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 2020$43,2951083.4%$51,926
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202042076.3%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 202039,52576.0%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/202027,67485.5%507,739

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, 20193,52294.4%80,859
Births to Teens, 201730285.9%5,152
Deaths, 20194,13086.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force149,863104.5%3,319,010
Annual Unemployment Rate7.15100.0%7.1
October 2021 Unemployment Rate2.64104.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work152,022100.0%$7,709,388100.0%$50,712
Wage and Salary122,12880.3%$5,294,73668.7%$43,354
Farm Proprietors4,3162.8%$305,4764.0%$70,778
Nonfarm Proprietors25,57816.8%$719,4229.3%$28,127
  Accommodation, Food Serv.10,251*6.7%*$211,226*2.7%*$20,605*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,633*1.1%*$23,743*0.3%*$14,539*
  Health Care, Social Serv.18,012*11.8%*$1,205,505*15.6%*$66,928*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,555*3.0%*$247,236*3.2%*$54,278*
  Retail Trade16,82411.1%$536,4027.0%$31,883
  Trans., Warehousing3,394*2.2%*$201,613*2.6%*$59,403*
  Wholesale Trade3,469*2.3%*$250,918*3.3%*$72,332*
  Other Private (not above)28,408*18.7%*$1,172,502*15.2%*$41,274*

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed347100.0%100.0%$69,844$5,872,297
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family5515.9%20.6%$6,901$552,508

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

in 2020
Percent of Region
Hartford City5,6681.7%
New Castle17,1065.2%
Union City3,3851.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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