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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: 112.2

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%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*336,33594.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.5%12 3.2%

*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 3,555
Net International Migration2049 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-35712-1.9%19,211

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%
Two or More Race Groups6,44781.9%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)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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 53,29394.8%1,117,590

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 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, 20164,02986.3%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force156,45794.7%3,336,655
Annual Unemployment Rate3.93108.3%3.6
February 2019 Unemployment Rate4.53109.8%4.1

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
  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*
  Health Care, Social Serv.19,368*12.1%*$1,087,233*15.5%*$56,136*
  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*

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
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

in 2017
Percent of Region
Hartford City5,7901.7%
New Castle17,3515.2%
Union City3,4621.0%
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