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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%
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 2016 (includes detail not shown below)133,5309100.0%100.0%
Married With Children20,9781215.7%19.0%
Married Without Children41,975931.4%30.0%
Single Parents12,63119.5%9.7%
Living Alone38,190828.6%28.2%

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 2016 (includes vacant units)153,0528100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)91,862960.0%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)41,668827.2%27.8%

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

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 2016$36,3221184.3%$43,097
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, 201531285.3%5,876
Deaths, 20153,95886.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force156,45794.7%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.93111.4%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate3.94111.4%3.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work161,022100.0%$6,981,169100.0%$43,355
Wage and Salary129,30080.3%$4,784,39668.5%$37,002
Farm Proprietors4,4932.8%$180,0712.6%$40,078
Nonfarm Proprietors27,22916.9%$715,33710.2%$26,271
  Accommodation, Food Serv.12,008*7.5%*$217,945*3.1%*$18,150*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,032*1.3%*$28,350*0.4%*$13,952*
  Health Care, Social Serv.18,374*11.4%*$1,005,953*14.4%*$54,749*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5,3003.3%$250,0803.6%$47,185
  Retail Trade18,75611.6%$506,6247.3%$27,011
  Trans., Warehousing3,802*2.4%*$199,107*2.9%*$52,369*
  Wholesale Trade3,805*2.4%*$229,602*3.3%*$60,342*
  Other Private (not above)31,162*19.4%*$1,058,124*15.2%*$33,956*

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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