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Economic Growth Region 8

Counties include: Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen

Largest City: Bloomington (2017 population: 85,071)

Population per Square Mile: 99.6

Square Miles: 3,247.1

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)315,951104.9%6,484,125
Today (2017)323,457104.9%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*331,429104.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.4%5 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-2313 -976
Net International Migration1,0324 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)569102.5%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)17,153115.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)47,0201114.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)52,366716.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)76,260923.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)78,8251124.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)51,8331016.0%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 Alone1,20880.4%0.4%
Asian Alone11,25563.5%2.4%
Black Alone6,801112.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone164110.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups5,740101.8%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)124,2249100.0%100.0%
Married With Children20,7251216.7%18.8%
Married Without Children38,671931.1%30.0%
Single Parents9,54617.7%9.6%
Living Alone36,081929.0%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)143,3689100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)142,3819100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)83,9861059.0%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)40,238928.3%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 40,628113.7%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 2017$39,313987.1%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2017237123.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201724,443123.7%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201717,617113.6%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, 20163,342114.0%83,063
Births to Teens, 2016182123.4%5,294
Deaths, 20163,077114.8%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force148,252114.5%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.84108.6%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 work169,193100.0%$7,948,147100.0%$46,977
Wage and Salary131,11277.5%$5,459,41568.7%$41,639
Farm Proprietors4,2712.5%$19,8990.3%$4,659
Nonfarm Proprietors33,81020.0%$907,46911.4%$26,840
  Accommodation, Food Serv.14,599*8.6%*$335,919*4.2%*$23,010*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3,039*1.8%*$33,139*0.4%*$10,905*
  Health Care, Social Serv.14,179*8.4%*$763,925*9.6%*$53,877*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,164*4.2%*$458,084*5.8%*$63,942*
  Retail Trade16,7509.9%$469,2585.9%$28,015
  Trans., Warehousing4,2782.5%$209,6832.6%$49,014
  Wholesale Trade2,656*1.6%*$175,059*2.2%*$65,911*
  Other Private (not above)30,042*17.8%*$1,015,446*12.8%*$33,801*

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 Filed730100.0%100.0%$138,765$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family25134.4%23.4%$29,135$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 8

in 2017
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