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Economic Growth Region 8

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

Largest City: Bloomington (2016 population: 84,465)

Population per Square Mile: 99.0

Square Miles: 3,247.1

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)315,952104.9%6,484,136
Today (2016)321,452104.8%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*331,429104.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.7%6 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-4553 -10,480
Net International Migration1,0794 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)433101.9%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)16,922115.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)46,9191114.6%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)52,641716.4%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)76,225923.7%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)79,3411124.7%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)49,4041015.4%14.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,15680.4%0.4%
Asian Alone10,92663.4%2.2%
Black Alone6,526112.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone159100.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups5,66591.8%2.0%
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)123,3489100.0%100.0%
Married With Children20,9881217.0%19.0%
Married Without Children37,6231030.5%30.0%
Single Parents9,51817.7%9.7%
Living Alone36,560929.6%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 2016 (estimate)141,5609100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)140,9889100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)82,8991058.8%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)40,449928.7%27.8%

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 2016$37,360986.7%$43,097
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, 20153,424114.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 2015240114.1%5,876
Deaths, 20152,912114.6%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force149,380114.5%3,327,139
Annual Unemployment Rate4.93111.4%4.4
January 2018 Unemployment Rate3.93108.3%3.6

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 work167,576100.0%$7,537,785100.0%$44,981
Wage and Salary129,34677.2%$5,204,27169.0%$40,235
Farm Proprietors4,3292.6%$35,0620.5%$8,099
Nonfarm Proprietors33,90120.2%$759,82710.1%$22,413
  Accommodation, Food Serv.14,139*8.4%*$307,118*4.1%*$21,721*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,890*1.7%*$28,330*0.4%*$9,803*
  Health Care, Social Serv.14,429*8.6%*$704,952*9.4%*$48,857*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,225*4.3%*$419,009*5.6%*$57,994*
  Retail Trade17,09310.2%$451,9906.0%$26,443
  Trans., Warehousing4,1112.5%$180,0282.4%$43,792
  Wholesale Trade2,844*1.7%*$164,360*2.2%*$57,792*
  Other Private (not above)29,033*17.3%*$930,211*12.3%*$32,040*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed571100.0%100.0%$108,963$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family40.7%0.9%$493$21,320
5+ Family17530.6%20.9%$20,131$372,642

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 2016
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