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Economic Growth Region 9

Counties include: Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland

Largest City: Columbus (2017 population: 47,143)

Population per Square Mile: 95.1

Square Miles: 3,468.5

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)324,54095.0%6,484,125
Today (2017)329,70294.9%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*340,45585.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.6%8 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-1,0278 -976
Net International Migration5727 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)71173.2%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)20,01786.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)56,850817.2%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)26,943118.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)80,316824.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)90,366827.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)55,210916.7%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 Alone1,09990.3%0.4%
Asian Alone8,44382.6%2.4%
Black Alone4,084121.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20680.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups4,335111.3%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)127,2039100.0%100.0%
Married With Children25,5761020.1%18.8%
Married Without Children43,107933.9%30.0%
Single Parents11,63319.1%9.6%
Living Alone32,663925.7%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)142,48910100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)140,98910100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)94,016866.7%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)33,1871023.5%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 54,82684.9%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$42,723794.6%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201740796.0%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201726,35594.0%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201722,60394.6%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, 20164,09284.9%83,063
Births to Teens, 201631285.9%5,294
Deaths, 20163,32795.2%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force168,70485.1%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3894.3%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.21088.9%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 work182,110100.0%$9,277,331100.0%$50,944
Wage and Salary148,66781.6%$6,803,59273.3%$45,764
Farm Proprietors5,0222.8%$20,5260.2%$4,087
Nonfarm Proprietors28,42115.6%$737,3817.9%$25,945
  Accommodation, Food Serv.11,089*6.1%*$216,943*2.3%*$19,564*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3,112*1.7%*$77,204*0.8%*$24,808*
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,036*5.0%*$489,605*5.3%*$54,184*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,785*2.1%*$211,238*2.3%*$55,809*
  Retail Trade18,14010.0%$520,2895.6%$28,682
  Trans., Warehousing6,910*3.8%*$401,131*4.3%*$58,051*
  Wholesale Trade4,194*2.3%*$341,239*3.7%*$81,364*
  Other Private (not above)33,461*18.4%*$1,361,421*14.7%*$40,687*

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 Filed872100.0%100.0%$154,030$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family80.9%0.4%$800$13,000
5+ Family14516.6%23.4%$12,550$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 9

in 2017
Percent of Region
North Vernon6,7272.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this region is shown.
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