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Economic Growth Region 9

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

Largest City: Columbus (2016 population: 46,850)

Population per Square Mile: 95.0

Square Miles: 3,468.5

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)324,55295.0%6,484,136
Today (2016)329,54095.0%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*340,45585.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.5%7 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-9535 -10,480
Net International Migration4708 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)79473.5%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)20,30786.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)57,235817.4%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)27,303118.3%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)80,395824.4%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)90,572827.5%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)53,728916.3%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 Alone1,08790.3%0.4%
Asian Alone7,83082.4%2.2%
Black Alone4,045121.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20880.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups4,226111.3%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)125,7309100.0%100.0%
Married With Children25,4741020.3%19.0%
Married Without Children43,426934.5%30.0%
Single Parents11,60119.2%9.7%
Living Alone31,4731025.0%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)140,43210100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)139,56410100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)92,732866.4%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)32,9981023.6%27.8%

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 2016$41,740596.9%$43,097
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, 20153,97584.7%84,008
Births to Teens, 201528294.8%5,876
Deaths, 20153,35895.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force169,05285.1%3,327,139
Annual Unemployment Rate4.1893.2%4.4
January 2018 Unemployment Rate3.5697.2%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 work181,868100.0%$9,078,232100.0%$49,917
Wage and Salary148,10981.4%$6,614,06772.9%$44,657
Farm Proprietors5,0892.8%$75,6380.8%$14,863
Nonfarm Proprietors28,67015.8%$715,0577.9%$24,941
  Accommodation, Food Serv.11,467*6.3%*$216,072*2.4%*$18,843*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3,155*1.7%*$77,267*0.9%*$24,490*
  Health Care, Social Serv.10,855*6.0%*$539,289*5.9%*$49,681*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,520*2.5%*$223,951*2.5%*$49,547*
  Retail Trade18,13810.0%$495,2085.5%$27,302
  Trans., Warehousing6,758*3.7%*$375,385*4.1%*$55,547*
  Wholesale Trade4,448*2.4%*$325,564*3.6%*$73,193*
  Other Private (not above)33,129*18.2%*$1,329,936*14.6%*$40,144*

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 Filed943100.0%100.0%$147,342$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family40.4%0.9%$350$21,320
5+ Family18119.2%20.9%$15,572$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 9

in 2016
Percent of Region
North Vernon6,8592.1%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this region is shown.
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