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Pulaski County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero Casmir Pulaski and organized in 1839

County Seat: Winamac

Largest City: Winamac (2021 population: 2,288)

Population per Square Mile: 28.46

Square Miles: 433.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)13,379830.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)12,339830.2%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*12,543850.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-7.8%91 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-9578 14,280
Net International Migration264 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-5650-8.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)657845.3%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)2,0688316.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)890837.2%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,8468323.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,3568427.2%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)2,5228420.4%16.4%
Median Age42.9  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone58810.5%0.4%
Asian Alone97690.8%2.7%
Black Alone121791.0%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3850.0%0.1%
White11,8928396.4%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups168831.4%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic11,9038496.5%92.3%
Hispanic436723.5%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)5,11384100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7418514.5%18.3%
Married Without Children1,6368532.0%29.8%
Single Parents485789.5%9.3%
Living Alone1,6747932.7%29.0%

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

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2021 (estimate)5,83485100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)6,11982100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,7798461.8%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$114,10062  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,3348021.8%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$44085  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 1,813820.2%1,120,155
Public1,813820.2%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)8,687840.2%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher88%62 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree12.9%79 27.2%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2021$54,1332395.8%56,497
Median Household Income in 202052,6097486.5%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202011.2%3896.6%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.5%37104.0%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20217890.1%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20211,080830.2%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/2022891820.2%481,568

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 Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2019132830.2%80,859
Births to Teens, 20177810.1%5,152
Deaths, 2019188780.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force6,276830.2%3,321,548
Employed6,091830.2%3,203,166
Unemployed185840.2%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.94880.6%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.55989.3%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,434100.0%$364,589100.0%$56,666
Wage and Salary4,76174.0%$223,82961.4%$47,013
Farm Proprietors4667.2%$52,44914.4%$112,552
Nonfarm Proprietors1,20718.8%$30,8578.5%$25,565
Farm65210.1%$61,52916.9%$94,370
Nonfarm5,78289.9%$303,06083.1%$52,414
Private4,72873.5%$238,70865.5%$50,488
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2934.6%$4,7881.3%$16,341
  Arts, Ent., Recreation661.0%$6580.2%$9,970
  Construction3134.9%$13,8913.8%$44,380
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing1,41121.9%$100,14527.5%$70,974
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1512.3%$5,4691.5%$36,219
  Retail Trade5348.3%$19,6385.4%$36,775
  Trans., Warehousing2213.4%$10,6062.9%$47,991
  Wholesale Trade2744.3%$21,3105.8%$77,774
  Other Private (not above)398*6.2%*$17,674*4.8%*$44,407*
Government1,05416.4%$64,35217.7%$61,055

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed17100.0%100.0%$3,352$7,583,249
Single-Family17100.0%74.4%$3,352$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 Pulaski County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Francesville8306.7%
Medaryville5544.5%
Monterey1801.5%
Winamac2,28818.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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