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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, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)657845.3%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)2,0708216.7%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)908827.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,8578323.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,3148426.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)2,5828320.8%16.5%
Median Age42.8  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone59800.5%0.4%
Asian Alone92690.7%2.7%
Black Alone118771.0%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3850.0%0.1%
White11,9558496.5%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups161831.3%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic11,9518496.5%92.6%
Hispanic437723.5%7.4%

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 (2020/2021 Total Reported) 1,815820.2%1,112,460
Public1,815820.2%1,033,286
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 2020$50,5581897.4%51,926
Median Household Income in 201952,4327091.0%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201911.2%4294.1%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.6%39103.3%15.1%
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 2019/2020987810.2%507,739

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
May 2022 Unemployment Rate2.24688.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,326100.0%$353,558100.0%$55,890
Wage and Salary4,73374.8%$223,43463.2%$47,208
Farm Proprietors4707.4%$44,45912.6%$94,594
Nonfarm Proprietors1,12317.8%$27,9067.9%$24,850
Farm67110.6%$54,25615.3%$80,858
Nonfarm5,65589.4%$299,30284.7%$52,927
Private4,59672.7%$235,47566.6%$51,235
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2674.2%$4,0021.1%$14,989
  Arts, Ent., Recreation631.0%$1890.1%$3,000
  Construction2794.4%$13,0133.7%$46,642
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing1,40322.2%$106,63930.2%$76,008
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1452.3%$5,5081.6%$37,986
  Retail Trade5138.1%$16,5004.7%$32,164
  Trans., Warehousing2223.5%$12,1323.4%$54,649
  Wholesale Trade2844.5%$21,0416.0%$74,088
  Other Private (not above)365*5.8%*$14,603*4.1%*$40,008*
Government1,05916.7%$63,82718.1%$60,271

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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