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Economic Growth Region 1

Counties include: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke

Largest City: Hammond (2020 population: 75,342)

Population per Square Mile: 264.3

Square Miles: 3,219.6

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)856,327313.2%6,484,050
Today (2020)850,963312.6%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*907,103312.7%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.6%10 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9253 1,323
Net International Migration1919 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)5280.4%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)48,95145.8%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)142,953316.8%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)72,38438.5%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)213,231325.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)221,898226.1%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)151,546217.8%16.5%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone4,34320.5%0.4%
Asian Alone11,89151.4%2.7%
Black Alone141,111216.6%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone46960.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups17,23042.0%2.2%
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 2019 (includes detail not shown below)326,0932100.0%100.0%
Married With Children56,245517.2%18.5%
Married Without Children96,157129.5%29.7%
Single Parents33,903110.4%9.3%
Living Alone92,512228.4%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)372,6703100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)367,7103100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)234,413263.7%61.5%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)91,680324.9%27.5%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 139,855312.6%1,112,460

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 2019$47,530497.6%$48,678
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20201,015215.2%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 2020105,175216.0%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/202067,781213.3%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20179,444411.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 2017546410.6%5,152
Deaths, 20178,910113.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force394,915311.9%3,319,010
Annual Unemployment Rate9.41132.4%7.1
July 2021 Unemployment Rate6.71155.8%4.3

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work423,137100.0%$22,871,121100.0%$54,051
Wage and Salary339,02180.1%$16,333,78771.4%$48,179
Farm Proprietors3,0160.7%$87,0000.4%$28,846
Nonfarm Proprietors81,10019.2%$2,537,00211.1%$31,282
  Accommodation, Food Serv.33,789*8.0%*$1,122,452*4.9%*$33,219*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation10,976*2.6%*$325,987*1.4%*$29,700*
  Health Care, Social Serv.55,008*13.0%*$3,337,577*14.6%*$60,674*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.16,429*3.9%*$859,601*3.8%*$52,322*
  Retail Trade47,15611.1%$1,452,3836.4%$30,800
  Trans., Warehousing15,488*3.7%*$957,625*4.2%*$61,830*
  Wholesale Trade4,588*1.1%*$329,233*1.4%*$71,760*
  Other Private (not above)93,461*22.1%*$3,358,978*14.7%*$35,940*

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2,463100.0%100.0%$656,819$5,872,297
3- and 4-Family80.3%0.8%$850$25,965
5+ Family522.1%20.6%$7,595$552,508

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 1

in 2020
Percent of Region
Crown Point30,9063.6%
East Chicago27,7423.3%
Michigan City31,0543.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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