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Economic Growth Region 6

Counties include: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, Union, Wayne

Largest City: Muncie (2021 population: 65,292)

Population per Square Mile: 111.4

Square Miles: 2,971.4

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)345,53485.3%6,484,050
Today (2021)331,06794.9%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*326,318104.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.2%12 5.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,1535 5,230
Net International Migration8711 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-1,30611-127.5%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)17,63795.3%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)51,102915.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)39,704812.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)75,7971022.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)84,319925.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)62,508818.9%16.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,120110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,952120.9%2.7%
Black Alone14,01294.2%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone193110.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups7,29482.2%2.3%
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 2021 (includes detail not shown below)133,2959100.0%100.0%
Married With Children20,4251215.3%18.2%
Married Without Children40,466930.4%29.8%
Single Parents12,31319.2%9.2%
Living Alone39,836829.9%29.1%

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 2021 (estimate)150,9668100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)151,1578100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)92,936961.5%62.9%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)40,359926.7%27.2%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 54,83484.9%1,120,155

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 2021$47,2771083.7%$56,497
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202227176.9%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 202239,11376.4%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/202228,31775.9%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20193,52294.4%80,859
Births to Teens, 201730285.9%5,152
Deaths, 20194,13086.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force148,898114.5%3,321,548
Annual Unemployment Rate3.5597.2%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate2.54104.2%2.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work155,879100.0%$8,198,756100.0%$52,597
Wage and Salary123,45079.2%$5,625,14568.6%$45,566
Farm Proprietors4,2882.8%$417,5345.1%$97,373
Nonfarm Proprietors28,14118.1%$741,8609.0%$26,362
  Accommodation, Food Serv.10,961*7.0%*$253,876*3.1%*$23,162*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,910*1.2%*$31,320*0.4%*$16,398*
  Health Care, Social Serv.18,129*11.6%*$1,266,311*15.4%*$69,850*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,678*3.0%*$268,707*3.3%*$57,441*
  Retail Trade17,28111.1%$577,9887.0%$33,446
  Trans., Warehousing4,012*2.6%*$215,295*2.6%*$53,663*
  Wholesale Trade3,420*2.2%*$257,649*3.1%*$75,336*
  Other Private (not above)29,404*18.9%*$1,235,459*15.1%*$42,017*

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 Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed312100.0%100.0%$73,979$7,583,249
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family134.2%22.7%$6,096$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 Economic Growth Region 6

in 2021
Percent of Region
Hartford City6,0671.8%
New Castle17,4245.3%
Union City3,4371.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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