Demographics

Jackson County, Indiana

Founded in 1816 and named for Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812

County Seat: Brownstown
Largest City: Seymour (2014 population: 19,094)
Population per Square Mile: 85.81
Square Miles: 509.30

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Population over Time Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Yesterday (2010) 42,376 34 0.7% 6,483,797
Today (2014) 43,705 34 0.7% 6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)* 43,548 36 0.6% 6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today 3.1% 12 1.7%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census BureauIndiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014 Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Net Domestic Migration 39 20 -7,849
Net International Migration 67 21 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths) 169 22 0.7% 24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014 Number Rank in State Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4) 3,015 31 6.9% 6.4%
School Age (5 to 17) 7,581 38 17.3% 17.6%
College Age (18 to 24) 3,614 39 8.3% 10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 11,138 31 25.5% 25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64) 11,688 36 26.7% 26.3%
Seniors (65 and older) 6,669 35 15.3% 14.3%
Median Age 38.9 Median Age = 37.5

Sources: U.S. Census BureauIndiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014 Number Rank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone 144 37 0.3% 0.4%
Asian Alone 581 26 1.3% 2.0%
Black Alone 446 38 1.0% 9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone 66 16 0.2% 0.1%
White 41,924 34 95.9% 86.1%
Two or More Race Groups 544 32 1.2% 1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)
Non-Hispanic 40,920 35 93.6% 93.4%
Hispanic 2,785 23 6.4% 6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household Types Number Rank in State Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below) 16,713 34 100.0% 100.0%
Married With Children 3,446 35 20.6% 19.8%
Married Without Children 5,310 36 31.8% 30.1%
Single Parents 1,423 34 8.5% 9.8%
Living Alone 4,470 32 26.7% 27.7%

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

Housing Number Rank in State Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2014 (estimate) 18,524 35 100.0% 100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units) 18,239 35 100.0% 100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,196 36 66.9% 62.0%
Median Value (2013) $117,100 34
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,517 30 24.8% 26.6%
Median Rent (2013) $518 32

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

Education Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 7,851 30 0.7% 1,130,285
Public 6,966 34 0.7% 1,045,779
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS) 28,987 34 0.7% 4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher 86.2% 45 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree 14.5% 58 23.2%

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

Income and Poverty Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2013 $36,200 48 93.7% 38,622
Median Household Income in 2013 49,614 32 104.4% $47,508
Poverty Rate in 2013 12.9% 55 81.6% 15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 18 17.8% 65 81.3% 21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2014 79 22 0.8% 9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 2014 5,293 30 0.6% 878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2014 3,450 30 0.7% 514,128

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisU.S. Census BureauIndiana Family Social Services AdministrationIndiana Department of Education

Health and Vital Statistics Number Rank of Percent of State Indiana
Births, 2013 591 30 0.7% 83,115
Births to Teens, 2013 62 24 0.9% 6,810
Deaths, 2013 443 31 0.7% 60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014 Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Total Resident Labor Force 21,289 34 0.7% 3,230,540
Employed 20,212 33 0.7% 3,035,581
Unemployed 1,077 39 0.6% 194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate 5.1 74 85.0% 6.0
September 2015 Unemployment Rate 3.5 63 87.5% 4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 Employment Pct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000) Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work 25,195 100.0% $1,172,680 100.0% $46,544
Wage and Salary 20,719 82.2% $806,904 68.8% $38,945
Farm Proprietors 689 2.7% $64,516 5.5% $93,637
Nonfarm Proprietors 3,787 15.0% $87,966 7.5% $23,228
Farm 1,133 4.5% $79,788 6.8% $70,422
Nonfarm 24,062 95.5% $1,092,892 93.2% $45,420
Private 21,025 83.4% $924,661 78.9% $43,979
  Accommodation, Food Serv. 1,610 6.4% $27,076 2.3% $16,817
  Arts, Ent., Recreation 225 0.9% $2,043 0.2% $9,080
  Construction 1,083 4.3% $42,989 3.7% $39,694
  Health Care, Social Serv. 1,387 5.5% $53,371 4.6% $38,479
  Information 115 0.5% $3,905 0.3% $33,957
  Manufacturing 6,215 24.7% $418,761 35.7% $67,379
  Professional, Tech. Serv. 555 2.2% $16,539 1.4% $29,800
  Retail Trade 2,777 11.0% $77,406 6.6% $27,874
  Trans., Warehousing 1,834 7.3% $94,848 8.1% $51,716
  Wholesale Trade 796 3.2% $44,886 3.8% $56,389
  Other Private (not above) 4,195* 16.7%* $129,210* 11.0%* $30,801*
Government 3,037 12.1% $168,231 14.3% $55,394

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, 2014 Units Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000) State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed 178 100.0% 100.0% $19,468 $3,222,176
Single-Family 61 34.3% 68.1% $9,235 $2,748,532
2-Family 0 0.0% 2.0% 0 $40,304
3- and 4-Family 0 0.0% 1.1% $0 $18,185
5+ Family 117 65.7% 28.7% $10,233 $415,155

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 Jackson County

Name Population
in 2014
Percent of County
Brownstown 2,956 6.8%
Crothersville 1,599 3.7%
Medora 699 1.6%
Seymour 19,094 43.7%
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