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Blackford County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2014: 12,401 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 14,048 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,414
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,515
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,472
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,307 (it was 1,218 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

30%

Land area: 165 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blackford County: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.2%), Construction (21.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Blackford County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,112  (49.3%)
Females: 6,289  (50.7%)

Blackford County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Blackford County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,640 ($34,760 in 1999)

This county:

$38640
Indiana:

$47529

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $418 (lower quartile is $331, upper quartile is $500)
This county:

$418
State:

$585


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,056 (it was $60,100 in 2000)
Blackford:

$70,056
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,902 - $108,649
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $816
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

Institutionalized population: 159

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 49
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $296,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $577 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $570 (1.0%)

Blackford County household income distribution in 2009 Blackford County home values distribution Blackford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.7%
Blackford County:

16.7%
Indiana:

15.9%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 122.2% for American Indian residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Blackford County is $432 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $518 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hartford City, Montpelier, Shamrock Lakes.

Blackford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Blackford County: East Taylor Township Fire Rescue (A), Harrison Township Fire Department (B), Kokomo Fire Department Station 5 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blackford County include: Bethel Church (A), Hillsdale Church (B), Honey Creek Church (C), Howard Chapel (D), Howard Church (E), Center Grove Church (F), Cloverdale Church (G), Kokomo Zion Church (H), Lynn Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Albright Cemetery (1), Barnett Cemetery (2), Mound Cemetery (3), South Union Cemetery (4), Brown Cemetery (5), Sunset Memory Gardens (6), Twin Spring Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Kokomo Reservoir Number One (A), Kokomo Waterworks Reservoir Number Two (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pint Run (A), Spring Run (B), Walnut Fork (C), Ruzicka Drain (D), Lawn Run (E), Petes Run (F), Rome Run (G), Peck Run (H), Taylor Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Blackford County: Houston Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Eureka County, Nevada , Mercer County, New Jersey , Dauphin County, Pennsylvania , Kings County, New York , Indiana County, Pennsylvania , Harrison County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 369
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (47% naturalized citizens)

Blackford County:

0.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 12
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 7

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.6%

Blackford County marital status for males Blackford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,821
  • One, attached: 36
  • Two: 184
  • 3 or 4: 271
  • 5 to 9: 67
  • 10 to 19: 62
  • 20 or more: 48
  • Mobile homes: 659
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Blackford County with a mortgage: 2,178 (189 second mortgage, 152 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,152

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Blackford County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,7929
Evangelical Protestant1,67815
Catholic4001
Other5-
None8,891-
Blackford County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Blackford County:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Blackford County:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Blackford County:

10.1%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Blackford County:

28.6%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Blackford County:

Average size of farms: 348 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $92,839
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $238.24
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $90,140
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $110,396
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.43%
Corn for grain: 27850 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 910 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 54804 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Blackford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 819048.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/6/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackford County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from Blackford County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from Blackford County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 267.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • IndianaSnow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3274): March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • IndianaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3238): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IndianaSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 1, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1573): January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • IndianaSnow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared (EM-3197): January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3197, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • IndianaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 26, 2003 to September 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1487): September 5, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1487, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IndianaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 4, 2003 to August 6, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1476): July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IndianaSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1433): September 25, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1433, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • IndianaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 1, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3135): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IndianaBlizzard of 96, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1109): April 2, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1109, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • IndianaIce Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 12, 1991 to March 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-899): March 29, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-899, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Blackford County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (53%)
  • Canada (26%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Bolivia (11%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Blackford County (%):

  • United States or American (29%)
  • German (24%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Blackford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,429 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 712 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 107 (2%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 259 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Blackford County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Blackford County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 91 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,642.

5.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Indiana average:

5.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.17% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($22,600 average AGI)
0.82% relocated from other states ($5,059 average AGI)
Blackford County:

0.82%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, IN  0.94% ($24,104 average AGI)
from Grant County, IN  0.80% ($27,415)
from Jay County, IN  0.57% ($21,310)
from Wells County, IN  0.47% ($27,750)
from Madison County, IN  0.20% ($21,500)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Indiana average:

5.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.54% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($22,421 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($7,460 average AGI)
Blackford County:

1.32%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, IN  1.03% ($29,075 average AGI)
to Grant County, IN  0.76% ($27,795)
to Jay County, IN  0.62% ($23,594)
to Wells County, IN  0.50% ($32,154)
to Hamilton County, IN  0.21% ($27,182)
to Marion County, IN  0.21% ($38,182)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Blackford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Blackford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Blackford County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Blackford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Blackford County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,758 (2,333 aged, 425 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 188 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Blackford County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (232)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (165)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (153)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (98)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (88)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (76)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (60)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (55)
  • Congestive heart failure (48)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.22
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3720.830
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 180.620
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57098.48

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1111.990
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1364.720
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.66

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50.55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.22

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,603
  • In family households: 10,660 (2,605 male householders, 962 female householders)
    2,695 spouses, 3,389 children (3,016 natural, 93 adopted, 280 stepchildren), 295 grandchildren, 74 brothers or sisters, 92 parents, 80 other relatives, 404 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,943 (754 male householders (625 living alone)), 915 female householders (824 living alone)), 274 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 163 (159 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,765 2-persons, 776 3-persons, 587 4-persons, 281 5-persons, 107 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,449 1-person, 182 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,382 married couples with children.
799 single-parent households (205 men, 594 women).

97.8% of residents of Blackford County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 73% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,408,000 ($5087 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,291,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,882,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,603,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,477,000
Federal grants: $9,592,000
Federal procurement contracts: $481,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,373,000 ($1,425,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $255,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,846,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,647,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 844
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 809
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -212
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Blackford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 337
  • 1990 to 1999: 747
  • 1980 to 1989: 465
  • 1970 to 1979: 842
  • 1960 to 1969: 719
  • 1950 to 1959: 686
  • 1940 to 1949: 346
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,808
Rooms in houses/apartments in Blackford County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 91
  • 4 rooms: 371
  • 5 rooms: 1,076
  • 6 rooms: 1,097
  • 7 rooms: 927
  • 8 rooms: 474
  • 9+ rooms: 418
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 66
  • 3 rooms: 206
  • 4 rooms: 340
  • 5 rooms: 281
  • 6 rooms: 154
  • 7 rooms: 102
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Blackford County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 99
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,097
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,497
  • 4 bedrooms: 633
  • 5+ bedrooms: 133
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 299
  • 2 bedrooms: 510
  • 3 bedrooms: 294
  • 4 bedrooms: 93
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Blackford County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 128
  • 1 vehicle: 1,085
  • 2 vehicles: 2,153
  • 3 vehicles: 828
  • 4 vehicles: 197
  • 5+ vehicles: 81
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 592
  • 2 vehicles: 322
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

60% of Blackford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Indiana.

Blackford County:

60.5%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 11960
  • Northeast: 152
  • Midwest: 866
  • South: 845
  • West: 183

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Blackford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.0%)
  • Electricity (30.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.7%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Electricity (46.6%)
  • Utility gas (41.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 98
Here:

6.2%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

6.2%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 61
Here:

19.1%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Blackford County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $9,691,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,189,000
    Corrections - Other: $978,000
    Regular Highways: $810,000
    Welfare - Other: $786,000
    Solid Waste Management: $614,000
    Financial Administration: $510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $506,000
    Police Protection: $429,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $307,000
    General - Other: $288,000
    Health Services - Other: $172,000
    Sewerage: $149,000
    General Public Buildings: $101,000
    Parks & Recreation: $101,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $51,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $501,000
    Libraries: $70,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $423,000
    Welfare: $125,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $409,000
    Regular Highways: $243,000
    Own Hospitals: $237,000
    Corrections - Other: $154,000
    Police Protection: $37,000
    Judicial: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $6,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,985,000

Blackford County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,929,000
    Solid Waste Management: $253,000
    All Other: $119,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $249,000
    Highways: $213,000
    Health & Hospitals: $140,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $663,000
    Interest Earnings: $466,000
    Special Assessments: $248,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Property Sale Other: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $883,000
    General Support: $537,000
    All Other: $491,000
    Public Welfare: $138,000
    Health & Hospitals: $23,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,531,000
    Individual Income: $1,457,000
    NEC: $18,000

Blackford County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,050,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $700,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $350,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $35,000

Blackford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,497,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $700,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 231
  • Number of aged recipients: 13
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 218
  • Number of recipients under 18: 51
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 158
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 22
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 79
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 105
Blackford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Blackford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Blackford County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15679.6 years
William13173.6 years
John11773.5 years
Robert11072.5 years
Charles10574.2 years
James7972.1 years
George6577.1 years
Ruth5778.6 years
Helen5578.6 years
Dorothy4778.2 years
Most common last names in Blackford County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7477.5 years
Williams5376.0 years
Jones4777.1 years
Johnson4477.0 years
Bell3571.1 years
Cook3374.6 years
Brown3379.3 years
Sills3378.6 years
Rogers2678.0 years
Clark2574.8 years
Businesses in Blackford County, IN
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1UPS2
H&R Block1YMCA1
KFC1