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Hamilton County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2014: 302,623 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 182,740 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 68,286
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,646
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 53,344
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,903 (it was 12,589 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 398 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 760 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hamilton County: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.6%), Manufacturing (12.4%), Educational, health and social services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Hamilton County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.4%)
  • Asian alone (4.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 147,678  (48.8%)
Females: 154,945  (51.2%)
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Hamilton County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hamilton County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $81,958 ($71,026 in 1999)

This county:

$81958
Indiana:

$47529

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $861 (lower quartile is $652, upper quartile is $1,098)
This county:

$861
State:

$585


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $225,000 (it was $163,600 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$225,000
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,700 - $340,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,532
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 1,503

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 168
  • Thefts: 510
  • Auto thefts: 45
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3514 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2001: 3714 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2002: 3479 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2003: 3882 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2004: 3945 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2005: 3725 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2006: 3030 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2007: 2617 buildings, average cost: $213,900
  • 2008: 1574 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2009: 1353 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2010: 1350 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2011: 1408 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2012: 1644 buildings, average cost: $247,800
  • 2013: 2046 buildings, average cost: $259,700
  • 2014: 1832 buildings, average cost: $299,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,236 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,167 (1.1%)

Hamilton County household income distribution in 2009 Hamilton County home values distribution Hamilton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.9% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.1% for American Indian residents, 46.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 8.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
Hamilton County:

6.1%
Indiana:

15.9%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.3% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for American Indian residents, 46.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 7.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Indianapolis, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hamilton County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $673 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $871 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Cicero, Sheridan, Arcadia, Atlanta.

Hamilton 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 Hamilton County: Alamo Conservation Club (A), Waveland Conservation Club (B), Spring Ledge Country Club (C), Sportsmen Club (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton County include: Freedom Church (A), Gravelly Run Church (B), Haw Creek Church (C), Center Church (D), Christian Union Church (E), Liberty Chapel (F), Potato Creek Church (G), Providence Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Meharry Cemetery (1), Michael Cemetery (2), Willhite Cemetery (3), Wilhite Cemetery (4), Ben Hur Cemetery (5), Sparks Cemetery (6), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Morrison Lake (A), C Moore Lake (B), Sportsmans Club Lake (C), Shades Pond (D), Pennington Lake (E), Lake Waveland (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Lick Creek (B), Withe Creek (C), Stonebraker Branch (D), Smith Branch (E), Karnes Creek (F), Indian Creek (G), Honey Creek (H), Spencer Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hamilton County include: Camp Rotary (1), Cold Spring Camp (2), Ladoga Rest Park (3), Lake Waveland Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Burlington County, New Jersey , Delaware County , Howard County , Harrison County, Ohio , Monroe County, Ohio , Summit County, Colorado , Noble County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,048
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 48.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,283 (49% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton County:

4.0%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,984
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,583
  • 1985 to 1989: 874
  • 1980 to 1984: 517
  • 1975 to 1979: 530
  • 1970 to 1974: 421
  • 1970 to 1974: 502
  • 1965 to 1969: 872

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.8%

Hamilton County marital status for males Hamilton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 54,774
  • One, attached: 1,695
  • Two: 783
  • 3 or 4: 1,801
  • 5 to 9: 3,839
  • 10 to 19: 2,725
  • 20 or more: 1,850
  • Mobile homes: 1,981
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 30

Housing units in Hamilton County with a mortgage: 41,731 (4,958 second mortgage, 6,616 home equity loan, 174 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,858

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hamilton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,849121
Catholic40,2518
Mainline Protestant24,29745
Other3,96913
Orthodox2,4552
Black Protestant2491
None157,499-
Hamilton 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: 39
Hamilton County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Hamilton County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 176
This county:

6.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hamilton County:

7.1%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

24.7%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Hamilton County:

Average size of farms: 193 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,616
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $410.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.59%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,362
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,946
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.79
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.71%
Corn for grain: 55535 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1951 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 60999 harvested acres
Vegetables: 66 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44 acres

Tornado activity:

Hamilton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 1375342.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 32 fatalities and 165 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 28 people and injured 123 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton County-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 146.4 miles away from Hamilton 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 128.3 miles away from the 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 170.1 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 168.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from Hamilton County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 96.0 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:

  • IndianaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1766): June 8, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1520): June 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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
  • Indianaevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2002 to June 7, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1418): June 13, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1418, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 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 (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • India (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)

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

  • German (26%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Hamilton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 82,410 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 6,018 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 85 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 26 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 76 (0%)
  • Taxi: 21 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 53 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 70 (0%)
  • Walked: 809 (1%)
  • Other means: 424 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,569 (5%)

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


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

  • 820 people in nursing homes
  • 337 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 145 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 60 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 55 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 48 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 31 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,078 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 311 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 94 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 38 people in college/university student housing
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $96,960.

8.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($65,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
Indiana average:

5.59%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.04%
Indiana average:

0.02%

5.56% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($36,421 average AGI)
3.00% relocated from other states ($28,548 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

3.00%
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 Marion County, IN  3.09% ($59,238 average AGI)
from Madison County, IN  0.33% ($41,988)
from Boone County, IN  0.18% ($70,033)
from Delaware County, IN  0.16% ($47,503)
from Hancock County, IN  0.15% ($55,263)
from Hendricks County, IN  0.15% ($66,796)
from Cook County, IL  0.13% ($74,530)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Indiana average:

5.83%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($717 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.04%
Indiana average:

0.03%

4.34% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($27,577 average AGI)
2.87% relocated to other states ($31,351 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

2.87%
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 Marion County, IN  2.47% ($43,883 average AGI)
to Madison County, IN  0.30% ($33,649)
to Boone County, IN  0.20% ($68,236)
to Hendricks County, IN  0.16% ($53,558)
to Cook County, IL  0.15% ($53,174)
to Hancock County, IN  0.14% ($57,730)
to Johnson County, IN  0.10% ($48,646)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hamilton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hamilton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hamilton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,873 (19,519 aged, 2,354 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,859 (7%)

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 Hamilton County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1153)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1090)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1030)
  • Congestive heart failure (864)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (771)
  • Unspecified dementia (711)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (631)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (563)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (443)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (365)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2318.350
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 62.13
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20802.99

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1497.810
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 467
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.89

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55.97
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85.17

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20.77
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 75.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.4
  • Suffocation - 15.7
  • Poisoning - 13.7
  • Other - 5.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 272,941
  • In family households: 242,344 (58,440 male householders, 16,315 female householders)
    63,100 spouses, 93,521 children (87,374 natural, 2,593 adopted, 3,554 stepchildren), 2,301 grandchildren, 1,211 brothers or sisters, 1,546 parents, 1,309 other relatives, 3,549 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,597 (10,853 male householders (8,178 living alone)), 14,227 female householders (12,283 living alone)), 5,517 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,628 (1,503 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 27,991 2-persons, 16,889 3-persons, 18,533 4-persons, 7,985 5-persons, 2,384 6-persons, 973 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,461 1-person, 3,977 2-persons, 464 3-persons, 125 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

47,791 married couples with children.
6,754 single-parent households (1,775 men, 4,979 women).

94.1% of residents of Hamilton County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $468,672,000 ($2022 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,558,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $297,342,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $79,053,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,285,000
Federal grants: $51,973,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,228,000 ($907,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,791,000 ($1,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,847,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $284,045,000
Federal Government insurance: $117,835,000

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

Births: 18,046
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,080
Here:

21 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,590
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +42,305
Here +176 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hamilton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.68 millions of gallons per day (53% from ground, 47% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 5,421
  • 2000 to 2004: 37,104
  • 1990 to 1999: 27,862
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,330
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,210
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,886
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,089
  • 1940 to 1949: 607
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,207
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 108
  • 3 rooms: 479
  • 4 rooms: 1,932
  • 5 rooms: 6,754
  • 6 rooms: 8,490
  • 7 rooms: 8,047
  • 8 rooms: 10,083
  • 9+ rooms: 17,415
  • 1 room: 266
  • 2 rooms: 863
  • 3 rooms: 2,311
  • 4 rooms: 3,816
  • 5 rooms: 2,477
  • 6 rooms: 1,429
  • 7 rooms: 689
  • 8 rooms: 453
  • 9+ rooms: 285
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 58
  • 1 bedroom: 447
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,477
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,656
  • 4 bedrooms: 22,518
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,188
  • no bedroom: 328
  • 1 bedroom: 3,454
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,698
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,341
  • 4 bedrooms: 658
  • 5+ bedrooms: 110
Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 624
  • 1 vehicle: 9,066
  • 2 vehicles: 31,253
  • 3 vehicles: 9,041
  • 4 vehicles: 2,547
  • 5+ vehicles: 813
  • no vehicle: 967
  • 1 vehicle: 6,303
  • 2 vehicles: 4,486
  • 3 vehicles: 673
  • 4 vehicles: 80
  • 5+ vehicles: 80

47% of Hamilton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Indiana.

Hamilton County:

46.7%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 108802
  • Northeast: 10095
  • Midwest: 33142
  • South: 16029
  • West: 6110

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $172,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hamilton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.4%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Electricity (51.8%)
  • Utility gas (42.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,970
Here:

12.1%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,261
Here:

12.2%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 957
Here:

19.3%
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)

Hamilton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $19,596,000
    General - Other: $3,782,000
    Hospitals: $2,549,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $122,930,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,496,000
    Regular Highways: $11,379,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,463,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,637,000
    General - Other: $6,544,000
    Financial Administration: $6,164,000
    Police Protection: $5,203,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,026,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,506,000
    Health - Other: $2,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,023,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,002,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,304,000
    Air Transportation: $377,000
    Housing and Community Development: $280,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,786,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $19,441,000
    General - Other: $6,272,000
    Regular Highways: $3,116,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,151,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,013,000
    Air Transportation: $400,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $92,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $79,000
    Correctional Institutions: $47,000
    Financial Administration: $28,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $88,409,000

Hamilton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $123,407,000
    All Other: $10,842,000
    Parks and Recreation: $358,000
    Air Transportation: $60,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,405,000
    All Other: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,091,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,681,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $855,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $241,000
    Rents: $13,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,717,000
    All Other: $5,854,000
    Highways: $4,322,000
    Public Welfare: $182,000
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,466,000
    Individual Income: $21,743,000
    NEC: $3,274,000
    Other Selective Sales: $261,000
    Other License: $254,000

Hamilton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $158,035,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $116,600,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,970,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,535,000

Hamilton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,074,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $95,658,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,387,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,082
  • Number of aged recipients: 122
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 960
  • Number of recipients under 18: 229
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 674
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 179
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 293
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 497
Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,240$161,3172,720$216,00712,799$207,181202$111,94610$3,654,700326$155,56140$103,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED94$167,043196$234,750872$216,63948$43,5000$026$169,0385$34,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED260$150,104272$221,6652,753$221,415151$59,2121$136,000108$136,85231$69,645
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN297$162,118262$229,8322,095$203,87244$180,5450$075$148,6006$102,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS44$152,20529$229,966438$234,52511$80,5450$016$163,5630$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED733$227,700703$210,4915$145,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED205$245,180242$227,8474$138,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED63$240,46096$219,4061$116,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$240,95555$209,6001$122,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$213,94414$249,5002$132,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Hamilton County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary62980.9 years
John46174.9 years
William45174.5 years
Robert45072.6 years
James38971.3 years
Charles32774.6 years
Helen25882.0 years
Ruth23182.4 years
George22876.9 years
Dorothy21781.0 years
Most common last names in Hamilton County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18976.6 years
Johnson13576.7 years
Miller12477.4 years
Brown11176.6 years
Wilson10478.3 years
Davis9877.0 years
Jones8577.6 years
Williams8479.6 years
Moore7776.7 years
White7577.8 years
Businesses in Hamilton County, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1KFC6
ALDO1Kincaid4
AT&T11Kmart1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's5
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger10
Ace Hardware5LA Fitness3
Advance Auto Parts3La-Z-Boy3
Aeropostale3Lane Bryant2
AmericInn1Lane Furniture6
American Eagle Outfitters3LensCrafters3
Ann Taylor4Little Caesars Pizza4
Apple Store1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's6Lowe's4
Arby's9Macy's1
Audi1Marriott8
AutoZone5Marshalls2
Avenue2MasterBrand Cabinets31
BMW1Maurices2
Bakers1Mazda1
Banana Republic2McDonald's18
Barnes & Noble3Meijer3
Baskin-Robbins2Men's Wearhouse4
Bath & Body Works3Menards2
Bebe1Motherhood Maternity4
Bed Bath & Beyond3New Balance13
Bentleymotors.Com1New York & Co3
Best Western1Nike38
Blockbuster7Nissan2
Brooks Brothers1Nordstrom1
Brookstone1Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax3
Buffalo Wild Wings4Old Country Buffet1
Burger King9Old Navy3
CVS14Olive Garden2
Cache2On The Border1
Cambria1Outback1
CarMax1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panda Express4
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread5
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza9
Chick-Fil-A4Payless3
Chico's3Penske3
Chipotle3PetSmart3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports3
Circle K5Pizza Hut9
Clarks1Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery4Pottery Barn1
Coldwater Creek2Pottery Barn Kids1
Comfort Suites2Qdoba Mexican Grill8
Costco1Quality2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos5
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack7
Curves4Red Lobster1
DHL5Red Robin3
Dairy Queen10Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Deb1SAS Shoes5
Decora Cabinetry5Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Discount Tire4Sears5
Domino's Pizza6Sephora3
DressBarn2Sheraton1
Dressbarn2Shoe Carnival2
Dunkin Donuts2Soma Intimates2
Eddie Bauer2Spencer Gifts1
Express3Sprint Nextel11
Extended Stay America2Staples2
Famous Footwear1Starbucks28
Fashion Bug1Steak 'n Shake7
FedEx68Studio 61
Finish Line3Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care7Suburban1
Foot Locker1Subway2
Ford3Super 82
Forever 211T-Mobile17
GNC7T.G.I. Driday's3
GameStop7T.J.Maxx2
Gap2Taco Bell9
Goodwill2Talbots1
Gymboree3Target5
H&M1The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block11The Limited1
Hardee's5The Room Place1
Havertys Furniture1Toyota1
Hilton5Toys"R"Us4
Hobby Lobby1Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn5True Value1
Hollister Co.2U-Haul12
Home Depot3UPS112
Honda2Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic1Value City Furniture1
Houlihan's2Vans4
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless8
Hyundai1Victoria's Secret4
J. Jill1Volkswagen1
J.Crew1Walgreens9
JCPenney2Walmart4
Jimmy John's12Wendy's12
JoS. A. Bank3Wet Seal1
Johnny Rockets1White Castle3
Jones New York5Whole Foods Market2
Journeys1YMCA3
Justice3Z Gallerie1

Hamilton County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"