Martin County, Indiana (IN)

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County population in 2012: 10,260 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 10,369 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,911
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,483
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,401
Renter-occupied apartments: 822 (it was 782 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 336 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Martin County: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (30.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.3%), Construction (17.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Martin County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 5,223  (50.8%)
Females: 5,111  (49.2%)
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Martin County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Martin County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,073 ($36,411 in 1999)

This county:

$44073
Indiana:

$47529

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $380 (lower quartile is $269, upper quartile is $478)
This county:

$380
State:

$585


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,068 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Martin:

$88,068
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,187 - $137,811
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $885
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

Institutionalized population: 36

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


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

Martin County, IN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $190,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $613 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $483 (0.6%)

Martin County household income distribution in 2009 Martin County home values distribution Martin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.6%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
Martin County:

15.1%
Indiana:

15.9%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 94 years old, Asian residents: 9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 44 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Martin County is $395 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Loogootee, Shoals, Crane, Burns City, Dover Hill.

Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Martin County:

Lead: 0.03 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Martin County: Martin County Civil Defense and Fire Department (A), Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division Fire Department (B), Lost River Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Martin County include: Fairview Church (A), Friendship Church (B), Hindostan Church (C), Mount Union Church (D), Poplar Grove Church (E), South Martin Church (F), Waggoner Chapel (G), Weisbach Church (H), Inman Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Blankenship Cemetery (2), West Union Cemetery (3), Boggs Creek Cemetery (4), Bridges Cemetery (5), Brock Cemetery (6), Brook Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oberlin Lake (A), Deep Cut Lake (B), Seed Tick Lake (C), Baver Lake (D), Greenwood Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Root Brook (A), Boggs Creek (B), Sams Creek (C), Seed Tick Creek (D), Sherfick Stream (E), Simmons Creek (F), Sod Run (G), Spurt Run (H), Squirt Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Daviess County , Dubois County , Greene County , Lawrence County , Orange County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 199
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 27 (63% naturalized citizens)

Martin County:

0.3%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 8
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 16

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.7%

Martin County marital status for males Martin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Martin County with a mortgage: 1,095 (86 second mortgage, 131 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 803

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Martin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,6224
Evangelical Protestant2,35722
Mainline Protestant1,2328
None4,123-
Martin 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: 3
Martin County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Martin County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Martin County:

9.5%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

29.2%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Martin County:

Average size of farms: 181 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $79,016
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $132.79
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,913
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,970
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.05
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.41%
Corn for grain: 13944 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 819 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13556 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Martin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 4215605.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Martin County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 77% 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 60.0 miles away from Martin 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 57.1 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 72.4 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 57.4 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 160.6 miles away from Martin County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 68.7 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:


The number of natural disasters in Martin County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • United Kingdom (52%)
  • Guatemala (30%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Japan (7%)

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

  • United States or American (35%)
  • German (24%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Martin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,662 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 772 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 75 (2%)
  • Other means: 11 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 173 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 56 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in military barracks, etc.

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

  • 50 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,854.

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Indiana average:

5.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.47% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($25,500 average AGI)
1.42% relocated from other states ($12,781 average AGI)
Martin County:

1.42%
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 Daviess County, IN  0.77% ($39,452 average AGI)
from Dubois County, IN  0.45% ($30,722)
from Lawrence County, IN  0.30% ($28,250)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Indiana average:

5.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.26% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($22,807 average AGI)
1.26% relocated to other states ($8,054 average AGI)
Martin County:

1.26%
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 Dubois County, IN  0.72% ($22,379 average AGI)
to Daviess County, IN  0.64% ($32,923)
to Lawrence County, IN  0.50% ($34,950)
to Orange County, IN  0.37% ($26,400)
to Knox County, IN  0.32% ($25,846)
to Greene County, IN  0.27% ($32,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Martin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Martin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Martin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,910 (1,615 aged, 295 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1232.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 924.320
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.99
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86.66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.26

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,241

Size of family households: 1,340 2-persons, 600 3-persons, 503 4-persons, 253 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,210 1-person, 153 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

1,963 married couples with children.
475 single-parent households (131 men, 344 women).

98.6% of residents of Martin County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $347,266,000 ($33177 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $283,811,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,731,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,972,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,399,000
Federal grants: $12,667,000
Federal procurement contracts: $108,058,000 ($105,880,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $178,440,000 ($176,407,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $213,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,335,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,620,000

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

Births: 680
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 538
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -106
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Martin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.85 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 119
  • 2000 to 2004: 506
  • 1990 to 1999: 776
  • 1980 to 1989: 658
  • 1970 to 1979: 768
  • 1960 to 1969: 308
  • 1950 to 1959: 513
  • 1940 to 1949: 362
  • 1939 or earlier: 794
Rooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 530
  • 5 rooms: 975
  • 6 rooms: 867
  • 7 rooms: 426
  • 8 rooms: 212
  • 9+ rooms: 279
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 267
  • 5 rooms: 154
  • 6 rooms: 65
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 94
  • 2 bedrooms: 992
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,766
  • 4 bedrooms: 449
  • 5+ bedrooms: 82
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 184
  • 2 bedrooms: 383
  • 3 bedrooms: 143
  • 4 bedrooms: 45
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Martin County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 179
  • 1 vehicle: 800
  • 2 vehicles: 1,432
  • 3 vehicles: 658
  • 4 vehicles: 195
  • 5+ vehicles: 137
  • no vehicle: 96
  • 1 vehicle: 420
  • 2 vehicles: 209
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

66% of Martin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Indiana.

Martin County:

66.4%
State average:

55.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Martin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (36.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.1%)
  • Electricity (21.8%)
  • Wood (8.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.7%)
  • Electricity (35.8%)
  • Utility gas (33.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.3%)
  • Wood (8.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 111
Here:

9.6%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

5.3%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

20.3%
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)

Martin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,270,000
    Central Staff Services: $737,000
    Welfare - Other: $562,000
    Corrections - Other: $504,000
    Police Protection: $321,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $262,000
    Health Services - Other: $228,000
    General - Other: $224,000
    Financial Administration: $172,000
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000
    General Public Buildings: $49,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $154,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $349,000
    General - Other: $309,000
    Regular Highways: $126,000
    Judicial: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,463,000

Martin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $241,000
    All Other: $7,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $282,000
    Interest Earnings: $180,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,093,000
    General Support: $230,000
    All Other: $84,000
  • Tax - NEC: $1,891,000
    Property: $1,370,000
    Individual Income: $971,000

Martin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,379,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Martin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Martin County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Martin County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15078.9 years
John10174.8 years
William9173.8 years
James8775.9 years
Charles8574.3 years
Robert6269.7 years
George5178.0 years
Joseph4276.5 years
Helen4182.7 years
Donald3263.4 years
Most common last names in Martin County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones8277.1 years
Arvin4976.5 years
Smith3976.0 years
Taylor3475.1 years
Holt3266.8 years
Norris2974.3 years
Brown2780.3 years
Williams2781.6 years
Baker2674.5 years
Hopkins2377.3 years
Businesses in Martin County, IN
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Kroger2
Dairy Queen1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Domino's Pizza1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Wendy's1

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