County population in 2014: 10,203 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 10,369 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 336 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Martin County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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%)
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%
(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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Martin County: Graber Poultry Farm (A), Washington Waterworks (B), Veale Township Volunteer Fire Department (C), Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (D), Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department Montgomery (E), Waglers Greenhouse (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Martin County include: Aikman Church (A), All Saints Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Assembly of God Church (D), Baile Church (E), Berea Church (F), Bethany Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Cedar Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Alfordsville Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Friendship Cemetery (3), Saint Patricks Glencoe Cemetery (4), Saint Peters Cemetery (5), Hawkins Cemetery (6), Fairview Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Melton Pond (A), Little Piney Pond (B), Horseshoe Pond (C), Indian Pond (D), Jackson Pond (E), Big Piney Pond (F), Blue Hole Pond (G), Swan Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Veale Creek (A), East Fork White River (B), Smothers Creek (C), Slate Creek (D), Hurricane Branch (E), Prairie Creek (F), Hawkins Creek (G), Hanna Creek (H), Grindstone Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 3,206
One, attached: 37
3 or 4: 83
5 to 9: 62
10 to 19: 14
20 or more: 31
Mobile homes: 1,176
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8
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
0.0% with mortgage
70.9% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Martin County
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
2.99 / 10,000 pop.
1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
1.00 / 10,000 pop.
0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
4.98 / 10,000 pop.
3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
9.96 / 10,000 pop.
6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
Martin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 1532947.5 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 11/15/2005, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 31 people and caused $12 million in damages.
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:
Indianaevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to October 6, 2008, MMajor Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1795): September 23, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1795, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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
IndianaTornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 3, 2004 to July 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1542): September 1, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1542, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
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
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
IndianaFlooding, Incident Period: April 28, 1996 to May 25, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1125): July 3, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1125, Natural disaster type: Flood
IndianaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 1990 to January 22, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-891): January 5, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-891, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
IndianaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: May 15, 1990 to June 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-869): June 4, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-869, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Martin County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,916 (1,575 aged, 341 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 166 (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 Martin County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:
Atherosclerotic heart disease (169)
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (125)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (123)
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:
65 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
52 per 1000 residents
47 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -3
-0 per 1000 residents
+9 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -106
-10 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
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
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8966
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