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Noble County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2014: 47,618 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 46,275 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,269
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,198
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,030
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,888 (it was 3,666 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 411 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Noble County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Educational, health and social services (13.8%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Noble County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 23,826  (50.0%)
Females: 23,792  (50.0%)

Noble County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Noble County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,141 ($42,700 in 1999)

This county:

$47141
Indiana:

$47529

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $491 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $596)
This county:

$491
State:

$585


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $112,149 (it was $89,700 in 2000)
Noble:

$112,149
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,811 - $182,972
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $962
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 750
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 159 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2008: 79 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2009: 72 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2010: 66 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2011: 73 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2012: 67 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2013: 76 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2014: 85 buildings, average cost: $165,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $862 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $897 (0.9%)

Noble County household income distribution in 2009 Noble County home values distribution Noble County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.8%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.5% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for American Indian residents, 4.3% for other race residents, 6.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
Noble County:

14.9%
Indiana:

15.9%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.6% for American Indian residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 6.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Noble County is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $713 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kendallville, Ligonier, Albion, Avilla, Rome City, Wolcottville, Cromwell, Kimmell.

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

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Neighboring counties: Lenawee County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,061
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,260 (26% naturalized citizens)

Noble County:

4.9%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,061
  • 1990 to 1994: 453
  • 1985 to 1989: 340
  • 1980 to 1984: 154
  • 1975 to 1979: 48
  • 1970 to 1974: 45
  • 1970 to 1974: 52
  • 1965 to 1969: 107

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.6%

Noble County marital status for males Noble County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,747
  • One, attached: 273
  • Two: 688
  • 3 or 4: 399
  • 5 to 9: 496
  • 10 to 19: 186
  • 20 or more: 405
  • Mobile homes: 2,027
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Noble County with a mortgage: 6,704 (705 second mortgage, 677 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,661

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Noble County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,77745
Mainline Protestant3,47323
Catholic2,9016
Other6814
None33,704-
Noble 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: 8
Noble County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Noble County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Noble County:

8.3%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Noble County:

29.8%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.7%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Noble County:

Average size of farms: 168 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,214
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $188.98
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,137
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 75.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,168
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.39%
Corn for grain: 56832 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3258 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 56026 harvested acres
Vegetables: 58 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 59 acres

Earthquake activity:

Noble County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% 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 242.9 miles away from Noble County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.2 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 234.9 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 221.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from Noble 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 260.2 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, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 8, 2009 to March 14, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1832): April 22, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1832, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IndianaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 7, 2008 to March 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1740): January 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1740, 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
  • 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: 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3162): January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3162, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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
  • IndianaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 16, 1992 to July 23, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-962): September 18, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-962, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Noble County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (83%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Other Western Asia (2%)
  • South Africa (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Japan (1%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • United States or American (21%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Noble County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,244 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 3,128 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 49 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 459 (2%)
  • Other means: 156 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 588 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 357 people in nursing homes
  • 161 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 105 people in state prisons
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other group homes

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

  • 425 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 149 people in state prisons
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,268.

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Indiana average:

5.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.98% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($25,247 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($7,030 average AGI)
Noble County:

1.22%
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 Allen County, IN  0.95% ($41,976 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, IN  0.72% ($28,913)
from LaGrange County, IN  0.65% ($28,699)
from Whitley County, IN  0.38% ($35,896)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.35% ($24,262)
from Elkhart County, IN  0.26% ($34,130)
from Steuben County, IN  0.21% ($31,778)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Indiana average:

5.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.76% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($24,383 average AGI)
1.24% relocated to other states ($5,595 average AGI)
Noble County:

1.24%
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 Allen County, IN  1.20% ($32,462 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IN  0.87% ($27,248)
to LaGrange County, IN  0.70% ($30,667)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.45% ($32,350)
to Whitley County, IN  0.42% ($31,387)
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.32% ($24,316)
to Steuben County, IN  0.15% ($37,778)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in Noble County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Noble County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Noble County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Noble County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Noble County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,428 (5,242 aged, 1,186 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,420 (11%)

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 Noble County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (517)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (501)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (459)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (385)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (294)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (251)
  • Congestive heart failure (171)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (119)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (119)
  • Unspecified dementia (117)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3243.330
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 63.43
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30135.1

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1517.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 866.210
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.65

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63.23

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.43

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.8
  • Other - 54.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,705
  • In family households: 40,914 (9,671 male householders, 2,920 female householders)
    9,921 spouses, 14,745 children (13,386 natural, 419 adopted, 940 stepchildren), 1,131 grandchildren, 333 brothers or sisters, 274 parents, 484 other relatives, 1,166 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,791 (2,400 male householders (1,901 living alone)), 2,364 female householders (2,065 living alone)), 1,027 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 831 (750 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,427 2-persons, 2,595 3-persons, 2,338 4-persons, 1,276 5-persons, 533 6-persons, 422 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,966 1-person, 651 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 6 6-persons.

9,868 married couples with children.
2,393 single-parent households (657 men, 1,736 women).

90.4% of residents of Noble County speak English at home.
6.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (24% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $158,444,000 ($3350 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,938,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,201,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,757,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,668,000
Federal grants: $23,989,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,280,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,549,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,012,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,784,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,533,000

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

Births: 3,610
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,017
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +847
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,218
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Noble County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.08 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 275
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,256
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,375
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,345
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,817
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,565
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,427
  • 1940 to 1949: 955
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,123
Rooms in houses/apartments in Noble County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 103
  • 3 rooms: 272
  • 4 rooms: 1,077
  • 5 rooms: 2,830
  • 6 rooms: 3,212
  • 7 rooms: 2,368
  • 8 rooms: 1,622
  • 9+ rooms: 1,540
  • 1 room: 53
  • 2 rooms: 210
  • 3 rooms: 692
  • 4 rooms: 1,060
  • 5 rooms: 773
  • 6 rooms: 433
  • 7 rooms: 249
  • 8 rooms: 125
  • 9+ rooms: 71
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Noble County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 408
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,688
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,341
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,090
  • 5+ bedrooms: 494
  • no bedroom: 59
  • 1 bedroom: 1,066
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,464
  • 3 bedrooms: 848
  • 4 bedrooms: 168
  • 5+ bedrooms: 61
Cars and other vehicles available in Noble County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 470
  • 1 vehicle: 2,898
  • 2 vehicles: 5,878
  • 3 vehicles: 2,588
  • 4 vehicles: 877
  • 5+ vehicles: 319
  • no vehicle: 468
  • 1 vehicle: 1,821
  • 2 vehicles: 1,091
  • 3 vehicles: 249
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

58% of Noble County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Indiana.

Noble County:

58.0%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 34044
  • Northeast: 726
  • Midwest: 4570
  • South: 3928
  • West: 639

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $90,600


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 Noble County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (43.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.4%)
  • Electricity (17.4%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (48.3%)
  • Electricity (30.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 667
Here:

11.4%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

2.5%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 182
Here:

21.0%
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)

Noble County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $989,000
    General: $411,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,517,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,134,000
    Police Protection: $2,327,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,687,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,536,000
    Financial Administration: $1,398,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,144,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,075,000
    General - Other: $868,000
    Health Services - Other: $596,000
    General Public Buildings: $302,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $200,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $640,000
    Police Protection: $163,000
    Corrections - Other: $141,000
    General - Other: $138,000
    Central Staff: $96,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $51,000
    Judicial: $46,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,520,000

Noble County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,765,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $107,000
    All Other: $20,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,316,000
    Special Assessments: $465,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,834,000
    General Support: $2,574,000
    All Other: $641,000
    Health & Hospitals: $322,000
    Public Welfare: $299,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,998,000

Noble County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,811,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,803,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,000

Noble County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,435,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,518,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $94,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 507
  • Number of aged recipients: 25
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 482
  • Number of recipients under 18: 112
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 350
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 45
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 170
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 225
Noble County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Noble County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Noble County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert23171.9 years
John22675.2 years
Mary20981.1 years
William18873.2 years
James15470.0 years
Charles14973.6 years
Helen13482.7 years
Ruth12579.8 years
Harold11874.6 years
Paul10771.6 years
Most common last names in Noble County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13777.8 years
Miller12777.5 years
Johnson6177.0 years
Wilson4275.3 years
Weber4075.5 years
Brown3877.7 years
Davis3475.2 years
Martin3374.2 years
Young3378.1 years
Baker3278.6 years
Businesses in Noble County, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC2
Ace Hardware1Kroger2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Alco Stores1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King2Pizza Hut2
CVS2RadioShack2
Chevrolet2Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen3T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell2
FedEx1True Value1
Ford2U-Haul2
GNC1UPS4
GameStop1Walgreens1
H&R Block2Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
Jimmy John's3YMCA1