Rush County, Indiana Population 2021

Rush County, Indiana's estimated population is 16,473 with a growth rate of -0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rush County, Indiana is the 78th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 17,384 and has seen a growth of -5.24% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202116,473-54-0.33%
202016,527-54-0.33%
201916,581-54-0.32%
201816,635-8-0.05%
201716,64340.02%
201616,639-69-0.41%
201516,708-137-0.81%
201416,845-151-0.89%
201316,996-112-0.65%
201217,108-177-1.02%
201117,285-99-0.57%
201017,384-745-4.11%
199018,129-1,475-7.52%
198019,604-748-3.68%
197020,352-41-0.20%
196020,3935943.00%
195019,7998724.61%
194018,927-485-2.50%
193019,4121710.89%
192019,241-108-0.56%
191019,349-799-3.97%
190020,1481,1145.85%
189019,034-204-1.06%
188019,2381,6129.15%
187017,6261,4338.85%
186016,193-252-1.53%
185016,445-11-0.07%
184016,4566,74969.53%
18309,7070.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.33%
County Website
State
Founded
1822
County Seat
2010 Population
17,384
Growth Since 2010
-5.24%
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Rush County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,17397.19%
Black or African American2801.68%
Two or More Races1430.86%
Some Other Race260.16%
Asian190.11%
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Rush County, Indiana Population by Race

Rush County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Rush County, Indiana Median Age

41.7


Total

41.1


Male

42.2


Female

Rush County, Indiana Adults

There are 12,873 adults, (2,974 of whom are seniors) in Rush County, Indiana.

Rush County, Indiana Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Rush County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

8,549

51.37%

Male

8,092

48.63%

Rush County, Indiana Population by Age

Rush County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rush County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All71.4%28.6%
Male65.6%34.4%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Female52.9%47.1%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rush County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6672.4671.4
Married3,5123.0182.9
Non Family1,9561.258.5
Female6492.952.9
Male5502.9365.6

2.87

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Rush County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4603.99%
9th to 12th Grade9968.65%
High School Graduate5,34646.42%
Some College2,32720.21%
Associates Degree7856.82%
Bachelors Degree1,0829.40%
Graduate Degree5204.52%
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Rush County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rush County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,1309,7921,523
Black17711347
Hispanic1067520
2+ Races1017911
Other Race141414
Asian211

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Rush County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,891$45,404$31,319
Less Than 9th Grade$22,105$24,167$20,086
High School Graduate$36,621$44,292$27,323
Some College$35,803$49,394$30,733
Bachelors Degree$44,769$60,096$42,942
Graduate Degree$63,000$60,625$67,604

$36,891

Average Earnings

$45,404

Average Male

$31,319

Average Female

Rush County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rush County, Indiana Language by Age

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Rush County, Indiana Language

97.27% of Rush County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 2.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.90% of the population.

Rush County, Indiana Language

Rush County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,6632,24914.36%
Black2806422.86%
Hispanic2624115.65%
Other261453.85%
Multiple140117.86%

14.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.00%

Male Poverty Rate

16.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rush County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rush County, Indiana is Other, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rush County, Indiana is Multiple, with 7.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.63%.

Rush County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.46%
High School12.33%
Some College10.19%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%

Rush County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.34%
Male Unemployed24.63%
Female Employed8.16%
Male Employed5.48%

Rush County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rush County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,346$65,706
Families$64,482$75,134
Married Families$75,032-
Non Families$29,818$38,626
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Income by Household Type

Rush County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Rush County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Rush County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rush County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Rush County, Indiana Marital Status

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990

Number of Veterans

932

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam374
First Gulf War153
Korea128
Second Gulf War64
World War II9

Rush County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74306
55 to 64258
75+211
35 to 54187
18 to 3428

Rush County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Rush County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Rush County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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6.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rush County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rush County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Rush County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Rush County, Indiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.04%

Born in Rush County, Indiana

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.28% of Rush County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 85.04% having been born in Indiana. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rush County, Indiana Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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