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Demographics Analysis

The people of Blackford County, Indiana give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Male:

Under 5 years : 385

5 to 9 years : 537

10 to 14 years : 408

15 to 17 years : 283

18 and 19 years : 162

20 years : 92

21 years : 66

22 to 24 years : 210

25 to 29 years : 361

30 to 34 years : 379

35 to 39 years : 445

40 to 44 years : 467

45 to 49 years : 524

50 to 54 years : 460

55 to 59 years : 371

60 and 61 years : 226

62 to 64 years : 276

65 and 66 years : 145

67 to 69 years : 148

70 to 74 years : 264

75 to 79 years : 175

80 to 84 years : 138

85 years and over : 58

Female:

Under 5 years : 366

5 to 9 years : 286

10 to 14 years : 550

15 to 17 years : 299

18 and 19 years : 140

20 years : 73

21 years : 20

22 to 24 years : 202

25 to 29 years : 299

30 to 34 years : 373

35 to 39 years : 404

40 to 44 years : 510

45 to 49 years : 503

50 to 54 years : 477

55 to 59 years : 460

60 and 61 years : 156

62 to 64 years : 252

65 and 66 years : 185

67 to 69 years : 234

70 to 74 years : 236

75 to 79 years : 321

80 to 84 years : 159

85 years and over : 169


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 7,189

Multiple ancestry : 3,661

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 146

Ancestry not reported : 2,258


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Blackford County, Indiana)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 13,139

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 56

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 24

Not a U.S. citizen : 35


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Total:

Under 5 years : 751

5 to 17 years : 2,363

18 to 24 years : 965

25 to 34 years : 1,412

35 to 44 years : 1,826

45 to 54 years : 1,964

55 to 59 years : 831

60 and 61 years : 382

62 to 64 years : 528

65 to 74 years : 1,212

75 years and over : 1,020

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 744

5 to 17 years : 2,159

18 to 24 years : 823

25 to 34 years : 1,232

35 to 44 years : 1,451

45 to 54 years : 1,629

55 to 59 years : 674

60 and 61 years : 283

62 to 64 years : 396

65 to 74 years : 923

75 years and over : 729

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 7

5 to 17 years : 185

18 to 24 years : 142

25 to 34 years : 144

35 to 44 years : 362

45 to 54 years : 321

55 to 59 years : 149

60 and 61 years : 99

62 to 64 years : 132

65 to 74 years : 264

75 years and over : 291

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 19

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 21

35 to 44 years : 10

45 to 54 years : 6

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 15

35 to 44 years : 3

45 to 54 years : 8

55 to 59 years : 8

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 25

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 5,400

Female : 5,643

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,125

Female : 971

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 37

Female : 19

Foreign born:

Male : 18

Female : 41


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Born in state of residence : 10,840

Born in other state in the United States : 2,032

Native: born outside the United States : 46

Foreign born : 35


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 1,919

Now married, except separated : 4,795

Divorced : 1,132

Separated : 191

Widowed : 636

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 317

Now married, except separated : 1,139

Divorced : 177

Separated : 22

Widowed : 288

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 10

Now married, except separated : 37

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 25

Now married, except separated : 26

Divorced : 8

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Speak only English : 12,376

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 51

Speak English less than "very well" : 3

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 27

Speak English less than "very well" : 11

Hindi:

Speak English "very well" : 15

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 6

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Native North American languages:

Speak English "very well" : 5

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Blackford County, Indiana

  • German: 2,348   (25.0%)
  • United States Or American: 2,174   (23.1%)
  • Irish: 1,310   (13.9%)
  • English: 1,095   (11.6%)
  • Other Groups: 1,091   (11.6%)
  • Dutch: 210   (2.2%)
  • French (except Basque): 209   (2.2%)
  • Italian: 184   (2.0%)
  • Scotch-irish: 148   (1.6%)
  • Polish: 109   (1.2%)
  • Scottish: 78   (0.8%)
  • Welsh: 66   (0.7%)
  • French Canadian: 64   (0.7%)
  • Swiss: 55   (0.6%)
  • Swedish: 51   (0.5%)
  • Belgian: 38   (0.4%)
  • European: 37   (0.4%)
  • Hungarian: 31   (0.3%)
  • Norwegian: 29   (0.3%)
  • British: 28   (0.3%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 16   (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 13   (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 9   (0.1%)
  • Eastern European: 5   (0.1%)
  • Danish: 5   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Blackford County, Indiana is 13,254



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Blackford County, Indiana: 6,580
Female Population in Blackford County, Indiana: 6,674


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Blackford County, Indiana: 39.7
Median Female Resident Age in Blackford County, Indiana: 43.7


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Indiana is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Blackford County, Indiana


White


Both sexes

42.9

Male

41.3

Female

44.8

Black or African American


Both sexes

29.5

Male

32.0

Female

15.3

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

37.5

Male

44.5

Female

37.3

Asian


Both sexes

52.5

Male

53.5

Female

52.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

27.0

Male

9.5

Female

48.5

Other


Both sexes

16.8

Male

23.0

Female

9.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

18.4

Male

20.2

Female

15.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

23.3

Male

24.3

Female

22.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

42.9

Male

41.3

Female

44.9


(updated 2010)



Races in Blackford County, Indiana


  • White: 12,953
  • African American: 25
  • American Indian: 23
  • Asian: 30
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 6
  • Some Other Race: 17
  • Two or More Races: 200



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Blackford County, Indiana citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Blackford County, Indiana

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 10   (0.22%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 5   (0.11%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 32   (0.71%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 131   (2.89%)
  • 9th Grade: 106   (2.34%)
  • 10th Grade: 285   (6.29%)
  • 11th Grade: 180   (3.97%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 95   (2.1%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,280   (50.33%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 247   (5.45%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 477   (10.53%)
  • Associate Degree: 227   (5.01%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 279   (6.16%)
  • Master's Degree: 97   (2.14%)
  • Professional School Degree: 40   (0.88%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 39   (0.86%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 20   (0.4%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 14   (0.28%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 10   (0.2%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 154   (3.07%)
  • 9th Grade: 137   (2.73%)
  • 10th Grade: 251   (5%)
  • 11th Grade: 201   (4%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 158   (3.15%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,447   (48.75%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 308   (6.14%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 535   (10.66%)
  • Associate Degree: 260   (5.18%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 355   (7.07%)
  • Master's Degree: 147   (2.93%)
  • Professional School Degree: 23   (0.46%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Blackford County, Indiana

  • Blackford County Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 0668 W 200 S, Hartford City, IN 47348, Phone: (765) 348-7550, Students: 2,299 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Blackford County, Indiana

  • Montpelier School


    ( Grades: KG-8, Location: 107 E Monroe St, Montpelier, IN 47359, Phone: (765) 728-2402, Students: 496 )

  • Hartford City Middle School


    ( Grades: 5-8, Location: 800 W Van Cleve St, Hartford City, IN 47348, Phone: (765) 348-7590, Students: 387 )

  • North Side Elementary School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: 400 E Mcdonald, Hartford City, IN 47348, Phone: (765) 348-7595, Students: 350 )

  • Southside Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-2, Location: 1515 S Monroe St, Hartford City, IN 47348, Phone: (765) 348-7584, Students: 333 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Blackford County, Indiana

  • Blackford High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 2392 N Sr 3 N, Hartford City, IN 47348, Phone: (765) 348-7560, Students: 733 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Blackford County, Indiana

  • Hartford City Public Library


    314 North High Street, Hartford City, IN 47348

  • Montpelier-harrison Township Public Library


    301 South Main Street, Montpelier, IN 47359

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Blackford County, Indiana


  • Blackford County Historical Society


    Po 264, Hartford City, IN 47348
    http://bchs-in.org

  • Montpelier Historic Preservation Inc


    214 North Washington Street, Montpelier, IN 47359

  • Montpelier Historical Society


    Post Office Box 8, Montpelier, IN 47359

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Blackford County, Indiana affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Blackford County, Indiana.

Area Features of Blackford County, Indiana


Airport


(1) Hickory Hills Airport   (2) Hoovers Airport   (3) Inman Airport   (4) Minneman Airport   (5) Smith Field Airport  

Building


(1) Hartford City Fire Department   (2) Hartford Police Department   (3) Montpelier - Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 1   (4) Montpelier - Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 2   (5) Montpelier Police Department   (6) Northside Greenhouse  

Canal


(1) Bugh Ditch   (2) Burchard Foreman Ditch   (3) Casterline Forkner Ditch   (4) Chaney Ditch   (5) Dutro Ditch   (6) Gieger Ditch   (7) Greenlee Ditch   (8) Groff Ditch   (9) Haag Ditch   (10) Hawkins Ditch   (11) Hudson Ditch   (12) Huggens Ditch   (13) Jones Ditch   (14) Kelly Ditch   (15) Mcgeath Ditch   (16) Mcmammon Ditch   (17) Rhoton Ditch   (18) Rinard Prong   (19) Schwartzkopf Ditch   (20) Shinn Ditch   (21) Simonton Ditch   (22) Slocum Ditch   (23) Tyner Ditch   (24) Wentz Ditch   (25) Whipple Ditch   (26) White Hoover Ditch   (27) Whitecotton Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Center Cemetery   (2) Independent Order Of Odd Fellows Cemetery   (3) Lion Cemetery   (4) Odd Fellows Cemetery   (5) Shields Cemetery   (6) Stoll Cemetery   (7) Twibell Cemetery   (8) Willman Cemetery   (9) Woodlawn Cemetery  

Church


(1) Bethel Center Church   (2) Fairview Church   (3) Highway Bible Church   (4) Pleasant Dale Church   (5) Union Center Church  

Civil


(1) Blackford County   (2) City Of Hartford City   (3) City Of Montpelier   (4) Township Of Harrison   (5) Township Of Jackson   (6) Township Of Licking   (7) Township Of Washington  

Hospital


(1) Blackford Community Hospital  

Lake


(1) Lake Blue Water  

Locale


(1) Oswalt Hog Farm  

Mine


(1) Erie Stone Quarry  

Populated Place


(1) Five Points   (2) Hartford City   (3) Hoover Park   (4) Matamoras   (5) Montpelier   (6) Roll  

Reservoir


(1) Lake Placid  

School


(1) Blackford High School   (2) Dildine School   (3) Montpelier Elementary School   (4) Parkside Elementary School   (5) Southside Elementary School   (6) William Reed Elementary School  

Stream


(1) Debatty Prong   (2) Dick Drain   (3) East Creek   (4) Little Joe Creek   (5) Little Lick Creek   (6) Moore Prong   (7) Stoney Creek  

Tower


(1) Wwhc-fm Hartford City  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Blackford County, Indiana

47348 (pop. 10,829) 47359 (pop. 3,301)


Counties Nearby Blackford County, Indiana

Jay County, IN  (pop. 21,363) 16.5 Miles
Grant County, IN  (pop. 69,387) 16.7 Miles
Delaware County, IN  (pop. 117,570) 17.5 Miles
Wells County, IN  (pop. 27,752) 20.6 Miles
Huntington County, IN  (pop. 36,975) 26.9 Miles
Randolph County, IN  (pop. 25,824) 27.1 Miles
Adams County, IN  (pop. 34,447) 28.7 Miles
Madison County, IN  (pop. 130,630) 29.6 Miles
Wabash County, IN  (pop. 32,455) 36.6 Miles
Henry County, IN  (pop. 49,199) 37.4 Miles



Area Code(s) in Blackford County, Indiana

765



Elevation in Blackford County, Indiana is 909.0 ft. (277.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Blackford County, Indiana

Lat: 40.462132 N        Long: -85.340883 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Blackford County, Indiana need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Indiana

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.87 6.05 4.07 8.08 0.00 5.36
  Total Electric Industry 6.87 6.05 4.07 8.08 0.00 5.36
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.73 5.94 4.04 7.91 0.00 5.32
  Total Electric Industry 6.73 5.94 4.04 7.91 0.00 5.32
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.86 6.00 4.00 8.19 0.00 5.30
  Total Electric Industry 6.86 6.00 4.00 8.19 0.00 5.30
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.67 5.83 3.88 9.00 0.00 5.17
  Total Electric Industry 6.67 5.83 3.88 9.00 0.00 5.17
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.78 5.91 3.97 9.02 0.00 5.25
  Total Electric Industry 6.78 5.91 3.97 9.02 0.00 5.25
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.74 5.92 3.94 9.12 0.00 5.24
  Total Electric Industry 6.74 5.92 3.94 9.12 0.00 5.24
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.77 5.94 3.93 9.19 0.00 5.23
  Total Electric Industry 6.77 5.94 3.93 9.19 0.00 5.23
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.94 6.04 3.91 9.44 0.00 5.29
  Total Electric Industry 6.94 6.04 3.91 9.44 0.00 5.29
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.01 6.08 3.95 9.83 0.00 5.34
  Total Electric Industry 7.01 6.08 3.95 9.83 0.00 5.34
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.96 6.05 3.89 9.70 0.00 5.29
  Total Electric Industry 6.96 6.05 3.89 9.70 0.00 5.29
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.87 5.93 3.81 9.37 0.00 5.18
  Total Electric Industry 6.87 5.93 3.81 9.37 0.00 5.18
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 6.92 5.29 4.11 9.06 0.00 5.30
  Total Electric Industry 6.92 5.29 4.11 9.06 0.00 5.30
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 6.91 5.98 3.95 9.75 0.00 5.34
  Total Electric Industry 6.91 5.98 3.95 9.75 0.00 5.34
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.04 6.12 3.92 0.00 8.36 5.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.04 6.12 3.92 0.00 8.36 5.37
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.30 6.31 4.13 0.00 8.76 5.58
  Total Electric Industry 7.30 6.31 4.13 0.00 8.76 5.58
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 7.50 6.57 4.42 0.00 9.14 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.50 6.57 4.42 0.00 9.14 5.88
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.22 7.21 4.95 0.00 9.66 6.46
  Total Electric Industry 8.22 7.21 4.95 0.00 9.66 6.46

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Blackford County, Indiana

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 366   (5.8%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 217   (3.4%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 339   (5.4%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 584   (9.3%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 882   (14.0%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 563   (8.9%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 812   (12.9%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 422   (6.7%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 163   (2.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 135   (2.1%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 86   (1.4%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 29   (0.5%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 868   (13.8%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 844   (13.4%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 4,693

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 447

In 3-person carpool : 72

In 4-person carpool : 40

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 15

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 28

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 19

Walked : 58

Other means : 18

Worked at home : 184


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Less than 5 minutes : 478

5 to 9 minutes : 954

10 to 14 minutes : 652

15 to 19 minutes : 441

20 to 24 minutes : 359

25 to 29 minutes : 434

30 to 34 minutes : 792

35 to 39 minutes : 199

40 to 44 minutes : 353

45 to 59 minutes : 364

60 to 89 minutes : 167

90 or more minutes : 197


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Blackford County, Indiana)

With Social Security income : 1,982

No Social Security income : 3,729


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Blackford County, Indiana)

With retirement income : 1,274

No retirement income : 4,437


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Less than $10,000 : 272

$10,000 to $14,999 : 112

$15,000 to $19,999 : 144

$20,000 to $24,999 : 156

$25,000 to $29,999 : 303

$30,000 to $34,999 : 256

$35,000 to $39,999 : 175

$40,000 to $44,999 : 303

$45,000 to $49,999 : 273

$50,000 to $59,999 : 405

$60,000 to $74,999 : 477

$75,000 to $99,999 : 440

$100,000 to $124,999 : 251

$125,000 to $149,999 : 60

$150,000 to $199,999 : 108

$200,000 or more : 68


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $48,536


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Blackford County, Indiana

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 605  (16.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 270  (7.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 442  (12.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 29  (0.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 689  (18.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 732  (23.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 527  (17.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 962  (31.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 4  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 26  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Blackford County, Indiana

Employed: 6,347
Unemployed: 443



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Blackford County, Indiana

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 34.8%
  • Other: 65.2%



Water Usage In Blackford County, Indiana

Ground Water

 
Fresh 2.34 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 2.34 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d





There are 289 Farms In Blackford County, Indiana


(updated 2008)



Banks In Blackford County, Indiana

Citizens State Bank Of New Castle, Indiana - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.7m
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 14

First Financial Bank, National Association - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $13m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 241

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Blackford County, Indiana

  • Delaware County Regional


    (about 15.4 miles in Muncie, Indiana; Airport Code: MIE)

  • Delaware Co/Johnson Field


    (about 15.6 miles in Muncie, Indiana; Airport Code: MIE)

  • Marion Municipal


    (about 17.9 miles in Marion, Indiana; Airport Code: MZZ)

  • Anderson Municipal-Darlington Field


    (about 28.3 miles in Anderson, Indiana; Airport Code: AID)

  • Fort Wayne International


    (about 36.6 miles in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Airport Code: FWA)

  • Fort Wayne Municipal


    (about 36.6 miles in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Airport Code: FWA)

  • Kokomo Municipal


    (about 38.0 miles in Kokomo, Indiana; Airport Code: OKK)

  • Grissom ARB


    (about 44.5 miles in Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana; Airport Code: GUS)

  • Indianapolis Regional


    (about 51.8 miles in Indianapolis, Indiana; Airport Code: MQJ)

  • Mount Comfort


    (about 51.8 miles in Indianapolis, Indiana; Airport Code: MQJ)

  • Indianapolis Metro


    (about 52.0 miles in Fishers, Indiana; Airport Code: IN3)

  • Mettel Field


    (about 53.9 miles in Milton, Indiana; Airport Code: CEV)

  • Neil Armstrong


    (about 54.8 miles in New Knoxville, Ohio; Airport Code: AXV)

  • Richmond Municipal


    (about 55.4 miles in Boston, Indiana; Airport Code: RID)

  • Indianapolis Executive


    (about 56.5 miles in Westfield, Indiana; Airport Code: IN2)

  • De Kalb County


    (about 60.1 miles in Auburn, Indiana; Airport Code: IN1)

  • Warsaw Municipal


    (about 62.5 miles in Warsaw, Indiana; Airport Code: WAR)

  • Lima Airport


    (about 64.4 miles in Lima, Ohio; Airport Code: LIA)

  • Shelbyville Municipal


    (about 65.5 miles in Fairland, Indiana; Airport Code: GEZ)

  • Frankfort Municipal


    (about 65.6 miles in Frankfort, Indiana; Airport Code: FXR)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Blackford County, Indiana

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

82.65%

Carpooled

10.84%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.29%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.12%

Walked

1.63%

Other Means

0.53%

Worked At Home

3.94%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Blackford County, Indiana, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,917

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 331

Female householder, no husband present : 555

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,673

Householder not living alone : 235


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 38

Male householder and female partner : 168

Female householder and female partner : 18

Female householder and male partner : 80

All other households : 5,407


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,673

Renter-occupied housing units : 244

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 273

Renter-occupied housing units : 58

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 236

Renter-occupied housing units : 319

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,289

Renter-occupied housing units : 619


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Less than $10,000 : 492

$10,000 to $14,999 : 387

$15,000 to $19,999 : 327

$20,000 to $24,999 : 423

$25,000 to $29,999 : 521

$30,000 to $34,999 : 443

$35,000 to $39,999 : 243

$40,000 to $44,999 : 377

$45,000 to $49,999 : 360

$50,000 to $59,999 : 483

$60,000 to $74,999 : 611

$75,000 to $99,999 : 498

$100,000 to $124,999 : 288

$125,000 to $149,999 : 60

$150,000 to $199,999 : 130

$200,000 or more : 68


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Total : 6,425


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Occupied : 5,711

Vacant : 714


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Built 2005 or later : 63

Built 2000 to 2004 : 421

Built 1990 to 1999 : 783

Built 1980 to 1989 : 505

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,023

Built 1960 to 1969 : 589

Built 1950 to 1959 : 663

Built 1940 to 1949 : 242

Built 1939 or earlier : 2,136


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Utility gas : 2,513

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 900

Electricity : 1,951

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 140

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 143

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 13

No fuel used : 51


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Less than $10,000 : 180

$10,000 to $14,999 : 60

$15,000 to $19,999 : 71

$20,000 to $24,999 : 130

$25,000 to $29,999 : 67

$30,000 to $34,999 : 151

$35,000 to $39,999 : 129

$40,000 to $49,999 : 309

$50,000 to $59,999 : 484

$60,000 to $69,999 : 319

$70,000 to $79,999 : 464

$80,000 to $89,999 : 414

$90,000 to $99,999 : 219

$100,000 to $124,999 : 542

$125,000 to $149,999 : 325

$150,000 to $174,999 : 171

$175,000 to $199,999 : 145

$200,000 to $249,999 : 156

$250,000 to $299,999 : 26

$300,000 to $399,999 : 69

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 18

$750,000 to $999,999 : 12

$1,000,000 or more : 10


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 235

Home equity loan only : 330

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 8

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,332

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,566


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Blackford County, Indiana)

Built 2005 or later : $158,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $118,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $112,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $101,400

Built 1970 to 1979 : $74,600

Built 1960 to 1969 : $75,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $72,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $53,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $66,500


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Blackford County, Indiana: 68.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Indiana: 66.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Blackford County, Indiana

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 30 30 $2,944,200
  Two Family 9 18 $1,198,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

39 48 $4,142,200
2000        
  Single Family 28 28 $2,361,371
  Two Family 2 4 $300,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 4 64 $3,000,000
  Total

34 96 $5,661,371
2001        
  Single Family 25 25 $2,237,250
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

25 25 $2,237,250
2002        
  Single Family 31 31 $3,553,903
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

31 31 $3,553,903
2003        
  Single Family 27 27 $2,772,769
  Two Family 4 8 $583,604
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 12 $658,581
  Total

32 47 $4,014,954
2004        
  Single Family 18 18 $2,952,050
  Two Family 6 12 $627,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 4 34 $2,500,000
  Total

28 64 $6,079,050
2005        
  Single Family 9 9 $1,619,749
  Two Family 7 14 $1,769,800
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

16 23 $3,389,549
2006        
  Single Family 12 12 $1,849,243
  Two Family 1 2 $269,700
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

13 14 $2,118,943


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Blackford County, IN): $34,760
Median Household Income In 2000 (Indiana): $41,567


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Blackford County): $60,100
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Indiana): $92,500


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Blackford County, Indiana

Utility Gas: 45.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 13.8%
Electricity: 33.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 3.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 3.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Blackford County, Indiana

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 56.44%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 41.1%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.45%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Blackford County): $396
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Indiana): $521
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Blackford County): $567


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Blackford County, Indiana are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Blackford County, Indiana

State Of The Heart Home Health And Hospice


     Address: 410 West Votaw Street, Portland, Indiana 47371
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 6/6/2003

Angels Of Mercy Home Health Care Llc


     Address: 1800 Wabash Ave Ste 100, Marion, Indiana 46952
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/8/2004

Premier Home Health Care Llc


     Address: 504 N Bradner Ave, Marion, Indiana 46952
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/13/1997

Able Hands Homecare


     Address: 239 E Main St Ste 2, Gas City, Indiana 46933
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/11/2007

Gentiva Health Services


     Address: 2801 N Oakwood Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47304
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 10/15/1986

Hospitals Close To Blackford County, Indiana

Blackford Community Hospital


     Address: 410 Pilgrim Blvd, Hartford City, Indiana 47348
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Jay County Hospital


     Address: 500 West Votaw Street, Portland, Indiana 47371
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Marion General Hospital


     Address: 441 North Wabash Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46952
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Ball Memorial Hospital Inc


     Address: 2401 University Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47303
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Bluffton Regional Medical Center


     Address: 303 S Main St, Bluffton, Indiana 46714
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Nursing Homes Close To Blackford County, Indiana

Miller's Merry Manor


     Address: 0548 S 100 W, Hartford City, Indiana 47348
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 48
     Percent Occupied: 74%

Bridgewater Rehabilitation Centre


     Address: 715 N Mill St, Hartford City, Indiana 47348
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 28
     Percent Occupied: 36%

Persimmon Ridge Rehabilitation Centre


     Address: 200 N Park St, Portland, Indiana 47371
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 94
     Percent Occupied: 84%

Miller's Merry Manor


     Address: 11563 W Co Rd 300 South, Dunkirk, Indiana 47336
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 43
     Percent Occupied: 93%

Miller's Merry Manor - Marion


     Address: 505 N Bradner Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46952
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 120
     Percent Occupied: 68%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Blackford County, Indiana

Name: DC Cook
Address: 1 Cook Place; Bridgman, MI 49106
Distance: 120 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Blackford County, Indiana

    Retired Workers: 2,050
    Disabled Workers: 405
    Widowers Workers: 310
    Spouses Workers: 185
    Children Workers: 280


(updated 2007)



Blackford County, Indiana Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 35.37%
  • Bush & Cheney 64.07%
  • Other 0.56%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Blackford County, Indiana citizens.

Relocation to Blackford County, IN

5.16 % of Blackford County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $24,941

Indiana Average 6.54 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Blackford County, IN (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Delaware County , IN 1.44 % ($27,171 AGI )
  • Grant County , IN 0.74 % ($22,154 AGI )
  • Jay County , IN 0.44 % ($21,783 AGI )
  • Wells County , IN 0.30 % ($17,375 AGI )

Relocation away from Blackford County, IN

6.45 % of Blackford County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $27,701

Indiana Average 6.56 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Blackford County, IN (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Delaware County , IN 1.36 % ($27,178 AGI )
  • Grant County , IN 0.90 % ($22,125 AGI )
  • Jay County , IN 0.60 % ($31,344 AGI )
  • Wells County , IN 0.58 % ($31,419 AGI )
  • Marion County , IN 0.32 % ($18,882 AGI )
  • Allen County , IN 0.24 % ($22,692 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Indiana

Low Bracket: $0 (3.40%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (3.40%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Indiana

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Blackford County, Indiana is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Blackford County, Indiana


On 11/10/2002, a tornado touched down 6.36 miles from the center of Blackford County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 3 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/11/1965, a tornado touched down 6.41 miles from the center of Blackford County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 4 . There were 125 injuries and 4 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000,000 to $50,000,000.

On 04/11/1965, a tornado touched down 6.41 miles from the center of Blackford County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 4 . There were 97 injuries and 2 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000,000 to $50,000,000.

On 06/15/1966, a tornado touched down 6.43 miles from the center of Blackford County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 12/21/1967, a tornado touched down 6.82 miles from the center of Blackford County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 3 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.



Storms In Blackford County, Indiana

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
07/05/2003, 03:05 am 0 0 $75K --
08/05/1998, 12:00 am 0 0 $50K $100K
         
Hail        
07/02/1997, 02:10 pm 0 0 $20K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/24/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $200K --
07/02/2006, 08:58 pm 0 0 $5K --
11/06/2005, 03:05 am 0 0 $13K --
08/13/2005, 03:08 pm 0 0 $20K --
07/06/2004, 10:15 pm 0 0 $5K --
12/06/1998, 10:15 pm 0 0 $10K --
07/18/1997, 04:15 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/07/1996, 04:55 pm 0 0 $45K $10K
05/24/1994, 06:15 pm 0 0 $50K --
         



Tornados In Blackford County, Indiana

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2004-04-20 6 150 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-04-20 4 50 -- 0 0 $25K --
  2001-05-26 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1998-05-03 -- -- -- 0 0 -- --
  1985-06-15 -- 33 2 0 0 $25K --
  1975-11-10 2 50 1 0 15 $250K --
  1968-05-15 21 33 3 0 3 $3K --
  1967-07-01 1 300 2 0 2 $25K --
  1963-04-17 11 33 2 0 0 $250K --
  1961-01-01 -- 33 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1955-07-08 -- 23 1 0 0 $3K --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Blackford County, Indiana directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Indiana

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
7,300 8,500 8,652 9,486 11,951 10,515 9,053 10,030 14,585 11,196


(updated 2014)



Jails in Blackford County, Indiana


  • Blackford County Jail


    0064 North 500 East, Hartford City, IN 47348
    Confined: 73
    Avg. Population: 68


(updated 2006)



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