Dearborn County IN Information


Dearborn County Subdivisions

Dearborn County IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 50,964 (100%)
Population in Households 50,434 (99.0%)
Population in Families 42,517 (83.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 530 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 167
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $70,211
Average Household Income $86,746
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $33,016
Wealth Index5 96


Total HU (Housing Units) 20,936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,768 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,593 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,575 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $199,943
Average Home Value $244,544
Housing Affordability Index3 196


Total Households 19,361
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 13,972
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.16% 0.21%
Households 0.29% 0.29%
Families 0.13% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%


Dearborn County IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dearborn County to the other 92 counties and county equivalents in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 71st
Population Density # 25 74th
Median Household Income # 8 92nd
Housing Affordability Index # 29 32nd
Per Capita Income # 11 89th
Diversity Index # 84 11th

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