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Hendricks County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Hendricks County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1824
Seat Danville
Largest town Plainfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

408.78 sq mi (1,059 km²)
406.91 sq mi (1,054 km²)
1.87 sq mi (5 km²), 0.46%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

145,448
356/sq mi (137.47/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.hendricks.in.us
Named for: William Hendricks
Indiana county number 32

Hendricks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 145,448. The county seat is Danville.

Hendricks County is the third largest county within the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hendricks County is currently the second fastest-growing county in Indiana and 85th in the nation.

History

Hendricks County was formed in 1824. It is named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks, who was serving at the time the County was formed.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 408.78 square miles (1,058.7 km2), of which 406.91 square miles (1,053.9 km2) (or 99.54%) is land and 1.87 square miles (4.8 km2) (or 0.46%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Climate

Weather chart for Danville, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Danville have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 106 °F (41 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.41 inches (61 mm) in February to 4.42 inches (112 mm) in July.

Transportation

Airport

  • 2R2 - Hendricks County Airport

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 3,975
1840 11,264 183.4%
1850 14,083 25.0%
1860 16,953 20.4%
1870 20,277 19.6%
1880 22,981 13.3%
1890 21,498 −6.5%
1900 21,292 −1.0%
1910 20,840 −2.1%
1920 20,291 −2.6%
1930 19,725 −2.8%
1940 20,151 2.2%
1950 24,594 22.0%
1960 40,896 66.3%
1970 53,974 32.0%
1980 69,804 29.3%
1990 75,717 8.5%
2000 104,093 37.5%
2010 145,448 39.7%
Est. 2015 158,192 8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Hendricks County, Indiana age pyramid
Age and gender distribution in Hendricks County

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 145,448 people, 52,368 households, and 39,698 families residing in the county. The population density was 357.4 inhabitants per square mile (138.0/km2). There were 55,454 housing units at an average density of 136.3 per square mile (52.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.1% white, 4.9% black or African American, 2.1% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.3% were German, 16.2% were English, 15.2% were Irish, and 9.4% were American.

Of the 52,368 households, 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.2% were non-families, and 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.12. The median age was 36.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $77,397. Males had a median income of $54,945 versus $38,919 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,880. About 4.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Townships

  • Brown
  • Center
  • Clay
  • Eel River
  • Franklin
  • Guilford
  • Liberty
  • Lincoln
  • Marion
  • Middle
  • Union
  • Washington

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