Jennings County

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Jennings County, Indiana

PO Box 385
Vernon, IN 47282
Phone: (812) 352-3070
Fax: (812) 352-3076
www.jenningsco.org

In southeastern IN, southeast of Columbus; established Dec 27, 1816 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Jonathan Jennings (1784-1834), U.S. representative from IN (1809-16; 1822-31) and first governor (1816-22)

Area (sq mi):: 378.35 (land 377.22; water 1.13) Population per square mile: 75.40
Population 2005: 28,427 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 3.20%; 1990-2000 16.50% Population 2000: 27,554 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $17,059; median household $39,402; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,824-$22,910
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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