Jennings County is located in southeastern Indiana. The County Seat is Vernon and the largest city is North Vernon. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jenningscounty-in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,000 and the 2010 census population was 28,525. The land area is 376.58 square miles and there are 75.7 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 85.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $89,700, there are 10,632 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,109, the median household income is $44,128, and 16.7% of the persons in Jennings County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,546. Retail sales (in $1000) were $223,798, and sales per capita were $7,956.
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