Owen County is located in west-central Indiana. The County Seat is Spencer and the largest city is Spencer. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.owencounty.in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,969 and the 2010 census population was 21,583. The land area is 385.29 square miles and there are 56 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 11% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,900, there are 8,552 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,318, the median household income is $43,950, and 14% of the persons in Owen County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,797. Retail sales (in $1000) were $106,333, and sales per capita were $4,750. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18.6%.
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