Have you ever wondered where the wealthiest people in Indiana lived? Where all our state’s money is hiding? I did a little digging and I found out we have seven counties that have a per capita income higher than the United States average of $27,334! If you’re considering moving, so you can live the wealthy life – here are 13 counties in Indiana for you to consider. Please keep in mind the per capita income of these counties was used to determine what order they appear in the list. I don’t actually live in any of these counties (so I assure you it isn’t biased).
You can find Boone County right near the middle of the state. According to a 2010 census, the county has a population of a little more than 56,000 people. The per capita income for the county is $38,696 making it the wealthiest county in the state.
It's heavily debated whether the wealthiest county in the state is Hamilton or Boone County. Technically, Boone has the higher per capita income. However, it's by less than $200. The reason why this is so heavily debated is because the average household income for Hamilton is $81,947 which is almost $20,000 higher than Boone’s household income average.
The per capita income is $29,737 in the county of Warrick which is significantly lower than Boone and Hamilton. It is, however, still higher than the average in the United States. The average household income in Warrick, however, is just $6,000 less than the average household income in Boone County. This county was founded in April 30, 1813 and named after Jacob Warrick. It is located near the left bottom corner of the state.
Did you know Hendricks is the second fastest growing county in the state? It also ranks 85th in the entire United States. It's right smack dab in the middle of the state of Indiana. It was founded in 1824 and named after a man called William Hendricks. The per capita income for this county is estimated at $28,880.
The per capita income in Johnson County is $28,224 and the household average income is roughly $61,629. As of a 2010 census, the county is home to almost 140,000 people. This makes it one of the largest counties to make this list in terms of population. Johnson is also right in the middle of the state of Indiana.
Hancock was founded in the year 1828 and named after John Hancock who was the President of the Continental Congress. $28,017 is the estimated per capita income for Hancock County. There are several cities within this county including Greenfield, Fortville, Cumberland, New Palestine, Shirley, Spring Lake, McCordsville, and Wilkinson.
In Porter County, the per capita income is roughly $27,922. This is the seventh and final county in Indiana to be higher than the United States average in terms of capita income. You can find this cozy county in the northwestern corner of the state. Porter County is pretty well known for being the official site of the Indiana Dunes.
Bartholomew County is home to roughly 76,794 people. The per capita income for Bartholomew is $26,860, which is less than a grand under the United States average. The county was founded in 1821 and named after Lt. Col. Joseph Bartholomew who was wounded during the Battle of Tippecanoe.
$26,727 is the per capita income for Posey County which is a little less than a grand under the income for Bartholomew. You can find Posey County sitting in the southwestern corner of the state. The population was just slightly more than 25,000 people as of 2010.
Shelby’s per capita income rings in at $26,398 which is only about $400 under Posey County. You can find Shelby and its population of 44,436 right near the middle of the state of Indiana. Shelbyville is the county seat of this county. The county was named after Isaac Shelby when it was founded in 1821.
Did you know Floyd County is home to the second smallest area of land in the entire state of Indiana? It's also home to roughly 75,283 people. The population makes the small land mass a little surprising. Definitely a great place to live if you enjoy being close to your neighbors. $25,971 is the estimated per capita income for Floyd. This particular county was founded in the year 1819.
Again, you have Ohio County following close behind with a per capita income of $25,703 that is just $200 under Floyd County. Ohio County is divided into four different townships and has three different state roads that pass through it. Ohio County actually used to be a part of Dearborn County.
Last and 13th is Dearborn County making a per capita income of $25,023 which is just $700 less than Ohio County. Dearborn was founded back in 1803 and named after Dr. Henry Dearborn. As I said before, it used to be a much bigger county that has since broken up into 2 or 3 different counties including Ohio County.
Do you happen to live in one of these counties? Maybe you just have a favorite on this list or one you’d like to move to? I had a lot of fun learning about these counties as I wrote this piece. I would love to know what you think about them. Please share this with your friends and leave a comment with your thoughts!