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Southern Indiana Development Commission

Daviess County

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/18027.html

Are you looking for a nice relaxing getaway with something for the whole family to enjoy? Then Daviess County is the place to be. Daviess County is home to many activities and annual events that make visitors come back more than once. Before going further into the visiting side of Daviess County, let’s venture into the economic and development side.


Geographically, Daviess County is located in southwestern Indiana and is bordered by Martin, Greene, Pike, and Knox counties. There are seven incorporated areas within Daviess County, with a total population of 32,064 (2012 Estimate). Washington is the county seat and the largest community with a population of 11,509.


The community of Daviess County has always been strong, focusing on agriculture and manufacturing to prosper. Both of these industries have been a dominant force in the economy of the county. Agricultural profits have improved because of the Perdue turkey farms and the Grain Processing Corporation, both located in Washington. In addition, coal mining is also important to the county and to the state.


Quick Facts

As mentioned in other county summaries, Daviess County also has a strong community infrastructure. Factors such as transportation, educational resources, medical services, criminal justice system, and recreational facilities all promote what a great area this really is. Currently, Daviess County has a favorable transportation system, utilizing both state and federal highways and the railroad system. As far as educational resources are concerned, Daviess County has three public school corporations: Barr-Reeve, North Daviess, and Washington Community Schools. Also, the county is only 24 miles from Vincennes University, a two year junior college that offers many degrees and technical programs.


Daviess County also takes pride in the medical and criminal justice areas. Daviess Community Hospital, located in Washington, has recently been remodeled to better fit the needs of their patients. The hospital operates with state-of-the-art equipment and hires the best-trained professionals to ensure your loved ones are properly cared for. In addition, the Daviess County Security Center recently completed a major reconstruction project in order to fit the growing needs of the county. The new security center includes a 220 bed jail facility and work release center.


As mentioned earlier, there are many recreational parks among other places for the whole family to enjoy. This long list of facilities includes: the Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area, West Boggs Park and Lake, the Daviess County Historical Museum, the Amish Gasthof Restaurant and Gift Shoppes, and Country Oaks Golf Course. One can hunt, fish, water ski, golf, swim, boat, shop, or even take a tour on an Amish farm. Along with these facilities, Daviess County also holds several events for the community and visitors alike to participate or to simply observe,such as the Turkey Trot or the Old Settler’s Fair. Daviess County is and always will be a special place where people can come and enjoy a special little community that isn’t too far away from home.


Photo Credit: http://www.daviesscou nty.net/amish

Important Links-


http://www.daviesscounty.n et/


http://www.daviesscountyc hamber.com/


http://www.daviesscommuni tyfoundation.org/


http://daviesshealth.com/


http://www.dcedc.net/


http://www.washingtonin. us/

Daviess County Courthouse

Population Change 2000-2010 & Estimated 2012

Area

2000

2010

2012 Estimate

Change 2010-2012

Daviess

29820

31648

32064

416

Indiana

6080524

6483802

6537334

53532

County Commissioners

President: Michael Taylor

Member: Anthony Wichman

Member: Nathan Gabbhart

County Council

President: Mike Sprinkle

Member: Jo Ann McCracken

Member: Mike Meyers

Member: Jacqueline Graber

Member: Dave Smith

Member: Pat Dant

Member: Jo Arthur


Area

Total

White

Black

Other

% White

% Minority

Hispanic

% Hispanic

Daviess

31648

30077

172

1399

95%

5%

1314

4.2%

Indiana

6483802

5467906

591397

424499

84.3%

15.7%

389707

6.0%

2010 Population by Racial Composition

Source:http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Source:http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Median Age and Household Size in 2010

Area


Male

Female

Total

Median Age

Average Household Size

Daviess

15770

15878

31648

35.4

2.74

Indiana

3189737

3294065

6483802

37

2.52

Area

2000

2010

Daviess

9.6

13.1

Indiana

6.7

14.1

Poverty Rates

Source: US Census &http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Population of Communities in County

Alfordsville- 101

Canelburg- 135

Elnora- 640

Montgomery- 343

Odon- 1354

Plainville- 476

Washington- 11509



County

Per Capita Income 2000

Per Capita Income 2010

Daviess

23200

31076

Indiana

27459

34028

Source: Stats Indiana- 2010

Source: Stats Indiana- 2010

School Corporation

2013 Enrollment

2012 Graduation Rates %

2011 Average SAT Score

Barr-Reeve Community Schools

736

96.6

994

North Daviess Community Schools

1086

89.6

986

Washington Community Schools

2491

84

971

Public School Corporation Data

Source: Indiana Department of Education