Non-Metro Counties

To develop solid information on nonprofits in the five non-metropolitan counties we included a special sample of nonprofits from the region in our 2002 survey of Indiana nonprofits along with similar samples from the eleven other communities profiled in the project and drawn from our comprehensive listing of Indiana nonprofits (see below). Most of our full survey reports include regional data in appendix tables. We have also presented some data on the five non-metropolitan counties in our separate series of reports on Indiana nonprofit employment.

In-Depth Analysis of the Five Non-Metropolitan Counties

We have prepared several in-depth reports and resources on nonprofits in the five non-metropolitan countiesbased on a variety of data sources.

Comprehensive Profile of Nonprofits in the Five Non-Metropolitan Counties

Read our special survey reports profiling nonprofits in Bartholomew, Cass, Dubois, Miami, and Scott counties. These reports are based on our survey of Indiana nonprofits completed in 2002 and compares the profile of nonprofits in the five non-metropolitan counties to those in the rest of the state and to nonprofits in other metropolitan regions.

Comprehensive Listing of Nonprofits in the Five Non-Metropolitan Counties

The Non-Metro Counties includes Bartholomew, Cass, Dubois, Miami, and Scott Counties. For our most recent listing of nonprofits in these counties, please see information and links available at our Searchable Database.

Supplementary demographic and economic data on these counties is available from the Indiana Business Research Center. Click on the following communities for detailed information:

There is a growing list of websites with complementary county-level information. These include the following:
  • Indiana Business Research Center: county overviews of demographic and economic information for the state of Indiana (select Monroe County).
  • Community Economic Toolbox: maps with county level economic indicators available from Amy Glasmeier of MIT (select the state of Indiana and then the county of interest).
  • Census Scope: maps and charts with county demograpic data (select a particular type of data, click on the state of Indiana and then "change location" at the lower left corner to select the county of interest).
  • Data Place: maps and charts with a variety of county level housing-related data (click on "build maps" and then type the county in the search field at the top).
  • Lewis Mumford Center at the University at Albany: maps showing the distribution of census-related data by county (select a variable of interest in the upper left corner and then click on Indiana to see distribution across counties).

The data presented in the tables below are based on our comprehensive listing of nonprofits developed in 2001 and 2002 from project sources. These included the IRS list of tax exempt entities, the Indiana Secretary of State list of nonprofit incorporations, phone listings of congregations, supplementary listings, and personal affiliation survey data. 

Based on these sources, in 2001 (when the nonprofit listings were developed) the five non-metropolitan counties had a total of 2,451 nonprofit organizations or about 116.1 per 10,000 residents (some may be defunct or otherwise inappropriately included). We report the density of nonprofit organizations (per 10,000 residents) in 2001 for each area to allow comparisons of nonprofits across regions.

Location Population Total Count of
Columbus 67,430 709 105.1
Logansport 19,684 353 179.3
Jasper 12,100 246 203.3
Peru 12,994 250 192.4
Scottsburg 6,040 216 357.6
Bartholomew County 71,435 793 111.0
Cass County 40,930 479 117.0
Dubois County 39,674 487 122.8
Miami County 36,082 388 107.5
Scott County 22,960 304 132.4
Source: Indiana Nonprofits Project Database. Date: 02/15/02

*Number of organizations per 10,000 residents to allow for easier comparisons across communities.

Classifying nonprofits into major categories further enhances our understanding of the local nonprofit sector. Using the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) classification system, the project staff has tentatively classified local nonprofits to show the composition of the region's nonprofit sector by major nonprofit field and by geographic area. The classification was based primarily on the names of the organizations and is known to be inaccurate, so the profile information below should be interpreted with caution.

Non-Metro Communities
Nonprofit Field Total Count of
Columbus* Bartholomew
Logansport* Cass
I: Arts, Culture, Humanities 103 24.1 5.5 5.5 8.1 3.9
II: Education 163 38.2 7.3 6.7 12.7 7.6
III: Environment/
51 13.2 1.8 1.8 3.0 2.0
IV: Health 126 31.0 6.8 6.4 9.1 5.1
V: Human Services 603 148.2 22.4 24.2 51.8 33.2
VI: International 8 1.7 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.5
VII: Public Societal Benefit 453 105.4 21.1 21.3 28.4 18.3
VIII: Religion 592 148.1 19.6 23.9 42.7 32.7
IX: Mutual Benefit/
299 66.6 17.9 18.2 21.3 12.7
X: Unknown 53 14.0 2.4 2.5 1.0 1.0
Total 2,451 116.1 105.1 111.0 179.3 117.0
Nonprofit Field Jasper*  Dubois
Peru* Miami
Scottsburg* Scott
I: Arts, Culture, Humanities 9.9 4.3 11.5 5.3 13.2 5.2
II: Education 20.7 10.8 18.5 8.3 14.9 4.8
III: Environment/
3.3 3.0 4.6 2.5 11.6 3.9
IV: Health 11.6 6.8 4.6 2.2 39.7 10.5
V: Human Services 52.1 30.8 50.8 26.1 92.7 34.0
VI: International 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0
VII: Public Societal Benefit 57.0
31.8 30.0 16.6 46.4 17.4
VIII: Religion 24.0 20.2 50.8 33.0 84.4 38.3
IX: Mutual Benefit/
16.5 11.3 18.5 12.2 33.1 12.2
X: Unknown 7.4 3.3 2.3 1.1 21.5 6.1
Total 203.3 122.8 192.4 107.5 357.6 132.4
Source: Indiana Nonprofits Project Database. Date: 02/15/02
*Number of organizations per 10,000 residents to allow for easier comparisons across communities.