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Home to the Hoosier National and Martin State Forest, Martin County is a picturesque setting in southern Indiana that is the epitome of serenity. 

Population: 9,780

Unemployment (as of Nov. 2022): 2.5

Cost of Living: 26.3% lower than the U.S. average
Median Household Income: $46,486


Located along the I-69 Corridor, Martin County provides its residents with a beautiful scenic setting. The county offers an extended number of job opportunities both within the community and the region. These industries include Naval Support Activity Crane, a U.S. Navy installation that serves as a top employer in southern Indiana, production facilities for National Gypsum and U.S. Gypsum, and outdoor recreation attractions. Home to the fourth-highest concentration of STEM-related professionals in the nation, Martin County is dedicated to education and furthering technology for its region.


The abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in Martin County seems endless. From the hiking trails and scenery at Martin State Forest and Hoosier National Forest to water activities at West Boggs Lake and Park, Martin County has something for everyone. Discover Jug Rock - the only freestanding table rock formation east of the Mississippi. No matter your level of experience or thrill for adventure, the breathtaking scenery will be what you remember.



Looking to get out of city life and plant some roots? Martin County is the place for you. In its rural setting, residents in the area are able to take advantage of small-town life and make the most of the space between them and their neighbors. Housing development plans are underway in Loogootee and Shoals to bring more units to the county, and Loogootee is working to bring high-speed fiber throughout its city. The county’s low crime rates create a safe atmosphere for people of all ages and backgrounds. And both school systems offer STEM-related programs and college courses where high school students can take classes that count toward a degree.


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