Dubois County

As the Wood Capital of the World, Dubois County has been home to a thriving furniture industry since the 1800s. With a focused dedication on craftsmanship, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Dubois County today also boasts a robust advanced manufacturing base and growing logistics sector. Thanks to its thriving and diverse industries, Dubois County residents earn a higher per capita income than much of Indiana. The communities of Dubois County welcome travelers year-round with civic pride to family-friendly festivals, arts and culture programs, and abundant outdoor recreation.

Our Story

Skilled German cabinetmakers and carpenters immigrated to Dubois County in the early 1800s to hone their craft using the abundant natural resources in the area. Their tradition of dependable work ethic, dedication, and pride in craftsmanship continues today through the county’s flourishing wood furniture industry and German staples like Jasper’s Schnitzelbank Restaurant and annual the Strassenfest street festival, which celebrates the county’s heritage with German music, beer, dancing, and food.

Photo courtesy of Jasper Indiana Strassenfest.

Key Stats

Population: 42,558

Key Industries: Woodworking and furniture-making, advanced manufacturing, and logistics

Notable Facts: Dubois County is home to the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame, which honors players who were born or lived in Indiana. Residents can spend their summer afternoons watching the Dubois County Bombers play the national pastime at historic League Stadium.