Valparaiso, IN

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Population

32,501

0.713% growth

Median Age

34.2


Median Household Income

$52,507

6.23% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

15,119

1.67% growth

Median Property Value

$175,000

2.64% growth

About

In 2017, Valparaiso, IN had a population of 32.5k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $52,507. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Valparaiso, IN grew from 32,271 to 32,501, a 0.713% increase and its median household income grew from $49,429 to $52,507, a 6.23% increase.

The population of Valparaiso, IN is 86.4% White Alone, 6.72% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.06% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Valparaiso, IN speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Valparaiso, IN are Valparaiso University (1,455 degrees awarded in 2016) and Don Roberts Beauty School (12 degrees).

The median property value in Valparaiso, IN is $175,000, and the homeownership rate is 56.1%. Most people in Valparaiso, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Valparaiso, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Valparaiso, IN employs 15.1k people. The largest industries in Valparaiso, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,492 people), Educational Services (2,208 people), and Manufacturing (1,963 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,159), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,083), and Transportation & Warehousing ($61,589).

Median household income in Valparaiso, IN is $52,507. Males in Valparaiso, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Valparaiso, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,507

2017 value

± $2,637

6.23%

1 Year Growth

± 7.33%

Households in Valparaiso, IN have a median annual income of $52,507, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,429 in 2016, which represents a 6.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Valparaiso, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 506.03

  2. Census Tract 506.02

  3. Census Tract 510.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Valparaiso, IN was Census Tract 506.03 with a value of $99,406, followed by Census Tract 506.02 and Census Tract 510.02, with respective values of $79,167 and $78,161.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Valparaiso, IN (3.98k out of 29.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,275 ± 464

  2. Hispanic

    464 ± 202

  3. Asian

    355 ± 198

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Valparaiso, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.1k

2017 Value

± 889

1.67%

1 Year growth

± 8.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valparaiso, IN grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 14.9k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Valparaiso, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,186 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,724 people), and Management Occupations (1,673 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Valparaiso, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Valparaiso, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,186 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,724 people), and Management Occupations (1,673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Valparaiso, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.62 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Valparaiso, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,341), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,917), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,351).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.1k

2017 Value

± 889

1.67%

1 Year growth

± 8.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valparaiso, IN grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 14.9k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Valparaiso, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,492 people), Educational Services (2,208 people), and Manufacturing (1,963 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Valparaiso, IN, though some of these residents may live in Valparaiso, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Valparaiso, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,492 people), Educational Services (2,208 people), and Manufacturing (1,963 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Valparaiso, IN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.86 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.58 times), and Manufacturing (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Valparaiso, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,159), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,083), and Transportation & Warehousing ($61,589).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.1% of the population of Valparaiso, IN has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.681% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Valparaiso, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Valparaiso, IN see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1,489 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.86%

Uninsured

54.8%

Employer Coverage

10.8%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

0.681%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Valparaiso, IN declined by 21.7% from 11.3% to 8.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Valparaiso, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Indiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Valparaiso, IN is home to a population of 32.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Valparaiso, IN residents were born outside of the country (1.68k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Valparaiso, IN is composed of 28.1k White Alone residents (86.4%), 2.19k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.72%), 995 Black or African American Alone residents (3.06%), 805 Asian Alone residents (2.48%), 270 Two or More Races residents (0.831%), 81 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.249%), 56 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.172%), and 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0615%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Valparaiso, IN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Valparaiso, IN was 34.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Valparaiso, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Valparaiso, IN residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.68k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Valparaiso, IN residents (1.68k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Valparaiso, IN was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Valparaiso, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Valparaiso, IN was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.1k ± 705

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.19k ± 575

  3. Black or African American Alone

    995 ± 391

In 2017, there were 12.9 times more White Alone residents (28.1k people) in Valparaiso, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.19k Hispanic or Latino and 995 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Valparaiso, IN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Valparaiso, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Valparaiso, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Valparaiso, IN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    516 ± 133

  2. Korea

    244 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    152 ± 62

Valparaiso, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Valparaiso, IN awarded 1,467 degrees. The student population of Valparaiso, IN is skewed towards women, with 2,078 male students and 2,386 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Valparaiso, IN are White (891 and 77.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (87 and 7.55%), Black or African American (86 and 7.46%), and Unknown (37 and 3.21%).

The largest universities in Valparaiso, IN by number of degrees awarded are Valparaiso University (1,455 and 99.2%) and Don Roberts Beauty School (12 and 0.818%).

The most popular majors in Valparaiso, IN are Information Technology (163 and 11.1%), Law (158 and 10.8%), and Registered Nursing (115 and 7.84%).

The median tuition costs in Valparaiso, IN are $36,280 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Valparaiso, IN was Mechanical Engineering with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Valparaiso, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,455 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$36,280

Median Private

In 2016, the Valparaiso, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Valparaiso University with 1,455 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

702

Degrees Awarded to Men

765

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 702 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Valparaiso, IN, which is 0.918 times less than the 765 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    891 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    87 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    86 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Valparaiso, IN were to White students. These 891 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 87 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Valparaiso, IN was $175,000 in 2017, which is 0.804 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,500 to $175,000, a 2.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Valparaiso, IN is 56.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Valparaiso, IN have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Valparaiso, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,507

Median Household Income

± $2,637

12.6k

Number of Households

± 793

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.6k households in Valparaiso, IN grew to $52,507 from the previous year's value of $49,429.

The following chart displays the households in Valparaiso, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$175,000

2017 Median

± $5,629

$170,500

2016 Median

± $5,725

In 2017, the median property value in Valparaiso, IN grew to to $175,000 from the previous year's value of $170,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Valparaiso, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Valparaiso, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Valparaiso, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Valparaiso, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.1%

2017 Homeownership

56.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.1% of the housing units in Valparaiso, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Valparaiso, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Valparaiso, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Valparaiso, IN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Valparaiso, IN have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Valparaiso, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.4%

  2. Walked

    5.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Valparaiso, IN was Drove Alone (81.4%), followed by those who Walked (5.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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