Allen County, IN

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Population

372,877

0.668% growth

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$52,484

2.56% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Number of Employees

179,494

0.488% growth

Median Property Value

$133,100

9.73% growth

About

In 2017, Allen County, IN had a population of 373k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $52,484. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Allen County, IN grew from 370,404 to 372,877, a 0.668% increase and its median household income grew from $51,173 to $52,484, a 2.56% increase.

The population of Allen County, IN is 73.7% White Alone, 11.2% Black or African American Alone, and 7.52% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Allen County, IN speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allen County, IN are Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (1,846 degrees awarded in 2016), Indiana Institute of Technology (1,016 degrees), and University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (621 degrees).

The median property value in Allen County, IN is $133,100, and the homeownership rate is 67.4%. Most people in Allen County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Allen County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Allen County, IN employs 179k people. The largest industries in Allen County, IN are Manufacturing (31,066 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26,770 people), and Retail Trade (20,659 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,658), Utilities ($54,697), and Public Administration ($52,194).

Median household income in Allen County, IN is $52,484. Males in Allen County, IN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,336. The income inequality in Allen County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,484

2017 value

± $1,531

2.56%

1 Year Growth

± 3.98%

Households in Allen County, IN have a median annual income of $52,484, 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 $51,173 in 2016, which represents a 2.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,734

Average Male Salary

± $1,127

$44,336

Average Female Salary

± $939

In 2017, full-time male employees in Allen County, IN made 1.37 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

    $59,125 ± $6,670

  2. White

    $46,930 ± $736

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,004 ± $13,534

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Allen County, IN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 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 Allen County, IN is from Indiana.

0.45

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.79% 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 116.09

  2. Census Tract 116.08

  3. Census Tract 103.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allen County, IN was Census Tract 116.09 with a value of $119,364, followed by Census Tract 116.08 and Census Tract 103.05, with respective values of $106,250 and $99,435.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Allen County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allen County, IN (53.2k out of 361k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    30,682 ± 1,140

  2. Black

    13,835 ± 794

  3. Hispanic

    6,901 ± 524

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

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

179k

2017 Value

± 6,847

0.488%

1 Year growth

± 5.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allen County, IN grew at a rate of 0.488%, from 179k employees to 179k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allen County, IN, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (9,803 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (6,594 people), and Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (5,638 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allen County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allen County, IN, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (9,803 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (6,594 people), and Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (5,638 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Rail & Water Transportation Workers (4.99 times higher than expected), Assemblers & Fabricators (2.89 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers (2.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allen County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,580), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,434).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

179k

2017 Value

± 6,847

0.488%

1 Year growth

± 5.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allen County, IN grew at a rate of 0.488%, from 179k employees to 179k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allen County, IN, are Manufacturing (31,066 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26,770 people), and Retail Trade (20,659 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allen County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Allen County, 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 Allen County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (31,066 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26,770 people), and Retail Trade (20,659 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.79 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.38 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allen County, IN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,658), Utilities ($54,697), and Public Administration ($52,194).

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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 with $42.9B and Mixed freight and $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

91.6% of the population of Allen County, IN has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 9.21% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Allen County, IN see 1516 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.78% increase from the previous year (1475 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1646 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 611 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

1,516 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allen County, IN see an average of 1,516 patients per year. This represents a 2.78% increase from the previous year (1,475 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Allen County, IN in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

Data only available at state level.

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

8.35%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

9.21%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allen County, IN grew by 7.94% from 7.74% to 8.35%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Allen County, IN is home to a population of 373k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.33% of Allen County, IN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Allen County, IN is composed of 275k White Alone residents (73.7%), 41.8k Black or African American Alone residents (11.2%), 28k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.52%), 14.9k Asian Alone residents (3.99%), 12k Two or More Races residents (3.21%), 745 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.2%), 448 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.12%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Allen County, IN was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Allen County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Allen County, IN residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.33% of Allen County, IN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Allen County, IN was 6.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,437 ± 7,760 people

  2. India

    30,023 ± 4,244 people

  3. China

    22,969 ± 3,714 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Allen County, IN was Mexico, the natal country of 101,437 Allen County, IN residents, followed by India with 30,023 and China with 22,969.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Allen County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Allen County, IN was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    275k ± 466

  2. Black or African American Alone

    41.8k ± 2.21k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28k ± 3.07k

In 2017, there were 6.58 times more White Alone residents (275k people) in Allen County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.8k Black or African American Alone and 28k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Allen County, 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 Allen County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Allen County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Allen County, 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

    6,056 ± 851

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,118 ± 837

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,814 ± 897

Allen County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Allen County, IN awarded 4,406 degrees. The student population of Allen County, IN is skewed towards women, with 9,885 male students and 14,305 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allen County, IN are White (3,404 and 79.3%), followed by Black or African American (403 and 9.39%), Hispanic or Latino (182 and 4.24%), and Unknown (116 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Allen County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (1,846 and 41.9%), Indiana Institute of Technology (1,016 and 23.1%), and University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (621 and 14.1%).

The most popular majors in Allen County, IN are General Business Administration & Management (521 and 11.8%), General Business (373 and 8.47%), and Registered Nursing (337 and 7.65%).

The median tuition costs in Allen County, IN are $25,940 for private four year colleges, and $7,169 and $18,683 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allen County, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 321 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,846 degrees awarded

  2. 1,016 degrees awarded

  3. 621 degrees awarded

$7,169

Median In-State Public

$25,940

Median Private

In 2016, the Allen County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne with 1,846 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,706

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,700

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,706 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allen County, IN, which is 0.632 times less than the 2,700 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

    3,404 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    403 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    182 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Allen County, IN were to White students. These 3,404 degrees mean that there were 8.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 403 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allen County, IN was $133,100 in 2017, which is 0.612 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $121,300 to $133,100, a 9.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Allen County, IN is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allen County, IN have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allen County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,484

Median Household Income

± $1,531

143k

Number of Households

± 5,425

In 2017, the median household income of the 143k households in Allen County, IN grew to $52,484 from the previous year's value of $51,173.

The following chart displays the households in Allen County, 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

$133,100

2017 Median

± $3,892

$121,300

2016 Median

± $3,150

In 2017, the median property value in Allen County, IN grew to to $133,100 from the previous year's value of $121,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allen County, 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 Allen County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.4%

2017 Homeownership

67.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.4% of the housing units in Allen County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Allen County, 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 Allen County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Allen County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allen County, IN have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Allen County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Allen County, IN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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