Brown County, IN

County

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Population
15,034
0.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
Median Age
49.2

Poverty Rate
9.44%

Median Household Income
$61,455
3.65% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$186,000
6.41% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
7,022
3.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Brown County, IN had a population of 15k people with a median age of 49.2 and a median household income of $61,455. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Brown County, IN grew from 15,007 to 15,034, a 0.18% increase and its median household income grew from $59,292 to $61,455, a 3.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brown County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.09%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.06%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.04%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.506%). NaNk% of the people in Brown County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Brown County, IN is $186,000, and the homeownership rate is 83.6%. Most people in Brown County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Brown County, IN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Brown County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 63.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31.7%), followed by Other (5.17%). The most partisan county was Daviess County, IN with 79.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Brown County, IN
63.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Indiana
  1. 79.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Indiana was Daviess County, IN with 79.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Indiana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Brown County, IN is home to a population of 15k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.72% of Brown County, IN residents were born outside of the country (259 people).

In 2018, there were 87.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Brown County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 164 White (Hispanic) and 160 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brown County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 14
  2. White (Hispanic)
    164 ± 55
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    160 ± 88.1
1.66%
Hispanic Population
249 people

In 2018, there were 87.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Brown County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 164 White (Hispanic) and 160 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.66% of the people in Brown County, IN are hispanic (249 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brown County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.72%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
259 people
1.86%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
279 people

As of 2018, 1.72% of Brown County, IN residents (259 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brown County, IN was 1.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
63
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Brown County, IN was 49.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Brown County, IN are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Brown County, IN residents was 49.

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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

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Brown County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Brown County, IN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    514 ± 113
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    168 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    165 ± 86

Brown County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Brown County, IN is $61,455. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brown County, IN was Census Tract 9746 with a value of $79,063, followed by Census Tract 9748 and Census Tract 9749, with respective values of $71,417 and $54,411.

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

The economy of Brown County, IN employs 7.02k people. The largest industries in Brown County, IN are Manufacturing (1,343 people), Retail Trade (1,029 people), and Construction (853 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($62,813), Utilities ($58,672), and Manufacturing ($57,180).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,455
2018 value
± $4,555
3.65%
1 Year Growth
± 10.8%

Households in Brown County, IN have a median annual income of $61,455, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,292 in 2017, which represents a 3.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508
Average Male Salary in Indiana
± $1,197
$42,677
Average Female Salary in Indiana
± $917

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Indiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Indiana
  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 in Indiana.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Indiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brown County, IN is from Indiana.
0.456
2017 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.457
2016 Wage GINI in Indiana

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 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 9746
  2. Census Tract 9748
  3. Census Tract 9749

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brown County, IN was Census Tract 9746 with a value of $79,063, followed by Census Tract 9748 and Census Tract 9749, with respective values of $71,417 and $54,411.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brown County, IN (1.4k out of 14.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    1,232 ± 220
  2. Hispanic
    66 ± 84
  3. Black
    63 ± 111

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

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

7.02k
2018 Value
± 515
3.97%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brown County, IN grew at a rate of 3.97%, from 6.75k employees to 7.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brown County, IN, are Sales & Related Occupations (889 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (778 people), and Management Occupations (712 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brown County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brown County, IN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (889 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (778 people), and Management Occupations (712 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.69 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brown County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,696), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($80,167), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.02k
2018 Value
± 515
3.97%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brown County, IN grew at a rate of 3.97%, from 6.75k employees to 7.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brown County, IN, are Manufacturing (1,343 people), Retail Trade (1,029 people), and Construction (853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brown County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Brown 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 Brown County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,343 people), Retail Trade (1,029 people), and Construction (853 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.9 times higher than expected), Construction (1.9 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brown County, IN, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($62,813), Utilities ($58,672), and Manufacturing ($57,180).

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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 in Indiana
$698B
Projected 2045 Value in Indiana
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brown County, IN was $186,000 in 2018, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $174,800 to $186,000, a 6.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Brown County, IN is 83.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brown County, IN have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brown County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$186,000
2018 Median
± $9,147
$174,800
2017 Median
± $9,119

In 2018, the median property value in Brown County, IN grew to to $186,000 from the previous year's value of $174,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brown 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 Brown County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$61,455
Median Household Income
± $4,555
6.09k
Number of Households
± 465

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.09k households in Brown County, IN grew to $61,455 from the previous year's value of $59,292.

The following chart displays the households in Brown 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.6%
2018 Homeownership
83.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 83.6% of the housing units in Brown County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.5%.

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

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brown County, IN have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.15% of the workforce in Brown County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.8%
  2. Carpooled
    8.55%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.97%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Brown County, IN was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.55%) and those who Worked At Home (4.97%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brown County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brown County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.8% of the population of Brown County, IN has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 2.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brown County, IN see 2496 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0802% increase from the previous year (2494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7456 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1864 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

2,496 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brown County, IN

Primary care physicians in Brown County, IN see an average of 2,496 patients per year. This represents a 0.0802% increase from the previous year (2,494 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Indiana
$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

11.2%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
2.23%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brown County, IN grew by 10.9% from 10.1% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brown County, 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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