Brown County, IN

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Population

15,007

0.281% growth

Median Age

49.3


Median Household Income

$59,292

5.27% growth

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Number of Employees

6,754

2.37% decline

Median Property Value

$174,800

1.86% growth

About

In 2017, Brown County, IN had a population of 15k people with a median age of 49.3 and a median household income of $59,292. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brown County, IN grew from 14,965 to 15,007, a 0.281% increase and its median household income grew from $56,323 to $59,292, a 5.27% increase.

The population of Brown County, IN is 95.9% White Alone, 1.62% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.25% Two or More Races. N/A% 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 $174,800, and the homeownership rate is 83.5%. Most people in Brown County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Brown County, IN is 3 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Brown County, IN employs 6.75k people. The largest industries in Brown County, IN are Manufacturing (1,277 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), and Retail Trade (842 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($70,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,833), and Wholesale Trade ($60,625).

Median household income in Brown County, IN is $59,292. Males in Brown County, 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 Brown County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,292

2017 value

± $5,009

5.27%

1 Year Growth

± 12.7%

Households in Brown County, IN have a median annual income of $59,292, 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 $56,323 in 2016, which represents a 5.27% 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 Brown County, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana across various wage buckets compared 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 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brown County, IN was Census Tract 9746 with a value of $67,522, followed by Census Tract 9748 and Census Tract 9749, with respective values of $64,306 and $58,429.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brown County, IN (1.57k out of 14.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 25 - 34 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

    1,362 ± 241

  2. Two Or More

    102 ± 103

  3. Hispanic

    58 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brown County, IN is White, followed by Two Or More 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

6.75k

2017 Value

± 519

-2.37%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brown County, IN declined at a rate of -2.37%, from 6.92k employees to 6.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brown County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (878 people), Sales & Related Occupations (779 people), and Management Occupations (693 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (878 people), Sales & Related Occupations (779 people), and Management Occupations (693 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.59 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.53 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 ($82,647), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,462), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($64,205).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.75k

2017 Value

± 519

-2.37%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brown County, IN declined at a rate of -2.37%, from 6.92k employees to 6.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brown County, IN, are Manufacturing (1,277 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), and Retail Trade (842 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 (1,277 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), and Retail Trade (842 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.87 times higher than expected), Construction (1.71 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brown County, IN, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($70,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,833), and Wholesale Trade ($60,625).

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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

89.9% of the population of Brown County, IN has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Brown County, IN 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

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).

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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

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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

10.1%

Uninsured

45.2%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

17.3%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brown County, IN declined by 13.3% from 11.7% to 10.1%.

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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Diversity

Brown County, IN is home to a population of 15k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.86% of Brown County, IN residents were born outside of the country (279 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Brown County, IN is composed of 14.4k White Alone residents (95.9%), 243 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.62%), 187 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 109 Asian Alone residents (0.726%), 80 Black or African American Alone residents (0.533%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brown County, IN was 49.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Brown County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brown County, IN residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

279 people

1.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

192 people

As of 2017, 1.86% of Brown County, IN residents (279 people) 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 Brown County, IN was 1.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Brown County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brown County, IN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.4k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    243 ± 96.3

  3. Two or More Races

    187 ± 94.2

In 2017, there were 59.2 times more White Alone residents (14.4k people) in Brown County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 243 Hispanic or Latino and 187 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brown 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 Brown County, 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 Brown County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Brown 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

    649 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    273 ± 130

  3. Korea

    172 ± 86

Brown County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brown County, IN was $174,800 in 2017, which is 0.803 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,600 to $174,800, a 1.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Brown County, IN is 83.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brown County, IN have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brown County, IN is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,292

Median Household Income

± $5,009

6.01k

Number of Households

± 483

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.01k households in Brown County, IN grew to $59,292 from the previous year's value of $56,323.

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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Housing

Property Value

$174,800

2017 Median

± $9,119

$171,600

2016 Median

± $9,798

In 2017, the median property value in Brown County, IN grew to to $174,800 from the previous year's value of $171,600.

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 $100k - $125k 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

83.5%

2017 Homeownership

79.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.5% of the housing units in Brown County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 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 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

31.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brown County, IN have a longer commute time (31.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.56% 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

    85.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brown County, IN was Drove Alone (85.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.35%) and those who Worked At Home (4.53%).

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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