East Chicago, IN

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2019 Population
28,201
0.868% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
33.8
0.595% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
32.3%
0.342% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$32,839
2.92% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$74,500
0.812% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
10,115
0.317% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, East Chicago, IN had a population of 28.2k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $32,839. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of East Chicago, IN declined from 28,448 to 28,201, a −0.868% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,907 to $32,839, a 2.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Chicago, IN are Other (Hispanic) (37.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.9%), White (Hispanic) (17.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (6.72%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.55%). 0% of the households in East Chicago, IN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 92.4% of the residents in East Chicago, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in East Chicago, IN was $74,500, and the homeownership rate was 46.2%. Most people in East Chicago, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in East Chicago, IN was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

East Chicago, IN is home to a population of 28.2k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 58.2% of East Chicago, IN residents were born outside of the country (16.4k people).

In 2019, there were 1.07 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in East Chicago, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.83k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Chicago, IN
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 992
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.84k ± 722
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.83k ± 808
57.8%
Hispanic Population
16.3k people

In 2019, there were 1.07 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in East Chicago, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.83k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

57.8% of the people in East Chicago, IN are hispanic (16.3k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

58.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
16.4k people
16.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.65k people

As of 2019, 58.2% of East Chicago, IN residents (16.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Chicago, IN was 16.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

30
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.7
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in East Chicago, IN was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in East Chicago, IN are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all East Chicago, IN residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,691 ± 7,807 people
  2. India
    31,681 ± 4,360 people
  3. China
    22,944 ± 3,712 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,691 Indiana residents, followed by India with 31,681 and China with 22,944.

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Citizenship

92.4%
2019 Citizenship
91.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 92.4% of East Chicago, IN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in East Chicago, IN was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    224 ± 78
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    125 ± 84
  3. Korea
    89 ± 70

East Chicago, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in East Chicago, IN is $32,839. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in East Chicago, IN was Census Tract 309 with a value of $49,130, followed by Census Tract 308 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $40,250 and $40,037.

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,355. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of East Chicago, IN employs 10.1k people. The largest industries in East Chicago, IN are Manufacturing (1,863 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,452 people), and Retail Trade (1,060 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,208), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,254), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,667).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,839
2019 value
± $2,762
2.92%
1 Year Growth
± 10.8%

Households in East Chicago, IN have a median annual income of $32,839, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,907 in 2018, which represents a 2.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,420
Average Male Salary in Indiana
± $1,273
$45,355
Average Female Salary in Indiana
± $969

In 2019, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.4 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
    $62,156 ± $7,381
  2. White
    $48,583 ± $799
  3. American Indian
    $40,367 ± $11,530

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Indiana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for East Chicago, IN is from Indiana.
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.454
2018 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2019, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0403% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 309
  2. Census Tract 308
  3. Census Tract 307

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Chicago, IN was Census Tract 309 with a value of $49,130, followed by Census Tract 308 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $40,250 and $40,037.

The following map shows all of the places in East Chicago, 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

32.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Chicago, IN (9.06k out of 28k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. Hispanic
    4,568 ± 528
  2. Black
    4,079 ± 413
  3. Other
    3,335 ± 481

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Chicago, IN is Hispanic, followed by Black and Other.

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

10.1k
2019 Value
± 678
0.317%
1 Year growth
± 9.51%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in East Chicago, IN grew at a rate of 0.317%, from 10.1k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Chicago, IN, are Production Occupations (1,483 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,135 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (998 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Chicago, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of East Chicago, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,483 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,135 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (998 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Chicago, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.59 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.91 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East Chicago, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,143), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,633), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,611).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.1k
2019 Value
± 678
0.317%
1 Year growth
± 9.51%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in East Chicago, IN grew at a rate of 0.317%, from 10.1k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Chicago, IN, are Manufacturing (1,863 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,452 people), and Retail Trade (1,060 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Chicago, IN, though some of these residents may live in East Chicago, 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 East Chicago, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,863 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,452 people), and Retail Trade (1,060 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Chicago, IN has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.5 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.84 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East Chicago, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,208), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,254), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,667).

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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. $85.2B
  2. $40.4B
  3. $38.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $85.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($40.4B) and Base metals ($38.8B).

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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$478B
2018 Value in Indiana
$865B
Projected 2045 Value in Indiana
81% growth

In 2018, total outbound Indiana trade was $478B. This is expected to increase 81% to $865B 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. $41.6B
  2. $39B
  3. $35.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $41.6B, followed by Illinois with $39B and Ohio and $35.7B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, IN went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.6%), followed by Other (4.3%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Lake County, IN
58.1% for the Democratic 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Chicago, IN was $74,500 in 2019, which is 0.31 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $73,900 to $74,500, a 0.812% increase. The homeownership rate in East Chicago, IN is 46.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in East Chicago, IN have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Chicago, IN is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$74,500
2019 Median
± $3,560
$73,900
2018 Median
± $3,943

In 2019, the median property value in East Chicago, IN grew to to $74,500 from the previous year's value of $73,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in East Chicago, 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 East Chicago, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$32,839
Median Household Income
± $2,762
10.4k
Number of Households
± 653

In 2019, the median household income of the 10.4k households in East Chicago, IN grew to $32,839 from the previous year's value of $31,907.

The following chart displays the households in East Chicago, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

46.2%
2019 Homeownership
45.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 46.2% of the housing units in East Chicago, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in East Chicago, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Chicago, IN have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in East Chicago, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Walked (2.88%)

In 2019, 78.6% of workers in East Chicago, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who walked to work (2.88%).

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

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

87.4% of the population of East Chicago, IN has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.523% 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 Lake County, IN see 1922 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (1861 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1536 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 536 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Switzerland County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.3%). Additionally, Martin County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,922 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, IN

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IN see an average of 1,922 patients per year. This represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (1,861 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake 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

12.6%
Uninsured
30.8%
Employer Coverage
32.8%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.523%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Chicago, IN declined by 18.6% from 15.5% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East Chicago, 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. 21.3% prevalence
  2. 19.3% prevalence
  3. 18.8% prevalence

Switzerland County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 21.3%.

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

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