Fountain County, IN

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2020 Population
16,456
0.158% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43
0.922% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.6%
4.54% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$52,334
1.02% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$107,600
4.47% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
7,429
2.26% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Fountain County, IN had a population of 16.5k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $52,334. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fountain County, IN grew from 16,430 to 16,456, a 0.158% increase and its median household income declined from $52,874 to $52,334, a −1.02% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fountain County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), White (Hispanic) (2.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.523%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.395%).

None of the households in Fountain County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Fountain County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Fountain County, IN was $107,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%. Most people in Fountain County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fountain County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Fountain County, IN is home to a population of 16.5k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.8% of Fountain County, IN residents were born outside of the country (296 people).

In 2020, there were 41.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in Fountain County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 380 White (Hispanic) and 210 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fountain County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.7k ± 19
  2. White (Hispanic)
    380 ± 37
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    210 ± 46.1
2.59%
Hispanic Population
427 people

In 2020, there were 41.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in Fountain County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 380 White (Hispanic) and 210 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.59% of the people in Fountain County, IN are hispanic (427 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
296 people
1.41%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
232 people

As of 2020, 1.8% of Fountain County, IN residents (296 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fountain County, IN was 1.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Fountain County, IN was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Fountain County, IN are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Fountain County, IN residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,901 ± 7,815 people
  2. India
    33,655 ± 4,493 people
  3. China
    21,706 ± 3,611 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,901 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,655 and China with 21,706.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Fountain County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fountain County, IN was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    427 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    184 ± 69
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    108 ± 51

Fountain County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Indiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Fountain County, IN is $52,334. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fountain County, IN was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $57,883, followed by Census Tract 9578 and Census Tract 9576, with respective values of $56,048 and $53,875.

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,739. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Fountain County, IN employs 7.43k people. The largest industries in Fountain County, IN are Manufacturing (2,158 people), Educational Services (756 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (717 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,334
2020 value
± $2,548
−1.02%
1 Year Growth
± 7.02%

Households in Fountain County, IN have a median annual income of $52,334, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,874 in 2019, which represents a −1.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,719
Average Male Salary in Indiana
± $1,280
$46,739
Average Female Salary in Indiana
± $1,001

In 2020, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $60,604 ± $6,676
  2. White
    $49,881 ± $816
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,373 ± $21,501

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 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 Fountain County, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 9577
  2. Census Tract 9578
  3. Census Tract 9576

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fountain County, IN was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $57,883, followed by Census Tract 9578 and Census Tract 9576, with respective values of $56,048 and $53,875.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fountain County, IN (1.89k out of 16.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,723 ± 246
  2. Hispanic
    70 ± 93
  3. Two Or More
    63 ± 82

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

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

7.43k
2020 Value
± 463
−2.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fountain County, IN declined at a rate of −2.26%, from 7.6k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fountain County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,409 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (574 people), and Management Occupations (565 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fountain County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fountain County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,409 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (574 people), and Management Occupations (565 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fountain County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.09 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fountain County, IN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,656), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($56,071), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.43k
2020 Value
± 463
−2.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fountain County, IN declined at a rate of −2.26%, from 7.6k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fountain County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,158 people), Educational Services (756 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (717 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fountain County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Fountain 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 Fountain County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,158 people), Educational Services (756 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (717 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fountain County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.9 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.23 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fountain County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250).

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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. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

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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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

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. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fountain County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 77.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.5%). The most partisan county was Franklin County, IN with 80.8% 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 Fountain County, IN
77.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Indiana
  1. 80.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 80.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Indiana was Franklin County, IN with 80.8% 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 Fountain County, IN was $107,600 in 2020, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $103,000 to $107,600, a 4.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Fountain County, IN is 74.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Fountain County, IN have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fountain County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,600
2020 Median
± $5,625
$103,000
2019 Median
± $5,757

In 2020, the median property value in Fountain County, IN grew to to $107,600 from the previous year's value of $103,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,334
Median Household Income
± $2,548
6.98k
Number of Households
± 437

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.98k households in Fountain County, IN declined from $52,334 from the previous year's value of $52,874.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.2%
2020 Homeownership
76.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 74.2% of the housing units in Fountain County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fountain County, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fountain County, IN have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Fountain County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.55%)

In 2020, 79.1% of workers in Fountain County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (5.55%).

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

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Health

89.9% of the population of Fountain County, IN has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 9.45% on non-group plans, and 0.839% 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 Fountain County, IN see 5450 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.945% decrease from the previous year (5502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2724 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1362 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

5,450 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fountain County, IN

Primary care physicians in Fountain County, IN see an average of 5,450 patients per year. This represents a 0.945% decrease from the previous year (5,502 patients).

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

10.1%
Uninsured
47.8%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
9.45%
Non-Group
0.839%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fountain County, IN grew by 27.7% from 7.94% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fountain 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. 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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