Fulton County, IN

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Population

20,296

0.568% decline

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$47,108

1.72% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

9,575

2.69% growth

Median Property Value

$93,600

0.107% decline

About

In 2017, Fulton County, IN had a population of 20.3k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $47,108. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fulton County, IN declined from 20,412 to 20,296, a -0.568% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,310 to $47,108, a 1.72% increase.

The population of Fulton County, IN is 92.3% White Alone, 5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.04% Black or African American Alone. 6.95% of the people in Fulton County, IN speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fulton County, IN is $93,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.4%. Most people in Fulton County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fulton County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fulton County, IN employs 9.58k people. The largest industries in Fulton County, IN are Manufacturing (2,876 people), Retail Trade (1,073 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,005 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,841), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,375), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,385).

Median household income in Fulton County, IN is $47,108. Males in Fulton 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 Fulton County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,108

2017 value

± $3,650

1.72%

1 Year Growth

± 10.1%

Households in Fulton County, IN have a median annual income of $47,108, 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 $46,310 in 2016, which represents a 1.72% 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 Fulton County, IN made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Fulton County, IN 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

  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 Fulton County, IN 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 Fulton 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 9532

  2. Census Tract 9530

  3. Census Tract 9534

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fulton County, IN was Census Tract 9532 with a value of $55,120, followed by Census Tract 9530 and Census Tract 9534, with respective values of $52,083 and $50,247.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fulton County, IN (2.66k out of 19.9k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    2,404 ± 335

  2. Hispanic

    224 ± 120

  3. Two Or More

    90 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fulton 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

9.58k

2017 Value

± 602

2.69%

1 Year growth

± 8.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, IN grew at a rate of 2.69%, from 9.32k employees to 9.58k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulton County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,690 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,029 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (849 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fulton County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fulton County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,690 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,029 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (849 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.04 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.7 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fulton County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,375), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,903), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,268).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.58k

2017 Value

± 602

2.69%

1 Year growth

± 8.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, IN grew at a rate of 2.69%, from 9.32k employees to 9.58k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fulton County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,876 people), Retail Trade (1,073 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,005 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fulton County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Fulton 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 Fulton County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,876 people), Retail Trade (1,073 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,005 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, IN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.73 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.97 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fulton County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($107,841), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,375), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,385).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals with $42.9B and Mixed freight and $39.9B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

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

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Health

88.4% of the population of Fulton County, IN has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, IN see 1693 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.878% decrease from the previous year (1708 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2014 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1549 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

1693 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, IN see an average of 1693 patients per year. This represents a 0.878% decrease from the previous year (1708 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%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.6%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fulton County, IN declined by 4.67% from 12.2% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fulton 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

Fulton County, IN is home to a population of 20.3k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.81% of Fulton County, IN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fulton County, IN is composed of 18.7k White Alone residents (92.3%), 1.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (5%), 212 Black or African American Alone residents (1.04%), 166 Two or More Races residents (0.818%), 98 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.483%), 66 Asian Alone residents (0.325%), 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0591%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fulton County, IN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (793 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (314 speakers), and German (72 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fulton County, IN was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Fulton County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fulton County, IN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.81%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.81% of Fulton County, IN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fulton County, IN was 2.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Fulton County, IN was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Fulton County, IN residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Fulton County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fulton County, IN was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.7k ± 21

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.01k ± 268

  3. Black or African American Alone

    212 ± 35

In 2017, there were 18.5 times more White Alone residents (18.7k people) in Fulton County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.01k Hispanic or Latino and 212 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    793 speakers (4.12%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    314 speakers (1.63%)

  3. German

    72 speakers (0.374%)

6.95% of Fulton County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fulton County, IN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.12% of the overall population of Fulton County, IN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.63% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.374% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    670 ± 114

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    251 ± 120

  3. Korea

    97 ± 47

Fulton County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, IN was $93,600 in 2017, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,700 to $93,600, a 0.107% decrease. The homeownership rate in Fulton County, IN is 77.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fulton County, IN have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fulton County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,108

Median Household Income

± $3,650

7.93k

Number of Households

± 543

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.93k households in Fulton County, IN grew to $47,108 from the previous year's value of $46,310.

The following chart displays the households in Fulton 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

$93,600

2017 Median

± $5,686

$93,700

2016 Median

± $4,207

In 2017, the median property value in Fulton County, IN declined from to $93,600 from the previous year's value of $93,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%

2017 Homeownership

77.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.4% of the housing units in Fulton County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fulton County, IN have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Fulton County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.56%

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

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