Grant County, IN

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Population

67,615

0.958% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$42,046

4.41% growth

Poverty Rate

19.1%


Number of Employees

29,436

0.0407% decline

Median Property Value

$87,600

3.55% growth

About

In 2017, Grant County, IN had a population of 67.6k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $42,046. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grant County, IN declined from 68,269 to 67,615, a -0.958% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,272 to $42,046, a 4.41% increase.

The population of Grant County, IN is 85.3% White Alone, 7.14% Black or African American Alone, and 4.14% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Grant County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grant County, IN are Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global (4,928 degrees awarded in 2016), Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion (880 degrees), and Taylor University (513 degrees).

The median property value in Grant County, IN is $87,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.4%. Most people in Grant County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Grant County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Grant County, IN employs 29.4k people. The largest industries in Grant County, IN are Manufacturing (4,914 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,885 people), and Educational Services (4,598 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,694), Utilities ($50,383), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($47,750).

Median household income in Grant County, IN is $42,046. Males in Grant 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 Grant County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,046

2017 value

± $1,728

4.41%

1 Year Growth

± 5.53%

Households in Grant County, IN have a median annual income of $42,046, 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 $40,272 in 2016, which represents a 4.41% 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 Grant 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 102

  2. Census Tract 101

  3. Census Tract 108

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grant County, IN was Census Tract 102 with a value of $55,192, followed by Census Tract 101 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $55,037 and $53,418.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grant County, IN (11.9k out of 62.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    9,322 ± 613

  2. Black

    1,800 ± 286

  3. Hispanic

    952 ± 221

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

29.4k

2017 Value

± 1,073

-0.0407%

1 Year decline

± 5.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, IN declined at a rate of -0.0407%, from 29.4k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grant County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,942 people), Production Occupations (2,959 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,870 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grant County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grant County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,942 people), Production Occupations (2,959 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,870 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.73 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grant County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,107), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,947), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($46,034).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.4k

2017 Value

± 1,073

-0.0407%

1 Year decline

± 5.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, IN declined at a rate of -0.0407%, from 29.4k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grant County, IN, are Manufacturing (4,914 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,885 people), and Educational Services (4,598 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grant County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Grant 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 Grant County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,914 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,885 people), and Educational Services (4,598 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, IN has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.69 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.65 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grant County, IN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,694), Utilities ($50,383), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($47,750).

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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

89.8% of the population of Grant County, IN has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grant County, IN see 2193 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (2078 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1716 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 544 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

2,193 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grant County, IN see an average of 2,193 patients per year. This represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (2,078 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

10.2%

Uninsured

44.1%

Employer Coverage

19.6%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grant County, IN declined by 13% from 11.7% to 10.2%.

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

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Diversity

Grant County, IN is home to a population of 67.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.52% of Grant County, IN residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grant County, IN is composed of 57.7k White Alone residents (85.3%), 4.83k Black or African American Alone residents (7.14%), 2.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.14%), 1.58k Two or More Races residents (2.34%), 578 Asian Alone residents (0.855%), 113 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.167%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0133%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grant County, IN was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Grant County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grant County, IN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.03k people

1.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.06k people

As of 2017, 1.52% of Grant County, IN residents (1.03k 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 Grant County, IN was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Grant County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grant County, IN was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.7k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.83k ± 290

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.8k ± 371

In 2017, there were 12 times more White Alone residents (57.7k people) in Grant County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.83k Black or African American Alone and 2.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,871 ± 248

  2. Korea

    460 ± 113

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    446 ± 146

Grant County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Grant County, IN awarded 6,321 degrees. The student population of Grant County, IN is skewed towards women, with 5,523 male students and 10,749 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grant County, IN are White (4,841 and 77%), followed by Black or African American (1,031 and 16.4%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 2.97%), and Two or More Races (97 and 1.54%).

The largest universities in Grant County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global (4,928 and 78%), Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion (880 and 13.9%), and Taylor University (513 and 8.12%).

The most popular majors in Grant County, IN are General Business Administration & Management (1,484 and 23.5%), Registered Nursing (940 and 14.9%), and General Business (462 and 7.31%).

The median tuition costs in Grant County, IN are $25,346 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 164 degrees awarded

  2. 940 degrees awarded

  3. 864 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grant County, IN was Accounting with 164 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Grant County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,928 degrees awarded

  2. 880 degrees awarded

  3. 513 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,346

Median Private

In 2016, the Grant County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global with 4,928 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,059

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,262

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,059 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grant County, IN, which is 0.483 times less than the 4,262 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,841 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,031 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    187 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grant County, IN were to White students. These 4,841 degrees mean that there were 4.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,031 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, IN was $87,600 in 2017, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,600 to $87,600, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Grant County, IN is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grant County, IN have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grant 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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$42,046

Median Household Income

± $1,728

26.1k

Number of Households

± 984

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.1k households in Grant County, IN grew to $42,046 from the previous year's value of $40,272.

The following chart displays the households in Grant 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

$87,600

2017 Median

± $2,313

$84,600

2016 Median

± $2,440

In 2017, the median property value in Grant County, IN grew to to $87,600 from the previous year's value of $84,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.4%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.4% of the housing units in Grant County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grant 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 Grant County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grant County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grant County, IN have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Grant County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.73%

  3. Walked

    5.12%

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

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