Harrison County, IN

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Population

39,450

0.203% growth

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$53,897

1.83% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

17,769

2.85% decline

Median Property Value

$136,400

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, Harrison County, IN had a population of 39.5k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $53,897. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrison County, IN grew from 39,370 to 39,450, a 0.203% increase and its median household income grew from $52,926 to $53,897, a 1.83% increase.

The population of Harrison County, IN is 95.7% White Alone, 1.72% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.25% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Harrison County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Harrison County, IN is $136,400, and the homeownership rate is 82.6%. Most people in Harrison County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Harrison County, IN employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, IN are Manufacturing (3,579 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,758 people), and Retail Trade (2,110 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($62,731), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,422), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,972).

Median household income in Harrison County, IN is $53,897. Males in Harrison 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 Harrison County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,897

2017 value

± $2,441

1.83%

1 Year Growth

± 6.72%

Households in Harrison County, IN have a median annual income of $53,897, 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 $52,926 in 2016, which represents a 1.83% 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 Harrison 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 605

  2. Census Tract 604

  3. Census Tract 606

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, IN was Census Tract 605 with a value of $62,102, followed by Census Tract 604 and Census Tract 606, with respective values of $59,286 and $57,755.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, IN (5.01k out of 38.9k 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 25 - 34 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

    4,749 ± 549

  2. Hispanic

    227 ± 141

  3. Other

    163 ± 137

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

17.8k

2017 Value

± 924

-2.85%

1 Year decline

± 7.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, IN declined at a rate of -2.85%, from 18.3k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,617 people), Production Occupations (2,191 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,545 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrison County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,617 people), Production Occupations (2,191 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,545 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.13 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.72 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrison County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,490), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,797), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,208).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.8k

2017 Value

± 924

-2.85%

1 Year decline

± 7.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, IN declined at a rate of -2.85%, from 18.3k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, IN, are Manufacturing (3,579 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,758 people), and Retail Trade (2,110 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Harrison 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 Harrison County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,579 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,758 people), and Retail Trade (2,110 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.99 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.44 times), and Construction (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrison County, IN, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($62,731), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,422), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,972).

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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

92.2% of the population of Harrison County, IN has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, IN see 1885 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.07% decrease from the previous year (1965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2213 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4425 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

1,885 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, IN see an average of 1,885 patients per year. This represents a 4.07% decrease from the previous year (1,965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harrison County, IN in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

7.8%

Uninsured

54.9%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, IN declined by 9.43% from 8.61% to 7.8%.

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

Harrison County, IN is home to a population of 39.5k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.02% of Harrison County, IN residents were born outside of the country (401 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrison County, IN is composed of 37.7k White Alone residents (95.7%), 677 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.72%), 492 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 220 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.558%), 143 Asian Alone residents (0.362%), 92 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.233%), 87 Black or African American Alone residents (0.221%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrison County, IN was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Harrison County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harrison County, IN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

401 people

1.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

456 people

As of 2017, 1.02% of Harrison County, IN residents (401 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 Harrison County, IN was 1.16%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Harrison County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison 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

    37.7k ± 129

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    677 ± 235

  3. Two or More Races

    492 ± 168

In 2017, there were 55.7 times more White Alone residents (37.7k people) in Harrison County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 677 Hispanic or Latino and 492 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,254 ± 232

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    402 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    298 ± 110

Harrison County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, IN was $136,400 in 2017, which is 0.627 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,400 to $136,400, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, IN is 82.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrison County, IN have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrison 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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$53,897

Median Household Income

± $2,441

14.7k

Number of Households

± 843

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Harrison County, IN grew to $53,897 from the previous year's value of $52,926.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison 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

$136,400

2017 Median

± $5,581

$133,400

2016 Median

± $4,980

In 2017, the median property value in Harrison County, IN grew to to $136,400 from the previous year's value of $133,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrison 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 Harrison County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.6%

2017 Homeownership

81%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.6% of the housing units in Harrison County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81%.

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

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, IN have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Harrison County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harrison County, IN was Drove Alone (86.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.75%) and those who Worked At Home (3.8%).

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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