Inyo County, CA

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Population

18,195

0.715% decline

Median Age

45.6


Median Household Income

$51,500

8.93% growth

Poverty Rate

10.2%


Number of Employees

8,275

0.385% decline

Median Property Value

$243,100

3.23% growth

About

In 2017, Inyo County, CA had a population of 18.2k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $51,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Inyo County, CA declined from 18,326 to 18,195, a -0.715% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,278 to $51,500, a 8.93% increase.

The population of Inyo County, CA is 63.5% White Alone, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 15.2% of the people in Inyo County, CA speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Inyo County, CA is $243,100, and the homeownership rate is 63.7%. Most people in Inyo County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Inyo County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Inyo County, CA employs 8.28k people. The largest industries in Inyo County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,346 people), Retail Trade (964 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (888 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,125), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,958), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,676).

Median household income in Inyo County, CA is $51,500. Males in Inyo County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Inyo County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,500

2017 value

± $4,578

8.93%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Inyo County, CA have a median annual income of $51,500, 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 $47,278 in 2016, which represents a 8.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Inyo County, CA made 1.26 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

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Inyo County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 Inyo County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 3

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 5

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Inyo County, CA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $83,182, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $76,800 and $48,542.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Inyo County, CA (1.81k out of 17.7k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,341 ± 238

  2. Hispanic

    393 ± 127

  3. Native American

    338 ± 68

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Inyo County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

8.28k

2017 Value

± 514

-0.385%

1 Year decline

± 8.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Inyo County, CA declined at a rate of -0.385%, from 8.31k employees to 8.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Inyo County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,291 people), Management Occupations (678 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (582 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Inyo County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Inyo County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,291 people), Management Occupations (678 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (582 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Inyo County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.24 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.99 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Inyo County, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,769), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,036), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($81,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.28k

2017 Value

± 514

-0.385%

1 Year decline

± 8.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Inyo County, CA declined at a rate of -0.385%, from 8.31k employees to 8.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Inyo County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,346 people), Retail Trade (964 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (888 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Inyo County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Inyo County, CA 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 Inyo County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,346 people), Retail Trade (964 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (888 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Inyo County, CA has an unusually high number of Utilities (5.33 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.27 times), and Public Administration (1.86 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Inyo County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,125), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,958), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,676).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California 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 California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Inyo County, CA has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Inyo County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Inyo County, CA see 961 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.8% increase from the previous year (837 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1512 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 259 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

961 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Inyo County, CA see an average of 961 patients per year. This represents a 14.8% increase from the previous year (837 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Inyo County, CA 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

7.65%

Uninsured

46.2%

Employer Coverage

16.7%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Inyo County, CA declined by 25.8% from 10.3% to 7.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Inyo County, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Inyo County, CA is home to a population of 18.2k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.4% of Inyo County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Inyo County, CA is composed of 11.6k White Alone residents (63.5%), 3.89k Hispanic or Latino residents (21.4%), 1.96k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (10.8%), 297 Two or More Races residents (1.63%), 270 Asian Alone residents (1.48%), 172 Black or African American Alone residents (0.945%), 34 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.187%), and 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0824%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Inyo County, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,204 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (81 speakers), and Chinese (70 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Inyo County, CA was 45.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Inyo County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Inyo County, CA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.4% of Inyo County, CA 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 Inyo County, CA was 9.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Inyo County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Inyo County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Inyo County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Inyo County, CA was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.6k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.89k ± 336

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.96k ± 67

In 2017, there were 2.97 times more White Alone residents (11.6k people) in Inyo County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.89k Hispanic or Latino and 1.96k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Inyo County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,204 speakers (12.7%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    81 speakers (0.468%)

  3. Chinese

    70 speakers (0.405%)

15.2% of Inyo County, CA 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 Inyo County, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 12.7% of the overall population of Inyo County, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.468% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.405% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    604 ± 109

  2. Korea

    200 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    145 ± 60

Inyo County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Inyo County, CA was $243,100 in 2017, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $235,500 to $243,100, a 3.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Inyo County, CA is 63.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Inyo County, CA have an average commute time of 16.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Inyo County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,500

Median Household Income

± $4,578

8.03k

Number of Households

± 495

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.03k households in Inyo County, CA grew to $51,500 from the previous year's value of $47,278.

The following chart displays the households in Inyo County, CA 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

$243,100

2017 Median

± $20,361

$235,500

2016 Median

± $21,341

In 2017, the median property value in Inyo County, CA grew to to $243,100 from the previous year's value of $235,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Inyo County, CA 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 Inyo County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.7%

2017 Homeownership

65.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.7% of the housing units in Inyo County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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

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Commute Time

16.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Inyo County, CA have a shorter commute time (16.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Inyo County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Walked

    7.18%

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

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