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Jefferson County, IN&

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Population
32,482
0.09% growth
Median Age
40.5
Median Household Income
$47,065
2.95% growth
Poverty Rate
14.5%
Number of Employees
14,332
0.34% decline
Median Property Value
$112,700
0.54% growth

Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, IN employs 14,332 people. The economy of Jefferson County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.88; 2.6; and 1.56 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, IN are Manufacturing (4,269), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,907), and Retail trade (1,610), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,206), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,500), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($29,987).

Median household income in Jefferson County, IN is $47,065. Males in Jefferson County, IN have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,575. The income inequality of Jefferson County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.396 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jefferson County, IN. In Jefferson County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 68 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,885. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.

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Diversity

Jefferson County, IN is home to a population of 32,482 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, IN is composed of 30,298 White residents (93.3%), 800 Hispanic residents (2.46%), 627 Black residents (1.93%), 431 Two+ residents (1.33%), and 262 Asian residents (0.81%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, IN are Spanish (509 speakers), Chinese (177 speakers), and German (76 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, IN has a relative high number of German (76 speakers), Chinese (177 speakers), and Japanese (23 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, IN awarded 258 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, IN is skewed towards females, with 117 male students and 141 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, IN are White (213 and 82.6%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 5.04%), Two or more races (11 and 4.26%), and Unknown (5 and 1.94%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, IN by number of graduates are Hanover College (258 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, IN are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (31 and 12%), General Economics (23 and 8.91%), and General Biological Sciences (22 and 8.53%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $34,744 and $34,744 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, IN is $112,700, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $112,100 to $112,700, a 0.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, IN is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jefferson County, IN have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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