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Knox County, IN&

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0.28% decline
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Median Household Income
4.44% growth
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3.7% growth
Median Property Value
0.47% growth


The economy of Knox County, IN employs 18,525 people. The economy of Knox County, IN is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 7.33; 2.73; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Knox County, IN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,075), Manufacturing (2,723), and Retail trade (2,034), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,661), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($60,950), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,049).

Median household income in Knox County, IN is $44,624. Males in Knox County, IN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,076. The income inequality of Knox County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.415 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Knox County, IN. In Knox County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 82 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,108. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Knox County, IN is home to a population of 37,956 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Knox County, IN is composed of 35,336 White residents (93.1%), 1,134 Black residents (2.99%), 660 Hispanic residents (1.74%), 469 Two+ residents (1.24%), and 280 Asian residents (0.74%). The most common foreign languages in Knox County, IN are Spanish (221 speakers), Chinese (70 speakers), and French (53 speakers), but compared to other places, Knox County, IN has a relative high number of French (53 speakers), Other Native North American (8 speakers), and Japanese (17 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Knox County, IN awarded 2,630 degrees. The student population of Knox County, IN is skewed away from females, with 1,324 male students and 1,306 female students. Most students in Knox County, IN are White (1,982 and 75.4%), followed by Unknown (316 and 12%), Black or African American (165 and 6.27%), and Hispanic or Latino (85 and 3.23%). The largest universities in Knox County, IN by number of graduates are Vincennes University (2,600 and 98.9%), Vincennes Beauty College (30 and 1.14%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Knox County, IN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (572 and 21.7%), Registered Nursing (117 and 4.45%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (75 and 2.85%). The median tuition costs in Knox County, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,122 and $12,731 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 Knox County, IN is $85,100, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $84,700 to $85,100, a 0.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Knox County, IN is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Knox County, IN have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Knox County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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