LaGrange County, IN

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Population

38,720

0.846% growth

Median Age

31.5


Median Household Income

$58,336

8.14% growth

Poverty Rate

9.12%


Number of Employees

16,479

2.32% growth

Median Property Value

$172,500

1.11% growth

About

In 2017, LaGrange County, IN had a population of 38.7k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $58,336. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of LaGrange County, IN grew from 38,395 to 38,720, a 0.846% increase and its median household income grew from $53,947 to $58,336, a 8.14% increase.

The population of LaGrange County, IN is 94.4% White Alone, 3.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.33% Two or More Races. 43.3% of the people in LaGrange County, IN speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in LaGrange County, IN is $172,500, and the homeownership rate is 82%. Most people in LaGrange County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in LaGrange County, IN is 0 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of LaGrange County, IN employs 16.5k people. The largest industries in LaGrange County, IN are Manufacturing (8,309 people), Retail Trade (1,417 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($43,716), Wholesale Trade ($43,050), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($40,000).

Median household income in LaGrange County, IN is $58,336. Males in LaGrange 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 LaGrange County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,336

2017 value

± $2,617

8.14%

1 Year Growth

± 5.42%

Households in LaGrange County, IN have a median annual income of $58,336, 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 $53,947 in 2016, which represents a 8.14% 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 LaGrange County, IN 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 LaGrange County, IN 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 LaGrange 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9706

  2. Census Tract 9703

  3. Census Tract 9704.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in LaGrange County, IN was Census Tract 9706 with a value of $52,961, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9704.01, with respective values of $52,059 and $51,862.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LaGrange County, IN (3.49k out of 38.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    3,425 ± 373

  2. Hispanic

    127 ± 151

  3. Two Or More

    61 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in LaGrange County, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

16.5k

2017 Value

± 663

2.32%

1 Year growth

± 5.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaGrange County, IN grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 16.1k employees to 16.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LaGrange County, IN, are Production Occupations (5,515 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,476 people), and Management Occupations (1,358 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LaGrange County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of LaGrange County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,515 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,476 people), and Management Occupations (1,358 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaGrange County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (5.77 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.09 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of LaGrange County, IN, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($57,639), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($55,463), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,444).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.5k

2017 Value

± 663

2.32%

1 Year growth

± 5.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaGrange County, IN grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 16.1k employees to 16.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LaGrange County, IN, are Manufacturing (8,309 people), Retail Trade (1,417 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LaGrange County, IN, though some of these residents may live in LaGrange 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 LaGrange County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,309 people), Retail Trade (1,417 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaGrange County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (4.98 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.88 times), and Construction (0.851 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in LaGrange County, IN, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($43,716), Wholesale Trade ($43,050), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($40,000).

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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 with $42.9B and Mixed freight and $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

60.3% of the population of LaGrange County, IN has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 8.89% on Medicaid, 9.7% on Medicare, 7.89% on non-group plans, and 0.519% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in LaGrange County, IN see 3528 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.973% increase from the previous year (3494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3911 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3555 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

3,528 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in LaGrange County, IN see an average of 3,528 patients per year. This represents a 0.973% increase from the previous year (3,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in LaGrange 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

39.7%

Uninsured

33.4%

Employer Coverage

8.89%

Medicaid

9.7%

Medicare

7.89%

Non-Group

0.519%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in LaGrange County, IN declined by 1.56% from 40.3% to 39.7%.

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

LaGrange County, IN is home to a population of 38.7k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.78% of LaGrange County, IN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of LaGrange County, IN is composed of 36.5k White Alone residents (94.4%), 1.51k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.9%), 514 Two or More Races residents (1.33%), 83 Asian Alone residents (0.214%), 27 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0697%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0517%), 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0413%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0181%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in LaGrange County, IN are Other West Germanic Languages (10,457 speakers), German (3,109 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,071 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in LaGrange County, IN was 31.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in LaGrange County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all LaGrange County, IN residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.78% of LaGrange County, IN 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 LaGrange County, IN was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 LaGrange County, IN was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 LaGrange County, IN residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of LaGrange County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in LaGrange County, IN was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.5k ± 9

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.51k ± 168

  3. Two or More Races

    514 ± 71.4

In 2017, there were 24.2 times more White Alone residents (36.5k people) in LaGrange County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.51k Hispanic or Latino and 514 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 LaGrange County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other West Germanic Languages

    10,457 speakers (30.4%)

  2. German

    3,109 speakers (9.05%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,071 speakers (3.12%)

43.3% of LaGrange County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in LaGrange County, IN was Other West Germanic Languages. 30.4% of the overall population of LaGrange County, IN are native Other West Germanic Languages speakers. 9.05% speak German and 3.12% speak Other West Germanic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    687 ± 157

  2. Korea

    172 ± 62

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    146 ± 70

LaGrange County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in LaGrange County, IN was $172,500 in 2017, which is 0.793 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,600 to $172,500, a 1.11% increase. The homeownership rate in LaGrange County, IN is 82%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in LaGrange County, IN have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in LaGrange County, IN is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,336

Median Household Income

± $2,617

12.1k

Number of Households

± 640

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.1k households in LaGrange County, IN grew to $58,336 from the previous year's value of $53,947.

The following chart displays the households in LaGrange 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$172,500

2017 Median

± $8,725

$170,600

2016 Median

± $9,377

In 2017, the median property value in LaGrange County, IN grew to to $172,500 from the previous year's value of $170,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in LaGrange 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 LaGrange County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82%

2017 Homeownership

81.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82% of the housing units in LaGrange County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in LaGrange County, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in LaGrange County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in LaGrange County, IN have 0 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LaGrange County, IN have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in LaGrange County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    53.2%

  2. Carpooled

    26.9%

  3. Bicycle

    6.87%

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

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