LaPorte County, IN

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Population

110,839

0.139% decline

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$49,921

3.65% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

47,222

0.118% decline

Median Property Value

$126,700

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, LaPorte County, IN had a population of 111k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $49,921. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of LaPorte County, IN declined from 110,993 to 110,839, a -0.139% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,165 to $49,921, a 3.65% increase.

The population of LaPorte County, IN is 79.9% White Alone, 10.9% Black or African American Alone, and 6.26% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in LaPorte County, IN speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in LaPorte County, IN are Purdue University-North Central Campus (567 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in LaPorte County, IN is $126,700, and the homeownership rate is 71.5%. Most people in LaPorte County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in LaPorte County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of LaPorte County, IN employs 47.2k people. The largest industries in LaPorte County, IN are Manufacturing (10,371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,611 people), and Retail Trade (5,348 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,900), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,289), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,091).

Median household income in LaPorte County, IN is $49,921. Males in LaPorte 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 LaPorte County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,921

2017 value

± $1,962

3.65%

1 Year Growth

± 5.08%

Households in LaPorte County, IN have a median annual income of $49,921, 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 $48,165 in 2016, which represents a 3.65% 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 LaPorte 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 412

  2. Census Tract 428

  3. Census Tract 411

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in LaPorte County, IN was Census Tract 412 with a value of $90,833, followed by Census Tract 428 and Census Tract 411, with respective values of $72,386 and $64,306.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LaPorte County, IN (16.9k out of 102k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    11,473 ± 747

  2. Black

    3,834 ± 415

  3. Hispanic

    1,649 ± 256

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

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

47.2k

2017 Value

± 1,410

-0.118%

1 Year decline

± 4.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaPorte County, IN declined at a rate of -0.118%, from 47.3k employees to 47.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LaPorte County, IN, are Production Occupations (6,024 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,972 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,744 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LaPorte County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of LaPorte County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (6,024 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,972 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,744 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaPorte County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.2 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.52 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of LaPorte County, IN, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($83,438), Legal Occupations ($73,295), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,021).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.2k

2017 Value

± 1,410

-0.118%

1 Year decline

± 4.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaPorte County, IN declined at a rate of -0.118%, from 47.3k employees to 47.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LaPorte County, IN, are Manufacturing (10,371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,611 people), and Retail Trade (5,348 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LaPorte County, IN, though some of these residents may live in LaPorte 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 LaPorte County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,611 people), and Retail Trade (5,348 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaPorte County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.17 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.82 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in LaPorte County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,900), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,289), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,091).

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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

90.4% of the population of LaPorte County, IN has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in LaPorte County, IN see 2520 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.28% increase from the previous year (2371 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2000 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1170 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

2,520 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in LaPorte County, IN see an average of 2,520 patients per year. This represents a 6.28% increase from the previous year (2,371 patients).

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

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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$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

9.65%

Uninsured

47.4%

Employer Coverage

16.7%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in LaPorte County, IN declined by 8.07% from 10.5% to 9.65%.

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

LaPorte County, IN is home to a population of 111k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.3% of LaPorte County, IN residents were born outside of the country (3.65k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of LaPorte County, IN is composed of 88.5k White Alone residents (79.9%), 12.1k Black or African American Alone residents (10.9%), 6.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.26%), 2.32k Two or More Races residents (2.09%), 630 Asian Alone residents (0.568%), 285 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.257%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0262%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0117%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in LaPorte County, IN was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in LaPorte County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all LaPorte County, IN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.65k people

3.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.46k people

As of 2017, 3.3% of LaPorte County, IN residents (3.65k 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 LaPorte County, IN was 3.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of LaPorte County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in LaPorte County, IN was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    88.5k ± 26

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12.1k ± 343

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.94k ± 694

In 2017, there were 7.32 times more White Alone residents (88.5k people) in LaPorte County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k Black or African American Alone and 6.94k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,900 ± 263

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,091 ± 227

  3. Korea

    732 ± 130

LaPorte County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in LaPorte County, IN awarded 567 degrees. The student population of LaPorte County, IN is skewed towards women, with 2,360 male students and 3,732 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in LaPorte County, IN are White (476 and 85%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (35 and 6.25%), Black or African American (28 and 5%), and Two or More Races (12 and 2.14%).

The largest universities in LaPorte County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University-North Central Campus (567 and 100%).

The most popular majors in LaPorte County, IN are Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (69 and 12.2%), Registered Nursing (65 and 11.5%), and Operations Management & Supervision (48 and 8.47%).

The median tuition costs in LaPorte County, IN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,251 and $14,977 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in LaPorte County, IN was General Psychology with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in LaPorte County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

567 degrees awarded

$6,251

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the LaPorte County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Purdue University-North Central Campus with 567 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

239

Degrees Awarded to Men

328

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 239 men were awarded degrees from institutions in LaPorte County, IN, which is 0.729 times less than the 328 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    476 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    28 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in LaPorte County, IN were to White students. These 476 degrees mean that there were 13.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in LaPorte County, IN was $126,700 in 2017, which is 0.582 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,700 to $126,700, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in LaPorte County, IN is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in LaPorte County, IN have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in LaPorte 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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$49,921

Median Household Income

± $1,962

43k

Number of Households

± 1,302

In 2017, the median household income of the 43k households in LaPorte County, IN grew to $49,921 from the previous year's value of $48,165.

The following chart displays the households in LaPorte 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

$126,700

2017 Median

± $3,924

$123,700

2016 Median

± $3,344

In 2017, the median property value in LaPorte County, IN grew to to $126,700 from the previous year's value of $123,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in LaPorte 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 LaPorte County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.5%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.5% of the housing units in LaPorte County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LaPorte County, IN have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in LaPorte County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.73%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.7%

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

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