Marion County, IN

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Population

950,082

0.941% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$47,344

5.5% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

457,311

0.629% decline

Median Property Value

$137,400

7.09% growth

About

In 2017, Marion County, IN had a population of 950k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $47,344. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marion County, IN grew from 941,229 to 950,082, a 0.941% increase and its median household income grew from $44,874 to $47,344, a 5.5% increase.

The population of Marion County, IN is 55.3% White Alone, 27.3% Black or African American Alone, and 10.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Marion County, IN speak a non-English language, and 92.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, IN are Ivy Tech Community College (19,383 degrees awarded in 2016), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,425 degrees), and American College of Education (1,546 degrees).

The median property value in Marion County, IN is $137,400, and the homeownership rate is 54.2%. Most people in Marion County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, IN employs 457k people. The largest industries in Marion County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,698 people), Retail Trade (53,078 people), and Manufacturing (47,418 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,778), Utilities ($62,041), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,980).

Median household income in Marion County, IN is $47,344. Males in Marion County, IN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,336. The income inequality in Marion County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,344

2017 value

± $1,405

5.5%

1 Year Growth

± 4.21%

Households in Marion County, IN have a median annual income of $47,344, 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 $44,874 in 2016, which represents a 5.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,734

Average Male Salary

± $1,127

$44,336

Average Female Salary

± $939

In 2017, full-time male employees in Marion County, IN made 1.37 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

    $59,125 ± $6,670

  2. White

    $46,930 ± $736

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,004 ± $13,534

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Marion County, IN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Marion County, IN by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion County, IN is from Indiana.

0.45

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.79% 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 3301.08

  2. Census Tract 3302.03

  3. Census Tract 3208

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, IN was Census Tract 3301.08 with a value of $125,398, followed by Census Tract 3302.03 and Census Tract 3208, with respective values of $121,379 and $116,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion 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

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, IN (182k out of 921k 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 Females 35 - 44.

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

    85,201 ± 2,278

  2. Black

    70,116 ± 1,990

  3. Hispanic

    31,887 ± 1,305

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

457k

2017 Value

± 12,313

-0.629%

1 Year decline

± 3.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, IN declined at a rate of -0.629%, from 460k employees to 457k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, IN, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (26,831 people), Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (19,114 people), and Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (17,944 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion County, IN, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (26,831 people), Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (19,114 people), and Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (17,944 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Painters & Paperhangers (2.07 times higher than expected), Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (2.03 times), and Librarians, Curators, & Archivists (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($82,436), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($80,344), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,820).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

457k

2017 Value

± 12,313

-0.629%

1 Year decline

± 3.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, IN declined at a rate of -0.629%, from 460k employees to 457k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,698 people), Retail Trade (53,078 people), and Manufacturing (47,418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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 Marion County, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,698 people), Retail Trade (53,078 people), and Manufacturing (47,418 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, IN has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.67 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.47 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, IN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,778), Utilities ($62,041), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,980).

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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

89.2% of the population of Marion County, IN has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 9.39% on Medicare, 9.87% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IN see 1245 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.647% increase from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1179 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 402 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

1245 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IN see an average of 1245 patients per year. This represents a 0.647% increase from the previous year (1237 patients).

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

10.8%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

9.39%

Medicare

9.87%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, IN grew by 17.3% from 9.2% to 10.8%.

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

Marion County, IN is home to a population of 950k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.05% of Marion County, IN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, IN is composed of 526k White Alone residents (55.3%), 259k Black or African American Alone residents (27.3%), 99.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.5%), 31.5k Two or More Races residents (3.32%), 29.2k Asian Alone residents (3.07%), 3.19k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.335%), 1.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.133%), and 198 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0208%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marion County, IN was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Marion County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marion County, IN residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.05% of Marion 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 Marion County, IN was 8.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,437 ± 7,760 people

  2. India

    30,023 ± 4,244 people

  3. China

    22,969 ± 3,714 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Marion County, IN was Mexico, the natal country of 101,437 Marion County, IN residents, followed by India with 30,023 and China with 22,969.

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Citizenship

92.9%

2017 Citizenship

93.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.9% of Marion County, IN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, IN was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    526k ± 984

  2. Black or African American Alone

    259k ± 4.43k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    99.9k ± 6.86k

In 2017, there were 2.03 times more White Alone residents (526k people) in Marion County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 259k Black or African American Alone and 99.9k 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 Marion 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 Marion County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Marion County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Marion 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

    15,679 ± 1,660

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,202 ± 1,808

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    7,543 ± 1,443

Marion County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Marion County, IN awarded 35,036 degrees. The student population of Marion County, IN is skewed towards women, with 56,060 male students and 78,855 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, IN are White (26,034 and 76%), followed by Black or African American (3,643 and 10.6%), Hispanic or Latino (1,902 and 5.55%), and Unknown (1,129 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Marion County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ivy Tech Community College (19,383 and 55.3%), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,425 and 21.2%), and American College of Education (1,546 and 4.41%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, IN are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (3,103 and 8.86%), General Business Administration & Management (2,209 and 6.3%), and Registered Nursing (2,149 and 6.13%).

The median tuition costs in Marion County, IN are $26,920 for private four year colleges, and $8,141 and $28,727 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Marion County, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 1,156 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 19,383 degrees awarded

  2. 7,425 degrees awarded

  3. 1,546 degrees awarded

$8,141

Median In-State Public

$26,920

Median Private

In 2016, the Marion County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ivy Tech Community College with 19,383 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

12,968

Degrees Awarded to Men

22,068

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 12,968 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion County, IN, which is 0.588 times less than the 22,068 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

    26,034 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,643 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,902 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marion County, IN were to White students. These 26,034 degrees mean that there were 7.15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,643 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, IN was $137,400 in 2017, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $128,300 to $137,400, a 7.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, IN is 54.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion County, IN have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion 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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$47,344

Median Household Income

± $1,405

369k

Number of Households

± 9,936

In 2017, the median household income of the 369k households in Marion County, IN grew to $47,344 from the previous year's value of $44,874.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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

$137,400

2017 Median

± $2,389

$128,300

2016 Median

± $2,467

In 2017, the median property value in Marion County, IN grew to to $137,400 from the previous year's value of $128,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion 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 Marion County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marion County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.2%

2017 Homeownership

52.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.2% of the housing units in Marion County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marion 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 Marion County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, IN have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Marion County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.71%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.71%

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

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