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0.03% growth
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Median Household Income
2.37% growth
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1.3% growth
Median Property Value
-1.47% decline

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The economy of Shelby County, IN employs 21,379 people. The economy of Shelby County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.67; 1.31; and 1.13 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shelby County, IN are Manufacturing (5,941), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,534), and Retail trade (1,842), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,366), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,202), and Finance & Insurance ($46,094).

Median household income in Shelby County, IN is $53,584. Males in Shelby County, IN have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,128. The income inequality of Shelby County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424 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 Shelby County, IN. In Shelby County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 20 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,017. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Shelby County, IN is home to a population of 44,441 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shelby County, IN is composed of 41,258 White residents (92.8%), 1,715 Hispanic residents (3.86%), 562 Black residents (1.26%), 404 Two+ residents (0.91%), and 327 Asian residents (0.74%). The most common foreign languages in Shelby County, IN are Spanish (1,293 speakers), Japanese (140 speakers), and German (71 speakers), but compared to other places, Shelby County, IN has a relative high number of Japanese (140 speakers), Polish (46 speakers), and Gujarati (31 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area awarded 39,247 degrees. The student population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 14,588 male students and 24,659 female students. Most students in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area are White (28,977 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (4,042 and 10.3%), Unknown (2,151 and 5.48%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,638 and 4.17%). The largest universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area by number of graduates are Ivy Tech Community College (20,401 and 52%), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,122 and 18.1%), and University of Indianapolis (1,385 and 3.53%). The most popular majors in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area are Registered Nursing (1,612 and 4.11%), General Business Administration & Management (1,174 and 2.99%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (892 and 2.27%). The median tuition costs in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area are $28,840 for private four year colleges, and $8,009 and $28,727 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 Shelby County, IN is $120,800, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $122,600 to $120,800, a -1.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Shelby County, IN is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shelby County, IN have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shelby County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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