Vigo County, IN

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2020 Population
107,305
0.143% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.4
0.552% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.9%
0.666% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,261
4.49% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$105,200
7.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
48,945
0.658% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Vigo County, IN had a population of 107k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $47,261. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Vigo County, IN declined from 107,459 to 107,305, a −0.143% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,230 to $47,261, a 4.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vigo County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.98%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%), and White (Hispanic) (1.51%).

None of the households in Vigo County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Vigo County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vigo County, IN are Indiana State University (2,783 degrees awarded in 2020), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (571 degrees), and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (281 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Vigo County, IN was $105,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.4%.

Most people in Vigo County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Vigo County, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Vigo County, IN is home to a population of 107k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.14% of Vigo County, IN residents were born outside of the country (3.37k people).

In 2018, there were 13.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.3k people) in Vigo County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98% of Vigo County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Vigo County, IN was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vigo County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    92.3k ± 69
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.01k ± 374
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.21k ± 415
2.62%
Hispanic Population
2.83k people

In 2018, there were 13.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.3k people) in Vigo County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.62% of the people in Vigo County, IN are hispanic (2.83k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Vigo County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,901 ± 7,815 people
  2. India
    33,655 ± 4,493 people
  3. China
    21,706 ± 3,611 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,901 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,655 and China with 21,706.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.14%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.37k people
2.99%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.21k people

As of 2020, 3.14% of Vigo County, IN residents (3.37k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vigo County, IN was 2.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,151 ± 280
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,456 ± 313
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,107 ± 244

Vigo County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Vigo County, IN employs 48.9k people. The largest industries in Vigo County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,205 people), Manufacturing (7,263 people), and Educational Services (6,319 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,929), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,430), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,217).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,739. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

48.9k
2020 Value
± 1,628
0.658%
1 Year growth
± 4.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Vigo County, IN grew at a rate of 0.658%, from 48.6k employees to 48.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vigo County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,566 people), Production Occupations (5,063 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,603 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vigo County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.9k
2020 Value
± 1,628
0.658%
1 Year growth
± 4.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Vigo County, IN grew at a rate of 0.658%, from 48.6k employees to 48.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vigo County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,205 people), Manufacturing (7,263 people), and Educational Services (6,319 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vigo County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Vigo County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,319
Median earning men ± $1,922
$25,653
Median earning women ± $1,059

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($50,919), Manufacturing ($47,103), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,413).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($38,475), Manufacturing ($33,469), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,036).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,242
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 569
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 538
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.36M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.2M
    Manufacturing
  3. $284k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

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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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

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. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Vigo County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 56.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.06%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Vigo County, IN awarded 3,667 degrees. The student population of Vigo County, IN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,223 male students and 7,797 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vigo County, IN are White (2,631 and 77.7%), followed by Black or African American (367 and 10.8%), Two or More Races (137 and 4.04%), and Hispanic or Latino (134 and 3.96%).

The largest universities in Vigo County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana State University (2,783 and 75.9%), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (571 and 15.6%), and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (281 and 7.66%).

The most popular majors in Vigo County, IN are Registered Nursing (215 and 5.86%), Criminology (160 and 4.36%), and Mechanical Engineering (156 and 4.25%).

The median tuition costs in Vigo County, IN are $39,715 for private four year colleges, and $9,186 and $20,290 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Vigo County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 14,020 (44.4% men and 55.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 14,020 students enrolled in Vigo County, IN, 44.4% men and 55.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,739 records, of which 55.9% were women and 44.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 154 degree-majors awarded
  2. 143 degree-majors awarded
  3. 143 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Vigo County, IN was Mechanical Engineering with 154 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,783 degrees awarded
  2. 571 degrees awarded
  3. 281 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana State University with 2,783 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,604 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vigo County, IN, which is 0.778 times less than the 2,063 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,631 degrees mean that there were 7.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 367 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,715) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,118) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,550) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.655% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.645% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.72M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (831k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Vigo County, IN was $105,200 in 2020, which is 0.458 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $97,500 to $105,200, a 7.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Vigo County, IN is 63.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Vigo County, IN have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Vigo County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Vigo County, IN is $47,261. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Vigo County, IN was Census Tract 16 with a value of $75,489, followed by Census Tract 101 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $74,787 and $68,176.

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Vigo County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.61%.

Property

$105,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,062
$27,045
Median Property Taxes
±$1,081

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Vigo County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Vigo County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%
Homeownership
2020
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.4% of the housing units in Vigo County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 16
  2. Census Tract 101
  3. Census Tract 103

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vigo County, IN was Census Tract 16 with a value of $75,489, followed by Census Tract 101 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $74,787 and $68,176.

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

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Household Income

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$47,261
Median Household Income
± $1,906
42.7k
Number of Households
± 1,619

In 2020, the median household income of the 42.7k households in Vigo County, IN grew to $47,261 from the previous year's value of $45,230.

The following chart displays the households in Vigo 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Vigo County, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (9.33%)
  3. Walked (3.47%)

In 2018, 82% of workers in Vigo County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.33%) and those who walked to work (3.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vigo County, IN have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Vigo County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Vigo County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.61%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vigo County, IN (18.7k out of 98.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vigo County, IN is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 24.8% of the children was living in poverty in Vigo County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 233 in Vigo County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 9.94 per 100,000 population.

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93% of the population of Vigo County, IN has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Vigo County, IN see 1130 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (1097 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1946 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 619 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,130 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Vigo County, IN

Primary care physicians in Vigo County, IN see an average of 1,130 patients per year. This represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (1,097 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Vigo County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 26.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.99%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vigo County, IN declined by 5.97% from 7.43% to 6.99%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 71.5 in Vigo County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.3% in Vigo County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.91% in Vigo County, IN.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Vigo County, IN.

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