Wabash, IN

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Population

31,848

1.02% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$49,052

3.33% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

15,079

0.762% growth

Median Property Value

$96,700

0.52% growth

About

In 2017, Wabash, IN had a population of 31.8k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $49,052. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wabash, IN declined from 32,177 to 31,848, a -1.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,473 to $49,052, a 3.33% increase.

The population of Wabash, IN is 94.5% White Alone, 2.53% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.13% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wabash, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wabash, IN are Manchester University (309 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Wabash, IN is $96,700, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Wabash, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Wabash, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wabash, IN employs 15.1k people. The largest industries in Wabash, IN are Manufacturing (3,697 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,237 people), and Educational Services (1,487 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,438), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,563).

Median household income in Wabash, IN is $49,052. Males in Wabash, 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 Wabash, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,052

2017 value

± $1,738

3.33%

1 Year Growth

± 5.42%

Households in Wabash, IN have a median annual income of $49,052, 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 $47,473 in 2016, which represents a 3.33% 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 Wabash, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wabash, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $93,604, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $81,785 and $70,991.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wabash, IN (3.99k out of 29.9k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    3,877 ± 383

  2. Two Or More

    71 ± 122

  3. Hispanic

    67 ± 107

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wabash, IN is White, followed by Two Or More 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

15.1k

2017 Value

± 706

0.762%

1 Year growth

± 6.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wabash, IN grew at a rate of 0.762%, from 15k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wabash, IN, are Production Occupations (2,062 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,897 people), and Management Occupations (1,467 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wabash, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wabash, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,062 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,897 people), and Management Occupations (1,467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wabash, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.03 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.36 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wabash, IN, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($51,452), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($48,623), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($48,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.1k

2017 Value

± 706

0.762%

1 Year growth

± 6.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wabash, IN grew at a rate of 0.762%, from 15k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wabash, IN, are Manufacturing (3,697 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,237 people), and Educational Services (1,487 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wabash, IN, though some of these residents may live in Wabash, 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 Wabash, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,697 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,237 people), and Educational Services (1,487 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wabash, IN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.62 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.42 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wabash, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,438), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,563).

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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

90.7% of the population of Wabash, IN has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.992% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wabash, IN see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 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

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1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1,489 patients).

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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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

9.28%

Uninsured

50%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

0.992%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wabash, IN declined by 6.51% from 9.93% to 9.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wabash, 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

Wabash, IN is home to a population of 31.8k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.41% of Wabash, IN residents were born outside of the country (448 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wabash, IN is composed of 30.1k White Alone residents (94.5%), 807 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.53%), 360 Two or More Races residents (1.13%), 279 Black or African American Alone residents (0.876%), 217 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.681%), 66 Asian Alone residents (0.207%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0377%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wabash, IN was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Wabash, IN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wabash, IN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

448 people

1.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

387 people

As of 2017, 1.41% of Wabash, IN residents (448 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 Wabash, IN was 1.2%, 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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Wabash, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wabash, IN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.1k ± 26

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    807 ± 247

  3. Two or More Races

    360 ± 102

In 2017, there were 37.3 times more White Alone residents (30.1k people) in Wabash, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 807 Hispanic or Latino and 360 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 Wabash, 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 Wabash, 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 Wabash, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wabash, 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

    844 ± 143

  2. Korea

    240 ± 97

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    184 ± 96

Wabash, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wabash, IN awarded 309 degrees. The student population of Wabash, IN is skewed towards women, with 734 male students and 864 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wabash, IN are White (243 and 79.7%), followed by Asian (20 and 6.56%), Black or African American (14 and 4.59%), and Two or More Races (12 and 3.93%).

The largest universities in Wabash, IN by number of degrees awarded are Manchester University (309 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wabash, IN are Pharmacy (50 and 16.2%), Accounting (26 and 8.41%), and General Business Administration & Management (17 and 5.5%).

The median tuition costs in Wabash, IN are $29,650 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wabash, IN was Accounting with 26 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

309 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,650

Median Private

In 2016, the Wabash, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Manchester University with 309 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

160

Degrees Awarded to Men

149

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 160 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wabash, IN, which is 1.07 times more than the 149 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

    243 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wabash, IN were to White students. These 243 degrees mean that there were 12.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wabash, IN was $96,700 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,200 to $96,700, a 0.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Wabash, IN is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wabash, IN have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wabash, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,052

Median Household Income

± $1,738

12.9k

Number of Households

± 655

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Wabash, IN grew to $49,052 from the previous year's value of $47,473.

The following chart displays the households in Wabash, 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

$96,700

2017 Median

± $2,985

$96,200

2016 Median

± $3,799

In 2017, the median property value in Wabash, IN grew to to $96,700 from the previous year's value of $96,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wabash, 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 Wabash, 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 Wabash, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wabash, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

74.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Wabash, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wabash, IN have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Wabash, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.6%

  2. Carpooled

    4.75%

  3. Walked

    4.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wabash, IN was Drove Alone (86.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (4.75%) and those who Walked (4.58%).

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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