Whitley County, IN

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Population

33,481

0.381% growth

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$57,041

4.02% growth

Poverty Rate

9.46%


Number of Employees

16,513

0.0847% decline

Median Property Value

$131,600

1.39% growth

About

In 2017, Whitley County, IN had a population of 33.5k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $57,041. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Whitley County, IN grew from 33,354 to 33,481, a 0.381% increase and its median household income grew from $54,837 to $57,041, a 4.02% increase.

The population of Whitley County, IN is 95.7% White Alone, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.29% Two or More Races. 2.03% of the people in Whitley County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Whitley County, IN is $131,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.5%. Most people in Whitley County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitley County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Whitley County, IN employs 16.5k people. The largest industries in Whitley County, IN are Manufacturing (4,459 people), Retail Trade (2,078 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,988 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($65,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,768), and Wholesale Trade ($48,958).

Median household income in Whitley County, IN is $57,041. Males in Whitley 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 Whitley County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,041

2017 value

± $2,694

4.02%

1 Year Growth

± 6.51%

Households in Whitley County, IN have a median annual income of $57,041, 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 $54,837 in 2016, which represents a 4.02% 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 Whitley County, IN 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 Whitley County, IN 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 Whitley 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 502

  2. Census Tract 507

  3. Census Tract 506

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitley County, IN was Census Tract 502 with a value of $66,810, followed by Census Tract 507 and Census Tract 506, with respective values of $66,143 and $58,935.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Whitley County, 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

9.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitley County, IN (3.12k out of 32.9k 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 45 - 54 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

    2,762 ± 394

  2. Two Or More

    279 ± 127

  3. Hispanic

    225 ± 144

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitley County, 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

16.5k

2017 Value

± 807

-0.0847%

1 Year decline

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitley County, IN declined at a rate of -0.0847%, from 16.5k employees to 16.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitley County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,794 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,050 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitley County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whitley County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,794 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,050 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Whitley County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.92 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.66 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whitley County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,200), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,328), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,726).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.5k

2017 Value

± 807

-0.0847%

1 Year decline

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitley County, IN declined at a rate of -0.0847%, from 16.5k employees to 16.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitley County, IN, are Manufacturing (4,459 people), Retail Trade (2,078 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,988 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitley County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Whitley 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 Whitley County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,459 people), Retail Trade (2,078 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,988 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Whitley County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.67 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.34 times), and Retail Trade (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whitley County, IN, by median earnings, are Information ($65,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,768), and Wholesale Trade ($48,958).

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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

92.4% of the population of Whitley County, IN has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 9.88% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Whitley County, IN see 1965 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2573 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1520 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

1,965 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Whitley County, IN see an average of 1,965 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,965 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%).

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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

7.58%

Uninsured

56.7%

Employer Coverage

10.5%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

9.88%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitley County, IN declined by 10.3% from 8.45% to 7.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whitley 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%.

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Diversity

Whitley County, IN is home to a population of 33.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.998% of Whitley County, IN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Whitley County, IN is composed of 32.1k White Alone residents (95.7%), 638 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.91%), 431 Two or More Races residents (1.29%), 146 Black or African American Alone residents (0.436%), 128 Asian Alone residents (0.382%), 69 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.206%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0329%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Whitley County, IN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (296 speakers), German (245 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (28 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Whitley County, IN was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Whitley County, IN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Whitley County, IN residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.998%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.929%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.998% of Whitley 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 Whitley County, IN was 0.929%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Whitley County, IN was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Whitley County, IN residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Whitley County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Whitley County, IN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.1k ± 69

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    638 ± 237

  3. Two or More Races

    431 ± 118

In 2017, there were 50.2 times more White Alone residents (32.1k people) in Whitley County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 638 Hispanic or Latino and 431 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    296 speakers (0.944%)

  2. German

    245 speakers (0.781%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    28 speakers (0.0893%)

2.03% of Whitley County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Whitley County, IN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.944% of the overall population of Whitley County, IN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.781% speak German and 0.0893% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,120 ± 212

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    378 ± 131

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    263 ± 99

Whitley County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitley County, IN was $131,600 in 2017, which is 0.605 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,800 to $131,600, a 1.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitley County, IN is 79.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Whitley County, IN have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whitley 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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$57,041

Median Household Income

± $2,694

13.5k

Number of Households

± 709

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Whitley County, IN grew to $57,041 from the previous year's value of $54,837.

The following chart displays the households in Whitley 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

$131,600

2017 Median

± $7,102

$129,800

2016 Median

± $5,924

In 2017, the median property value in Whitley County, IN grew to to $131,600 from the previous year's value of $129,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

79.5%

2017 Homeownership

80.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.5% of the housing units in Whitley County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitley County, IN have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Whitley County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87%

  2. Carpooled

    7.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.74%

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

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