Huntington County, IN

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Population

36,520

0.48% decline

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$50,063

6.42% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

18,256

0.795% growth

Median Property Value

$102,700

3.01% growth

About

In 2017, Huntington County, IN had a population of 36.5k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $50,063. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Huntington County, IN declined from 36,696 to 36,520, a -0.48% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,042 to $50,063, a 6.42% increase.

The population of Huntington County, IN is 95.2% White Alone, 2.19% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.797% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Huntington County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Huntington County, IN are Huntington University (267 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Huntington County, IN is $102,700, and the homeownership rate is 76.3%. Most people in Huntington County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntington County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Huntington County, IN employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Huntington County, IN are Manufacturing (4,965 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,411 people), and Educational Services (1,741 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,917), Utilities ($52,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,964).

Median household income in Huntington County, IN is $50,063. Males in Huntington 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 Huntington County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,063

2017 value

± $2,039

6.42%

1 Year Growth

± 4.94%

Households in Huntington County, IN have a median annual income of $50,063, 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 $47,042 in 2016, which represents a 6.42% 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 Huntington 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 9613

  2. Census Tract 9617

  3. Census Tract 9620

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntington County, IN was Census Tract 9613 with a value of $65,000, followed by Census Tract 9617 and Census Tract 9620, with respective values of $64,808 and $55,489.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Huntington 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

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntington County, IN (4.06k out of 34.9k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    3,770 ± 347

  2. Hispanic

    260 ± 118

  3. Other

    122 ± 125

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

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

18.3k

2017 Value

± 717

0.795%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huntington County, IN grew at a rate of 0.795%, from 18.1k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntington County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,973 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,235 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,684 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntington County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Huntington County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,973 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,235 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,684 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Huntington County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.81 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.76 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Huntington County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($59,028), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($58,542), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.3k

2017 Value

± 717

0.795%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huntington County, IN grew at a rate of 0.795%, from 18.1k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntington County, IN, are Manufacturing (4,965 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,411 people), and Educational Services (1,741 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntington County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Huntington 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 Huntington County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,965 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,411 people), and Educational Services (1,741 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Huntington County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.69 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.17 times), and Educational Services (1.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Huntington County, IN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,917), Utilities ($52,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,964).

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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

90.6% of the population of Huntington County, IN has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Huntington County, IN see 1665 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.75% decrease from the previous year (1748 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1583 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

1,665 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Huntington County, IN see an average of 1,665 patients per year. This represents a 4.75% decrease from the previous year (1,748 patients).

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

9.36%

Uninsured

54.7%

Employer Coverage

11.2%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntington County, IN declined by 10.5% from 10.5% to 9.36%.

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

Huntington County, IN is home to a population of 36.5k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.47% of Huntington County, IN residents were born outside of the country (536 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Huntington County, IN is composed of 34.8k White Alone residents (95.2%), 800 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.19%), 291 Black or African American Alone residents (0.797%), 289 Asian Alone residents (0.791%), 287 Two or More Races residents (0.786%), 97 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.266%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Huntington County, IN was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Huntington County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Huntington County, IN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

536 people

1.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

579 people

As of 2017, 1.47% of Huntington County, IN residents (536 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 Huntington County, IN was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Huntington County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Huntington County, IN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.8k ± 24

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    800 ± 164

  3. Black or African American Alone

    291 ± 61

In 2017, there were 43.4 times more White Alone residents (34.8k people) in Huntington County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 800 Hispanic or Latino and 291 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Huntington 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 Huntington County, 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 Huntington County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Huntington 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

    647 ± 122

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    421 ± 127

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    354 ± 89

Huntington County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Huntington County, IN awarded 267 degrees. The student population of Huntington County, IN is skewed towards women, with 537 male students and 758 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Huntington County, IN are White (233 and 91.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9 and 3.53%), Two or More Races (6 and 2.35%), and Black or African American (5 and 1.96%).

The largest universities in Huntington County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Huntington University (267 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Huntington County, IN are General Business Administration & Management (32 and 12%), Registered Nursing (18 and 6.74%), and Counseling Psychology (15 and 5.62%).

The median tuition costs in Huntington County, IN are $24,554 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. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Huntington County, IN was General Psychology with 13 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

267 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,554

Median Private

In 2016, the Huntington County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Huntington University with 267 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

99

Degrees Awarded to Men

168

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 99 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Huntington County, IN, which is 0.589 times less than the 168 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

    233 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Huntington County, IN were to White students. These 233 degrees mean that there were 25.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntington County, IN was $102,700 in 2017, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,700 to $102,700, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntington County, IN is 76.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Huntington County, IN have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Huntington 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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$50,063

Median Household Income

± $2,039

14.6k

Number of Households

± 607

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Huntington County, IN grew to $50,063 from the previous year's value of $47,042.

The following chart displays the households in Huntington 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

$102,700

2017 Median

± $4,819

$99,700

2016 Median

± $4,031

In 2017, the median property value in Huntington County, IN grew to to $102,700 from the previous year's value of $99,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.3% of the housing units in Huntington County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntington County, IN have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.957% of the workforce in Huntington County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.9%

  3. Walked

    3.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Huntington County, IN was Drove Alone (85.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.9%) and those who Walked (3.49%).

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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