Knox County, IN

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Population

37,763

0.508% decline

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$44,837

0.477% growth

Number of Employees

18,338

1.01% decline

Median Property Value

$87,200

2.47% growth

About

In 2017, Knox County, IN had a population of 37.8k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $44,837. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Knox County, IN declined from 37,956 to 37,763, a -0.508% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,624 to $44,837, a 0.477% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.11%), White (Hispanic) (1.24%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.818%). N/A% of the people in Knox County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knox County, IN are Vincennes University (3,329 degrees awarded in 2017) and Vincennes Beauty College (3 degrees).

The median property value in Knox County, IN is $87,200, and the homeownership rate is 64%. Most people in Knox County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County, IN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Knox County, IN employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Knox County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,022 people), Manufacturing (2,770 people), and Retail Trade (1,895 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,279), Utilities ($45,185), and Public Administration ($39,856).

Median household income in Knox County, IN is $44,837. Males in Knox 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 Knox County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,837

2017 value

± $1,750

0.477%

1 Year Growth

± 5.71%

Households in Knox County, IN have a median annual income of $44,837, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,624 in 2016, which represents a 0.477% 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 Knox 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9557

  2. Census Tract 9551

  3. Census Tract 9558

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County, IN was Census Tract 9557 with a value of $57,757, followed by Census Tract 9551 and Census Tract 9558, with respective values of $55,647 and $54,477.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Knox 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

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County, IN (5.51k out of 35.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    4,852 ± 465

  2. Hispanic

    264 ± 130

  3. Black

    207 ± 158

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

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

± 891

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Knox County, IN declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 18.5k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,024 people), and Management Occupations (1,616 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Knox County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,024 people), and Management Occupations (1,616 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.6 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.11 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Knox County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($160,804), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,742), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,614).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.3k

2017 Value

± 891

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Knox County, IN declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 18.5k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,022 people), Manufacturing (2,770 people), and Retail Trade (1,895 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knox County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Knox 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 Knox County, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,022 people), Manufacturing (2,770 people), and Retail Trade (1,895 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, IN has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.16 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.57 times), and Utilities (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Knox County, IN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,279), Utilities ($45,185), and Public Administration ($39,856).

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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. $73.5B

  2. $45.8B

  3. $42.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $73.5B, followed by Base metals ($45.8B) and Mixed freight ($42.5B).

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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$487B

2020 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

43.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $487B. This is expected to increase 43.3% 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. $44.4B

  2. $36.8B

  3. $34.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $44.4B, followed by Michigan with $36.8B and Illinois and $34.9B.

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

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Health

90.1% of the population of Knox County, IN has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.933% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Knox County, IN see 1116 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.82% decrease from the previous year (1224 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 686 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

1,116 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Knox County, IN see an average of 1,116 patients per year. This represents a 8.82% decrease from the previous year (1,224 patients).

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

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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

9.92%

Uninsured

47.8%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.933%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County, IN declined by 10.4% from 11.1% to 9.92%.

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

Knox County, IN is home to a population of 37.8k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.26% of Knox County, IN residents were born outside of the country (475 people).

In 2017, there were 29.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.1k people) in Knox County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 467 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Knox County, IN was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Knox County, IN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Knox County, IN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

475 people

1.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

505 people

As of 2017, 1.26% of Knox County, IN residents (475 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 Knox County, IN was 1.33%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Knox County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County, IN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, IN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    35.1k ± 24

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.18k ± 102

  3. White (Hispanic)

    467 ± 80

In 2017, there were 29.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.1k people) in Knox County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 467 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    840 ± 136

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    528 ± 176

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    295 ± 139

Knox County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Knox County, IN awarded 3,332 degrees. The student population of Knox County, IN is skewed towards men, with 10,446 male students and 8,497 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knox County, IN are White (2,557 and 77.3%), followed by Black or African American (258 and 7.8%), Hispanic or Latino (185 and 5.59%), and Unknown (176 and 5.32%).

The largest universities in Knox County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Vincennes University (3,329 and 99.9%) and Vincennes Beauty College (3 and 0.09%).

The most popular majors in Knox County, IN are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (964 and 28.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (714 and 21.4%), and Registered Nursing (152 and 4.56%).

The median tuition costs in Knox County, IN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,270 and $13,100 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 714 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Knox County, IN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 714 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,329 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

$5,270

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Knox County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vincennes University with 3,329 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,768

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,564

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,768 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knox County, IN, which is 1.13 times more than the 1,564 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Knox County, IN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,557 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    258 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    185 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Knox County, IN were to White students. These 2,557 degrees mean that there were 9.91 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 258 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Knox County, IN was $87,200 in 2017, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,100 to $87,200, a 2.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County, IN is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Knox County, IN have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Knox County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,200

2017 Median

± $5,688

$85,100

2016 Median

± $4,284

In 2017, the median property value in Knox County, IN grew to to $87,200 from the previous year's value of $85,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Knox 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 Knox County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$44,837

Median Household Income

± $1,750

15k

Number of Households

± 744

In 2017, the median household income of the 15k households in Knox County, IN grew to $44,837 from the previous year's value of $44,624.

The following chart displays the households in Knox 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Knox County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Knox County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

64%

2017 Homeownership

66%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64% of the housing units in Knox County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Knox County, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County, IN have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Knox County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.7%

  3. Walked

    2.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Knox County, IN was Drove Alone (86.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.7%) and those who Walked (2.16%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Knox County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Knox County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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