Decatur County, IN

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Population

26,480

0.532% growth

Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$52,270

2.12% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

12,996

0.791% growth

Median Property Value

$121,800

2.1% growth

About

In 2017, Decatur County, IN had a population of 26.5k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $52,270. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Decatur County, IN grew from 26,340 to 26,480, a 0.532% increase and its median household income grew from $51,185 to $52,270, a 2.12% increase.

The population of Decatur County, IN is 94.9% White Alone, 1.88% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.58% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Decatur County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Decatur County, IN is $121,800, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Decatur County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Decatur County, IN employs 13k people. The largest industries in Decatur County, IN are Manufacturing (4,238 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,388 people), and Retail Trade (1,282 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,192), Information ($45,536), and Utilities ($42,907).

Median household income in Decatur County, IN is $52,270. Males in Decatur 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 Decatur County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,270

2017 value

± $1,808

2.12%

1 Year Growth

± 4.68%

Households in Decatur County, IN have a median annual income of $52,270, 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 $51,185 in 2016, which represents a 2.12% 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 Decatur 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 9694

  2. Census Tract 9690

  3. Census Tract 9693

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Decatur County, IN was Census Tract 9694 with a value of $67,865, followed by Census Tract 9690 and Census Tract 9693, with respective values of $54,103 and $50,313.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Decatur County, IN (2.96k out of 26k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    2,882 ± 357

  2. Two Or More

    53 ± 114

  3. Hispanic

    44 ± 106

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Decatur 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

13k

2017 Value

± 688

0.791%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Decatur County, IN grew at a rate of 0.791%, from 12.9k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Decatur County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,926 people), Management Occupations (1,185 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,141 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Decatur County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Decatur County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,926 people), Management Occupations (1,185 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,141 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Decatur County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.88 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.03 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Decatur County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($140,096), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,864).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13k

2017 Value

± 688

0.791%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Decatur County, IN grew at a rate of 0.791%, from 12.9k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Decatur County, IN, are Manufacturing (4,238 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,388 people), and Retail Trade (1,282 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Decatur County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Decatur 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 Decatur County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,238 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,388 people), and Retail Trade (1,282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Decatur County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.22 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.46 times), and Utilities (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Decatur County, IN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,192), Information ($45,536), and Utilities ($42,907).

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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

90.3% of the population of Decatur County, IN has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Decatur County, IN see 2210 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.34% decrease from the previous year (2411 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3325 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2660 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

2,210 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Decatur County, IN see an average of 2,210 patients per year. This represents a 8.34% decrease from the previous year (2,411 patients).

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

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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

9.73%

Uninsured

54.9%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

1.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Decatur County, IN declined by 12.9% from 11.2% to 9.73%.

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

Decatur County, IN is home to a population of 26.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.66% of Decatur County, IN residents were born outside of the country (440 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Decatur County, IN is composed of 25.1k White Alone residents (94.9%), 497 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.88%), 419 Asian Alone residents (1.58%), 232 Two or More Races residents (0.876%), 177 Black or African American Alone residents (0.668%), 24 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0906%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Decatur County, IN was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Decatur County, IN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Decatur County, IN residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

440 people

1.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

394 people

As of 2017, 1.66% of Decatur County, IN residents (440 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 Decatur County, IN was 1.5%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Decatur County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Decatur County, IN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.1k ± 134

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    497 ± 221

  3. Asian Alone

    419 ± 21

In 2017, there were 50.6 times more White Alone residents (25.1k people) in Decatur County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 497 Hispanic or Latino and 419 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    424 ± 122

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    173 ± 84

  3. Korea

    125 ± 68

Decatur County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Decatur County, IN was $121,800 in 2017, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,300 to $121,800, a 2.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Decatur County, IN is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Decatur County, IN have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Decatur County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,800

2017 Median

± $4,490

$119,300

2016 Median

± $5,195

In 2017, the median property value in Decatur County, IN grew to to $121,800 from the previous year's value of $119,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Decatur 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 Decatur County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$52,270

Median Household Income

± $1,808

10.4k

Number of Households

± 612

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Decatur County, IN grew to $52,270 from the previous year's value of $51,185.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.4%

2017 Homeownership

70.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.4% of the housing units in Decatur County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Decatur County, IN have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Decatur County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Decatur County, IN was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.11%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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