Jennings County, IN

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Population

27,840

0.653% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$48,362

2.38% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

13,028

0.548% growth

Median Property Value

$99,900

2.36% growth

About

In 2017, Jennings County, IN had a population of 27.8k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $48,362. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jennings County, IN declined from 28,023 to 27,840, a -0.653% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,236 to $48,362, a 2.38% increase.

The population of Jennings County, IN is 95.4% White Alone, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.36% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Jennings County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jennings County, IN is $99,900, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in Jennings County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jennings County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jennings County, IN employs 13k people. The largest industries in Jennings County, IN are Manufacturing (3,405 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,684 people), and Retail Trade (1,660 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($43,347), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,823), and Construction ($42,171).

Median household income in Jennings County, IN is $48,362. Males in Jennings 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 Jennings County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,362

2017 value

± $3,477

2.38%

1 Year Growth

± 9.9%

Households in Jennings County, IN have a median annual income of $48,362, 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 $47,236 in 2016, which represents a 2.38% 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 Jennings 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 9603.01

  2. Census Tract 9606

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jennings County, IN was Census Tract 9603.01 with a value of $61,613, followed by Census Tract 9606 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $54,351 and $54,012.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jennings County, IN (3.82k out of 27.4k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 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

    3,574 ± 402

  2. Black

    161 ± 123

  3. Hispanic

    129 ± 112

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

± 800

0.548%

1 Year growth

± 8.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jennings County, IN grew at a rate of 0.548%, from 13k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jennings County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,227 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,813 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,012 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jennings County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jennings County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,227 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,813 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,012 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jennings County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.95 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.57 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jennings County, IN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,917), Transportation Occupations ($51,111), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($49,792).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13k

2017 Value

± 800

0.548%

1 Year growth

± 8.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jennings County, IN grew at a rate of 0.548%, from 13k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jennings County, IN, are Manufacturing (3,405 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,684 people), and Retail Trade (1,660 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jennings County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Jennings 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 Jennings County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,405 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,684 people), and Retail Trade (1,660 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jennings County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.58 times higher than expected), Construction (1.33 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jennings County, IN, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($43,347), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,823), and Construction ($42,171).

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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

89.2% of the population of Jennings County, IN has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 9.81% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jennings County, IN see 2146 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.02% decrease from the previous year (2333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6940 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1322 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

2,146 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jennings County, IN see an average of 2,146 patients per year. This represents a 8.02% decrease from the previous year (2,333 patients).

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

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%).

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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

10.8%

Uninsured

49%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

9.81%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jennings County, IN declined by 4.67% from 11.4% to 10.8%.

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

Jennings County, IN is home to a population of 27.8k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.33% of Jennings County, IN residents were born outside of the country (369 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jennings County, IN is composed of 26.6k White Alone residents (95.4%), 645 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.32%), 380 Black or African American Alone residents (1.36%), 123 Asian Alone residents (0.442%), 80 Two or More Races residents (0.287%), 62 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.223%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jennings County, IN was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Jennings County, IN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Jennings County, IN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

369 people

0.914%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

256 people

As of 2017, 1.33% of Jennings County, IN residents (369 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 Jennings County, IN was 0.914%, 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

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Jennings County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jennings County, IN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.6k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    645 ± 184

  3. Black or African American Alone

    380 ± 133

In 2017, there were 41.2 times more White Alone residents (26.6k people) in Jennings County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 645 Hispanic or Latino and 380 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    754 ± 135

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    424 ± 149

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    183 ± 89

Jennings County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jennings County, IN was $99,900 in 2017, which is 0.435 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,600 to $99,900, a 2.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Jennings County, IN is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jennings County, IN have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jennings County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$99,900

2017 Median

± $5,030

$97,600

2016 Median

± $3,777

In 2017, the median property value in Jennings County, IN grew to to $99,900 from the previous year's value of $97,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jennings 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 Jennings 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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$48,362

Median Household Income

± $3,477

10.8k

Number of Households

± 655

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Jennings County, IN grew to $48,362 from the previous year's value of $47,236.

The following chart displays the households in Jennings 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in Jennings County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jennings County, IN have a longer commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Jennings County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jennings County, IN was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Worked At Home (3.06%).

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

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