Noble County, IN

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Population

47,421

0.349% decline

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$52,393

5.51% growth

Poverty Rate

9.25%


Number of Employees

22,593

2.16% growth

Median Property Value

$114,500

2.97% growth

About

In 2017, Noble County, IN had a population of 47.4k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $52,393. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Noble County, IN declined from 47,587 to 47,421, a -0.349% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,657 to $52,393, a 5.51% increase.

The population of Noble County, IN is 87.6% White Alone, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.18% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Noble County, IN speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Noble County, IN is $114,500, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Noble County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Noble County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Noble County, IN employs 22.6k people. The largest industries in Noble County, IN are Manufacturing (8,760 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,301 people), and Retail Trade (1,754 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($49,375), Utilities ($44,643), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,090).

Median household income in Noble County, IN is $52,393. Males in Noble 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 Noble County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,393

2017 value

± $2,082

5.51%

1 Year Growth

± 5.43%

Households in Noble County, IN have a median annual income of $52,393, 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 $49,657 in 2016, which represents a 5.51% 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 Noble 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 9721

  2. Census Tract 9720

  3. Census Tract 9725

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Noble County, IN was Census Tract 9721 with a value of $64,701, followed by Census Tract 9720 and Census Tract 9725, with respective values of $59,464 and $59,091.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Noble County, IN (4.3k out of 46.4k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Females < 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

    3,994 ± 421

  2. Hispanic

    280 ± 138

  3. Two Or More

    116 ± 105

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Noble County, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

22.6k

2017 Value

± 945

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 5.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Noble County, IN grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 22.1k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Noble County, IN, are Production Occupations (5,712 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,275 people), and Management Occupations (1,860 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Noble County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Noble County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,712 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,275 people), and Management Occupations (1,860 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Noble County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (4.36 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.54 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Noble County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,472), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,847), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,331).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.6k

2017 Value

± 945

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 5.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Noble County, IN grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 22.1k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Noble County, IN, are Manufacturing (8,760 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,301 people), and Retail Trade (1,754 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Noble County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Noble 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 Noble County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,760 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,301 people), and Retail Trade (1,754 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Noble County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.83 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.98 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (0.979 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Noble County, IN, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($49,375), Utilities ($44,643), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,090).

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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

90.8% of the population of Noble County, IN has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Noble County, IN see 3410 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.265% increase from the previous year (3401 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3664 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1221 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

3,410 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Noble County, IN see an average of 3,410 patients per year. This represents a 0.265% increase from the previous year (3,401 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

9.24%

Uninsured

54.9%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Noble County, IN declined by 21.9% from 11.8% to 9.24%.

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

Noble County, IN is home to a population of 47.4k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.49% of Noble County, IN residents were born outside of the country (2.13k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Noble County, IN is composed of 41.5k White Alone residents (87.6%), 4.83k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.2%), 558 Two or More Races residents (1.18%), 301 Asian Alone residents (0.635%), 183 Black or African American Alone residents (0.386%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0274%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00211%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Noble County, IN was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Noble County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Noble County, IN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.13k people

4.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.11k people

As of 2017, 4.49% of Noble County, IN residents (2.13k 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 Noble County, IN was 4.43%, 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

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Noble County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Noble County, IN was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    41.5k ± 24

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.83k ± 228

  3. Two or More Races

    558 ± 116

In 2017, there were 8.61 times more White Alone residents (41.5k people) in Noble County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.83k Hispanic or Latino and 558 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,017 ± 163

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    437 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    337 ± 121

Noble County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Noble County, IN was $114,500 in 2017, which is 0.526 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,200 to $114,500, a 2.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Noble County, IN is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Noble County, IN have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Noble 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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$52,393

Median Household Income

± $2,082

18.2k

Number of Households

± 821

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.2k households in Noble County, IN grew to $52,393 from the previous year's value of $49,657.

The following chart displays the households in Noble 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

$114,500

2017 Median

± $4,314

$111,200

2016 Median

± $4,339

In 2017, the median property value in Noble County, IN grew to to $114,500 from the previous year's value of $111,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Noble County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Noble County, IN have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.984% of the workforce in Noble County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Noble County, IN was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (2.43%).

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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