Pulaski County, IN

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Population

12,761

1.15% decline

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$47,633

6.12% growth

Number of Employees

5,654

3.04% decline

Median Property Value

$92,600

0.652% growth

About

In 2017, Pulaski County, IN had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $47,633. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pulaski County, IN declined from 12,910 to 12,761, a -1.15% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,884 to $47,633, a 6.12% increase.

The population of Pulaski County, IN is 94.6% White Alone, 2.87% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.35% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Pulaski County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pulaski County, IN is $92,600, and the homeownership rate is 76.4%. Most people in Pulaski County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pulaski 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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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Pulaski County, IN employs 5.65k people. The largest industries in Pulaski County, IN are Manufacturing (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Retail Trade (444 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,611), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,895), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,000).

Median household income in Pulaski County, IN is $47,633. Males in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,633

2017 value

± $4,015

6.12%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Pulaski County, IN have a median annual income of $47,633, 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 $44,884 in 2016, which represents a 6.12% 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 Pulaski 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 9592

  2. Census Tract 9591

  3. Census Tract 9589

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pulaski County, IN was Census Tract 9592 with a value of $53,424, followed by Census Tract 9591 and Census Tract 9589, with respective values of $50,771 and $45,461.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pulaski 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

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pulaski County, IN (1.66k out of 12.6k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,573 ± 214

  2. Hispanic

    54 ± 103

  3. Asian

    53 ± 97

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

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

5.65k

2017 Value

± 390

-3.04%

1 Year decline

± 9.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pulaski County, IN declined at a rate of -3.04%, from 5.83k employees to 5.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pulaski County, IN, are Production Occupations (903 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (615 people), and Management Occupations (575 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pulaski County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pulaski County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (903 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (615 people), and Management Occupations (575 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pulaski County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.08 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.75 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pulaski County, IN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,817), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,688), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($51,696).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.65k

2017 Value

± 390

-3.04%

1 Year decline

± 9.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pulaski County, IN declined at a rate of -3.04%, from 5.83k employees to 5.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pulaski County, IN, are Manufacturing (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Retail Trade (444 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pulaski County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Retail Trade (444 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pulaski County, IN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.28 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.78 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pulaski County, IN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,611), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,895), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,000).

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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

89.9% of the population of Pulaski County, IN has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.942% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, IN see 2148 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (2161 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4220 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

2,148 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, IN see an average of 2,148 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (2,161 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

10.1%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

0.942%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pulaski County, IN declined by 6.88% from 10.9% to 10.1%.

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

Pulaski County, IN is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.1% of Pulaski County, IN residents were born outside of the country (140 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pulaski County, IN is composed of 12.1k White Alone residents (94.6%), 366 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.87%), 172 Two or More Races residents (1.35%), 81 Asian Alone residents (0.635%), 45 Black or African American Alone residents (0.353%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.149%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pulaski County, IN was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Pulaski County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pulaski County, IN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

140 people

0.806%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

104 people

As of 2017, 1.1% of Pulaski County, IN residents (140 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 Pulaski County, IN was 0.806%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Pulaski County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pulaski 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

    12.1k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    366 ± 130

  3. Two or More Races

    172 ± 76.9

In 2017, there were 33 times more White Alone residents (12.1k people) in Pulaski County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 366 Hispanic or Latino and 172 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    337 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    143 ± 87

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    113 ± 76

Pulaski County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pulaski County, IN was $92,600 in 2017, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,000 to $92,600, a 0.652% increase. The homeownership rate in Pulaski County, IN is 76.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pulaski County, IN have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pulaski County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$92,600

2017 Median

± $5,530

$92,000

2016 Median

± $5,010

In 2017, the median property value in Pulaski County, IN grew to to $92,600 from the previous year's value of $92,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Household Income

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$47,633

Median Household Income

± $4,015

5.3k

Number of Households

± 385

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.3k households in Pulaski County, IN grew to $47,633 from the previous year's value of $44,884.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.4%

2017 Homeownership

75.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.4% of the housing units in Pulaski County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, IN have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in Pulaski County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pulaski County, IN was Drove Alone (80.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.73%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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