Allen County, IN

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Population

375,351

0.663% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$54,260

3.38% growth

Number of Employees

185,932

3.59% growth

Median Property Value

$132,400

0.526% decline

About

In 2018, Allen County, IN had a population of 375k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $54,260. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Allen County, IN grew from 372,877 to 375,351, a 0.663% increase and its median household income grew from $52,484 to $54,260, a 3.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allen County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.18%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%). N/A% of the people in Allen County, IN speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allen County, IN are Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (1,809 degrees awarded in 2017), Indiana Institute of Technology (1,055 degrees), and University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (682 degrees).

The median property value in Allen County, IN is $132,400, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Allen County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Allen 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 Allen County, IN employs 186k people. The largest industries in Allen County, IN are Manufacturing (35,094 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,381 people), and Retail Trade (20,612 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,284), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,526), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($57,481).

Median household income in Allen County, IN is $54,260. Males in Allen County, IN have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,121. The income inequality in Allen County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,260

2018 value

± $1,554

3.38%

1 Year Growth

± 3.95%

Households in Allen County, IN have a median annual income of $54,260, 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 $52,484 in 2017, which represents a 3.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,589

Average Male Salary

± $1,261

$44,121

Average Female Salary

± $895

In 2018, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.42 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

    $54,624 ± $5,989

  2. White

    $48,199 ± $791

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $42,350 ± $18,800

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 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 Allen County, IN is from Indiana.

0.448

2018 Wage GINI

0.45

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.449% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 116.09

  2. Census Tract 103.05

  3. Census Tract 116.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allen County, IN was Census Tract 116.09 with a value of $128,897, followed by Census Tract 103.05 and Census Tract 116.08, with respective values of $110,969 and $94,342.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Allen 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

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allen County, IN (53.2k out of 361k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    30,682 ± 1,140

  2. Black

    13,835 ± 794

  3. Hispanic

    6,901 ± 524

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

186k

2018 Value

± 6,755

3.59%

1 Year growth

± 5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Allen County, IN grew at a rate of 3.59%, from 179k employees to 186k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allen County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,751 people), Production Occupations (21,014 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (20,068 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allen County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allen County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,751 people), Production Occupations (21,014 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (20,068 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.07 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.5 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allen County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($68,923), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,689), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,638).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

186k

2018 Value

± 6,755

3.59%

1 Year growth

± 5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Allen County, IN grew at a rate of 3.59%, from 179k employees to 186k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allen County, IN, are Manufacturing (35,094 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,381 people), and Retail Trade (20,612 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allen County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Allen 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 Allen County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (35,094 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,381 people), and Retail Trade (20,612 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.94 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.24 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allen County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,284), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,526), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($57,481).

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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

91.6% of the population of Allen County, IN has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 9.21% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Allen County, IN see 1516 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.78% increase from the previous year (1475 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1646 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 611 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

1,516 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allen County, IN see an average of 1,516 patients per year. This represents a 2.78% increase from the previous year (1,475 patients).

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

8.35%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

9.21%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allen County, IN grew by 7.94% from 7.74% to 8.35%.

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

Allen County, IN is home to a population of 375k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.33% of Allen County, IN residents were born outside of the country (23.6k people).

In 2018, there were 6.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (275k people) in Allen County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Allen County, IN was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Allen County, IN are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Allen County, IN residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

23.6k people

6.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

23.3k people

As of 2017, 6.33% of Allen County, IN residents (23.6k 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 Allen County, IN was 6.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    108,445 ± 8,019 people

  2. India

    31,299 ± 4,333 people

  3. China

    24,613 ± 3,845 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 108,445 Indiana residents, followed by India with 31,299 and China with 24,613.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2018 Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.6% of Allen County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Allen County, IN was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Allen County, IN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    275k ± 516

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    42.2k ± 2.82k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    15.7k ± 2.38k

In 2018, there were 6.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (275k people) in Allen County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,662 ± 1,066

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,999 ± 1,176

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,567 ± 699

Allen County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Allen County, IN awarded 4,504 degrees. The student population of Allen County, IN is skewed towards women, with 9,160 male students and 13,195 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allen County, IN are White (3,242 and 76.3%), followed by Black or African American (439 and 10.3%), Unknown (198 and 4.66%), and Hispanic or Latino (193 and 4.54%).

The largest universities in Allen County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (1,809 and 40.2%), Indiana Institute of Technology (1,055 and 23.4%), and University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (682 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Allen County, IN are General Business Administration & Management (589 and 13.1%), General Business (328 and 7.28%), and Registered Nursing (308 and 6.84%).

The median tuition costs in Allen County, IN are $25,940 for private four year colleges, and $7,269 and $18,944 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 325 degrees awarded

  2. 196 degrees awarded

  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allen County, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 325 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,809 degrees awarded

  2. 1,055 degrees awarded

  3. 682 degrees awarded

$7,269

Median In-State Public

$25,940

Median Private

In 2017, the Allen County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne with 1,809 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,764

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,740

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,764 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allen County, IN, which is 0.644 times less than the 2,740 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,242 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    439 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    198 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Allen County, IN were to White students. These 3,242 degrees mean that there were 7.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 439 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allen County, IN was $132,400 in 2018, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $133,100 to $132,400, a 0.526% decrease. The homeownership rate in Allen County, IN is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allen County, IN have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allen County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$132,400

2018 Median

± $3,474

$133,100

2017 Median

± $3,892

In 2018, the median property value in Allen County, IN declined from to $132,400 from the previous year's value of $133,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allen 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 Allen 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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$54,260

Median Household Income

± $1,554

148k

Number of Households

± 5,778

In 2018, the median household income of the 148k households in Allen County, IN grew to $54,260 from the previous year's value of $52,484.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.4%

2018 Homeownership

67.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.4% of the housing units in Allen County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Allen 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 Allen County, IN have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Allen County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.52%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.12%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Allen County, IN was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.52%) and those who Worked At Home (4.12%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Allen County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Allen County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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