Marion County, IN

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Population

954,670

0.483% growth

Median Age

34.5


Median Household Income

$47,780

0.921% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

466,254

1.96% growth

Median Property Value

$142,700

3.86% growth

About

In 2018, Marion County, IN had a population of 955k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $47,780. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Marion County, IN grew from 950,082 to 954,670, a 0.483% increase and its median household income grew from $47,344 to $47,780, a 0.921% increase.

The population of Marion County, IN is 54.4% White Alone, 28.3% Black or African American Alone, and 10.6% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Marion County, IN speak a non-English language, and 93.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, IN are Ivy Tech Community College (21,046 degrees awarded in 2017), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,789 degrees), and American College of Education (1,796 degrees).

The median property value in Marion County, IN is $142,700, and the homeownership rate is 53.2%. Most people in Marion County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, IN employs 466k people. The largest industries in Marion County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (62,326 people), Retail Trade (57,841 people), and Manufacturing (52,875 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,309), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,353), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,502).

Median household income in Marion County, IN is $47,780. Males in Marion 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 Marion County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,780

2018 value

± $1,777

0.921%

1 Year Growth

± 4.71%

Households in Marion County, IN have a median annual income of $47,780, 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 $47,344 in 2017, which represents a 0.921% 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 Marion 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.

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 3302.03

  2. Census Tract 3208

  3. Census Tract 3212

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, IN was Census Tract 3302.03 with a value of $147,857, followed by Census Tract 3208 and Census Tract 3212, with respective values of $133,438 and $127,383.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion 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

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, IN (182k out of 921k 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 Females 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    85,201 ± 2,278

  2. Black

    70,116 ± 1,990

  3. Hispanic

    31,887 ± 1,305

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

466k

2018 Value

± 12,763

1.96%

1 Year growth

± 3.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Marion County, IN grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 457k employees to 466k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (60,792 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,633 people), and Management Occupations (39,482 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (60,792 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,633 people), and Management Occupations (39,482 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.31 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,870), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,525), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,331).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

466k

2018 Value

± 12,763

1.96%

1 Year growth

± 3.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Marion County, IN grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 457k employees to 466k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (62,326 people), Retail Trade (57,841 people), and Manufacturing (52,875 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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 Marion County, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (62,326 people), Retail Trade (57,841 people), and Manufacturing (52,875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, IN has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.47 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.23 times), and Manufacturing (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,309), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,353), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,502).

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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 Marion County, IN has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 9.39% on Medicare, 9.87% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IN see 1245 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.647% increase from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1179 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 402 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

1,245 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IN see an average of 1,245 patients per year. This represents a 0.647% increase from the previous year (1,237 patients).

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

47.5%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

9.39%

Medicare

9.87%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, IN grew by 17.3% from 9.2% to 10.8%.

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

Marion County, IN is home to a population of 955k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.05% of Marion County, IN residents were born outside of the country (85.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, IN is composed of 519k White Alone residents (54.4%), 270k Black or African American Alone residents (28.3%), 102k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 33.6k Asian Alone residents (3.51%), 23.4k Two or More Races residents (2.46%), 4.22k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.442%), 1.67k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.175%), and 592 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.062%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Marion County, IN was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Marion County, IN are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Marion County, IN residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

85.9k people

8.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

80.9k people

As of 2017, 9.05% of Marion County, IN residents (85.9k 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 Marion County, IN was 8.6%, 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

93.5%

2018 Citizenship

92.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.5% of Marion County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, IN was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    519k ± 2.08k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    270k ± 3.15k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    102k ± 8.94k

In 2018, there were 1.92 times more White Alone residents (519k people) in Marion County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 270k Black or African American Alone and 102k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    15,098 ± 2,257

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    8,512 ± 1,898

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,070 ± 1,316

Marion County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Marion County, IN awarded 37,531 degrees. The student population of Marion County, IN is skewed towards women, with 54,903 male students and 77,290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, IN are White (28,130 and 76.5%), followed by Black or African American (3,744 and 10.2%), Hispanic or Latino (1,793 and 4.88%), and Two or More Races (1,122 and 3.05%).

The largest universities in Marion County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ivy Tech Community College (21,046 and 56.1%), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,789 and 20.8%), and American College of Education (1,796 and 4.79%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, IN are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (5,582 and 14.9%), Registered Nursing (2,290 and 6.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (2,147 and 5.72%).

The median tuition costs in Marion County, IN are $20,350 for private four year colleges, and $8,255 and $28,727 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Marion County, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 772 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Marion County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 21,046 degrees awarded

  2. 7,789 degrees awarded

  3. 1,796 degrees awarded

$8,255

Median In-State Public

$20,350

Median Private

In 2017, the Marion County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ivy Tech Community College with 21,046 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

14,350

Degrees Awarded to Men

23,181

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 14,350 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion County, IN, which is 0.619 times less than the 23,181 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Marion County, IN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    28,130 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,744 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,793 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marion County, IN were to White students. These 28,130 degrees mean that there were 7.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,744 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, IN was $142,700 in 2018, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $137,400 to $142,700, a 3.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, IN is 53.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion County, IN have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$142,700

2018 Median

± $2,756

$137,400

2017 Median

± $2,389

In 2018, the median property value in Marion County, IN grew to to $142,700 from the previous year's value of $137,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion 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 Marion County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$47,780

Median Household Income

± $1,777

374k

Number of Households

± 10,398

In 2018, the median household income of the 374k households in Marion County, IN grew to $47,780 from the previous year's value of $47,344.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marion County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.2%

2018 Homeownership

54.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 53.2% of the housing units in Marion County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.2%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, IN have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Marion 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

    8.55%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.33%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion County, IN was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.55%) and those who Worked At Home (3.33%).

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

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