Blackford County, IN

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Population

12,214

1.21% decline

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$40,622

4.72% growth

Number of Employees

5,251

0.606% decline

Median Property Value

$68,500

2.09% growth

About

In 2017, Blackford County, IN had a population of 12.2k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $40,622. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blackford County, IN declined from 12,364 to 12,214, a -1.21% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,791 to $40,622, a 4.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blackford County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), White (Hispanic) (1.47%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.45%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.237%). N/A% of the people in Blackford County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Blackford County, IN is $68,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.4%. Most people in Blackford County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Blackford 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 Blackford County, IN employs 5.25k people. The largest industries in Blackford County, IN are Manufacturing (1,675 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (700 people), and Retail Trade (489 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,050), Wholesale Trade ($42,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,361).

Median household income in Blackford County, IN is $40,622. Males in Blackford 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 Blackford County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,622

2017 value

± $2,254

4.72%

1 Year Growth

± 8.4%

Households in Blackford County, IN have a median annual income of $40,622, 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 $38,791 in 2016, which represents a 4.72% 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 Blackford 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 9754

  2. Census Tract 9751

  3. Census Tract 9752

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blackford County, IN was Census Tract 9754 with a value of $49,803, followed by Census Tract 9751 and Census Tract 9752, with respective values of $41,349 and $40,402.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Blackford 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

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blackford County, IN (1.53k out of 12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    1,499 ± 208

  2. Two Or More

    35 ± 95

  3. Black

    0 ± 92

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

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

5.25k

2017 Value

± 379

-0.606%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blackford County, IN declined at a rate of -0.606%, from 5.28k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blackford County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,182 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (622 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (490 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blackford County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blackford County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,182 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (622 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (490 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blackford County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.88 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.21 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blackford County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,333), Management Occupations ($49,306), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($46,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.25k

2017 Value

± 379

-0.606%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blackford County, IN declined at a rate of -0.606%, from 5.28k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blackford County, IN, are Manufacturing (1,675 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (700 people), and Retail Trade (489 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blackford County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Blackford 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 Blackford County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,675 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (700 people), and Retail Trade (489 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blackford County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.15 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.47 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blackford County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,050), Wholesale Trade ($42,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,361).

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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

89.4% of the population of Blackford County, IN has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Blackford County, IN see 1757 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.847% decrease from the previous year (1772 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4050 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

1,757 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Blackford County, IN see an average of 1,757 patients per year. This represents a 0.847% decrease from the previous year (1,772 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

10.6%

Uninsured

44.5%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

2.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blackford County, IN declined by 20.7% from 13.4% to 10.6%.

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

Blackford County, IN is home to a population of 12.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.63% of Blackford County, IN residents were born outside of the country (199 people).

In 2017, there were 59.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Blackford County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 198 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 180 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blackford County, IN was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Blackford County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Blackford County, IN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

199 people

1.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

149 people

As of 2017, 1.63% of Blackford County, IN residents (199 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 Blackford County, IN was 1.21%, 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

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Blackford County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blackford County, IN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blackford County, IN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    11.7k ± 3

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    198 ± 64.6

  3. White (Hispanic)

    180 ± 8

In 2017, there were 59.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Blackford County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 198 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 180 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    397 ± 76

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    106 ± 57

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    97 ± 62

Blackford County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blackford County, IN was $68,500 in 2017, which is 0.298 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $67,100 to $68,500, a 2.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Blackford County, IN is 76.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blackford County, IN have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blackford County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$68,500

2017 Median

± $3,797

$67,100

2016 Median

± $3,613

In 2017, the median property value in Blackford County, IN grew to to $68,500 from the previous year's value of $67,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blackford 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 Blackford County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

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$40,622

Median Household Income

± $2,254

5.2k

Number of Households

± 366

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.2k households in Blackford County, IN grew to $40,622 from the previous year's value of $38,791.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.4%

2017 Homeownership

73.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.4% of the housing units in Blackford County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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

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Commute Time

23 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blackford County, IN have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Blackford County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.89%

  3. Walked

    2.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Blackford County, IN was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.89%) and those who Walked (2.69%).

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

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