Delaware County, IN

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Population

115,938

0.451% decline

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$41,208

4.23% growth

Poverty Rate

21.2%


Number of Employees

53,152

1.73% growth

Median Property Value

$88,600

0.911% growth

About

In 2017, Delaware County, IN had a population of 116k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $41,208. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Delaware County, IN declined from 116,463 to 115,938, a -0.451% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,537 to $41,208, a 4.23% increase.

The population of Delaware County, IN is 87.1% White Alone, 7.14% Black or African American Alone, and 2.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Delaware County, IN speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County, IN are Ball State University (5,555 degrees awarded in 2016) and Ross Medical Education Center-Muncie (73 degrees).

The median property value in Delaware County, IN is $88,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Delaware County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Delaware County, IN employs 53.2k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,700 people), Educational Services (7,885 people), and Retail Trade (6,444 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($49,792), Finance & Insurance ($41,864), and Wholesale Trade ($40,864).

Median household income in Delaware County, IN is $41,208. Males in Delaware 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 Delaware County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,208

2017 value

± $1,503

4.23%

1 Year Growth

± 4.24%

Households in Delaware County, IN have a median annual income of $41,208, 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 $39,537 in 2016, which represents a 4.23% 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 Delaware 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 24.02

  2. Census Tract 26.01

  3. Census Tract 23.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, IN was Census Tract 24.02 with a value of $75,591, followed by Census Tract 26.01 and Census Tract 23.01, with respective values of $69,138 and $63,979.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delaware County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, IN (23k out of 109k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    18,364 ± 896

  2. Black

    2,842 ± 329

  3. Two Or More

    1,079 ± 226

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delaware County, IN is White, followed by Black 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

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,600

1.73%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, IN grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 52.2k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,598 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,205 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,289 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Delaware County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,598 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,205 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,289 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.38 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.32 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Delaware County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,438), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,676), and Legal Occupations ($53,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,600

1.73%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, IN grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 52.2k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,700 people), Educational Services (7,885 people), and Retail Trade (6,444 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Delaware 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 Delaware County, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,700 people), Educational Services (7,885 people), and Retail Trade (6,444 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, IN has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.6 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.28 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Delaware County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($49,792), Finance & Insurance ($41,864), and Wholesale Trade ($40,864).

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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

90.1% of the population of Delaware County, IN has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, IN see 1034 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.3% increase from the previous year (1001 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1779 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 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

1,034 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, IN see an average of 1,034 patients per year. This represents a 3.3% increase from the previous year (1,001 patients).

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

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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

9.88%

Uninsured

50%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, IN declined by 11.5% from 11.2% to 9.88%.

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

Delaware County, IN is home to a population of 116k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.22% of Delaware County, IN residents were born outside of the country (2.57k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware County, IN is composed of 101k White Alone residents (87.1%), 8.28k Black or African American Alone residents (7.14%), 2.66k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.3%), 2.2k Two or More Races residents (1.9%), 1.56k Asian Alone residents (1.35%), 166 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.143%), 69 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0595%), and 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.038%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Delaware County, IN was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Delaware County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Delaware County, IN residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.57k people

2.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.35k people

As of 2017, 2.22% of Delaware County, IN residents (2.57k 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 Delaware County, IN was 2.02%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Delaware County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, IN was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    101k ± 79

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.28k ± 266

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.66k ± 427

In 2017, there were 12.2 times more White Alone residents (101k people) in Delaware County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.28k Black or African American Alone and 2.66k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,160 ± 240

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    776 ± 188

  3. Korea

    679 ± 133

Delaware County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Delaware County, IN awarded 5,628 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, IN is skewed towards women, with 8,265 male students and 13,839 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, IN are White (4,488 and 82.9%), followed by Black or African American (314 and 5.8%), Unknown (268 and 4.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (147 and 2.72%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ball State University (5,555 and 98.7%) and Ross Medical Education Center-Muncie (73 and 1.3%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County, IN are General Special Education & Teaching (670 and 11.9%), Registered Nursing (274 and 4.87%), and Radio & Television (246 and 4.37%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware County, IN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,992 and $24,766 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 237 degrees awarded

  2. 220 degrees awarded

  3. 167 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware County, IN was Radio & Television with 237 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,555 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

$8,992

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Delaware County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ball State University with 5,555 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,987

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,641

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,987 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware County, IN, which is 0.546 times less than the 3,641 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

    4,488 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    314 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    268 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Delaware County, IN were to White students. These 4,488 degrees mean that there were 14.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 314 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, IN was $88,600 in 2017, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,800 to $88,600, a 0.911% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, IN is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delaware County, IN have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delaware 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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$41,208

Median Household Income

± $1,503

46.3k

Number of Households

± 1,393

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.3k households in Delaware County, IN grew to $41,208 from the previous year's value of $39,537.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$88,600

2017 Median

± $1,925

$87,800

2016 Median

± $1,747

In 2017, the median property value in Delaware County, IN grew to to $88,600 from the previous year's value of $87,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.2%

2017 Homeownership

63.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.2% of the housing units in Delaware County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, IN have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Delaware 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%

  2. Carpooled

    8.07%

  3. Walked

    4.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Delaware County, IN was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.07%) and those who Walked (4.71%).

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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