Hamilton County, IN

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Population

330,086

1.96% growth

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$100,209

7.06% growth

Poverty Rate

4.98%


Number of Employees

176,794

2.99% growth

Median Property Value

$280,100

5.1% growth

About

In 2018, Hamilton County, IN had a population of 330k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $100,209. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Hamilton County, IN grew from 323,747 to 330,086, a 1.96% increase and its median household income grew from $93,604 to $100,209, a 7.06% increase.

The population of Hamilton County, IN is 84.8% White Alone, 5.7% Asian Alone, and 3.78% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hamilton County, IN speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hamilton County, IN are Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis (118 degrees awarded in 2017), Indiana Massage College (36 degrees), and Hair Fashions By Kaye Beauty College-Noblesville (32 degrees).

The median property value in Hamilton County, IN is $280,100, and the homeownership rate is 75.7%. Most people in Hamilton County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Hamilton County, IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hamilton County, IN employs 177k people. The largest industries in Hamilton County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,170 people), Manufacturing (23,483 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($126,489), Utilities ($100,017), and Manufacturing ($82,391).

Median household income in Hamilton County, IN is $100,209. Males in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,209

2018 value

± $3,812

7.06%

1 Year Growth

± 4.76%

Households in Hamilton County, IN have a median annual income of $100,209, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $93,604 in 2017, which represents a 7.06% 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 Hamilton 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 1110.01

  2. Census Tract 1109.07

  3. Census Tract 1109.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hamilton County, IN was Census Tract 1110.01 with a value of $155,000, followed by Census Tract 1109.07 and Census Tract 1109.04, with respective values of $153,639 and $150,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hamilton 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

4.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hamilton County, IN (15.3k out of 308k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,390 ± 898

  2. Hispanic

    1,969 ± 367

  3. Black

    867 ± 294

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

177k

2018 Value

± 7,936

2.99%

1 Year growth

± 6.15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hamilton County, IN grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 172k employees to 177k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hamilton County, IN, are Management Occupations (32,629 people), Sales & Related Occupations (22,174 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, IN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (32,629 people), Sales & Related Occupations (22,174 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamilton County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.84 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.82 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, IN, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($100,642), Management Occupations ($94,202), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($83,694).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

177k

2018 Value

± 7,936

2.99%

1 Year growth

± 6.15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hamilton County, IN grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 172k employees to 177k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hamilton County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,170 people), Manufacturing (23,483 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hamilton County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,170 people), Manufacturing (23,483 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamilton County, IN has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.88 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.5 times), and Manufacturing (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hamilton County, IN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($126,489), Utilities ($100,017), and Manufacturing ($82,391).

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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

95% of the population of Hamilton County, IN has health coverage, with 70.5% on employee plans, 2.99% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hamilton County, IN see 707 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (715 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1346 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 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

707 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hamilton County, IN see an average of 707 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (715 patients).

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

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

5.02%

Uninsured

70.5%

Employer Coverage

2.99%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hamilton County, IN grew by 23.8% from 4.06% to 5.02%.

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

Hamilton County, IN is home to a population of 330k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.24% of Hamilton County, IN residents were born outside of the country (23.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hamilton County, IN is composed of 257k White Alone residents (84.8%), 17.3k Asian Alone residents (5.7%), 11.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.78%), 10.4k Black or African American Alone residents (3.45%), 6.51k Two or More Races residents (2.15%), 223 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0737%), 144 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0476%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Hamilton County, IN was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Hamilton County, IN are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Hamilton County, IN residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

23.4k people

7.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.7k people

As of 2017, 7.24% of Hamilton County, IN residents (23.4k 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 Hamilton County, IN was 7.18%, 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

95.8%

2018 Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.8% of Hamilton County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Hamilton County, IN was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    257k ± 243

  2. Asian Alone

    17.3k ± 916

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11.4k ± 1.89k

In 2014, there were 14.9 times more White Alone residents (257k people) in Hamilton County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.3k Asian Alone and 11.4k 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 Hamilton County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,314 ± 984

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,571 ± 1,133

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,152 ± 798

Hamilton County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hamilton County, IN awarded 186 degrees. The student population of Hamilton County, IN is skewed towards women, with 36 male students and 238 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hamilton County, IN are White (111 and 59.7%), followed by Black or African American (51 and 27.4%), Two or More Races (13 and 6.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Hamilton County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis (118 and 63.4%), Indiana Massage College (36 and 19.4%), and Hair Fashions By Kaye Beauty College-Noblesville (32 and 17.2%).

The most popular majors in Hamilton County, IN are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (79 and 42.5%), General Cosmetology (44 and 23.7%), and Massage Therapy (36 and 19.4%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hamilton County, IN was Massage Therapy with 36 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 118 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Hamilton County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis with 118 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11

Degrees Awarded to Men

175

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 11 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hamilton County, IN, which is 0.0629 times less than the 175 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

    111 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hamilton County, IN were to White students. These 111 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 51 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hamilton County, IN was $280,100 in 2018, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $266,500 to $280,100, a 5.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Hamilton County, IN is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hamilton County, IN have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hamilton County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$280,100

2018 Median

± $9,640

$266,500

2017 Median

± $10,432

In 2018, the median property value in Hamilton County, IN grew to to $280,100 from the previous year's value of $266,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$100,209

Median Household Income

± $3,812

123k

Number of Households

± 5,929

In 2018, the median household income of the 123k households in Hamilton County, IN grew to $100,209 from the previous year's value of $93,604.

The following chart displays the households in Hamilton 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hamilton County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hamilton County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.7%

2018 Homeownership

78.3%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.7% of the housing units in Hamilton County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hamilton County, IN have a similar commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Hamilton County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.59%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.19%

In 2014, the most common method of travel for workers in Hamilton County, IN was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.59%) and those who Worked At Home (7.19%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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