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Jackson County, IN&

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0.38% growth
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Median Household Income
3.29% growth
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Number of Employees
1.9% growth
Median Property Value
2.58% growth


The economy of Jackson County, IN employs 20,263 people. The economy of Jackson County, IN is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 3.45; 3.08; and 2.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson County, IN are Manufacturing (6,457), Retail trade (2,743), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,251), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,719), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,185), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($41,957).

Median household income in Jackson County, IN is $48,546. Males in Jackson County, IN have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,740. The income inequality of Jackson County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jackson County, IN. In Jackson County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 48 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,333. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Jackson County, IN is home to a population of 43,637 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, IN is composed of 39,230 White residents (89.9%), 2,677 Hispanic residents (6.13%), 1,006 Asian residents (2.31%), 363 Two+ residents (0.83%), and 232 Black residents (0.53%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson County, IN are Spanish (1,763 speakers), Japanese (274 speakers), and German (83 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson County, IN has a relative high number of Japanese (274 speakers), Other Native North American (22 speakers), and German (83 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Indiana awarded 105,518 degrees. The student population of Indiana is skewed towards females, with 43,645 male students and 61,873 female students. Most students in Indiana are White (76,649 and 72.6%), followed by Black or African American (8,515 and 8.07%), Hispanic or Latino (4,659 and 4.42%), and Unknown (3,835 and 3.63%). The largest universities in Indiana by number of graduates are Ivy Tech Community College (20,401 and 19.3%), Indiana University-Bloomington (11,491 and 10.9%), and Purdue University-Main Campus (10,746 and 10.2%). The most popular majors in Indiana are Registered Nursing (4,655 and 4.41%), General Business (2,986 and 2.83%), and General Business Administration & Management (2,679 and 2.54%). The median tuition costs in Indiana are $30,500 for private four year colleges, and $8,546 and $24,766 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, IN is $115,100, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $112,200 to $115,100, a 2.58% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson County, IN is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jackson County, IN have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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