Ripley County, IN

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Population

28,372

0.912% decline

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$53,698

2.53% growth

Number of Employees

13,646

2.22% growth

Median Property Value

$139,500

0.868% growth

About

In 2017, Ripley County, IN had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $53,698. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ripley County, IN declined from 28,633 to 28,372, a -0.912% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,372 to $53,698, a 2.53% increase.

The population of Ripley County, IN is 95.6% White Alone, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.973% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Ripley County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ripley County, IN is $139,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.7%. Most people in Ripley County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ripley 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 Ripley County, IN employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Ripley County, IN are Manufacturing (3,222 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,728 people), and Retail Trade (1,436 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,085), Utilities ($52,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,489).

Median household income in Ripley County, IN is $53,698. Males in Ripley 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 Ripley County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,698

2017 value

± $1,431

2.53%

1 Year Growth

± 4.99%

Households in Ripley County, IN have a median annual income of $53,698, 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 $52,372 in 2016, which represents a 2.53% 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 Ripley 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9689

  2. Census Tract 9684

  3. Census Tract 9687

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ripley County, IN was Census Tract 9689 with a value of $62,313, followed by Census Tract 9684 and Census Tract 9687, with respective values of $57,804 and $54,458.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ripley County, IN (2.92k out of 27.9k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    2,816 ± 303

  2. Native American

    61 ± 119

  3. Hispanic

    59 ± 93

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

13.6k

2017 Value

± 685

2.22%

1 Year growth

± 6.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ripley County, IN grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ripley County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,005 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,634 people), and Management Occupations (1,247 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ripley County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ripley County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,005 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,634 people), and Management Occupations (1,247 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ripley County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.53 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.75 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ripley County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($148,163), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,500), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.6k

2017 Value

± 685

2.22%

1 Year growth

± 6.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ripley County, IN grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ripley County, IN, are Manufacturing (3,222 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,728 people), and Retail Trade (1,436 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ripley County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Ripley 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 Ripley County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,222 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,728 people), and Retail Trade (1,436 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ripley County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.33 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.13 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ripley County, IN, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,085), Utilities ($52,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,489).

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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

92.4% of the population of Ripley County, IN has health coverage, with 56.4% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 9.27% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ripley County, IN see 14350 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.716% increase from the previous year (14248 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9615 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2404 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

14,350 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ripley County, IN see an average of 14,350 patients per year. This represents a 0.716% increase from the previous year (14,248 patients).

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

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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

7.63%

Uninsured

56.4%

Employer Coverage

11.5%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

9.27%

Non-Group

1.66%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ripley County, IN declined by 5.9% from 8.11% to 7.63%.

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

Ripley County, IN is home to a population of 28.4k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.53% of Ripley County, IN residents were born outside of the country (434 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ripley County, IN is composed of 27.1k White Alone residents (95.6%), 509 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.79%), 276 Asian Alone residents (0.973%), 158 Two or More Races residents (0.557%), 137 Black or African American Alone residents (0.483%), 128 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.451%), 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.116%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ripley County, IN was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Ripley County, IN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ripley County, IN residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.53%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

434 people

1.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

479 people

As of 2017, 1.53% of Ripley County, IN residents (434 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 Ripley County, IN was 1.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Ripley County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ripley County, IN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.1k ± 47

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    509 ± 88.6

  3. Asian Alone

    276 ± 140

In 2017, there were 53.3 times more White Alone residents (27.1k people) in Ripley County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 509 Hispanic or Latino and 276 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    724 ± 117

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    361 ± 156

  3. Korea

    199 ± 80

Ripley County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ripley County, IN was $139,500 in 2017, which is 0.607 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,300 to $139,500, a 0.868% increase. The homeownership rate in Ripley County, IN is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ripley County, IN have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ripley County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$139,500

2017 Median

± $6,203

$138,300

2016 Median

± $7,117

In 2017, the median property value in Ripley County, IN grew to to $139,500 from the previous year's value of $138,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ripley 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 Ripley County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$53,698

Median Household Income

± $1,431

11.2k

Number of Households

± 586

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.2k households in Ripley County, IN grew to $53,698 from the previous year's value of $52,372.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.7%

2017 Homeownership

76.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.7% of the housing units in Ripley County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ripley County, IN have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.22% of the workforce in Ripley County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.63%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ripley County, IN was Drove Alone (85.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.63%) and those who Worked At Home (4.11%).

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

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