Spencer County, IN

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Population

20,610

0.804% decline

Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$55,280

0.747% growth

Poverty Rate

9.67%


Number of Employees

9,859

1.08% decline

Median Property Value

$117,900

0.338% decline

About

In 2017, Spencer County, IN had a population of 20.6k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $55,280. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Spencer County, IN declined from 20,777 to 20,610, a -0.804% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,870 to $55,280, a 0.747% increase.

The population of Spencer County, IN is 95.1% White Alone, 2.86% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.912% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Spencer County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Spencer County, IN are Saint Meinrad School of Theology (61 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Spencer County, IN is $117,900, and the homeownership rate is 82%. Most people in Spencer County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Spencer County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Spencer County, IN employs 9.86k people. The largest industries in Spencer County, IN are Manufacturing (2,395 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,205 people), and Retail Trade (751 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,083), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,594), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,333).

Median household income in Spencer County, IN is $55,280. Males in Spencer 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 Spencer County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,280

2017 value

± $2,922

0.747%

1 Year Growth

± 6.99%

Households in Spencer County, IN have a median annual income of $55,280, 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 $54,870 in 2016, which represents a 0.747% 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 Spencer 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 9529

  2. Census Tract 9527

  3. Census Tract 9530

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spencer County, IN was Census Tract 9529 with a value of $63,942, followed by Census Tract 9527 and Census Tract 9530, with respective values of $63,095 and $54,925.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Spencer 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

9.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spencer County, IN (1.96k out of 20.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

    1,879 ± 251

  2. Hispanic

    76 ± 103

  3. Two Or More

    29 ± 110

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

9.86k

2017 Value

± 544

-1.08%

1 Year decline

± 7.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spencer County, IN declined at a rate of -1.08%, from 9.97k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spencer County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,496 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,284 people), and Management Occupations (1,017 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spencer County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Spencer County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,496 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,284 people), and Management Occupations (1,017 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Spencer County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.62 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.89 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Spencer County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,218), Management Occupations ($64,764), and Legal Occupations ($59,853).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.86k

2017 Value

± 544

-1.08%

1 Year decline

± 7.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spencer County, IN declined at a rate of -1.08%, from 9.97k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spencer County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,395 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,205 people), and Retail Trade (751 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spencer County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Spencer 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 Spencer County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,395 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,205 people), and Retail Trade (751 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Spencer County, IN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.59 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.41 times), and Manufacturing (2.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Spencer County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,083), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,594), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,333).

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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

93.5% of the population of Spencer County, IN has health coverage, with 56.3% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Spencer County, IN see 2959 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.7% decrease from the previous year (3467 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6883 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

2,959 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Spencer County, IN see an average of 2,959 patients per year. This represents a 14.7% decrease from the previous year (3,467 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

6.45%

Uninsured

56.3%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spencer County, IN declined by 22.8% from 8.36% to 6.45%.

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

Spencer County, IN is home to a population of 20.6k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.37% of Spencer County, IN residents were born outside of the country (283 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Spencer County, IN is composed of 19.6k White Alone residents (95.1%), 590 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.86%), 188 Two or More Races residents (0.912%), 128 Black or African American Alone residents (0.621%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.233%), 47 Asian Alone residents (0.228%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0776%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Spencer County, IN was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Spencer County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Spencer County, IN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

283 people

1.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

255 people

As of 2017, 1.37% of Spencer County, IN residents (283 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 Spencer County, IN was 1.23%, 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

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Spencer County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Spencer County, IN was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.6k ± 8

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    590 ± 172

  3. Two or More Races

    188 ± 52.6

In 2017, there were 33.2 times more White Alone residents (19.6k people) in Spencer County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 590 Hispanic or Latino and 188 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Spencer County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    725 ± 122

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    163 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    149 ± 60

Spencer County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Spencer County, IN awarded 61 degrees. The student population of Spencer County, IN is skewed towards men, with 143 male students and 28 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Spencer County, IN are White (45 and 88.2%), followed by Asian (3 and 5.88%), Black or African American (2 and 3.92%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.96%).

The largest universities in Spencer County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Saint Meinrad School of Theology (61 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Spencer County, IN are Divinity & Ministry (28 and 45.9%), Theological Studies (23 and 37.7%), and Philosophy (8 and 13.1%).

The median tuition costs in Spencer 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. 8 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Spencer County, IN was Philosophy with 8 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

61 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Spencer County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Meinrad School of Theology with 61 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

50

Degrees Awarded to Men

11

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 50 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Spencer County, IN, which is 4.55 times more than the 11 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

    45 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Spencer County, IN were to White students. These 45 degrees mean that there were 15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spencer County, IN was $117,900 in 2017, which is 0.513 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,300 to $117,900, a 0.338% decrease. The homeownership rate in Spencer County, IN is 82%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Spencer County, IN have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Spencer County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$117,900

2017 Median

± $4,107

$118,300

2016 Median

± $4,563

In 2017, the median property value in Spencer County, IN declined from to $117,900 from the previous year's value of $118,300.

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

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Household Income

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$55,280

Median Household Income

± $2,922

8.1k

Number of Households

± 459

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.1k households in Spencer County, IN grew to $55,280 from the previous year's value of $54,870.

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

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Rent vs Own

82%

2017 Homeownership

81.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82% of the housing units in Spencer County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spencer County, IN have a longer commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.7% of the workforce in Spencer 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

    6.97%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Spencer County, IN was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.97%) and those who Worked At Home (5.3%).

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

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