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Vigo County, IN&

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0.16% decline
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2.25% growth
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0.39% growth
Median Property Value
0.77% growth


The economy of Vigo County, IN employs 47,520 people. The economy of Vigo County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Educational Services; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.42; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Vigo County, IN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,776), Manufacturing (7,407), and Educational Services (6,268), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($69,327), Utilities ($60,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($38,125).

Median household income in Vigo County, IN is $41,221. Males in Vigo County, IN have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,264. The income inequality of Vigo County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 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 Vigo County, IN. In Vigo County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 85 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,778. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Vigo County, IN is home to a population of 108,099 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Vigo County, IN is composed of 92,988 White residents (86%), 6,309 Black residents (5.84%), 3,694 Two+ residents (3.42%), 2,708 Hispanic residents (2.51%), and 2,053 Asian residents (1.9%). The most common foreign languages in Vigo County, IN are Spanish (2,112 speakers), Arabic (470 speakers), and Tagalog (378 speakers), but compared to other places, Vigo County, IN has a relative high number of Arabic (470 speakers), Thai (51 speakers), and German (300 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Vigo County, IN awarded 3,402 degrees. The student population of Vigo County, IN is skewed towards females, with 1,539 male students and 1,863 female students. Most students in Vigo County, IN are White (2,514 and 73.9%), followed by Black or African American (292 and 8.58%), Hispanic or Latino (79 and 2.32%), and Two or more races (63 and 1.85%). The largest universities in Vigo County, IN by number of graduates are Indiana State University (2,597 and 76.3%), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (557 and 16.4%), and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (207 and 6.08%). The most popular majors in Vigo County, IN are Registered Nursing (262 and 7.7%), Criminology (168 and 4.94%), and Mechanical Engineering (124 and 3.64%). The median tuition costs in Vigo County, IN are $28,932 for private four year colleges, and $8,546 and $18,876 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Vigo County, IN is $91,900, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $91,200 to $91,900, a 0.77% increase. The homeownership rate of Vigo County, IN is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Vigo County, IN have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vigo County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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