Washington County, IN

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Population

27,807

0.054% growth

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$46,861

4.41% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

11,952

0.454% growth

Median Property Value

$106,200

1.53% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, IN had a population of 27.8k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $46,861. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, IN grew from 27,792 to 27,807, a 0.054% increase and its median household income grew from $44,883 to $46,861, a 4.41% increase.

The population of Washington County, IN is 96.9% White Alone, 1.31% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.14% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Washington County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washington County, IN is $106,200, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Washington County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, IN employs 12k people. The largest industries in Washington County, IN are Manufacturing (2,846 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,729 people), and Retail Trade (1,361 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,750), Wholesale Trade ($47,692), and Utilities ($41,518).

Median household income in Washington County, IN is $46,861. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,861

2017 value

± $2,738

4.41%

1 Year Growth

± 7.21%

Households in Washington County, IN have a median annual income of $46,861, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,883 in 2016, which represents a 4.41% 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 Washington 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 9674

  2. Census Tract 9672

  3. Census Tract 9677

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, IN was Census Tract 9674 with a value of $53,370, followed by Census Tract 9672 and Census Tract 9677, with respective values of $53,274 and $49,318.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, IN (3.64k out of 27.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    3,592 ± 364

  2. Hispanic

    151 ± 126

  3. Two Or More

    52 ± 108

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington 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

12k

2017 Value

± 698

0.454%

1 Year growth

± 8.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, IN grew at a rate of 0.454%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,745 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,348 people), and Management Occupations (1,044 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,745 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,348 people), and Management Occupations (1,044 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, IN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,781), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,355), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,297).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k

2017 Value

± 698

0.454%

1 Year growth

± 8.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, IN grew at a rate of 0.454%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,846 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,729 people), and Retail Trade (1,361 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,846 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,729 people), and Retail Trade (1,361 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, IN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.04 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.35 times), and Construction (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, IN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,750), Wholesale Trade ($47,692), and Utilities ($41,518).

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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. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

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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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% 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. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.2% of the population of Washington County, IN has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, IN see 3092 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.194% decrease from the previous year (3098 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4612 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3459 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

3,092 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, IN see an average of 3,092 patients per year. This represents a 0.194% decrease from the previous year (3,098 patients).

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

11.8%

Uninsured

44.1%

Employer Coverage

16.7%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

2.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, IN grew by 1.12% from 11.7% to 11.8%.

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

Washington County, IN is home to a population of 27.8k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.453% of Washington County, IN residents were born outside of the country (126 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, IN is composed of 26.9k White Alone residents (96.9%), 363 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.31%), 317 Two or More Races residents (1.14%), 89 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.32%), 48 Asian Alone residents (0.173%), 25 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0899%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0611%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, IN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, IN was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Washington County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, IN residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.453%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

126 people

0.468%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

130 people

As of 2017, 0.453% of Washington County, IN residents (126 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 Washington County, IN was 0.468%, 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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Washington County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, IN was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.9k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    363 ± 53.3

  3. Two or More Races

    317 ± 106

In 2017, there were 74.2 times more White Alone residents (26.9k people) in Washington County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 363 Hispanic or Latino and 317 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 Washington County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Washington County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Washington County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington County, IN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    690 ± 132

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    286 ± 93

  3. Korea

    251 ± 66

Washington County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, IN was $106,200 in 2017, which is 0.488 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,600 to $106,200, a 1.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, IN is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, IN have an average commute time of 29.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,861

Median Household Income

± $2,738

10.6k

Number of Households

± 604

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.6k households in Washington County, IN grew to $46,861 from the previous year's value of $44,883.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$106,200

2017 Median

± $4,772

$104,600

2016 Median

± $4,743

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, IN grew to to $106,200 from the previous year's value of $104,600.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76%

2017 Homeownership

76.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76% of the housing units in Washington County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

29.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, IN have a longer commute time (29.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Washington County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, IN was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.9%).

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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