Decatur County, IN

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2020 Population
26,587
0.0941% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.6
1.02% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.5%
8.58% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,794
4.91% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$139,500
3.79% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Decatur County, IN had a population of 26.6k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $60,794. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Decatur County, IN grew from 26,562 to 26,587, a 0.0941% increase and its median household income grew from $57,949 to $60,794, a 4.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Decatur County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), White (Hispanic) (1.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.978%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.591%).

None of the households in Decatur County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Decatur County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Decatur County, IN was $139,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Decatur County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur County, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Decatur County, IN is home to a population of 26.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.91% of Decatur County, IN residents were born outside of the country (508 people).

In 2020, there were 51.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.2k people) in Decatur County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 492 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 335 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Decatur County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Decatur County, IN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Decatur County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.2k ± 90
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    492 ± 91
  3. White (Hispanic)
    335 ± 83
2.07%
Hispanic Population
550 people

In 2020, there were 51.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.2k people) in Decatur County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 492 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 335 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.07% of the people in Decatur County, IN are hispanic (550 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Decatur County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.91%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
508 people
1.98%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
526 people

As of 2020, 1.91% of Decatur County, IN residents (508 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Decatur County, IN was 1.98%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    483 ± 134
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    213 ± 117
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    196 ± 92

Decatur County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Decatur County, IN employs 13.3k people. The largest industries in Decatur County, IN are Manufacturing (4,096 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), and Retail Trade (1,448 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,066), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,731), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,272).

Occupations

13.3k
2020 Value
± 893
0.0226%
1 Year growth
± 8.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Decatur County, IN grew at a rate of 0.0226%, from 13.2k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Decatur County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,596 people), Management Occupations (1,360 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,209 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Decatur County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.3k
2020 Value
± 893
0.0226%
1 Year growth
± 8.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Decatur County, IN grew at a rate of 0.0226%, from 13.2k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Decatur County, IN, are Manufacturing (4,096 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), and Retail Trade (1,448 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Decatur County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Decatur County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,475
Median earning men ± $3,244
$29,737
Median earning women ± $2,430

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,078), Public Administration ($62,563), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,489).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($42,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,222), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,563).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 219
    Manufacturing
  2. 191
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 146
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

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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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

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. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Decatur County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 77.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.22%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.655% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.645% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.72M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (831k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Decatur County, IN was $139,500 in 2020, which is 0.607 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $134,400 to $139,500, a 3.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Decatur County, IN is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Decatur County, IN have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Decatur County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Decatur County, IN is $60,794. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Decatur County, IN was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $68,550, followed by Census Tract 9694 and Census Tract 9692, with respective values of $63,569 and $60,494.

Property

$139,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,102
$7,211
Median Property Taxes
±$607

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Decatur County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Decatur County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2020
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.4% of the housing units in Decatur County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9690
  2. Census Tract 9694
  3. Census Tract 9692

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Decatur County, IN was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $68,550, followed by Census Tract 9694 and Census Tract 9692, with respective values of $63,569 and $60,494.

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

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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.
$60,794
Median Household Income
± $3,064
10.2k
Number of Households
± 724

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Decatur County, IN grew to $60,794 from the previous year's value of $57,949.

The following chart displays the households in Decatur 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Decatur County, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.65%)

In 2020, 82.4% of workers in Decatur County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.93%) and those who worked at home (4.65%).

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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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Decatur County, IN have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Decatur County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Decatur County, IN (2.73k out of 26.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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94.1% of the population of Decatur County, IN has health coverage, with 58.7% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 9.55% on non-group plans, and 0.743% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Decatur County, IN see 1786 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.224% increase from the previous year (1782 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3320 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2951 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,786 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Decatur County, IN

Primary care physicians in Decatur County, IN see an average of 1,786 patients per year. This represents a 0.224% increase from the previous year (1,782 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Decatur County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.89%
Uninsured
58.7%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
9.55%
Non-Group
0.743%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Decatur County, IN declined by 0.213% from 5.9% to 5.89%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.8 in Decatur County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.2% in Decatur County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.76% in Decatur County, IN.

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