Starke County, IN

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2020 Population
22,996
0.192% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.6
0.241% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.5%
17.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$49,705
2.9% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$111,100
3.81% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Starke County, IN had a population of 23k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $49,705. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Starke County, IN grew from 22,952 to 22,996, a 0.192% increase and its median household income declined from $51,190 to $49,705, a −2.9% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Starke County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.722%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.33%).

None of the households in Starke 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.

99.3% of the residents in Starke County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Starke County, IN are Taylor Institute of Cosmetology II (13 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Starke County, IN was $111,100, and the homeownership rate was 82%.

Most people in Starke County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Starke County, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Starke County, IN is home to a population of 23k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.7% of Starke County, IN residents were born outside of the country (390 people).

In 2020, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.5k people) in Starke County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 719 White (Hispanic) and 306 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Starke County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Starke County, IN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Starke County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.5k ± 106
  2. White (Hispanic)
    719 ± 108
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    306 ± 165
4%
Hispanic Population
919 people

In 2020, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.5k people) in Starke County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 719 White (Hispanic) and 306 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4% of the people in Starke County, IN are hispanic (919 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
390 people
1.99%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
456 people

As of 2020, 1.7% of Starke County, IN residents (390 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 Starke County, IN was 1.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    457 ± 102
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    245 ± 132
  3. Korea
    172 ± 62

Starke County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Starke County, IN employs 9.27k people. The largest industries in Starke County, IN are Manufacturing (2,410 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,273 people), and Retail Trade (990 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,500), Utilities ($65,227), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,786).

Occupations

9.27k
2020 Value
± 582
−4.95%
1 Year decline
± 9.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Starke County, IN declined at a rate of −4.95%, from 9.75k employees to 9.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Starke County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,515 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,005 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Starke County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.27k
2020 Value
± 582
−4.95%
1 Year decline
± 9.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Starke County, IN declined at a rate of −4.95%, from 9.75k employees to 9.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Starke County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,410 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,273 people), and Retail Trade (990 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Starke County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Starke 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

$38,671
Median earning men ± $3,793
$24,373
Median earning women ± $3,048

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,190), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,482).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,583), Construction ($52,857), and Wholesale Trade ($45,606).

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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. 91
    Manufacturing
  2. 71
    Retail Trade
  3. 70
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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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 Starke County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 72.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.69%).

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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In 2020, universities in Starke County, IN awarded 13 degrees. The student population of Starke County, IN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 46 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Starke County, IN are White (13 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Starke County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Taylor Institute of Cosmetology II (13 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Starke County, IN are General Cosmetology (13 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

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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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).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Starke County, IN was $111,100 in 2020, which is 0.483 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $115,500 to $111,100, a 3.81% decrease. The homeownership rate in Starke County, IN is 82%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Starke County, IN have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Starke County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Starke County, IN is $49,705. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Starke County, IN was Census Tract 9539 with a value of $63,008, followed by Census Tract 9537 and Census Tract 9536, with respective values of $60,875 and $58,661.

Property

$111,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,966
$6,958
Median Property Taxes
±$486

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 Starke County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

82%
Homeownership
2020
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 82% of the housing units in Starke County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9539
  2. Census Tract 9537
  3. Census Tract 9536

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Starke County, IN was Census Tract 9539 with a value of $63,008, followed by Census Tract 9537 and Census Tract 9536, with respective values of $60,875 and $58,661.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Starke 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.
$49,705
Median Household Income
± $3,146
8.49k
Number of Households
± 585

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.49k households in Starke County, IN declined from $49,705 from the previous year's value of $51,190.

The following chart displays the households in Starke 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 Starke 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 (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.57%)

In 2020, 81.2% of workers in Starke County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who worked at home (2.57%).

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

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Starke County, IN have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in Starke 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 Starke County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Starke County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Starke County, IN (3.99k out of 22.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher 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 35 - 44.

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

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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93.4% of the population of Starke County, IN has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.42% 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 Starke County, IN see 5734 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.2% increase from the previous year (4579 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4599 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3285 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% 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

5,734 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Starke County, IN

Primary care physicians in Starke County, IN see an average of 5,734 patients per year. This represents a 25.2% increase from the previous year (4,579 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Starke 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% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

6.6%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
21.5%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Starke County, IN grew by 27.1% from 5.19% to 6.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Starke 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 33% in Starke County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10% in Starke County, IN.

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