Whitley County, IN

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2022 Population
34,259
0.62% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.6
0.716% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.14%
0.207% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$73,636
8.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$189,800
15.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Whitley County, IN had a population of 34.3k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $73,636. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Whitley County, IN grew from 34,048 to 34,259, a 0.62% increase and its median household income grew from $67,716 to $73,636, a 8.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whitley County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), White (Hispanic) (1.36%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.779%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.327%).

None of the households in Whitley 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.

99.7% of the residents in Whitley County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Whitley County, IN was $189,800, and the homeownership rate was 81.2%.

Most people in Whitley County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitley County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Whitley County, IN is home to a population of 34.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.12% of Whitley County, IN residents were born outside of the country (384 people).

In 2022, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32k people) in Whitley County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 466 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Whitley County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Whitley County, IN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Whitley County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32k ± 314
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 292
  3. White (Hispanic)
    466 ± 144
2.38%
Hispanic Population
816 people

In 2022, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32k people) in Whitley County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 466 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.38% of the people in Whitley County, IN are hispanic (816 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
384 people
1.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
505 people

As of 2022, 1.12% of Whitley County, IN residents (384 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whitley County, IN was 1.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    813 ± 171
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    464 ± 169
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    356 ± 127

Whitley County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Whitley County, IN employs 17.2k people. The largest industries in Whitley County, IN are Manufacturing (4,782 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,522 people), and Retail Trade (1,717 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,115), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,821), and Transportation & Warehousing ($67,042).

Occupations

17.2k
2022 Value
± 928
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 7.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whitley County, IN grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 17k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitley County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,488 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,769 people), and Management Occupations (1,425 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitley County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.2k
2022 Value
± 928
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 7.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whitley County, IN grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 17k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitley County, IN, are Manufacturing (4,782 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,522 people), and Retail Trade (1,717 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitley County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Whitley 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

$56,853
Median earning men ± $1,825
$35,364
Median earning women ± $1,759

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,667), Manufacturing ($69,405), and Wholesale Trade ($65,272).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($58,182), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,680), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,548).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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. 284
    Manufacturing
  2. 225
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 169
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Whitley County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 73.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.58%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitley County, IN was $189,800 in 2022, which is 0.673 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,800 to $189,800, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitley County, IN is 81.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Whitley County, IN have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Whitley County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Whitley County, IN is $73,636. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Whitley County, IN was Census Tract 507 with a value of $100,500, followed by Census Tract 502 and Census Tract 506, with respective values of $88,523 and $83,472.

Property

$189,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,576
$11,232
Median Property Taxes
±$692

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

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

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Rent vs Own

81.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.2% of the housing units in Whitley County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 507
  2. Census Tract 502
  3. Census Tract 506

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitley County, IN was Census Tract 507 with a value of $100,500, followed by Census Tract 502 and Census Tract 506, with respective values of $88,523 and $83,472.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Whitley 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.
$73,636
Median Household Income
± $3,545
13.8k
Number of Households
± 820

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.8k households in Whitley County, IN grew to $73,636 from the previous year's value of $67,716.

The following chart displays the households in Whitley 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 Whitley County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.48%)
  3. Carpooled (5.65%)

In 2022, 84.5% of workers in Whitley County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.48%) and those who carpooled to work (5.65%).

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

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitley County, IN have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Whitley 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 Whitley County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Whitley County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitley County, IN (3.09k out of 33.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitley County, IN is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Health

92% of the population of Whitley County, IN has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 8.99% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Whitley County, IN see 1698 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.352% decrease from the previous year (1704 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2292 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 929 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,698 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Whitley County, IN

Primary care physicians in Whitley County, IN see an average of 1,698 patients per year. This represents a 0.352% decrease from the previous year (1,704 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.02%
Uninsured
55.6%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
8.99%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitley County, IN grew by 15.4% from 6.95% to 8.02%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48 in Whitley County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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% in Whitley County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.68% in Whitley County, IN.

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