Jay County, IN

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2020 Population
20,697
0.686% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.2
1.26% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.5%
2.54% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$45,864
3.76% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$90,800
0.656% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Jay County, IN had a population of 20.7k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $45,864. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jay County, IN declined from 20,840 to 20,697, a −0.686% decrease and its median household income declined from $47,658 to $45,864, a −3.76% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jay County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.73%), Other (Hispanic) (1.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.961%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.459%).

None of the households in Jay 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 Jay County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Jay County, IN was $90,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%.

Most people in Jay County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Jay County, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jay County, IN is home to a population of 20.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.29% of Jay County, IN residents were born outside of the country (268 people).

In 2020, there were 54.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Jay County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 359 White (Hispanic) and 242 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Jay County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jay County, IN was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jay County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.6k ± 23
  2. White (Hispanic)
    359 ± 209
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    242 ± 244
3.22%
Hispanic Population
666 people

In 2020, there were 54.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Jay County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 359 White (Hispanic) and 242 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.22% of the people in Jay County, IN are hispanic (666 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
268 people
1.44%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
300 people

As of 2020, 1.29% of Jay County, IN residents (268 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 Jay County, IN was 1.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    482 ± 116
  2. Korea
    170 ± 65
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    112 ± 73

Jay County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Jay County, IN employs 9.57k people. The largest industries in Jay County, IN are Manufacturing (3,079 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,214 people), and Retail Trade (818 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,438), Wholesale Trade ($43,281), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,190).

Occupations

9.57k
2020 Value
± 580
−0.468%
1 Year decline
± 8.17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jay County, IN declined at a rate of −0.468%, from 9.62k employees to 9.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jay County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,848 people), Management Occupations (862 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (799 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jay County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.57k
2020 Value
± 580
−0.468%
1 Year decline
± 8.17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jay County, IN declined at a rate of −0.468%, from 9.62k employees to 9.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jay County, IN, are Manufacturing (3,079 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,214 people), and Retail Trade (818 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jay County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Jay 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

$38,049
Median earning men ± $3,441
$26,624
Median earning women ± $1,522

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($49,333), Wholesale Trade ($46,343), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,955).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,081), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,979).

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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. 138
    Manufacturing
  2. 112
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 92
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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 Jay County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2%).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Jay County, IN was $90,800 in 2020, which is 0.395 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $91,400 to $90,800, a 0.656% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jay County, IN is 75.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jay County, IN have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jay County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jay County, IN is $45,864. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jay County, IN was Census Tract 9629 with a value of $60,500, followed by Census Tract 9630 and Census Tract 9628, with respective values of $51,307 and $50,440.

Property

$90,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,033
$6,238
Median Property Taxes
±$402

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

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

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Rent vs Own

75.2%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.2% of the housing units in Jay County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9629
  2. Census Tract 9630
  3. Census Tract 9628

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jay County, IN was Census Tract 9629 with a value of $60,500, followed by Census Tract 9630 and Census Tract 9628, with respective values of $51,307 and $50,440.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jay 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.
$45,864
Median Household Income
± $2,115
8.29k
Number of Households
± 534

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.29k households in Jay County, IN declined from $45,864 from the previous year's value of $47,658.

The following chart displays the households in Jay 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 Jay 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 (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.19%)

In 2020, 78.5% of workers in Jay County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (5.19%).

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 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jay County, IN have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Jay 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 Jay County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jay County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jay County, IN (2.94k out of 20.4k 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 < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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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89.7% of the population of Jay County, IN has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.27% 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 Jay County, IN see 2596 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.6% increase from the previous year (2327 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1076 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% 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

2,596 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jay County, IN

Primary care physicians in Jay County, IN see an average of 2,596 patients per year. This represents a 11.6% increase from the previous year (2,327 patients).

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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 26.3% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jay County, IN grew by 16.3% from 8.85% to 10.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 79.5 in Jay 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 33.5% in Jay County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.7% in Jay County, IN.

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