Spencer County, IN

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2022 Population
19,935
0.0702% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.3
0.225% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.21%
2.53% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,168
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,200
16.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Spencer County, IN had a population of 19.9k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $66,168. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Spencer County, IN declined from 19,949 to 19,935, a −0.0702% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,624 to $66,168, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Spencer County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.58%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.36%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.652%).

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

The largest universities in Spencer County, IN are Saint Meinrad School of Theology (58 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Spencer County, IN was $168,200, and the homeownership rate was 80.1%.

Most people in Spencer County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Spencer County, IN was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Spencer County, IN is home to a population of 19.9k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.97% of Spencer County, IN residents were born outside of the country (393 people).

In 2022, there were 59.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Spencer County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 White (Hispanic) and 307 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Spencer County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Spencer County, IN was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Spencer County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.7k ± 52
  2. White (Hispanic)
    314 ± 111
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    307 ± 52.2
3.19%
Hispanic Population
636 people

In 2022, there were 59.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Spencer County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 White (Hispanic) and 307 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.19% of the people in Spencer County, IN are hispanic (636 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
393 people
2.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
504 people

As of 2022, 1.97% of Spencer County, IN residents (393 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 Spencer County, IN was 2.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    531 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    217 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    153 ± 62

Spencer County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Spencer County, IN employs 9.76k people. The largest industries in Spencer County, IN are Manufacturing (2,321 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,499 people), and Retail Trade (1,014 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($109,844), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,000), and Construction ($59,933).

Occupations

9.76k
2022 Value
± 569
0.308%
1 Year growth
± 8.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Spencer County, IN grew at a rate of 0.308%, from 9.73k employees to 9.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spencer County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,356 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (899 people), and Management Occupations (887 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spencer County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.76k
2022 Value
± 569
0.308%
1 Year growth
± 8.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Spencer County, IN grew at a rate of 0.308%, from 9.73k employees to 9.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spencer County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,321 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,499 people), and Retail Trade (1,014 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spencer County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Spencer 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

$54,184
Median earning men ± $2,651
$34,602
Median earning women ± $1,676

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($71,058), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,885), and Construction ($60,972).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($55,729), Wholesale Trade ($50,000), and Manufacturing ($40,000).

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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. 98
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 98
    Manufacturing
  3. 91
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Spencer County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 68.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.85%).

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

In 2022, universities in Spencer County, IN awarded 58 degrees. The student population of Spencer County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 151 male students and 24 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Spencer County, IN are White (47 and 90.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 5.77%), Black or African American (2 and 3.85%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Spencer County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Saint Meinrad School of Theology (58 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Spencer County, IN are Theological Studies (29 and 50%), Divinity & Ministry (15 and 25.9%), and Pre-Theology & Pre-Ministerial Studies (7 and 12.1%).

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spencer County, IN was $168,200 in 2022, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,100 to $168,200, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Spencer County, IN is 80.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Spencer County, IN have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Spencer County, IN is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Median household income in Spencer County, IN is $66,168. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Spencer County, IN was Census Tract 9528 with a value of $85,833, followed by Census Tract 9530 and Census Tract 9529, with respective values of $61,538 and $51,618.

Property

$168,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,522
$6,291
Median Property Taxes
±$435

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

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

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Rent vs Own

80.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.1% of the housing units in Spencer County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9528
  2. Census Tract 9530
  3. Census Tract 9529

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spencer County, IN was Census Tract 9528 with a value of $85,833, followed by Census Tract 9530 and Census Tract 9529, with respective values of $61,538 and $51,618.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Spencer 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.
$66,168
Median Household Income
± $4,490
7.86k
Number of Households
± 492

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.86k households in Spencer County, IN grew to $66,168 from the previous year's value of $59,624.

The following chart displays the households in Spencer 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 Spencer 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 (87.7%)
  2. Carpooled (5.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.69%)

In 2022, 87.7% of workers in Spencer County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.97%) and those who worked at home (3.69%).

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

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spencer County, IN have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Spencer County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

7.21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spencer County, IN (1.42k out of 19.6k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

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

96.3% of the population of Spencer County, IN has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 9.73% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Spencer County, IN see 2897 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (2904 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3371 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3371 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,897 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Spencer County, IN

Primary care physicians in Spencer County, IN see an average of 2,897 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (2,904 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Spencer 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 23.3% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

3.67%
Uninsured
56.1%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
9.73%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spencer County, IN declined by 5.33% from 3.87% to 3.67%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.7 in Spencer County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

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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 32.2% in Spencer County, IN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.92% in Spencer County, IN.

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