Fountain County, IN

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2022 Population
16,468
0.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
0.701% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
9.56% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,559
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$123,400
10.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fountain County, IN had a population of 16.5k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $60,559. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fountain County, IN grew from 16,422 to 16,468, a 0.28% increase and its median household income grew from $54,475 to $60,559, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fountain County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.42%), White (Hispanic) (1.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.534%).

None of the households in Fountain 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.

99.4% of the residents in Fountain County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fountain County, IN was $123,400, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%.

Most people in Fountain County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fountain County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fountain County, IN is home to a population of 16.5k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.29% of Fountain County, IN residents were born outside of the country (212 people).

In 2022, there were 57.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.5k people) in Fountain County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 269 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 234 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Fountain County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fountain 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 Fountain County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 89
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    269 ± 53.5
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    234 ± 80.5
2.82%
Hispanic Population
464 people

In 2022, there were 57.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.5k people) in Fountain County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 269 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 234 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.82% of the people in Fountain County, IN are hispanic (464 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
212 people
1.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
217 people

As of 2022, 1.29% of Fountain County, IN residents (212 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 Fountain County, IN was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    424 ± 103
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    201 ± 87
  3. Korea
    109 ± 76

Fountain County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fountain County, IN employs 7.75k people. The largest industries in Fountain County, IN are Manufacturing (1,914 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (897 people), and Educational Services (781 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,268), Wholesale Trade ($53,277), and Manufacturing ($52,841).

Occupations

7.75k
2022 Value
± 477
1.88%
1 Year growth
± 8.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fountain County, IN grew at a rate of 1.88%, from 7.61k employees to 7.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fountain County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,119 people), Management Occupations (628 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (604 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fountain County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.75k
2022 Value
± 477
1.88%
1 Year growth
± 8.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fountain County, IN grew at a rate of 1.88%, from 7.61k employees to 7.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fountain County, IN, are Manufacturing (1,914 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (897 people), and Educational Services (781 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fountain County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Fountain 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

$48,000
Median earning men ± $5,641
$31,625
Median earning women ± $5,164

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,059), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,987), and Manufacturing ($57,883).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,114), Manufacturing ($40,577), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,432).

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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. 89
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 86
    Manufacturing
  3. 73
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fountain County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 77.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.5%).

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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Fountain County, IN was $123,400 in 2022, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,400 to $123,400, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Fountain County, IN is 74.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fountain County, IN have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fountain County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fountain County, IN is $60,559. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fountain County, IN was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $68,036, followed by Census Tract 9579 and Census Tract 9578, with respective values of $67,218 and $62,019.

Property

$123,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,083
$5,062
Median Property Taxes
±$368

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

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Rent vs Own

74.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.2% of the housing units in Fountain County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9577
  2. Census Tract 9579
  3. Census Tract 9578

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fountain County, IN was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $68,036, followed by Census Tract 9579 and Census Tract 9578, with respective values of $67,218 and $62,019.

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

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Household Income

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$60,559
Median Household Income
± $5,217
6.82k
Number of Households
± 454

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.82k households in Fountain County, IN grew to $60,559 from the previous year's value of $54,475.

The following chart displays the households in Fountain 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 Fountain 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 (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.1%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Fountain County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (5.1%).

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

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fountain County, IN have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Fountain 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 Fountain County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fountain County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fountain County, IN (1.97k out of 16.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

91.8% of the population of Fountain County, IN has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 9.64% on non-group plans, and 0.905% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fountain County, IN see 5449 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0183% decrease from the previous year (5450 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3302 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1376 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,449 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fountain County, IN

Primary care physicians in Fountain County, IN see an average of 5,449 patients per year. This represents a 0.0183% decrease from the previous year (5,450 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fountain 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 22.8% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.23%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
9.64%
Non-Group
0.905%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fountain County, IN declined by 14.5% from 9.62% to 8.23%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.5 in Fountain 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 35% in Fountain County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.51% in Fountain County, IN.

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