Wabash, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
31,032
0.283% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
0.943% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
11.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,194
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$135,800
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,417
0.0347% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wabash, IN had a population of 31k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $66,194. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wabash, IN declined from 31,120 to 31,032, a −0.283% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,611 to $66,194, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wabash, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.04%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.993%).

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

The largest universities in Wabash, IN are Manchester University (352 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wabash, IN was $135,800, and the homeownership rate was 79.4%.

Most people in Wabash, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Wabash, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wabash, IN is home to a population of 31k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.976% of Wabash, IN residents were born outside of the country (303 people).

In 2022, there were 49.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29k people) in Wabash, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 586 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 397 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Wabash, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wabash, IN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wabash, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29k ± 159
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    586 ± 162
  3. White (Hispanic)
    397 ± 127
2.78%
Hispanic Population
864 people

In 2022, there were 49.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29k people) in Wabash, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 586 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 397 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.78% of the people in Wabash, IN are hispanic (864 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.976%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
303 people
1.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
418 people

As of 2022, 0.976% of Wabash, IN residents (303 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 Wabash, IN was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    665 ± 136
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    320 ± 136
  3. Korea
    143 ± 83

Wabash, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wabash, IN employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Wabash, IN are Manufacturing (4,068 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,153 people), and Educational Services (1,526 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,635), Construction ($58,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($56,806).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.4k
2022 Value
± 892
0.0347%
1 Year growth
± 8.42%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wabash, IN grew at a rate of 0.0347%, from 14.4k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wabash, IN, are Production Occupations (2,302 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,540 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wabash, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.4k
2022 Value
± 892
0.0347%
1 Year growth
± 8.42%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wabash, IN grew at a rate of 0.0347%, from 14.4k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wabash, IN, are Manufacturing (4,068 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,153 people), and Educational Services (1,526 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wabash, IN, though some of these residents may live in Wabash, 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

$53,214
Median earning men ± $2,098
$31,794
Median earning women ± $2,644

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($112,645), Wholesale Trade ($64,224), and Manufacturing ($63,148).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($50,104), Wholesale Trade ($46,328), and Public Administration ($45,598).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 251
    Manufacturing
  2. 228
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 177
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Wabash, IN awarded 352 degrees. The student population of Wabash, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 548 male students and 669 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wabash, IN are White (245 and 72.9%), followed by Black or African American (28 and 8.33%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 6.55%), and Unknown (22 and 6.55%).

The largest universities in Wabash, IN by number of degrees awarded are Manchester University (352 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wabash, IN are Pharmacy (69 and 19.6%), Genome Sciences (40 and 11.4%), and Pre-Medical Studies (24 and 6.82%).

The median tuition cost in Wabash, IN for private four year colleges is $34,504.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wabash, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,217 (45% men and 55% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,217 students enrolled in Wabash, IN, 45% men and 55% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 712 records, of which 56.9% were women and 43.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 21 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wabash, IN was General Psychology with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wabash, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
352 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Manchester University with 352 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 155 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wabash, IN, which is 0.787 times less than the 197 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 245 degrees mean that there were 8.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,504) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,268) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Wabash, IN was $135,800 in 2022, which is 0.482 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,700 to $135,800, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Wabash, IN is 79.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wabash, IN have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wabash, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wabash, IN is $66,194. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wabash, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

Property

$135,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,240
$9,906
Median Property Taxes
±$696

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

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Rent vs Own

79.4%
Homeownership
2022
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.4% of the housing units in Wabash, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wabash, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

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

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Household Income

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$66,194
Median Household Income
± $5,189
12.5k
Number of Households
± 764

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.5k households in Wabash, IN grew to $66,194 from the previous year's value of $59,611.

The following chart displays the households in Wabash, 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 Wabash, 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%)
  2. Carpooled (7.04%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.65%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Wabash, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.04%) and those who worked at home (4.65%).

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wabash, IN have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in Wabash, 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 Wabash, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wabash, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wabash, IN (3.19k out of 29.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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

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

93.1% of the population of Wabash, IN has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.916% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.9%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.916%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wabash, IN declined by 9.81% from 7.65% to 6.9%.

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