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Marion County, IN&

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0.24% growth
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Median Household Income
8.85% growth
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Number of Employees
1.76% growth
Median Property Value
4.82% growth

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The economy of Marion County, IN employs 460,206 people. The economy of Marion County, IN is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale trade; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.6; 1.28; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Marion County, IN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (71,303), Retail trade (57,034), and Manufacturing (47,726), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,725), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($55,250), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,139).

Median household income in Marion County, IN is $44,874. Males in Marion County, IN have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,032. The income inequality of Marion County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Marion County, IN. In Marion County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,576. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Marion County, IN is home to a population of 941,229 people, from which 93.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, IN is composed of 528,043 White residents (56.1%), 257,455 Black residents (27.4%), 95,677 Hispanic residents (10.2%), 27,606 Asian residents (2.93%), and 27,579 Two+ residents (2.93%). The most common foreign languages in Marion County, IN are Spanish (71,370 speakers), African Languages (5,563 speakers), and Other Asian (4,738 speakers), but compared to other places, Marion County, IN has a relative high number of African Languages (5,563 speakers), Other Asian (4,738 speakers), and Other Indic (2,260 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Marion County, IN awarded 37,112 degrees. The student population of Marion County, IN is skewed towards females, with 13,776 male students and 23,336 female students. Most students in Marion County, IN are White (27,380 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (3,860 and 10.4%), Unknown (2,042 and 5.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,585 and 4.27%). The largest universities in Marion County, IN by number of graduates are Ivy Tech Community College (20,401 and 55%), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,122 and 19.2%), and University of Indianapolis (1,385 and 3.73%). The most popular majors in Marion County, IN are Registered Nursing (1,537 and 4.14%), General Business Administration & Management (1,174 and 3.16%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (891 and 2.4%). The median tuition costs in Marion County, IN are $31,500 for private four year colleges, and $8,141 and $28,727 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, IN is $128,300, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $122,400 to $128,300, a 4.82% increase. The homeownership rate of Marion County, IN is 52.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Marion County, IN have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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