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East Central Indiana Demographics Profile

East Central Indiana is defined as the following counties: Blackford County, Indiana; Delaware County, Indiana; Grant County, Indiana; Henry County, Indiana; Jay County, Indiana; Madison County, Indiana; Randolph County, Indiana.

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Demographic Profile

The population in the East Central Indiana was 422,510 per American Community Survey data for 2012-2016.
 
The region has a civilian labor force of 199,753 with a participation rate of 58.1%. Of individuals 25 to 64 in the East
Central Indiana, 18.8% have a bachelor’s degree or higher which compares with 31.8% in the nation.
 
The median household income in the East Central Indiana is $42,122 and the median house value is $87,272.

 
Summary1
 
Percent
Value

 
East Central Indiana Indiana USA East Central Indiana Indiana USA
Demographics
Population (ACS) -- -- -- 422,510 6,589,578 318,558,162
Male 49.2% 49.2% 49.2% 208,075 3,245,322 156,765,322
Female 50.8% 50.8% 50.8% 214,435 3,344,256 161,792,840
Median Age2 -- -- -- 39.1 37.4 37.7
Under 18 Years 21.3% 24.0% 23.1% 89,806 1,581,992 73,612,438
18 to 24 Years 12.5% 10.1% 9.8% 52,604 667,899 31,296,577
25 to 34 Years 11.3% 12.8% 13.6% 47,819 845,708 43,397,907
35 to 44 Years 11.6% 12.5% 12.7% 49,169 822,044 40,548,400
45 to 54 Years 13.3% 13.5% 13.6% 56,359 891,285 43,460,466
55 to 64 Years 12.9% 12.8% 12.6% 54,540 840,327 40,061,742
65 to 74 Years 9.6% 8.1% 8.3% 40,445 535,846 26,355,308
75 Years, and Over 7.5% 6.1% 6.2% 31,768 404,477 19,825,324
Race: White 90.3% 84.0% 73.3% 381,712 5,534,759 233,657,078
Race: Black or African American 5.6% 9.2% 12.6% 23,518 608,226 40,241,818
Race: American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.2% 0.8% 788 15,799 2,597,817
Race: Asian 0.7% 2.0% 5.2% 2,900 130,232 16,614,625
Race: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 222 2,746 560,021
Race: Some Other Race 0.7% 2.3% 4.8% 2,995 151,500 15,133,856
Race: Two or More Races 2.5% 2.2% 3.1% 10,375 146,316 9,752,947
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 3.0% 6.5% 17.3% 12,474 429,522 55,199,107
Population Growth
Population (Pop Estimates)5 -- -- -- 417,492 6,666,818 325,719,178
Population Annual Average Growth5 -0.2% 0.4% 0.8% -986 28,722 2,448,797
Economic
Labor Force Participation Rate and Size (civilian population 16 years and over) 58.1% 63.9% 63.3% 199,753 3,314,108 159,807,099
Armed Forces Labor Force 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 72 2,844 1,011,641
Veterans, Age 18-64 5.5% 5.3% 5.1% 14,444 215,776 10,165,671
Veterans Labor Force Participation Rate and Size, Age 18-64 69.2% 75.0% 75.4% 9,995 161,773 7,664,089
Median Household Income2 -- -- -- $42,122 $50,433 $55,322
Per Capita Income -- -- -- $21,901 $26,117 $29,829
Poverty Level (of all people) 18.4% 15.0% 15.1% 73,228 957,694 46,932,225
Households Receiving Food Stamps 15.2% 12.2% 13.0% 25,128 306,540 15,360,951
Mean Commute Time (minutes) -- -- -- 22.7 23.4 26.1
Commute via Public Transportation 0.7% 1.1% 5.1% 1,243 32,709 7,476,312
Educational Attainment, Age 25-64
No High School Diploma 10.3% 10.5% 11.6% 21,367 356,635 19,478,050
High School Graduate 37.9% 32.0% 26.1% 78,689 1,087,273 43,788,541
Some College, No Degree 23.2% 21.7% 21.5% 48,214 736,715 36,025,193
Associate's Degree 9.9% 9.5% 8.9% 20,525 324,572 14,962,488
Bachelor's Degree 12.7% 17.6% 20.2% 26,489 598,877 33,845,524
Postgraduate Degree 6.1% 8.7% 11.6% 12,603 295,292 19,368,719
Housing
Total Housing Units -- -- -- 189,495 2,830,669 134,054,899
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)2 -- -- -- $87,272 $126,500 $184,700
Homeowner Vacancy 2.8% 2.0% 1.8% 3,276 35,992 1,395,797
Rental Vacancy 8.3% 7.6% 6.2% 4,750 65,602 2,855,844
Renter-Occupied Housing Unites (% of Occupied Units) 31.1% 31.3% 36.4% 51,393 786,317 42,835,169
Occupied Housing Unites with No Vehicle Available (% of Occupied Units) 7.5% 6.8% 9.0% 12,486 171,269 10,562,847
Social
Enrolled in Grade 12 (% of total population) 1.3% 1.4% 1.4% 5,329 90,687 4,433,703
Disconnected Youth4 2.8% 3.2% 2.8% 738 11,596 485,589
Children in Single Parent Families (% of all children) 39.3% 34.7% 34.7% 32,759 519,415 24,318,038
With a Disability, Age 18-64 14.9% 11.8% 10.3% 37,544 472,214 20,188,257
With a Disability, Age 18-64, Labor Force Participation Rate and Size 37.6% 41.4% 41.0% 14,113 195,523 8,278,834
Foreign Born 1.6% 4.9% 13.2% 6,958 324,368 42,194,354
Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over) 1.0% 3.2% 8.5% 3,990 199,580 25,440,956
Union Membership
Total3 11.0% 9.6% 10.7% -- -- --
Private Sector3 8.4% 7.3% 6.4% -- -- --
Manufacturing3 16.0% 12.9% 8.7% -- -- --
Public Sector3 22.0% 24.9% 35.1% -- -- --
Source: JobsEQ®
1. American Community Survey 2012-2016, unless noted otherwise
2. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.
3. 2017; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data
4. Disconnected Youth are 16-19 year olds who are (1) not in school, (2) not high school graduates, and (3) either unemployed or not in the labor force.
5. Census 2017, annual average growth rate since 2007


Employment Trends

As of 2018Q2, total employment for the East Central Indiana was 157,088 (based on a four-quarter moving average). Over the year ending 2018Q2, employment declined 0.5% in the region.

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Employment data are derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and imputed where necessary. Data are updated through 2017Q4 with preliminary estimates updated to 2018Q2.


Unemployment Rate

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the East Central Indiana was 3.8% as of June 2018. The regional unemployment rate was lower than the national rate of 3.9%. One year earlier, in June 2017, the unemployment rate in the East Central Indiana was 3.9%.

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Unemployment rate data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and updated through June 2018.


Wage Trends

The average worker in the East Central Indiana earned annual wages of $38,032 as of 2018Q2. Average annual wages per worker increased 2.3% in the region during the preceding four quarters. For comparison purposes, annual average wages were $55,223 in the nation as of 2018Q2.

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Annual average wages per worker data are derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and imputed where necessary. Data are updated through 2017Q4 with preliminary estimates updated to 2018Q2.


Cost of Living Index

The Cost of Living Index estimates the relative price levels for consumer goods and services. When applied to wages and salaries, the result is a measure of relative purchasing power. The cost of living is 15.7% lower in East Central Indiana than the U.S. average.

Cost of Living Information
  Annual Average Salary Cost of Living Index (Base US) US Purchasing Power
East Central Indiana $38,032 84.3 $45,098
Indiana $46,142 92.8 $49,715
USA $55,223 100.0 $55,223
Source: JobsEQ®
Data as of 2018Q2
Cost of Living per C2ER, data as of 2018q1, imputed by Chmura where necessary.


Industry Snapshot

The largest sector in the East Central Indiana is Health Care and Social Assistance, employing 26,225 workers. The next-largest sectors in the region are Manufacturing (22,409 workers) and Educational Services (18,038). High location quotients (LQs) indicate sectors in which a region has high concentrations of employment compared to the national average. The sectors with the largest LQs in the region are Manufacturing (LQ = 1.74), Educational Services (1.40), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (1.30).

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Employment data are derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and imputed where necessary. Data are updated through 2017Q4 with preliminary estimates updated to 2018Q2.

Sectors in the East Central Indiana with the highest average wages per worker are Utilities ($83,155), Management of Companies and Enterprises ($79,955), and Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction ($67,153). Regional sectors with the best job growth (or most moderate job losses) over the last 5 years are Manufacturing (+1,098 jobs), Transportation and Warehousing (+1,097), and Accommodation and Food Services (+673).
Over the next 1 year, employment in the East Central Indiana is projected to contract by 234 jobs. The fastest growing sector in the region is expected to be Health Care and Social Assistance with a +0.8% year-over-year rate of growth. The strongest forecast by number of jobs over this period is expected for Health Care and Social Assistance (+215 jobs), Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (+45), and Construction (+27).

    Current
5-Year History
1-Year Forecast
    Four Quarters Ending with 2018q2 Total Change Avg Ann % Chg in Empl   Separations (Approximate) ---Growth---
NAICS Industry Empl Avg Ann Wages LQ Empl Region Total New Demand Exits Transfers Empl Avg Ann Rate
11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 2,815 $42,636 1.30 164 1.2% 298 131 173 -6 -0.2%
21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 170 $67,153 0.26 25 3.3% 14 6 11 -3 -1.6%
22 Utilities 549 $83,155 0.66 44 1.7% 44 18 31 -5 -0.9%
23 Construction 6,914 $43,242 0.79 599 1.8% 707 244 435 27 0.4%
31 Manufacturing 22,409 $50,918 1.74 1,098 1.0% 2,030 861 1,468 -298 -1.3%
42 Wholesale Trade 3,704 $48,196 0.61 -710 -3.4% 372 147 242 -17 -0.4%
44 Retail Trade 17,795 $25,506 1.06 -623 -0.7% 2,313 1,048 1,323 -59 -0.3%
48 Transportation and Warehousing 7,317 $44,266 1.06 1,097 3.3% 770 331 444 -4 -0.1%
51 Information 1,419 $35,187 0.46 -424 -5.1% 132 50 88 -6 -0.4%
52 Finance and Insurance 4,170 $51,477 0.67 -198 -0.9% 389 151 243 -5 -0.1%
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1,846 $34,486 0.68 80 0.9% 180 86 102 -7 -0.4%
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,781 $46,678 0.36 -148 -0.8% 314 122 202 -9 -0.3%
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,195 $79,955 0.52 -69 -1.1% 106 40 68 -2 -0.2%
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 7,529 $28,405 0.74 -225 -0.6% 914 369 500 45 0.6%
61 Educational Services 18,038 $37,613 1.40 308 0.3% 1,588 802 863 -77 -0.4%
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 26,225 $42,288 1.17 256 0.2% 2,685 1,214 1,257 215 0.8%
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 2,439 $24,498 0.78 -125 -1.0% 340 153 188 -1 -0.1%
72 Accommodation and Food Services 13,726 $14,358 0.97 673 1.0% 2,224 983 1,237 4 0.0%
81 Other Services (except Public Administration) 7,209 $20,212 1.05 -537 -1.4% 794 373 444 -24 -0.3%
92 Public Adminstration 7,838 $36,727 1.06 483 1.3% 687 306 414 -32 -0.4%
99 Unclassified 1 $30,304 0.00 1 n/a 0 0 0 0 -0.8%
  Total - All Industries 157,088 $38,032 1.00 1,770 0.2% 16,901 7,345 9,790 -234 -0.1%
Source: JobsEQ®
Employment data are derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and imputed where necessary. Data are updated through 2017Q4 with preliminary estimates updated to 2018Q2. Forecast employment growth uses national projections adapted for regional growth patterns.


Occupation Snapshot

The largest major occupation group in the East Central Indiana is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, employing 20,456 workers. The next-largest occupation groups in the region are Production Occupations (15,696 workers) and Sales and Related Occupations (15,389). High location quotients (LQs) indicate occupation groups in which a region has high concentrations of employment compared to the national average. The major groups with the largest LQs in the region are Production Occupations (LQ = 1.65), Community and Social Service Occupations (1.37), and Education, Training, and Library Occupations (1.22).
Occupation groups in the East Central Indiana with the highest average wages per worker are Management Occupations ($84,600), Legal Occupations ($73,000), and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations ($68,300). The unemployment rate in the region varied among the major groups from 1.3% among Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations to 7.4% among Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations.
 
Over the next 1 year, the fastest growing occupation group in the East Central Indiana is expected to be Healthcare Support Occupations with a +1.3% year-over-year rate of growth. The strongest forecast by number of jobs over this period is expected for Healthcare Support Occupations (+69 jobs) and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (+65). Over the same period, the highest separation demand (occupation demand due to retirements and workers moving from one occupation to another) is expected in Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (2,548 jobs) and Office and Administrative Support Occupations (2,223).

    Current
5-Year History
1-Year Forecast
    Four Quarters Ending with 2018q2 -----2018q2----- Total Change Avg Ann % Chg in Empl   --Separations-- ---Growth---
SOC Occupation Empl Avg Ann Wages1 LQ Unempl Unempl
Rate
Online Job Ads2 Empl Region Total New Demand Exits Transfers Empl Avg Ann Rate
11-0000 Management 9,198 $84,600 0.98 136 1.4% 376 102 0.2% 704 284 418 0 0.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations 4,888 $57,300 0.60 155 2.7% 161 30 0.1% 438 144 288 5 0.1%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical 2,265 $65,400 0.49 66 2.5% 104 37 0.3% 160 40 110 10 0.5%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering 1,610 $64,500 0.61 31 1.7% 58 -1 0.0% 111 40 73 -1 -0.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science 947 $57,600 0.74 28 2.8% 74 44 1.0% 83 25 59 0 0.0%
21-0000 Community and Social Service 3,438 $40,000 1.37 75 2.2.% 294 341 2.1% 391 141 232 18 0.5%
23-0000 Legal 579 $73,000 0.46 16 2.4% 9 -19 -0.6% 36 15 21 1 0.2%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library 10,748 $49,800 1.22 333 3.1% 271 211 0.4% 855 448 433 -26 -0.2%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 2,269 $43,100 0.80 43 1.8% 59 -167 -1.4% 197 96 118 -17 -0.7%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 10,186 $68,300 1.14 138 1.3% 720 -485 -0.9% 622 281 277 65 0.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support 5,279 $28,200 1.20 199 3.4% 315 -143 -0.5% 686 316 300 69 1.3%
33-0000 Protective Service 3,273 $39,800 0.97 116 3.2% 87 22 0.1% 296 145 164 -13 -0.4%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related 15,057 $20,600 1.12 1,161 6.4% 1,011 451 0.6% 2,555 1,140 1,408 6 0.0%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 5,494 $26,400 1.00 331 5.0% 206 188 0.7% 674 322 352 0 0.0%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service 5,527 $22,600 0.91 248 3.9% 204 -136 -0.5% 859 424 396 38 0.7%
41-0000 Sales and Related 15,389 $31,400 0.96 879 4.9% 1,241 -164 -0.2% 2,104 947 1,197 -40 -0.3%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support 20,456 $33,000 0.88 878 3.6% 773 209 0.2% 2,104 1,031 1,192 -118 -0.6%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 834 $23,000 0.81 74 7.4% 13 97 2.5% 113 30 90 -6 -0.8%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction 5,850 $42,900 0.82 455 6.0% 108 400 1.4% 602 206 381 16 0.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 6,123 $41,700 1.02 208 2.8% 308 157 0.5% 557 215 356 -14 -0.2%
51-0000 Production 15,696 $35,700 1.65 868 4.6% 322 225 0.3% 1,431 598 1,061 -229 -1.5%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving 11,984 $32,200 1.10 786 5.3% 1,035 373 0.6% 1,404 592 842 -29 -0.2%
  Total - All Industries 157,088 $40,000 1.00 n/a n/a 7,747 1,770 0.2% 17,010 7,479 9,766 -234 -0.1%
Source: JobsEQ®
Data as of 2018Q2 unless noted otherwise
Note: Figures may not sum due to rounding.
1. Occupation wages are as of 2017 and should be taken as the average for all Covered Employment
2. Data represent found online ads active within the last thirty days in the selected region; data represents a sampling rather than the complete universe of postings. Ads lacking zip code information but designating a place (city, town, etc.) may be assigned to the zip code with greatest employment in that place for queries in this analytic. Due to alternative county-assignment algorithms, ad counts in this analytic may not match that shown in RTI (nor in the popup window ad list).
Occupation employment data are estimated via industry employment data and the estimated industry/occupation mix. Industry employment data are derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and currently updated through 2017Q4, imputed where necessary with preliminary estimates updated to 2018Q2. Wages by occupation are as of 2017 provided by the BLS and imputed where necessary. Forecast employment growth uses national projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics adapted for regional growth patterns.

 

Industry Clusters

A cluster is a geographic concentration of interrelated industries or occupations. The industry cluster in the East Central Indiana with the highest relative concentration is Auto/Auto-related with a location quotient of 2.62. This cluster employs 6,852 workers in the region with an average wage of $52,559. Employment in the Auto/Auto-related cluster is projected to contract in the region about 0.7% per year over the next ten years.

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Location quotient and average wage data are derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, imputed where necessary, and updated through 2017Q4 with preliminary estimates updated to 2018Q2. Forecast employment growth uses national projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics adapted for regional growth patterns.


Education Levels

Expected growth rates for occupations vary by the education and training required. While all employment in the East Central Indiana is projected to contract 0.1% over the next ten years, occupations typically requiring a postgraduate degree are expected to grow 0.5% per year, those requiring a bachelor’s degree are forecast to grow 0.0% per year, and occupations typically needing a 2-year degree or certificate are expected to grow 0.2% per year.

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Employment by occupation data are estimates are as of 2018Q2. Education levels of occupations are based on BLS assignments. Forecast employment growth uses national projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics adapted for regional growth patterns.


Gross Domestic Product

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total value of goods and services produced by a region. In 2017, nominal GDP in the East Central Indiana expanded 3.3%. This follows growth of 2.1% in 2016. As of 2017, total GDP in the East Central Indiana was $12,809,143,000.

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Gross Domestic Product data are provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, imputed by Chmura where necessary, updated through 2017.

Of the sectors in the East Central Indiana, Manufacturing contributed the largest portion of GDP in 2017, $2,893,001,000 The next-largest contributions came from Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,670,538,000); Educational Services ($1,175,533,000); and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing ($1,150,768,000).

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Gross Domestic Product data are provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, imputed by Chmura where necessary, updated through 2017.