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Jay County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 21,444 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 21,806 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,902
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,301
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,538
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,930 (it was 1,867 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 384 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jay County: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.4%), Construction (23.9%), Manufacturing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Jay County, IN (2017)
    • 20,16092.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6763.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2060.9%Two or more races
    • 880.4%Asian alone
    • 790.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 410.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years
Males: 10,532  (49.1%)
Females: 10,912  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Jay County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,467 ($35,700 in 1999)
This county:

$45,467
Indiana:

$54,181

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $424 (lower quartile is $330, upper quartile is $514)
This county:

$424
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,829 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Jay:

$100,829
Indiana:

$141,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,144 - $135,405

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $121,881
Here:

$121,881
State:

$182,292

Townhouses or other attached units: $154,756
Here:

$154,756
State:

$170,402

In 2-unit structures: $74,356
Here:

$74,356
State:

$127,306

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,741
Here:

$176,741
State:

$146,180

Mobile homes: $52,891
Here:

$52,891
State:

$85,614

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $830
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $320

Institutionalized population: 190
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $76,900
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1999: 78 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2000: 65 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2001: 68 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $213,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Jay, IN residents
Average permit cost in Jay, IN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $578 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $498 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Jay, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jay, IN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jay, IN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
Jay County:

14.3%
Indiana:

13.5%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.5% for American Indian residents, 62.5% for other race residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.7 years old
(Males: 37.6 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.9 years old, Black residents: 55.6 years old, American Indian residents: 61.0 years old, Asian residents: 67.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.4 years old, Other race residents: 16.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jay County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $682 a month.

Cities in this county include: Portland, Dunkirk, Redkey, Pennville, Bryant, Salamonia.

Jay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Brooke County, West Virginia , Utah County, Utah , Davis County, Iowa , Mercer County, Missouri , Van Buren County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Indiana:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Jay, IN
County total employment by year in Jay, IN
County average yearly wages by year in Jay, IN

Current college students: 526
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 281 (41.4% naturalized citizens)

Jay County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 162010 or later
  • 832000 to 2009
  • 801990 to 1999
  • 471980 to 1989
  • 231970 to 1979
  • 49Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.5%

Jay County marital status for males Jay County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,806
  • One, attached: 78
  • Two: 310
  • 3 or 4: 248
  • 5 to 9: 184
  • 10 to 19: 85
  • 20 to 49: 47
  • 50 or more: 8
  • Mobile homes: 595

Housing units in Jay County with a mortgage: 3,474 (140 second mortgage, 464 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,777

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jay County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,29337
Mainline Protestant3,09625
Catholic1,7313
Other1002
None13,033-
Jay County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Jay County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Jay County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

8.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jay County:

9.7%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Jay County:

30.6%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Jay County:

Average size of farms: 228 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,740
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $171.67
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $105,866
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,828
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.63%
Corn for grain: 52227 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5547 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 91115 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jay County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from Jay County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.0 miles away from Jay County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3197: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3197, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 26, 2003 to September 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1487: September 05, 2003, FEMA Id: 1487, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1433: September 25, 2002, FEMA Id: 1433, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Blizzard of 96, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1109: April 02, 1996, FEMA Id: 1109, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jay County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jay

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,291 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 804 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 49 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 183 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 58 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 217 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 557 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (2%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (36%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Japan (12%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Haiti (9%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Germany (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jay County


  • American (28%)
  • German (23%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Jay County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 132 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Jay County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,811.

4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Indiana average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.92% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($22,474 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($9,128 average AGI)
Jay County:

1.18%
Indiana average:

2.21%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, IN  0.80% ($24,969 average AGI)
from Randolph County, IN  0.46% ($25,649)
from Adams County, IN  0.44% ($28,029)
from Blackford County, IN  0.44% ($23,143)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Indiana average:

6.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.95% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($24,569 average AGI)
1.01% relocated to other states ($6,987 average AGI)
Jay County:

1.01%
Indiana average:

2.40%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, IN  0.84% ($33,176 average AGI)
to Randolph County, IN  0.82% ($24,606)
to Adams County, IN  0.41% ($31,697)
to Blackford County, IN  0.37% ($39,300)
to Allen County, IN  0.31% ($28,760)
to Wells County, IN  0.27% ($24,045)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Jay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Jay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jay County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jay County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jay County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jay County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jay County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jay County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jay County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,951 (3,315 aged, 636 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 446 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jay County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (302)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (261)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (252)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (192)
  • Congestive heart failure (134)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (124)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (116)
  • Unspecified dementia (97)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (84)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,253
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 300
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,981

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,370
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 866
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 178.9. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,444
  • In family households: 17,736 (2,942 male householders, 2,544 female householders)
    4,247 spouses, 6,429 children (5,919 natural, 111 adopted, 404 stepchildren), 445 grandchildren, 117 brothers or sisters, 175 parents, 141 other relatives, 677 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,427 (1,327 male householders (1,110 living alone)), 1,375 female householders (1,170 living alone)), 724 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 275

Size of family households: 2,594 2-persons, 1,120 3-persons, 900 4-persons, 429 5-persons, 226 6-persons, 220 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,278 1-person, 364 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

3,430 married couples with children.
1,419 single-parent households (470 men, 949 women).

95.4% of residents of Jay speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $115,563,000 ($5,337 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,854,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $54,623,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,654,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,808,000
Federal grants: $21,914,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,436,000 ($707,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,129,000 ($288,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $958,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,015,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,979,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,627
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,197
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +125
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -728
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.56 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Jay County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Jay County, Indiana
  • 2292014 or later
  • 1082010 to 2013
  • 6292000 to 2009
  • 7401990 to 1999
  • 7061980 to 1989
  • 1,2561970 to 1979
  • 7971960 to 1969
  • 9231950 to 1959
  • 5931940 to 1949
  • 3,4001939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jay County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jay County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jay County, Indiana
  • 41 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 593 rooms
  • 6604 rooms
  • 1,2945 rooms
  • 1,3856 rooms
  • 1,1297 rooms
  • 7168 rooms
  • 9359+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jay County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jay County, Indiana
  • 211 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 4023 rooms
  • 4954 rooms
  • 4125 rooms
  • 2956 rooms
  • 1197 rooms
  • 1518 rooms
  • 829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jay County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jay County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jay County, Indiana
  • 4no bedroom
  • 1881 bedroom
  • 1,3932 bedrooms
  • 3,3013 bedrooms
  • 9944 bedrooms
  • 3015+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jay County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jay County, Indiana
  • 31no bedroom
  • 4781 bedroom
  • 7022 bedrooms
  • 5353 bedrooms
  • 1984 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jay County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jay County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jay County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 265no vehicle
  • 1,3281 vehicle
  • 2,3862 vehicles
  • 1,3083 vehicles
  • 6384 vehicles
  • 3415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jay County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jay County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 417no vehicle
  • 8141 vehicle
  • 5022 vehicles
  • 2083 vehicles
  • 534 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

89.7% of Jay County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Indiana.

Jay County:

89.7%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,801
  • Other state: 4,078
  • Northeast: 226
  • Midwest: 2,476
  • South: 1,132
  • West: 244
Year householders moved into unit in Jay County, IN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jay County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 25.3%Electricity
  • 22.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.4%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 278
Here:

12.7%
Indiana:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 65
Here:

11.7%
Indiana:

21.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jay County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $38,329,000
    Other: $3,157,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $35,112,000
    Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,588,000
    Health - Other: $1,558,000
    General - Other: $1,060,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,043,000
    Police Protection: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $896,000
    Financial Administration: $634,000
    General Public Buildings: $620,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $422,000
    Corrections - Other: $277,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $171,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,318,000
    Other - Libraries: $317,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $312,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,853,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $632,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Interest Earnings: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,236,000
    Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,869,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,488,000
    Other: $1,277,000
    General Local Government Support: $322,000
    Health and Hospitals: $33,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,991,000
    Property: $5,979,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $325,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $97,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,054,000

Jay County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $38,329,000
    Other: $3,157,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $35,112,000
    Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,588,000
    Health - Other: $1,558,000
    General - Other: $1,060,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,043,000
    Police Protection: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $896,000
    Financial Administration: $634,000
    General Public Buildings: $620,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $422,000
    Corrections - Other: $277,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $171,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,318,000
    Other - Libraries: $317,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $312,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,853,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $632,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Interest Earnings: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,236,000
    Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,869,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,488,000
    Other: $1,277,000
    General Local Government Support: $322,000
    Health and Hospitals: $33,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,991,000
    Property: $5,979,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $325,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $97,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,054,000

Jay County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $38,329,000
    Other: $3,157,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $35,112,000
    Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,588,000
    Health - Other: $1,558,000
    General - Other: $1,060,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,043,000
    Police Protection: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $896,000
    Financial Administration: $634,000
    General Public Buildings: $620,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $422,000
    Corrections - Other: $277,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $171,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,318,000
    Other - Libraries: $317,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $312,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,853,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $632,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Interest Earnings: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,236,000
    Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,869,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,488,000
    Other: $1,277,000
    General Local Government Support: $322,000
    Health and Hospitals: $33,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,991,000
    Property: $5,979,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $325,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $97,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,054,000

Jay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $38,329,000
    Other: $3,157,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $35,112,000
    Regular Highways: $2,840,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,588,000
    Health - Other: $1,558,000
    General - Other: $1,060,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,043,000
    Police Protection: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $896,000
    Financial Administration: $634,000
    General Public Buildings: $620,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $422,000
    Corrections - Other: $277,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $171,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,318,000
    Other - Libraries: $317,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $312,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,853,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $632,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Interest Earnings: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,236,000
    Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,869,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,488,000
    Other: $1,277,000
    General Local Government Support: $322,000
    Health and Hospitals: $33,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,991,000
    Property: $5,979,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $325,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $97,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,054,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 332
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 313
  • Number of recipients under 18: 65
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 219
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 48
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 126
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 141
Most common first names in Jay County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22378.9 years
John16874.9 years
Robert16171.7 years
William15676.6 years
Charles14875.0 years
James14673.0 years
George10375.9 years
Ruth9780.2 years
Helen8978.9 years
Paul7371.8 years
Most common last names in Jay County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller12379.0 years
Smith12077.5 years
Johnson4873.6 years
Myers4673.7 years
Bailey3878.0 years
Williams3476.7 years
Brown3377.1 years
Jones3070.7 years
Wright2976.1 years
Davis2973.8 years
Businesses in Jay County, IN
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS2Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1