Inyo County, CA

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2022 Population
18,829
0.133% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0.225% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
10.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,417
4.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$325,900
11.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Inyo County, CA had a population of 18.8k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $63,417. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Inyo County, CA grew from 18,804 to 18,829, a 0.133% increase and its median household income grew from $60,925 to $63,417, a 4.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Inyo County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.38%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (8.04%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.47%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.29%).

None of the households in Inyo County, CA 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.

96.3% of the residents in Inyo County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Inyo County, CA was $325,900, and the homeownership rate was 66%.

Most people in Inyo County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Inyo County, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Inyo County, CA is home to a population of 18.8k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.13% of Inyo County, CA residents were born outside of the country (1.34k people).

In 2022, there were 6.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Inyo County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.77k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Inyo County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Inyo County, CA was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Inyo County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 112
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 445
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 165
23.9%
Hispanic Population
4.5k people

In 2022, there were 6.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Inyo County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.77k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.9% of the people in Inyo County, CA are hispanic (4.5k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.34k people
7.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people

As of 2022, 7.13% of Inyo County, CA residents (1.34k 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 Inyo County, CA was 7.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    502 ± 143
  2. Korea
    104 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    84 ± 54

Inyo County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Inyo County, CA employs 8.28k people. The largest industries in Inyo County, CA are Public Administration (1,363 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,214 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (874 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($118,560), Public Administration ($72,688), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,653).

Occupations

8.28k
2022 Value
± 678
−0.898%
1 Year decline
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Inyo County, CA declined at a rate of −0.898%, from 8.36k employees to 8.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Inyo County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,530 people), Management Occupations (927 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (618 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Inyo County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.28k
2022 Value
± 678
−0.898%
1 Year decline
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Inyo County, CA declined at a rate of −0.898%, from 8.36k employees to 8.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Inyo County, CA, are Public Administration (1,363 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,214 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (874 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Inyo County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Inyo County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,238
Median earning men ± $7,370
$43,981
Median earning women ± $4,956

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,938), Manufacturing ($79,853), and Public Administration ($75,147).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,875), Construction ($59,926), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% 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 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 165
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 140
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 111
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Inyo County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 48.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

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 California

California is currently represented by 52 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 California 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, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Inyo County, CA was $325,900 in 2022, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $291,400 to $325,900, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Inyo County, CA is 66%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Inyo County, CA have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Inyo County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Inyo County, CA is $63,417. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Inyo County, CA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $105,645, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $81,154 and $68,546.

Property

$325,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$34,812
$5,178
Median Property Taxes
±$455

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 Inyo County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Inyo County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66% of the housing units in Inyo County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Inyo County, CA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $105,645, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $81,154 and $68,546.

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

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Household Income

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$63,417
Median Household Income
± $5,453
7.85k
Number of Households
± 587

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.85k households in Inyo County, CA grew to $63,417 from the previous year's value of $60,925.

The following chart displays the households in Inyo County, CA 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Inyo County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.77%)

In 2022, 65.3% of workers in Inyo County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (9.77%).

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

15.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Inyo County, CA have a shorter commute time (15.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.383% of the workforce in Inyo County, CA 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 Inyo County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Inyo County, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Inyo County, CA (2.2k out of 18.4k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Inyo County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

93.3% of the population of Inyo County, CA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Inyo County, CA see 1061 patients per year on average, which represents a 18% increase from the previous year (899 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1504 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 201 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,061 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Inyo County, CA

Primary care physicians in Inyo County, CA see an average of 1,061 patients per year. This represents a 18% increase from the previous year (899 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Inyo County, CA 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% under 18 years, 14.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.71%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Inyo County, CA declined by 5.19% from 7.08% to 6.71%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Inyo County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Inyo County, CA.

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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 28% in Inyo County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.07% in Inyo County, CA.

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