Scott County, IA

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Population

171,493

0.22% growth

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$57,681

2.17% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

83,710

0.207% growth

Median Property Value

$153,200

1.52% growth

About

In 2017, Scott County, IA had a population of 171k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $57,681. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scott County, IA grew from 171,116 to 171,493, a 0.22% increase and its median household income grew from $56,454 to $57,681, a 2.17% increase.

The population of Scott County, IA is 80.7% White Alone, 7.87% Black or African American Alone, and 6.43% Hispanic or Latino. 5.65% of the people in Scott County, IA speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scott County, IA are Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (11,180 degrees awarded in 2016), Eastern Iowa Community College District (1,464 degrees), and Saint Ambrose University (1,060 degrees).

The median property value in Scott County, IA is $153,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Scott County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Scott County, IA employs 83.7k people. The largest industries in Scott County, IA are Manufacturing (14,137 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,017 people), and Retail Trade (9,855 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,227), Utilities ($70,425), and Public Administration ($69,672).

Median household income in Scott County, IA is $57,681. Males in Scott County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Scott County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,681

2017 value

± $1,423

2.17%

1 Year Growth

± 3.18%

Households in Scott County, IA have a median annual income of $57,681, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,454 in 2016, which represents a 2.17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Scott County, IA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Scott County, IA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott County, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 137.06

  2. Census Tract 137.03

  3. Census Tract 131

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, IA was Census Tract 137.06 with a value of $119,167, followed by Census Tract 137.03 and Census Tract 131, with respective values of $94,450 and $91,523.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, IA (20.6k out of 168k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    14,294 ± 832

  2. Black

    4,629 ± 498

  3. Hispanic

    1,646 ± 309

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott County, IA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

83.7k

2017 Value

± 1,813

0.207%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, IA grew at a rate of 0.207%, from 83.5k employees to 83.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,836 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,629 people), and Management Occupations (8,240 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,836 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,629 people), and Management Occupations (8,240 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.6 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.26 times), and Production Occupations (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,450), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,513), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,822).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

83.7k

2017 Value

± 1,813

0.207%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, IA grew at a rate of 0.207%, from 83.5k employees to 83.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, IA, are Manufacturing (14,137 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,017 people), and Retail Trade (9,855 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Scott County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Scott County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (14,137 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,017 people), and Retail Trade (9,855 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, IA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.67 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.48 times), and Utilities (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, IA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,227), Utilities ($70,425), and Public Administration ($69,672).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery with $18.8B and Other ag prods. and $18.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Scott County, IA has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Scott County, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Scott County, IA see 1132 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.21% decrease from the previous year (1207 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1425 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 922 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,132 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Scott County, IA see an average of 1,132 patients per year. This represents a 6.21% decrease from the previous year (1,207 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott County, IA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.68%

Uninsured

55.2%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, IA declined by 11.1% from 6.39% to 5.68%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Scott County, IA is home to a population of 171k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.85% of Scott County, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, IA is composed of 138k White Alone residents (80.7%), 13.5k Black or African American Alone residents (7.87%), 11k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.43%), 4.34k Asian Alone residents (2.53%), 3.5k Two or More Races residents (2.04%), 434 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.253%), 365 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.213%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00292%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Scott County, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,343 speakers), Vietnamese (929 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (664 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scott County, IA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Scott County, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scott County, IA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.84%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.85% of Scott County, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scott County, IA was 3.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Scott County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Scott County, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Scott County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, IA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    138k ± 230

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.5k ± 492

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11k ± 574

In 2017, there were 10.3 times more White Alone residents (138k people) in Scott County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k Black or African American Alone and 11k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Scott County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,343 speakers (2.74%)

  2. Vietnamese

    929 speakers (0.585%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    664 speakers (0.418%)

5.65% of Scott County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Scott County, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.74% of the overall population of Scott County, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.585% speak Vietnamese and 0.418% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,076 ± 299

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,120 ± 366

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,555 ± 258

Scott County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Scott County, IA awarded 14,687 degrees. The student population of Scott County, IA is skewed towards women, with 16,376 male students and 34,981 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scott County, IA are White (8,319 and 57.2%), followed by Black or African American (3,061 and 21.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,295 and 8.91%), and Unknown (1,056 and 7.26%).

The largest universities in Scott County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (11,180 and 76.1%), Eastern Iowa Community College District (1,464 and 9.97%), and Saint Ambrose University (1,060 and 7.22%).

The most popular majors in Scott County, IA are General Business Administration & Management (1,223 and 8.33%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (936 and 6.37%), and Registered Nursing (889 and 6.05%).

The median tuition costs in Scott County, IA are $18,842 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 421 degrees awarded

  2. 861 degrees awarded

  3. 516 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Scott County, IA was General Psychology with 421 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 11,180 degrees awarded

  2. 1,464 degrees awarded

  3. 1,060 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,842

Median Private

In 2016, the Scott County, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kaplan University-Davenport Campus with 11,180 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,672

Degrees Awarded to Men

10,015

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,672 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scott County, IA, which is 0.467 times less than the 10,015 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,319 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,061 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,295 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Scott County, IA were to White students. These 8,319 degrees mean that there were 2.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,061 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, IA was $153,200 in 2017, which is 0.704 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $150,900 to $153,200, a 1.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, IA is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, IA have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,681

Median Household Income

± $1,423

67.1k

Number of Households

± 1,557

In 2017, the median household income of the 67.1k households in Scott County, IA grew to $57,681 from the previous year's value of $56,454.

The following chart displays the households in Scott County, IA 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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Housing

Property Value

$153,200

2017 Median

± $2,598

$150,900

2016 Median

± $2,441

In 2017, the median property value in Scott County, IA grew to to $153,200 from the previous year's value of $150,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scott County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scott County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Scott County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scott County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Scott County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Scott County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Scott County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% of the workforce in Scott County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    6.25%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Scott County, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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