Woodbury County, IA

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Population

102,397

0.0283% decline

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$51,350

4.77% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

51,486

0.614% decline

Median Property Value

$110,700

6.14% growth

About

In 2017, Woodbury County, IA had a population of 102k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $51,350. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Woodbury County, IA declined from 102,426 to 102,397, a -0.0283% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,010 to $51,350, a 4.77% increase.

The population of Woodbury County, IA is 74.7% White Alone, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.89% Black or African American Alone. 15.4% of the people in Woodbury County, IA speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woodbury County, IA are Western Iowa Tech Community College (2,105 degrees awarded in 2016), Morningside College (600 degrees), and Briar Cliff University (271 degrees).

The median property value in Woodbury County, IA is $110,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Woodbury County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Woodbury County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Woodbury County, IA employs 51.5k people. The largest industries in Woodbury County, IA are Manufacturing (9,114 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,984 people), and Retail Trade (6,479 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,142), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,000), and Utilities ($51,667).

Median household income in Woodbury County, IA is $51,350. Males in Woodbury 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 Woodbury County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,350

2017 value

± $1,565

4.77%

1 Year Growth

± 4.67%

Households in Woodbury County, IA have a median annual income of $51,350, 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 $49,010 in 2016, which represents a 4.77% 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 Woodbury County, IA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Woodbury County, IA by number of full-time 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 33

  2. Census Tract 4

  3. Census Tract 21.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Woodbury County, IA was Census Tract 33 with a value of $81,944, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 21.01, with respective values of $73,051 and $67,410.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Woodbury 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

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woodbury County, IA (14k out of 99.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    10,781 ± 732

  2. Hispanic

    3,986 ± 482

  3. Black

    981 ± 230

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

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

51.5k

2017 Value

± 1,492

-0.614%

1 Year decline

± 4.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woodbury County, IA declined at a rate of -0.614%, from 51.8k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woodbury County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,392 people), Production Occupations (5,987 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,081 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woodbury County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Woodbury County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,392 people), Production Occupations (5,987 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,081 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Woodbury County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.01 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.71 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Woodbury County, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,605), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($59,271), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,854).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.5k

2017 Value

± 1,492

-0.614%

1 Year decline

± 4.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woodbury County, IA declined at a rate of -0.614%, from 51.8k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woodbury County, IA, are Manufacturing (9,114 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,984 people), and Retail Trade (6,479 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woodbury County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Woodbury 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 Woodbury County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (9,114 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,984 people), and Retail Trade (6,479 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Woodbury County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.78 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.75 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Woodbury County, IA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,142), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,000), and Utilities ($51,667).

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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

92.1% of the population of Woodbury County, IA has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Woodbury County, IA see 1512 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (1461 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1490 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 501 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

1,512 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Woodbury County, IA see an average of 1,512 patients per year. This represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (1,461 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Woodbury 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

7.93%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woodbury County, IA declined by 13.1% from 9.13% to 7.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Woodbury 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

Woodbury County, IA is home to a population of 102k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.8% of Woodbury County, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Woodbury County, IA is composed of 76.4k White Alone residents (74.7%), 16.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.8%), 2.96k Black or African American Alone residents (2.89%), 2.87k Asian Alone residents (2.81%), 2.35k Two or More Races residents (2.29%), 1.44k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.41%), 184 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.18%), and 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00879%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Woodbury County, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (11,280 speakers), Vietnamese (1,555 speakers), and African Languages (313 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Woodbury County, IA was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Woodbury County, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Woodbury County, IA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.8% of Woodbury 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 Woodbury County, IA was 8.71%, 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 Woodbury County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Woodbury County, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Woodbury County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Woodbury County, IA was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    76.4k ± 27

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16.1k ± 1.04k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.96k ± 279

In 2017, there were 4.74 times more White Alone residents (76.4k people) in Woodbury County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.1k Hispanic or Latino and 2.96k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    11,280 speakers (11.9%)

  2. Vietnamese

    1,555 speakers (1.64%)

  3. African Languages

    313 speakers (0.33%)

15.4% of Woodbury 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 Woodbury County, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.9% of the overall population of Woodbury County, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.64% speak Vietnamese and 0.33% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,248 ± 234

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,056 ± 218

  3. Korea

    612 ± 119

Woodbury County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Woodbury County, IA awarded 3,096 degrees. The student population of Woodbury County, IA is skewed towards women, with 3,928 male students and 6,234 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woodbury County, IA are White (2,251 and 73.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (367 and 12%), Unknown (182 and 5.95%), and Black or African American (84 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Woodbury County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Western Iowa Tech Community College (2,105 and 68%), Morningside College (600 and 19.4%), and Briar Cliff University (271 and 8.75%).

The most popular majors in Woodbury County, IA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (302 and 9.75%), Registered Nursing (264 and 8.53%), and Other Education (176 and 5.68%).

The median tuition costs in Woodbury County, IA are $27,620 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Woodbury County, IA was Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) with 132 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Woodbury County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,105 degrees awarded

  2. 600 degrees awarded

  3. 271 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,620

Median Private

In 2016, the Woodbury County, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Iowa Tech Community College with 2,105 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,231

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,865

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,231 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Woodbury County, IA, which is 0.66 times less than the 1,865 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

    2,251 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    367 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    182 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Woodbury County, IA were to White students. These 2,251 degrees mean that there were 6.13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 367 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Woodbury County, IA was $110,700 in 2017, which is 0.509 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,300 to $110,700, a 6.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Woodbury County, IA is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Woodbury County, IA have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Woodbury 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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$51,350

Median Household Income

± $1,565

39k

Number of Households

± 1,231

In 2017, the median household income of the 39k households in Woodbury County, IA grew to $51,350 from the previous year's value of $49,010.

The following chart displays the households in Woodbury 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

$110,700

2017 Median

± $2,945

$104,300

2016 Median

± $2,771

In 2017, the median property value in Woodbury County, IA grew to to $110,700 from the previous year's value of $104,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Woodbury 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 Woodbury County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Woodbury County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Woodbury County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Woodbury County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Woodbury 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 Woodbury County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Woodbury County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woodbury County, IA have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Woodbury County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.04%

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

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