Iowa Falls, IA

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Population

5,132

0.85% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$50,000

2.62% growth

Poverty Rate

6.54%


Number of Employees

2,407

0.373% decline

Median Property Value

$88,300

1.89% decline

About

In 2017, Iowa Falls, IA had a population of 5.13k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $50,000. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Iowa Falls, IA declined from 5,176 to 5,132, a -0.85% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,722 to $50,000, a 2.62% increase.

The population of Iowa Falls, IA is 90.3% White Alone, 6.35% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.46% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Iowa Falls, IA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iowa Falls, IA are Ellsworth Community College (227 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Iowa Falls, IA is $88,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Iowa Falls, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Iowa Falls, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Iowa Falls, IA employs 2.41k people. The largest industries in Iowa Falls, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (449 people), Manufacturing (433 people), and Retail Trade (264 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,557), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,842).

Median household income in Iowa Falls, IA is $50,000. Males in Iowa Falls, 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 Iowa Falls, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,000

2017 value

± $2,749

2.62%

1 Year Growth

± 7.1%

Households in Iowa Falls, IA have a median annual income of $50,000, 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 $48,722 in 2016, which represents a 2.62% 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 Iowa 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 Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Iowa Falls, 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 4803

  2. Census Tract 4802

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iowa Falls, IA was Census Tract 4803 with a value of $59,439, followed by Census Tract 4802 and N/A, with respective values of $37,480 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Iowa Falls, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iowa Falls, IA (307 out of 4.69k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    274 ± 101

  2. Native American

    33 ± 82

  3. Black

    0 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iowa Falls, IA is White, followed by Native American 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

2.41k

2017 Value

± 293

-0.373%

1 Year decline

± 16.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iowa Falls, IA declined at a rate of -0.373%, from 2.42k employees to 2.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iowa Falls, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (318 people), Management Occupations (248 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (228 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iowa Falls, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Iowa Falls, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (318 people), Management Occupations (248 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (228 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Iowa Falls, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.64 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.33 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Iowa Falls, IA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,250), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($59,886), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,519).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.41k

2017 Value

± 293

-0.373%

1 Year decline

± 16.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iowa Falls, IA declined at a rate of -0.373%, from 2.42k employees to 2.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iowa Falls, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (449 people), Manufacturing (433 people), and Retail Trade (264 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iowa Falls, IA, though some of these residents may live in Iowa Falls, 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 Iowa Falls, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (449 people), Manufacturing (433 people), and Retail Trade (264 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Iowa Falls, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.72 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.78 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Iowa Falls, IA, by median earnings, are Information ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,557), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,842).

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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 ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($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

95.1% of the population of Iowa Falls, IA has health coverage, with 52.5% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Iowa Falls, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 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

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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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

4.93%

Uninsured

52.5%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iowa Falls, IA declined by 9.37% from 5.44% to 4.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Iowa Falls, 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

Iowa Falls, IA is home to a population of 5.13k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.1% of Iowa Falls, IA residents were born outside of the country (159 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Iowa Falls, IA is composed of 4.64k White Alone residents (90.3%), 326 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.35%), 75 Black or African American Alone residents (1.46%), 51 Two or More Races residents (0.994%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.701%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.156%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Iowa Falls, IA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Iowa Falls, IA was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Iowa Falls, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Iowa Falls, IA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

159 people

2.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

153 people

As of 2017, 3.1% of Iowa Falls, IA residents (159 people) 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 Iowa Falls, IA was 2.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Iowa Falls, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Iowa Falls, IA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.64k ± 206

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    326 ± 205

  3. Black or African American Alone

    75 ± 36

In 2017, there were 14.2 times more White Alone residents (4.64k people) in Iowa Falls, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 326 Hispanic or Latino and 75 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 Iowa Falls, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Iowa Falls, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Iowa Falls, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Iowa Falls, IA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    147 ± 55

  2. Korea

    58 ± 51

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    43 ± 42

Iowa Falls, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Iowa Falls, IA awarded 227 degrees. The student population of Iowa Falls, IA is skewed towards men, with 429 male students and 417 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iowa Falls, IA are White (172 and 76.4%), followed by Unknown (25 and 11.1%), Black or African American (20 and 8.89%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 2.22%).

The largest universities in Iowa Falls, IA by number of degrees awarded are Ellsworth Community College (227 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Iowa Falls, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 and 57.3%), Registered Nursing (21 and 9.25%), and Horse Husbandry & Equine Management (20 and 8.81%).

The median tuition costs in Iowa Falls, IA are $N/A 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. 130 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Iowa Falls, IA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 130 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Iowa Falls, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

227 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Iowa Falls, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ellsworth Community College with 227 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

99

Degrees Awarded to Men

128

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 99 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iowa Falls, IA, which is 0.773 times less than the 128 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

    172 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Iowa Falls, IA were to White students. These 172 degrees mean that there were 6.88 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iowa Falls, IA was $88,300 in 2017, which is 0.406 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,000 to $88,300, a 1.89% decrease. The homeownership rate in Iowa Falls, IA is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Iowa Falls, IA have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Iowa Falls, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,000

Median Household Income

± $2,749

2.13k

Number of Households

± 244

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.13k households in Iowa Falls, IA grew to $50,000 from the previous year's value of $48,722.

The following chart displays the households in Iowa Falls, 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

$88,300

2017 Median

± $7,834

$90,000

2016 Median

± $8,070

In 2017, the median property value in Iowa Falls, IA declined from to $88,300 from the previous year's value of $90,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Iowa Falls, 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 Iowa Falls, 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 Iowa Falls, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Iowa Falls, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Iowa Falls, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

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

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Commute Time

15.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iowa Falls, IA have a shorter commute time (15.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Iowa Falls, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.4%

  2. Carpooled

    6.02%

  3. Walked

    4.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Iowa Falls, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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