Allamakee County, IA

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Population

13,940

0.436% decline

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Median Age

45


Median Household Income

$47,895

0.403% decline

Number of Employees

6,881

1.05% decline

Median Property Value

$122,800

5.68% growth

About

In 2017, Allamakee County, IA had a population of 13.9k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $47,895. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Allamakee County, IA declined from 14,001 to 13,940, a -0.436% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,089 to $47,895, a -0.403% decrease.

The population of Allamakee County, IA is 91.2% White Alone, 6.08% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.37% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Allamakee County, IA speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Allamakee County, IA is $122,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.5%. Most people in Allamakee County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Allamakee County, IA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Allamakee County, IA employs 6.88k people. The largest industries in Allamakee County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,337 people), Manufacturing (1,039 people), and Retail Trade (763 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,608), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,375).

Median household income in Allamakee County, IA is $47,895. Males in Allamakee 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 Allamakee County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,895

2017 value

± $3,365

-0.403%

1 Year Growth

± 9.95%

Households in Allamakee County, IA have a median annual income of $47,895, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,089 in 2016, which represents a -0.403% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa 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 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Allamakee 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9602

  2. Census Tract 9604

  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allamakee County, IA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $53,750, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $50,703 and $49,792.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Allamakee County, 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

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allamakee County, IA (1.55k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 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

    1,476 ± 191

  2. Hispanic

    353 ± 112

  3. Two Or More

    42 ± 72

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allamakee County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

6.88k

2017 Value

± 409

-1.05%

1 Year decline

± 8.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allamakee County, IA declined at a rate of -1.05%, from 6.95k employees to 6.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allamakee County, IA, are Production Occupations (759 people), Management Occupations (692 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allamakee County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allamakee County, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (759 people), Management Occupations (692 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allamakee County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.42 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.9 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allamakee County, IA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,313), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,438), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.88k

2017 Value

± 409

-1.05%

1 Year decline

± 8.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allamakee County, IA declined at a rate of -1.05%, from 6.95k employees to 6.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allamakee County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,337 people), Manufacturing (1,039 people), and Retail Trade (763 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allamakee County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Allamakee 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 Allamakee County, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,337 people), Manufacturing (1,039 people), and Retail Trade (763 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allamakee County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.15 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.75 times), and Construction (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allamakee County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,608), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,375).

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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. $20.9B

  3. $18.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($20.9B) and Other ag prods. ($18.7B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

36.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 36.7% 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. $28.9B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $12.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.9B, followed by Minnesota with $17.7B and Nebraska and $12.5B.

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

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Health

91.4% of the population of Allamakee County, IA has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Allamakee County, IA see 1984 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (2005 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3471 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4628 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

1,984 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allamakee County, IA see an average of 1,984 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (2,005 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

8.59%

Uninsured

44.6%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allamakee County, IA grew by 1.8% from 8.44% to 8.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Allamakee 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%.

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Diversity

Allamakee County, IA is home to a population of 13.9k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.79% of Allamakee County, IA residents were born outside of the country (668 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Allamakee County, IA is composed of 12.7k White Alone residents (91.2%), 847 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.08%), 191 Two or More Races residents (1.37%), 132 Black or African American Alone residents (0.947%), 35 Asian Alone residents (0.251%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.115%), 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0215%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Allamakee County, IA was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Allamakee County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Allamakee County, IA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

668 people

4.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

638 people

As of 2017, 4.79% of Allamakee County, IA residents (668 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 Allamakee County, IA was 4.56%, 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

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Allamakee County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Allamakee County, IA was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.7k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    847 ± 97.9

  3. Two or More Races

    191 ± 59.9

In 2017, there were 15 times more White Alone residents (12.7k people) in Allamakee County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 847 Hispanic or Latino and 191 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    436 ± 88

  2. Korea

    137 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    93 ± 71

Allamakee County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allamakee County, IA was $122,800 in 2017, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,200 to $122,800, a 5.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Allamakee County, IA is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allamakee County, IA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allamakee County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,800

2017 Median

± $7,592

$116,200

2016 Median

± $5,662

In 2017, the median property value in Allamakee County, IA grew to to $122,800 from the previous year's value of $116,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allamakee 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 Allamakee County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$47,895

Median Household Income

± $3,365

6.04k

Number of Households

± 356

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.04k households in Allamakee County, IA declined from $47,895 from the previous year's value of $48,089.

The following chart displays the households in Allamakee 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.5%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.5% of the housing units in Allamakee County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allamakee County, IA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Allamakee County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Allamakee County, IA was Drove Alone (74.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Worked At Home (7.54%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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