Audubon County, IA

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2020 Population
5,528
0.772% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
48.5
0.832% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
3.07% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,245
5.4% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$84,300
6.04% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,858
1.65% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Audubon County, IA had a population of 5.53k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $49,245. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Audubon County, IA declined from 5,571 to 5,528, a −0.772% decrease and its median household income declined from $52,055 to $49,245, a −5.4% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Audubon County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%), White (Hispanic) (0.507%), Other (Hispanic) (0.289%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.0724%).

None of the households in Audubon County, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Audubon County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Audubon County, IA was $84,300, and the homeownership rate was 75%. Most people in Audubon County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Audubon County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Audubon County, IA is home to a population of 5.53k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.398% of Audubon County, IA residents were born outside of the country (22 people).

In 2020, there were 33.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.32k people) in Audubon County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 160 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 28 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Audubon County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.32k ± 6
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    160 ± 58.7
  3. White (Hispanic)
    28 ± 40
0.814%
Hispanic Population
45 people

In 2020, there were 33.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.32k people) in Audubon County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 160 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 28 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.814% of the people in Audubon County, IA are hispanic (45 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.398%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
22 people
0.467%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
26 people

As of 2020, 0.398% of Audubon County, IA residents (22 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Audubon County, IA was 0.467%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Audubon County, IA was 48.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Audubon County, IA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Audubon County, IA residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,266 ± 4,955 people
  2. India
    10,872 ± 2,556 people
  3. China
    9,649 ± 2,408 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,266 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,872 and China with 9,649.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.7% of Audubon County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Audubon County, IA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    137 ± 46
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    70 ± 38
  3. Korea
    42 ± 25

Audubon County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Iowa, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Iowa (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Iowa across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Audubon County, IA is $49,245. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Audubon County, IA was Census Tract 701 with a value of $54,750, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $47,202 and $44,018.

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,102. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Audubon County, IA employs 2.86k people. The largest industries in Audubon County, IA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (514 people), and Construction (267 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,893), Public Administration ($53,309), and Manufacturing ($47,321).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,245
2020 value
± $3,343
−5.4%
1 Year Growth
± 11%

Households in Audubon County, IA have a median annual income of $49,245, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,055 in 2019, which represents a −5.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$63,848
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,749
$48,102
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,312

In 2020, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Iowa
  1. Asian
    $51,240 ± $6,853
  2. White
    $49,346 ± $1,065
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $40,947 ± $23,470

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Iowa.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Audubon County, IA is from Iowa.
0.438
2020 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2020, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.914% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 701
  2. Census Tract 703
  3. Census Tract 702

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Audubon County, IA was Census Tract 701 with a value of $54,750, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $47,202 and $44,018.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Audubon County, IA (610 out of 5.39k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    532 ± 86
  2. Two Or More
    67 ± 71
  3. Hispanic
    21 ± 64

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

2.86k
2020 Value
± 241
−1.65%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Audubon County, IA declined at a rate of −1.65%, from 2.91k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Audubon County, IA, are Management Occupations (395 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (345 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Audubon County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Audubon County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (395 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (345 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Audubon County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.4 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.67 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Audubon County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($63,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,094).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.86k
2020 Value
± 241
−1.65%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Audubon County, IA declined at a rate of −1.65%, from 2.91k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Audubon County, IA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (514 people), and Construction (267 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Audubon County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Audubon 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 Audubon County, IA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (514 people), and Construction (267 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Audubon County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.8 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.47 times), and Construction (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Audubon County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,893), Public Administration ($53,309), and Manufacturing ($47,321).

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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. $20.9B
  2. $19.9B
  3. $18.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Machinery with $20.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($19.9B) and Meat/seafood ($18.8B).

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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$262B
2020 Value in Iowa
$518B
Projected 2050 Value in Iowa
97.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 97.9% to $518B by 2050.

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. $23.7B
  2. $16.5B
  3. $11.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $23.7B, followed by Minnesota with $16.5B and Texas and $11.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Audubon County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 67.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.936%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 83.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Audubon County, IA
67.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 83.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 83.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Iowa colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Audubon County, IA was $84,300 in 2020, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $79,500 to $84,300, a 6.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Audubon County, IA is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Audubon County, IA have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Audubon County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$84,300
2020 Median
± $5,317
$79,500
2019 Median
± $7,976

In 2020, the median property value in Audubon County, IA grew to to $84,300 from the previous year's value of $79,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,245
Median Household Income
± $3,343
2.69k
Number of Households
± 226

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.69k households in Audubon County, IA declined from $49,245 from the previous year's value of $52,055.

The following chart displays the households in Audubon 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
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75%
2020 Homeownership
76.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 75% of the housing units in Audubon County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Audubon County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Audubon County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Audubon County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.97%)

In 2020, 78.3% of workers in Audubon County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (7.97%).

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

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Health

95.7% of the population of Audubon County, IA has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.3%). Additionally, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.6%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Iowa.
$8,200
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Iowa
$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

4.35%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
18.8%
Medicare
18.7%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Audubon County, IA declined by 16.1% from 5.18% to 4.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Audubon 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. 20.3% prevalence
  2. 19.5% prevalence
  3. 16.1% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 20.3%.

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

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