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Black Hawk County, IA&

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Population
132,496
0.42% growth
Median Age
34.7
Median Household Income
$48,369
2.91% growth
Poverty Rate
15.7%
Number of Employees
67,141
1.45% growth
Median Property Value
$130,200
3.58% growth

Economy

The economy of Black Hawk County, IA employs 67,141 people. The economy of Black Hawk County, IA is specialized in Manufacturing; Educational Services; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 1.72; 1.31; and 1.13 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Black Hawk County, IA are Manufacturing (12,009), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,288), and Retail trade (8,287), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,583), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,417), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($39,333).

Median household income in Black Hawk County, IA is $48,369. Males in Black Hawk County, IA have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,102. The income inequality of Black Hawk County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Black Hawk County, IA. In Black Hawk County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 96 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,439. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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Diversity

Black Hawk County, IA is home to a population of 132,496 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Black Hawk County, IA is composed of 110,028 White residents (83%), 11,920 Black residents (9%), 5,315 Hispanic residents (4.01%), 2,538 Two+ residents (1.92%), and 2,187 Asian residents (1.65%). The most common foreign languages in Black Hawk County, IA are Spanish (3,641 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (2,130 speakers), and Arabic (470 speakers), but compared to other places, Black Hawk County, IA has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (2,130 speakers), Scandinavian (94 speakers), and Urdu (257 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Black Hawk County, IA awarded 4,931 degrees. The student population of Black Hawk County, IA is skewed towards females, with 2,002 male students and 2,929 female students. Most students in Black Hawk County, IA are White (4,401 and 89.3%), followed by Black or African American (141 and 2.86%), Hispanic or Latino (120 and 2.43%), and Unknown (49 and 0.99%). The largest universities in Black Hawk County, IA by number of graduates are University of Northern Iowa (3,070 and 62.3%), Hawkeye Community College (1,406 and 28.5%), and Allen College (257 and 5.21%). The most popular majors in Black Hawk County, IA are Elementary Education & Teaching (240 and 4.87%), Registered Nursing (163 and 3.31%), and General Psychology (120 and 2.43%). The median tuition costs in Black Hawk County, IA are $16,072 for private four year colleges, and $6,648 and $16,836 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Black Hawk County, IA is $130,200, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $125,700 to $130,200, a 3.58% increase. The homeownership rate of Black Hawk County, IA is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Black Hawk County, IA have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Black Hawk County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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