Black Hawk County, IA

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Population

132,960

0.105% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$50,916

1.13% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

68,771

1.36% growth

Median Property Value

$139,300

4.11% growth

About

In 2017, Black Hawk County, IA had a population of 133k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $50,916. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Black Hawk County, IA grew from 132,821 to 132,960, a 0.105% increase and its median household income grew from $50,348 to $50,916, a 1.13% increase.

The population of Black Hawk County, IA is 82.2% White Alone, 8.84% Black or African American Alone, and 4.21% Hispanic or Latino. 7.36% of the people in Black Hawk County, IA speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Black Hawk County, IA are University of Northern Iowa (3,008 degrees awarded in 2016), Hawkeye Community College (1,287 degrees), and Allen College (235 degrees).

The median property value in Black Hawk County, IA is $139,300, and the homeownership rate is 66%. Most people in Black Hawk County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Black Hawk County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Black Hawk County, IA employs 68.8k people. The largest industries in Black Hawk County, IA are Manufacturing (12,125 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,764 people), and Retail Trade (9,121 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,644), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,167), and Public Administration ($52,719).

Median household income in Black Hawk County, IA is $50,916. Males in Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,916

2017 value

± $994

1.13%

1 Year Growth

± 2.9%

Households in Black Hawk County, IA have a median annual income of $50,916, 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 $50,348 in 2016, which represents a 1.13% 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 30.02

  2. Census Tract 28

  3. Census Tract 14

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Black Hawk County, IA was Census Tract 30.02 with a value of $78,438, followed by Census Tract 28 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $69,000 and $65,962.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Black Hawk 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

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Black Hawk County, IA (20.3k out of 128k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    15,163 ± 887

  2. Black

    3,752 ± 366

  3. Hispanic

    1,082 ± 235

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

68.8k

2017 Value

± 1,635

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 3.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Black Hawk County, IA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 67.8k employees to 68.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Black Hawk County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,472 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,241 people), and Production Occupations (7,193 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Black Hawk County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Black Hawk County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,472 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,241 people), and Production Occupations (7,193 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Black Hawk County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.7 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Black Hawk County, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,427), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,067), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,385).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.8k

2017 Value

± 1,635

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 3.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Black Hawk County, IA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 67.8k employees to 68.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Black Hawk County, IA, are Manufacturing (12,125 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,764 people), and Retail Trade (9,121 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Black Hawk County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (12,125 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,764 people), and Retail Trade (9,121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Black Hawk County, IA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.74 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.24 times), and Retail Trade (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Black Hawk County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,644), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,167), and Public Administration ($52,719).

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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

93.9% of the population of Black Hawk County, IA has health coverage, with 55.1% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.946% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Black Hawk County, IA see 1103 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.26% increase from the previous year (1038 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1399 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 718 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

1,103 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Black Hawk County, IA see an average of 1,103 patients per year. This represents a 6.26% increase from the previous year (1,038 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Black Hawk 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

6.09%

Uninsured

55.1%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

0.946%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Black Hawk County, IA declined by 7.93% from 6.61% to 6.09%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Black Hawk 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

Black Hawk County, IA is home to a population of 133k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.45% of Black Hawk County, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Black Hawk County, IA is composed of 109k White Alone residents (82.2%), 11.8k Black or African American Alone residents (8.84%), 5.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.21%), 2.81k Two or More Races residents (2.11%), 2.73k Asian Alone residents (2.05%), 303 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.228%), 299 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.225%), and 216 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.162%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Black Hawk County, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,641 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (2,130 speakers), and Arabic (470 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Black Hawk County, IA was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Black Hawk County, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Black Hawk County, IA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.45% of Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk County, IA was 5.43%, 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 Black Hawk County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Black Hawk County, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Black Hawk County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Black Hawk County, IA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    109k ± 53

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.8k ± 384

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.6k ± 687

In 2017, there were 9.29 times more White Alone residents (109k people) in Black Hawk County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American Alone and 5.6k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,641 speakers (2.93%)

  2. Serbo-Croatian

    2,130 speakers (1.71%)

  3. Arabic

    470 speakers (0.378%)

7.36% of Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk County, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.93% of the overall population of Black Hawk County, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.71% speak Serbo-Croatian and 0.378% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,914 ± 267

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    974 ± 175

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    920 ± 182

Black Hawk County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Black Hawk County, IA awarded 4,691 degrees. The student population of Black Hawk County, IA is skewed towards women, with 7,456 male students and 10,944 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Black Hawk County, IA are White (4,092 and 89.8%), followed by Black or African American (158 and 3.47%), Hispanic or Latino (100 and 2.19%), and Unknown (75 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Black Hawk County, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Northern Iowa (3,008 and 64.1%), Hawkeye Community College (1,287 and 27.4%), and Allen College (235 and 5.01%).

The most popular majors in Black Hawk County, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (411 and 8.76%), Elementary Education & Teaching (255 and 5.44%), and Registered Nursing (239 and 5.09%).

The median tuition costs in Black Hawk County, IA are $16,464 for private four year colleges, and $7,098 and $17,640 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 150 degrees awarded

  2. 115 degrees awarded

  3. 255 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Black Hawk County, IA was Registered Nursing with 150 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Black Hawk County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,008 degrees awarded

  2. 1,287 degrees awarded

  3. 235 degrees awarded

$7,098

Median In-State Public

$16,464

Median Private

In 2016, the Black Hawk County, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Northern Iowa with 3,008 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,798

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,893

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,798 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Black Hawk County, IA, which is 0.622 times less than the 2,893 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

    4,092 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    158 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    100 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Black Hawk County, IA were to White students. These 4,092 degrees mean that there were 25.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 158 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Black Hawk County, IA was $139,300 in 2017, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,800 to $139,300, a 4.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Black Hawk County, IA is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Black Hawk County, IA have an average commute time of 15.2 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.

Income

Household Income

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$50,916

Median Household Income

± $994

52.8k

Number of Households

± 1,407

In 2017, the median household income of the 52.8k households in Black Hawk County, IA grew to $50,916 from the previous year's value of $50,348.

The following chart displays the households in Black Hawk 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

$139,300

2017 Median

± $2,528

$133,800

2016 Median

± $2,841

In 2017, the median property value in Black Hawk County, IA grew to to $139,300 from the previous year's value of $133,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Black Hawk County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Black Hawk County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66% of the housing units in Black Hawk County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Black Hawk County, IA have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Black Hawk County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.48%

  3. Walked

    4.11%

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

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