Bremer County, IA

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Population

24,741

0.316% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$65,440

1.83% growth

Poverty Rate

7.72%


Number of Employees

12,931

0.247% decline

Median Property Value

$155,100

1.24% growth

About

In 2017, Bremer County, IA had a population of 24.7k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $65,440. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bremer County, IA grew from 24,663 to 24,741, a 0.316% increase and its median household income grew from $64,264 to $65,440, a 1.83% increase.

The population of Bremer County, IA is 95.3% White Alone, 1.43% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.11% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Bremer County, IA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bremer County, IA are Wartburg College (356 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Bremer County, IA is $155,100, and the homeownership rate is 81.4%. Most people in Bremer County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bremer County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bremer County, IA employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in Bremer County, IA are Manufacturing (2,698 people), Educational Services (1,885 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,700 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,563), Manufacturing ($50,881), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,750).

Median household income in Bremer County, IA is $65,440. Males in Bremer 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 Bremer County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,440

2017 value

± $2,649

1.83%

1 Year Growth

± 5.79%

Households in Bremer County, IA have a median annual income of $65,440, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,264 in 2016, which represents a 1.83% 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 Bremer 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 41

  2. Census Tract 43

  3. Census Tract 45

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bremer County, IA was Census Tract 41 with a value of $75,278, followed by Census Tract 43 and Census Tract 45, with respective values of $72,593 and $72,578.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bremer 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

7.72% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bremer County, IA (1.78k out of 23.1k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    1,678 ± 235

  2. Hispanic

    61 ± 88

  3. Two Or More

    48 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bremer 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

12.9k

2017 Value

± 524

-0.247%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bremer County, IA declined at a rate of -0.247%, from 13k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bremer County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,826 people), Management Occupations (1,340 people), and Production Occupations (1,210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bremer County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bremer County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,826 people), Management Occupations (1,340 people), and Production Occupations (1,210 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bremer County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.64 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.61 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bremer County, IA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($65,521), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,385), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,519).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.9k

2017 Value

± 524

-0.247%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bremer County, IA declined at a rate of -0.247%, from 13k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bremer County, IA, are Manufacturing (2,698 people), Educational Services (1,885 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,700 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bremer County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Bremer 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 Bremer County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,698 people), Educational Services (1,885 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,700 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bremer County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.26 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.06 times), and Educational Services (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bremer County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,563), Manufacturing ($50,881), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,750).

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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

96.6% of the population of Bremer County, IA has health coverage, with 58.6% on employee plans, 7.35% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bremer County, IA see 1648 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.67% increase from the previous year (1545 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1771 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 855 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

1,648 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bremer County, IA see an average of 1,648 patients per year. This represents a 6.67% increase from the previous year (1,545 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bremer 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%).

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

3.43%

Uninsured

58.6%

Employer Coverage

7.35%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

16%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bremer County, IA grew by 1.46% from 3.38% to 3.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bremer 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

Bremer County, IA is home to a population of 24.7k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.6% of Bremer County, IA residents were born outside of the country (397 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bremer County, IA is composed of 23.6k White Alone residents (95.3%), 353 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.43%), 274 Asian Alone residents (1.11%), 234 Black or African American Alone residents (0.946%), 210 Two or More Races residents (0.849%), 52 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.21%), 32 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.129%), and 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0162%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

24

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bremer County, IA was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 24. But people in Bremer County, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bremer County, IA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

397 people

1.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

368 people

As of 2017, 1.6% of Bremer County, IA residents (397 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 Bremer County, IA was 1.49%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Bremer County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bremer County, IA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.6k ± 48

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    353 ± 123

  3. Asian Alone

    274 ± 34

In 2017, there were 66.8 times more White Alone residents (23.6k people) in Bremer County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 353 Hispanic or Latino and 274 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    584 ± 89

  2. Korea

    225 ± 59

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    156 ± 60

Bremer County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bremer County, IA awarded 356 degrees. The student population of Bremer County, IA is skewed towards women, with 723 male students and 806 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bremer County, IA are White (273 and 87.2%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 4.15%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 2.88%), and Two or More Races (9 and 2.88%).

The largest universities in Bremer County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Wartburg College (356 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bremer County, IA are General Business (55 and 15.4%), General Biological Sciences (49 and 13.8%), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (26 and 7.3%).

The median tuition costs in Bremer County, IA are $38,710 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. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bremer County, IA was General Business with 55 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

356 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$38,710

Median Private

In 2017, the Bremer County, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wartburg College with 356 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

163

Degrees Awarded to Men

193

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 163 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bremer County, IA, which is 0.845 times less than the 193 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

    273 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bremer County, IA were to White students. These 273 degrees mean that there were 21 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bremer County, IA was $155,100 in 2017, which is 0.675 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,200 to $155,100, a 1.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Bremer County, IA is 81.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bremer County, IA have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bremer County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$155,100

2017 Median

± $4,483

$153,200

2016 Median

± $4,060

In 2017, the median property value in Bremer County, IA grew to to $155,100 from the previous year's value of $153,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bremer 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 Bremer County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$65,440

Median Household Income

± $2,649

9.45k

Number of Households

± 427

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.45k households in Bremer County, IA grew to $65,440 from the previous year's value of $64,264.

The following chart displays the households in Bremer 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

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.4%

2017 Homeownership

80.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.4% of the housing units in Bremer County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bremer County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Bremer County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.21%

  3. Walked

    7.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bremer County, IA was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.21%) and those who Walked (7.05%).

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

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