Burlington, IA

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2020 Population
24,858
0.464% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.6
2.12% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
19.1%
7.53% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,707
1.75% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$94,000
0.858% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
11,569
3.58% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Burlington, IA had a population of 24.9k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $46,707. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Burlington, IA declined from 24,974 to 24,858, a −0.464% decrease and its median household income declined from $47,540 to $46,707, a −1.75% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.25%), White (Hispanic) (3.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%).

None of the households in Burlington, 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.

98.4% of the residents in Burlington, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Burlington, IA was $94,000, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%. Most people in Burlington, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlington, IA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Burlington, IA is home to a population of 24.9k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.29% of Burlington, IA residents were born outside of the country (570 people).

In 2020, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.6k people) in Burlington, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 895 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.6k ± 220
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.05k ± 262
  3. White (Hispanic)
    895 ± 163
4.17%
Hispanic Population
1.04k people

In 2020, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.6k people) in Burlington, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 895 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.17% of the people in Burlington, IA are hispanic (1.04k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
570 people
2.05%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
512 people

As of 2020, 2.29% of Burlington, IA residents (570 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 Burlington, IA was 2.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.4
31
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Burlington, IA was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Burlington, IA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Burlington, IA residents was 43.

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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

98.4%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.4% of Burlington, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Burlington, IA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    940 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    268 ± 117
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    173 ± 68

Burlington, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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 Burlington, IA is $46,707. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Burlington, IA was Census Tract 12 with a value of $78,836, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $63,822 and $62,526.

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 Burlington, IA employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Burlington, IA are Manufacturing (2,806 people), Retail Trade (1,801 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,495 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,145), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,333), and Public Administration ($48,977).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,707
2020 value
± $4,103
−1.75%
1 Year Growth
± 10.4%

Households in Burlington, IA have a median annual income of $46,707, 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 $47,540 in 2019, which represents a −1.75% 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 Burlington, 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 12
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlington, IA was Census Tract 12 with a value of $78,836, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $63,822 and $62,526.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlington, IA (4.7k out of 24.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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
    3,176 ± 418
  2. Black
    1,239 ± 300
  3. Hispanic
    255 ± 151

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

11.6k
2020 Value
± 752
−3.58%
1 Year decline
± 9.04%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Burlington, IA declined at a rate of −3.58%, from 12k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlington, IA, are Production Occupations (1,523 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,226 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,167 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlington, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burlington, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,523 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,226 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burlington, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.36 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.92 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burlington, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,821), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,599), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,682).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.6k
2020 Value
± 752
−3.58%
1 Year decline
± 9.04%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Burlington, IA declined at a rate of −3.58%, from 12k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlington, IA, are Manufacturing (2,806 people), Retail Trade (1,801 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,495 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlington, IA, though some of these residents may live in Burlington, 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 Burlington, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,806 people), Retail Trade (1,801 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burlington, IA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.42 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.42 times), and Retail Trade (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burlington, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($94,145), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,333), and Public Administration ($48,977).

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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

Showing data for Iowa.
$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 Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%). 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 Iowa
52.8% 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 Burlington, IA was $94,000 in 2020, which is 0.409 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $93,200 to $94,000, a 0.858% increase. The homeownership rate in Burlington, IA is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Burlington, IA have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burlington, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,000
2020 Median
± $3,455
$93,200
2019 Median
± $4,021

In 2020, the median property value in Burlington, IA grew to to $94,000 from the previous year's value of $93,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burlington, 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 Burlington, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $90k - $100k 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.
$46,707
Median Household Income
± $4,103
11.1k
Number of Households
± 711

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Burlington, IA declined from $46,707 from the previous year's value of $47,540.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
2020 Homeownership
66.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 64.7% of the housing units in Burlington, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlington, IA have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.04% of the workforce in Burlington, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.45%)
  3. Walked (3.08%)

In 2020, 81.1% of workers in Burlington, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.45%) and those who walked to work (3.08%).

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

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Health

95.1% of the population of Burlington, IA has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.48% 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).

Primary care physicians in Des Moines County, IA see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 487 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Des Moines County, IA

Primary care physicians in Des Moines County, IA see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

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

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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%).

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

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$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

4.88%
Uninsured
41.3%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlington, IA declined by 15.2% from 5.76% to 4.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burlington, 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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