Carroll County, IA

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2019 Population
20,281
0.31% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
42
0.719% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.58%
2.68% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$59,212
2.67% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$138,900
4.67% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
10,628
0.0376% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Carroll County, IA had a population of 20.3k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $59,212. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Carroll County, IA declined from 20,344 to 20,281, a −0.31% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,674 to $59,212, a 2.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carroll County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.9%), Other (Hispanic) (1.24%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.473%), White (Hispanic) (0.424%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.36%). 0% of the households in Carroll County, IA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.2% of the residents in Carroll County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Carroll County, IA was $138,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%. Most people in Carroll County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carroll County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Carroll County, IA is home to a population of 20.3k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.5% of Carroll County, IA residents were born outside of the country (305 people).

In 2019, there were 78.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.7k people) in Carroll County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 251 Other (Hispanic) and 96 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carroll County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.7k ± 53
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    251 ± 94
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    96 ± 80.1
2.49%
Hispanic Population
506 people

In 2019, there were 78.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.7k people) in Carroll County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 251 Other (Hispanic) and 96 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.49% of the people in Carroll County, IA are hispanic (506 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
305 people
0.757%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
154 people

As of 2019, 1.5% of Carroll County, IA residents (305 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carroll County, IA was 0.757%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Carroll County, IA was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Carroll County, IA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Carroll County, IA residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,002 ± 4,998 people
  2. India
    10,599 ± 2,523 people
  3. China
    9,583 ± 2,400 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,002 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,599 and China with 9,583.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2019 Citizenship
99.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.2% of Carroll County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Carroll County, IA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    429 ± 80
  2. Korea
    131 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    120 ± 49

Carroll County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.27 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 Carroll County, IA is $59,212. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Carroll County, IA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $75,592, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9606, with respective values of $67,000 and $58,143.

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,610. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Carroll County, IA employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Carroll County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,796 people), Retail Trade (1,344 people), and Manufacturing (1,319 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,625), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,100), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,212
2019 value
± $2,944
2.67%
1 Year Growth
± 7.64%

Households in Carroll County, IA have a median annual income of $59,212, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,674 in 2018, which represents a 2.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,795
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,739
$46,610
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,263

In 2019, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.35 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 in Iowa
  1. Asian
    $49,650 ± $7,144
  2. White
    $48,053 ± $1,042
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,188 ± $22,357

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 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 Carroll County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.443
2018 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2019, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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 9601
  2. Census Tract 9602
  3. Census Tract 9606

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carroll County, IA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $75,592, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9606, with respective values of $67,000 and $58,143.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carroll County, IA (1.71k out of 19.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    1,650 ± 218
  2. Hispanic
    91 ± 102
  3. Other
    55 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carroll County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

10.6k
2019 Value
± 542
−0.0376%
1 Year decline
± 7.24%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carroll County, IA declined at a rate of −0.0376%, from 10.6k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carroll County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,354 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,263 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,103 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carroll County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carroll County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,354 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,263 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.4 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.78 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carroll County, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,714), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,207).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.6k
2019 Value
± 542
−0.0376%
1 Year decline
± 7.24%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carroll County, IA declined at a rate of −0.0376%, from 10.6k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carroll County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,796 people), Retail Trade (1,344 people), and Manufacturing (1,319 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carroll County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Carroll 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 Carroll County, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,796 people), Retail Trade (1,344 people), and Manufacturing (1,319 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.78 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.41 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carroll County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,625), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,100), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,000).

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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. $30.3B
  2. $20.5B
  3. $19B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $30.3B, followed by Other ag prods. ($20.5B) and Machinery ($19B).

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
2018 Value in Iowa
$426B
Projected 2045 Value in Iowa
62.3% growth

In 2018, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 62.3% to $426B 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. $24.6B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $11.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $24.6B, followed by Minnesota with $15.1B and Nebraska and $11.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Carroll County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 63% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31.4%), followed by Other (5.66%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Carroll County, IA
63% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 81.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 81.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% 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 Carroll County, IA was $138,900 in 2019, which is 0.578 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $132,700 to $138,900, a 4.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Carroll County, IA is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Carroll County, IA have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carroll County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$138,900
2019 Median
± $6,071
$132,700
2018 Median
± $5,699

In 2019, the median property value in Carroll County, IA grew to to $138,900 from the previous year's value of $132,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carroll 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 Carroll County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$59,212
Median Household Income
± $2,944
8.73k
Number of Households
± 486

In 2019, the median household income of the 8.73k households in Carroll County, IA grew to $59,212 from the previous year's value of $57,674.

The following chart displays the households in Carroll 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 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
2019 Homeownership
76.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.8% of the housing units in Carroll County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carroll County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carroll County, IA have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.989% of the workforce in Carroll County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.21%)

In 2019, 82.6% of workers in Carroll County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.7%) and those who worked at home (6.21%).

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

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Health

98% of the population of Carroll County, IA has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 1.22% 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 Carroll County, IA see 1120 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.77% increase from the previous year (1069 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1551 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1008 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

1,120 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carroll County, IA

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, IA see an average of 1,120 patients per year. This represents a 4.77% increase from the previous year (1,069 patients).

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

1.99%
Uninsured
51%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carroll County, IA declined by 19.2% from 2.46% to 1.99%.

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