Crawford County, IA

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Population

17,131

0.0933% decline

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$51,091

2.8% growth

Poverty Rate

18.5%


Number of Employees

8,112

1.45% decline

Median Property Value

$93,400

5.18% growth

About

In 2017, Crawford County, IA had a population of 17.1k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $51,091. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Crawford County, IA declined from 17,147 to 17,131, a -0.0933% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,699 to $51,091, a 2.8% increase.

The population of Crawford County, IA is 67.5% White Alone, 27.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.85% Asian Alone. 23.4% of the people in Crawford County, IA speak a non-English language, and 87.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Crawford County, IA is $93,400, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Crawford County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Crawford County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Crawford County, IA employs 8.11k people. The largest industries in Crawford County, IA are Manufacturing (2,271 people), Retail Trade (1,057 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,909), Utilities ($50,682), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,139).

Median household income in Crawford County, IA is $51,091. Males in Crawford 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 Crawford County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,091

2017 value

± $3,288

2.8%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Crawford County, IA have a median annual income of $51,091, 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 $49,699 in 2016, which represents a 2.8% 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Crawford County, IA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Crawford 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 702

  2. Census Tract 705

  3. Census Tract 701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Crawford County, IA was Census Tract 702 with a value of $54,145, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 701, with respective values of $53,000 and $49,338.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Crawford County, IA (3.14k out of 16.9k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 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

    2,453 ± 358

  2. Hispanic

    1,068 ± 284

  3. Black

    171 ± 127

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

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

8.11k

2017 Value

± 532

-1.45%

1 Year decline

± 9.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Crawford County, IA declined at a rate of -1.45%, from 8.23k employees to 8.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Crawford County, IA, are Production Occupations (1,855 people), Management Occupations (781 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (701 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Crawford County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Crawford County, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,855 people), Management Occupations (781 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (701 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Crawford County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.91 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.94 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Crawford County, IA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($54,375), Protective Service Occupations ($51,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,821).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.11k

2017 Value

± 532

-1.45%

1 Year decline

± 9.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Crawford County, IA declined at a rate of -1.45%, from 8.23k employees to 8.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Crawford County, IA, are Manufacturing (2,271 people), Retail Trade (1,057 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Crawford County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Crawford 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 Crawford County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,271 people), Retail Trade (1,057 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Crawford County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.29 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.77 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Crawford County, IA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,909), Utilities ($50,682), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,139).

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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

90% of the population of Crawford County, IA has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 0.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Crawford County, IA see 3419 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.784% decrease from the previous year (3446 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2420 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1540 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

3419 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Crawford County, IA see an average of 3419 patients per year. This represents a 0.784% decrease from the previous year (3446 patients).

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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

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

9.98%

Uninsured

44.3%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

16.7%

Non-Group

0.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Crawford County, IA declined by 5.83% from 10.6% to 9.98%.

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

Crawford County, IA is home to a population of 17.1k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.4% of Crawford County, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Crawford County, IA is composed of 11.6k White Alone residents (67.5%), 4.69k Hispanic or Latino residents (27.4%), 317 Asian Alone residents (1.85%), 238 Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 206 Black or African American Alone residents (1.2%), 96 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.56%), 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0817%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0233%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Crawford County, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,580 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (52 speakers), and Japanese (26 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Crawford County, IA was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Crawford County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Crawford County, IA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 15.4% of Crawford County, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Crawford County, IA was 13.3%, 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 Crawford County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Crawford County, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

87.3%

2017 Citizenship

89.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.3% of Crawford County, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Crawford County, IA was 89.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.6k ± 5

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.69k ± 807

  3. Asian Alone

    317 ± 7

In 2017, there were 2.47 times more White Alone residents (11.6k people) in Crawford County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.69k Hispanic or Latino and 317 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,580 speakers (22.5%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    52 speakers (0.327%)

  3. Japanese

    26 speakers (0.163%)

23.4% of Crawford County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Crawford County, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 22.5% of the overall population of Crawford County, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.327% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.163% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    453 ± 75

  2. Korea

    145 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    73 ± 51

Crawford County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Crawford County, IA was $93,400 in 2017, which is 0.429 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,800 to $93,400, a 5.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Crawford County, IA is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Crawford County, IA have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Crawford 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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$51,091

Median Household Income

± $3,288

6.39k

Number of Households

± 470

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.39k households in Crawford County, IA grew to $51,091 from the previous year's value of $49,699.

The following chart displays the households in Crawford 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

$93,400

2017 Median

± $7,304

$88,800

2016 Median

± $6,069

In 2017, the median property value in Crawford County, IA grew to to $93,400 from the previous year's value of $88,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Crawford County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Crawford County, IA have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Crawford 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

    9.65%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Crawford County, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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