Dallas County, IA

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2020 Population
90,418
3.81% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
35.3
0.57% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.17%
0.996% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$88,368
0.125% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$258,300
4.11% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Dallas County, IA had a population of 90.4k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $88,368. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Dallas County, IA grew from 87,099 to 90,418, a 3.81% increase and its median household income declined from $88,479 to $88,368, a −0.125% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dallas County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.61%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%).

None of the households in Dallas County, 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.

95.5% of the residents in Dallas County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dallas County, IA are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (101 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Dallas County, IA was $258,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%.

Most people in Dallas County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Dallas County, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Dallas County, IA is home to a population of 90.4k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.59% of Dallas County, IA residents were born outside of the country (7.77k people).

In 2020, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.1k people) in Dallas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.17k White (Hispanic) and 4.16k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2020 Citizenship
96%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.5% of Dallas County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Dallas County, IA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dallas County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.1k ± 542
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.17k ± 350
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.16k ± 357
6.17%
Hispanic Population
5.58k people

In 2020, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.1k people) in Dallas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.17k White (Hispanic) and 4.16k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.17% of the people in Dallas County, IA are hispanic (5.58k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

8.59%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
7.77k people
8.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
7.15k people

As of 2020, 8.59% of Dallas County, IA residents (7.77k 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 Dallas County, IA was 8.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,114 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,016 ± 232
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    703 ± 185

Dallas County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Dallas County, IA employs 48.8k people. The largest industries in Dallas County, IA are Finance & Insurance (9,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,856 people), and Retail Trade (4,358 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($123,973), Utilities ($83,333), and Finance & Insurance ($81,923).

Occupations

48.8k
2020 Value
± 1,711
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 4.65%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dallas County, IA grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 47.5k employees to 48.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dallas County, IA, are Management Occupations (6,829 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (5,731 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,029 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dallas County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.8k
2020 Value
± 1,711
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 4.65%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dallas County, IA grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 47.5k employees to 48.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dallas County, IA, are Finance & Insurance (9,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,856 people), and Retail Trade (4,358 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dallas County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Dallas County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,990
Median earning men ± $2,932
$45,397
Median earning women ± $2,560

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,979), Information ($89,688), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,468).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,057), and Public Administration ($54,502).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 726
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 704
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 494
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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

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$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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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dallas County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%).

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.

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.

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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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Dallas County, IA awarded 101 degrees. The student population of Dallas County, IA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 170 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dallas County, IA are White (81 and 80.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8 and 7.92%), Unknown (5 and 4.95%), and Black or African American (3 and 2.97%).

The largest universities in Dallas County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (101 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dallas County, IA are General Cosmetology (55 and 54.5%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (42 and 41.6%), and Massage Therapy (4 and 3.96%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.541% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.593% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (734k), Some college (566k), and Bachelors Degree (451k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Dallas County, IA was $258,300 in 2020, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $248,100 to $258,300, a 4.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Dallas County, IA is 72.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Dallas County, IA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dallas County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dallas County, IA is $88,368. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dallas County, IA was Census Tract 508.05 with a value of $151,172, followed by Census Tract 508.03 and Census Tract 508.12, with respective values of $130,555 and $121,652.

Property

$258,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,948
$25,550
Median Property Taxes
±$956

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dallas County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Dallas County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
Homeownership
2020
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.2% of the housing units in Dallas County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Dallas County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 508.05
  2. Census Tract 508.03
  3. Census Tract 508.12

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dallas County, IA was Census Tract 508.05 with a value of $151,172, followed by Census Tract 508.03 and Census Tract 508.12, with respective values of $130,555 and $121,652.

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

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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.
$88,368
Median Household Income
± $4,142
35.4k
Number of Households
± 1,452

In 2020, the median household income of the 35.4k households in Dallas County, IA declined from $88,368 from the previous year's value of $88,479.

The following chart displays the households in Dallas 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dallas County, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.13%)
  3. Carpooled (7.05%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in Dallas County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.13%) and those who carpooled to work (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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Commute Time

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dallas County, IA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Dallas County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dallas County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dallas County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dallas County, IA (4.65k out of 89.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dallas 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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96.2% of the population of Dallas County, IA has health coverage, with 67.6% on employee plans, 7.66% on Medicaid, 8.94% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.621% 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 Dallas County, IA see 2097 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.85% decrease from the previous year (2181 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3738 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2832 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,097 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dallas County, IA

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, IA see an average of 2,097 patients per year. This represents a 3.85% decrease from the previous year (2,181 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.2% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.84%
Uninsured
67.6%
Employer Coverage
7.66%
Medicaid
8.94%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.621%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dallas County, IA grew by 24.1% from 3.09% to 3.84%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.3 in Dallas County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.6% in Dallas County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 3.72% in Dallas County, IA.

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