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The economy of Delaware County, IA employs 9,442 people. The economy of Delaware County, IA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Utilities, which employ respectively 6.54; 2.13; and 1.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Delaware County, IA are Manufacturing (2,088), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,272), and Retail trade (1,249), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($46,536), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($44,327), and Utilities ($34,583).

Median household income in Delaware County, IA is $58,274. Males in Delaware County, IA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,892. The income inequality of Delaware County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Delaware County, IA. In Delaware County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,305. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Delaware County, IA is home to a population of 17,507 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware County, IA is composed of 17,058 White residents (97.4%), 195 Hispanic residents (1.11%), 163 Two+ residents (0.93%), 52 Asian residents (0.3%), and 39 Black residents (0.22%). The most common foreign languages in Delaware County, IA are Spanish (244 speakers), German (104 speakers), and Portuguese (17 speakers), but compared to other places, Delaware County, IA has a relative high number of German (104 speakers), Other West Germanic (8 speakers), and Portuguese (17 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Dubuque City PUMA, IA awarded 1,506 degrees. The student population of Dubuque City PUMA, IA is skewed towards females, with 650 male students and 856 female students. Most students in Dubuque City PUMA, IA are White (1,223 and 81.2%), followed by Unknown (76 and 5.05%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 3.59%), and Black or African American (53 and 3.52%). The largest universities in Dubuque City PUMA, IA by number of graduates are University of Dubuque (515 and 34.2%), Loras College (404 and 26.8%), and Clarke University (319 and 21.2%). The most popular majors in Dubuque City PUMA, IA are General Business Administration & Management (108 and 7.17%), Registered Nursing (77 and 5.11%), and General Psychology (71 and 4.71%). The median tuition costs in Dubuque City PUMA, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,000 and $29,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Delaware County, IA is $123,300, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $123,000 to $123,300, a 0.24% increase. The homeownership rate of Delaware County, IA is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delaware County, IA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delaware County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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