Dickinson County, IA

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Population

17,000

0.27% decline

Median Age

48.7


Median Household Income

$59,889

3.41% growth

Poverty Rate

8.11%


Number of Employees

9,177

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$175,900

3.17% growth

About

In 2017, Dickinson County, IA had a population of 17k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $59,889. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dickinson County, IA declined from 17,046 to 17,000, a -0.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,914 to $59,889, a 3.41% increase.

The population of Dickinson County, IA is 96.1% White Alone, 1.89% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.729% Two or More Races. 1.99% of the people in Dickinson County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dickinson County, IA are Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake (6 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Dickinson County, IA is $175,900, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Dickinson County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Dickinson County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Dickinson County, IA employs 9.18k people. The largest industries in Dickinson County, IA are Manufacturing (1,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,449 people), and Retail Trade (1,074 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($78,409), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,139), and Wholesale Trade ($68,125).

Median household income in Dickinson County, IA is $59,889. Males in Dickinson 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 Dickinson County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,889

2017 value

± $2,921

3.41%

1 Year Growth

± 6.98%

Households in Dickinson County, IA have a median annual income of $59,889, 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 $57,914 in 2016, which represents a 3.41% 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dickinson 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 4510

  2. Census Tract 4502

  3. Census Tract 4511

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dickinson County, IA was Census Tract 4510 with a value of $71,250, followed by Census Tract 4502 and Census Tract 4511, with respective values of $65,750 and $59,395.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dickinson County, IA (1.36k out of 16.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,293 ± 203

  2. Asian

    29 ± 80

  3. Two Or More

    18 ± 74

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dickinson County, IA is White, followed by Asian 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.18k

2017 Value

± 540

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 8.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dickinson County, IA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 8.93k employees to 9.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dickinson County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,155 people), Production Occupations (1,023 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (987 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dickinson County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dickinson County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,155 people), Production Occupations (1,023 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (987 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dickinson County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.92 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.69 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dickinson County, IA, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($72,589), Protective Service Occupations ($65,833), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.18k

2017 Value

± 540

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 8.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dickinson County, IA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 8.93k employees to 9.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dickinson County, IA, are Manufacturing (1,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,449 people), and Retail Trade (1,074 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dickinson County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Dickinson 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 Dickinson County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,449 people), and Retail Trade (1,074 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dickinson County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.27 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.87 times), and Utilities (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dickinson County, IA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($78,409), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,139), and Wholesale Trade ($68,125).

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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

95.3% of the population of Dickinson County, IA has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 19.1% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dickinson County, IA see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.992% increase from the previous year (1210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1437 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2155 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

1,222 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dickinson County, IA see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 0.992% increase from the previous year (1,210 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

4.66%

Uninsured

43.6%

Employer Coverage

12%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

19.1%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dickinson County, IA declined by 2.69% from 4.78% to 4.66%.

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

Dickinson County, IA is home to a population of 17k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.859% of Dickinson County, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Dickinson County, IA is composed of 16.3k White Alone residents (96.1%), 321 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.89%), 124 Two or More Races residents (0.729%), 91 Black or African American Alone residents (0.535%), 72 Asian Alone residents (0.424%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.282%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dickinson County, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (216 speakers), German (48 speakers), and Scandinavian Languages (14 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 30.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dickinson County, IA was 48.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Dickinson County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Dickinson County, IA residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.859%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.859% of Dickinson County, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dickinson County, IA was 1.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Dickinson County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Dickinson County, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Dickinson County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dickinson County, IA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.3k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    321 ± 78.2

  3. Two or More Races

    124 ± 36.2

In 2017, there were 50.9 times more White Alone residents (16.3k people) in Dickinson County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 321 Hispanic or Latino and 124 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dickinson County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    216 speakers (1.34%)

  2. German

    48 speakers (0.299%)

  3. Scandinavian Languages

    14 speakers (0.0871%)

1.99% of Dickinson County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Dickinson County, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.34% of the overall population of Dickinson County, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.299% speak German and 0.0871% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    374 ± 81

  2. Korea

    241 ± 69

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    149 ± 77

Dickinson County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dickinson County, IA awarded 6 degrees. The student population of Dickinson County, IA is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 11 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dickinson County, IA are White (6 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Dickinson County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake (6 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dickinson County, IA are General Cosmetology (6 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Dickinson County, IA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 6 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Dickinson County, IA was General Cosmetology with 6 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Dickinson County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

6 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Dickinson County, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake with 6 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

6

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dickinson County, IA, which is 0 times less than the 6 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dickinson County, IA were to White students. These 6 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dickinson County, IA was $175,900 in 2017, which is 0.808 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,500 to $175,900, a 3.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Dickinson County, IA is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dickinson County, IA have an average commute time of 14.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dickinson 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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$59,889

Median Household Income

± $2,921

8.04k

Number of Households

± 478

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.04k households in Dickinson County, IA grew to $59,889 from the previous year's value of $57,914.

The following chart displays the households in Dickinson 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

$175,900

2017 Median

± $10,109

$170,500

2016 Median

± $11,699

In 2017, the median property value in Dickinson County, IA grew to to $175,900 from the previous year's value of $170,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dickinson 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 Dickinson County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Dickinson County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dickinson County, IA have a shorter commute time (14.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Dickinson County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.31%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.27%

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

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