Elk Horn, IA

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2019 Population
536
6.99% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
57.3
1.72% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
2.58%
68.4% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$57,500
2.39% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$103,100
10.3% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
227
0.442% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Elk Horn, IA had a population of 536 people with a median age of 57.3 and a median household income of $57,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Elk Horn, IA grew from 501 to 536, a 6.99% increase and its median household income declined from $58,906 to $57,500, a −2.39% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk Horn, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.7%), Other (Hispanic) (4.1%), White (Hispanic) (0.187%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Elk Horn, IA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

100% of the residents in Elk Horn, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Elk Horn, IA was $103,100, and the homeownership rate was 84.3%. Most people in Elk Horn, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk Horn, IA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Elk Horn, IA is home to a population of 536 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 0% of Elk Horn, IA residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2019, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (513 people) in Elk Horn, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22 Other (Hispanic) and 1 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk Horn, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    513 ± 95
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    22 ± 36
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1 ± 3
4.29%
Hispanic Population
23 people

In 2019, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (513 people) in Elk Horn, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22 Other (Hispanic) and 1 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.29% of the people in Elk Horn, IA are hispanic (23 people).

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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

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of Elk Horn, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Elk Horn, IA was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    20 ± 22
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8 ± 17
  3. Korea
    8 ± 12

Elk Horn, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Community Mobility

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Economy

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 Elk Horn, IA employs 227 people. The largest industries in Elk Horn, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (31 people), Retail Trade (30 people), and Educational Services (26 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($75,000), Construction ($52,750), and Finance & Insurance ($52,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,500
2019 value
± $8,642
−2.39%
1 Year Growth
± 19.9%

Households in Elk Horn, IA have a median annual income of $57,500, 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 $58,906 in 2018, which represents a −2.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex 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 sex-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 Elk Horn, 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.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9601
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Elk Horn, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk Horn, IA (12 out of 466 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 15 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    12 ± 46
  2. Black
    0 ± 51
  3. Native American
    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk Horn, IA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

227
2019 Value
± 61
0.442%
1 Year growth
± 35.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Elk Horn, IA grew at a rate of 0.442%, from 226 employees to 227 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk Horn, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37 people), Sales & Related Occupations (32 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (24 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk Horn, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elk Horn, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37 people), Sales & Related Occupations (32 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (24 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elk Horn, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.03 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elk Horn, IA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($80,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,125), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($63,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

227
2019 Value
± 61
0.442%
1 Year growth
± 35.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Elk Horn, IA grew at a rate of 0.442%, from 226 employees to 227 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk Horn, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31 people), Retail Trade (30 people), and Educational Services (26 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk Horn, IA, though some of these residents may live in Elk Horn, 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 Elk Horn, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31 people), Retail Trade (30 people), and Educational Services (26 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elk Horn, IA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.33 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.99 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elk Horn, IA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($75,000), Construction ($52,750), and Finance & Insurance ($52,500).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 83.3% 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Iowa
52.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 83.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 83.3% 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 Elk Horn, IA was $103,100 in 2019, which is 0.429 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $115,000 to $103,100, a 10.3% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elk Horn, IA is 84.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Elk Horn, IA have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elk Horn, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$103,100
2019 Median
± $13,765
$115,000
2018 Median
± $21,841

In 2019, the median property value in Elk Horn, IA declined from to $103,100 from the previous year's value of $115,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elk Horn, 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 Elk Horn, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$57,500
Median Household Income
± $8,642
216
Number of Households
± 40

In 2019, the median household income of the 216 households in Elk Horn, IA declined from $57,500 from the previous year's value of $58,906.

The following chart displays the households in Elk Horn, 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 Elk Horn, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elk Horn, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

84.3%
2019 Homeownership
77.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 84.3% of the housing units in Elk Horn, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

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

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk Horn, IA have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.939% of the workforce in Elk Horn, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Walked (9.38%)

In 2019, 75.4% of workers in Elk Horn, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who walked to work (9.38%).

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

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Health

95.3% of the population of Elk Horn, IA has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 9.66% on Medicaid, 22.1% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 0.429% 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 Shelby County, IA see 1930 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.413% decrease from the previous year (1938 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1636 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1041 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

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1,930 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Shelby County, IA

Primary care physicians in Shelby County, IA see an average of 1,930 patients per year. This represents a 0.413% decrease from the previous year (1,938 patients).

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

4.72%
Uninsured
43.8%
Employer Coverage
9.66%
Medicaid
22.1%
Medicare
19.3%
Non-Group
0.429%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk Horn, IA declined by 7.73% from 5.12% to 4.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elk Horn, 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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