Greene County, IA

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2020 Population
8,923
0.302% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.2
0.674% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
9.03%
9.01% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$51,098
3.68% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$93,500
1.27% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
4,479
1.34% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Greene County, IA had a population of 8.92k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $51,098. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Greene County, IA declined from 8,950 to 8,923, a −0.302% decrease and its median household income declined from $53,050 to $51,098, a −3.68% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greene County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), White (Hispanic) (1.42%), Other (Hispanic) (0.728%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.616%).

None of the households in Greene 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.

99% of the residents in Greene County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Greene County, IA was $93,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%. Most people in Greene County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Greene County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Greene County, IA is home to a population of 8.92k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.95% of Greene County, IA residents were born outside of the country (174 people).

In 2020, there were 51.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.41k people) in Greene County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 163 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 127 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greene County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.41k ± 24
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    163 ± 46.6
  3. White (Hispanic)
    127 ± 85
2.96%
Hispanic Population
264 people

In 2020, there were 51.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.41k people) in Greene County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 163 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 127 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.96% of the people in Greene County, IA are hispanic (264 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.95%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
174 people
1.89%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
169 people

As of 2020, 1.95% of Greene County, IA residents (174 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 Greene County, IA was 1.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
63
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Greene County, IA was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Greene County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Greene County, IA residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,266 ± 4,955 people
  2. India
    10,872 ± 2,556 people
  3. China
    9,649 ± 2,408 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,266 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,872 and China with 9,649.

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Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Greene County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Greene County, IA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    206 ± 60
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    131 ± 59
  3. Korea
    64 ± 36

Greene County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Iowa (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Greene County, IA is $51,098. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Greene County, IA was Census Tract 805 with a value of $56,111, followed by Census Tract 801 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $52,125 and $51,094.

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,102. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Greene County, IA employs 4.48k people. The largest industries in Greene County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (677 people), Retail Trade (572 people), and Manufacturing (566 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,500), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,375), and Public Administration ($50,577).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,098
2020 value
± $3,681
−3.68%
1 Year Growth
± 13%

Households in Greene County, IA have a median annual income of $51,098, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,050 in 2019, which represents a −3.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$63,848
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,749
$48,102
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,312

In 2020, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.33 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
    $51,240 ± $6,853
  2. White
    $49,346 ± $1,065
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $40,947 ± $23,470

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Iowa.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greene 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 805
  2. Census Tract 801
  3. Census Tract 803

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greene County, IA was Census Tract 805 with a value of $56,111, followed by Census Tract 801 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $52,125 and $51,094.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greene County, IA (794 out of 8.8k 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 75+, followed by Males 45 - 54 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
    760 ± 131
  2. Two Or More
    25 ± 71
  3. Other
    9 ± 72

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greene County, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Other.

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

4.48k
2020 Value
± 340
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 10.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greene County, IA declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 4.54k employees to 4.48k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greene County, IA, are Management Occupations (558 people), Production Occupations (434 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (414 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greene County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greene County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (558 people), Production Occupations (434 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (414 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.57 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.74 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greene County, IA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,769), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,583), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.48k
2020 Value
± 340
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 10.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greene County, IA declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 4.54k employees to 4.48k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greene County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (677 people), Retail Trade (572 people), and Manufacturing (566 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greene County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Greene 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 Greene County, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (677 people), Retail Trade (572 people), and Manufacturing (566 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.84 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.99 times), and Information (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greene County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,500), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,375), and Public Administration ($50,577).

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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 Greene County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 63.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.712%). 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 Greene County, IA
63.9% 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 Greene County, IA was $93,500 in 2020, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $94,700 to $93,500, a 1.27% decrease. The homeownership rate in Greene County, IA is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Greene County, IA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greene County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,500
2020 Median
± $6,362
$94,700
2019 Median
± $7,392

In 2020, the median property value in Greene County, IA declined from to $93,500 from the previous year's value of $94,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greene 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 Greene County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$51,098
Median Household Income
± $3,681
4.04k
Number of Households
± 323

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.04k households in Greene County, IA declined from $51,098 from the previous year's value of $53,050.

The following chart displays the households in Greene 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
2020 Homeownership
73.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 72.9% of the housing units in Greene County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greene County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greene County, IA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Greene County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.84%)

In 2020, 81.1% of workers in Greene County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.32%) and those who worked at home (4.84%).

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

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Health

97% of the population of Greene County, IA has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.35% 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 Greene County, IA see 2245 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (2245 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2963 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1481 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

2,245 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Greene County, IA

Primary care physicians in Greene County, IA see an average of 2,245 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (2,245 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Iowa.
$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

2.97%
Uninsured
48.5%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greene County, IA grew by 21.6% from 2.44% to 2.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greene 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. 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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