Henry County, IA

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2020 Population
19,889
0.261% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.3
1.51% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.7%
0.0781% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$54,490
1.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$118,500
2.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,235
0.313% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Henry County, IA had a population of 19.9k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $54,490. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Henry County, IA declined from 19,941 to 19,889, a −0.261% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,501 to $54,490, a 1.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.24%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%).

None of the households in Henry 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.

98.2% of the residents in Henry County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henry County, IA are Iowa Wesleyan University (103 degrees awarded in 2020) and American Hair Academy (15 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Henry County, IA was $118,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Henry County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Henry County, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Henry County, IA is home to a population of 19.9k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.86% of Henry County, IA residents were born outside of the country (768 people).

In 2020, there were 27.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Henry County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 637 White (Hispanic) and 530 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Henry County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Henry County, IA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 44
  2. White (Hispanic)
    637 ± 170
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    530 ± 77
4.97%
Hispanic Population
989 people

In 2020, there were 27.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Henry County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 637 White (Hispanic) and 530 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.97% of the people in Henry County, IA are hispanic (989 people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

3.86%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
768 people
4.12%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
822 people

As of 2020, 3.86% of Henry County, IA residents (768 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 Henry County, IA was 4.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    506 ± 94
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    277 ± 81
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    176 ± 77

Henry County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Henry County, IA employs 9.24k people. The largest industries in Henry County, IA are Manufacturing (1,993 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,291 people), and Retail Trade (1,214 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,571), Public Administration ($51,741), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,510).

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.

Occupations

9.24k
2020 Value
± 533
−0.313%
1 Year decline
± 8.09%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Henry County, IA declined at a rate of −0.313%, from 9.26k employees to 9.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henry County, IA, are Production Occupations (1,201 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,024 people), and Management Occupations (1,000 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henry County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.24k
2020 Value
± 533
−0.313%
1 Year decline
± 8.09%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Henry County, IA declined at a rate of −0.313%, from 9.26k employees to 9.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henry County, IA, are Manufacturing (1,993 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,291 people), and Retail Trade (1,214 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henry County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Henry 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

$40,103
Median earning men ± $2,440
$28,545
Median earning women ± $1,682

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,339), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,483), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,222).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($50,556), Public Administration ($46,378), and Construction ($43,875).

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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. 178
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 137
    Manufacturing
  3. 129
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $343k
    Manufacturing
  2. $58.8k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $28.9k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henry County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.28%).

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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In 2020, universities in Henry County, IA awarded 118 degrees. The student population of Henry County, IA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 378 male students and 346 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henry County, IA are White (62 and 59%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 12.4%), Unknown (13 and 12.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 9.52%).

The largest universities in Henry County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Iowa Wesleyan University (103 and 87.3%) and American Hair Academy (15 and 12.7%).

The most popular majors in Henry County, IA are General Business Administration & Management (38 and 32.2%), General Cosmetology (15 and 12.7%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (13 and 11%).

The median tuition cost in Henry County, IA for private four year colleges is $24,180.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Henry County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 7.01%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 724 (52.2% men and 47.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 724 students enrolled in Henry County, IA, 52.2% men and 47.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 333 records, of which 58% were women and 42% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 13 degree-majors awarded
  2. 9 degree-majors awarded
  3. 29 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Henry County, IA was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 13 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Henry County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 103 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Iowa Wesleyan University with 103 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 36 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henry County, IA, which is 0.439 times less than the 82 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 62 degrees mean that there were 4.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,180) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,323) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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The median property value in Henry County, IA was $118,500 in 2020, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $115,500 to $118,500, a 2.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Henry County, IA is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Henry County, IA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henry County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henry County, IA is $54,490. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henry County, IA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $60,882, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $57,622 and $55,505.

In 2021, 9.97% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.13%.

Property

$118,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,109
$5,536
Median Property Taxes
±$368

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 Henry County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2020
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.9% of the housing units in Henry County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9705
  3. Census Tract 9704

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henry County, IA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $60,882, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $57,622 and $55,505.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Henry 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.
$54,490
Median Household Income
± $3,833
7.59k
Number of Households
± 479

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.59k households in Henry County, IA grew to $54,490 from the previous year's value of $53,501.

The following chart displays the households in Henry 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 Henry 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%)
  2. Carpooled (9.83%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.17%)

In 2020, 81% of workers in Henry County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.83%) and those who worked at home (4.17%).

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

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henry County, IA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.934% of the workforce in Henry 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 Henry County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henry County, IA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 9.97% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.13%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henry County, IA (1.97k out of 18.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 15.3% of the children was living in poverty in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 225 in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 52 per 100,000 population.

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96.6% of the population of Henry County, IA has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.36% 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 Henry County, IA see 1433 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.23% increase from the previous year (1324 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1663 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 950 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,433 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henry County, IA

Primary care physicians in Henry County, IA see an average of 1,433 patients per year. This represents a 8.23% increase from the previous year (1,324 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henry 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 24.5% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.4%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henry County, IA grew by 6.1% from 3.2% to 3.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Henry County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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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 35.7% in Henry County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.54% in Henry County, IA.

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