Iowa City, IA

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2022 Population
74,878
0.859% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
26
0.383% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
26.7%
0.451% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,879
5.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$256,600
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
41,979
0.972% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Iowa City, IA had a population of 74.9k people with a median age of 26 and a median household income of $54,879. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Iowa City, IA grew from 74,240 to 74,878, a 0.859% increase and its median household income grew from $51,925 to $54,879, a 5.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Iowa City, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.36%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%), and White (Hispanic) (2.69%).

None of the households in Iowa City, 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.

90.6% of the residents in Iowa City, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iowa City, IA are University of Iowa (9,271 degrees awarded in 2022) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Iowa City, IA was $256,600, and the homeownership rate was 46.3%.

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

Population & Diversity

Iowa City, IA is home to a population of 74.9k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.2% of Iowa City, IA residents were born outside of the country (9.91k people).

In 2022, there were 8.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.8k people) in Iowa City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.84k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.6%
2022 Citizenship
90.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.6% of Iowa City, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Iowa City, IA was 90.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Iowa City, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.8k ± 1.12k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.26k ± 817
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.84k ± 657
6.7%
Hispanic Population
5.01k people

In 2022, there were 8.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.8k people) in Iowa City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.84k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.7% of the people in Iowa City, IA are hispanic (5.01k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.91k people
13.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people

As of 2022, 13.2% of Iowa City, IA residents (9.91k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Iowa City, IA was 13.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    704 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    531 ± 185
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    279 ± 104

Iowa City, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Iowa City, IA employs 42k people. The largest industries in Iowa City, IA are Educational Services (11,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,476 people), and Retail Trade (5,244 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,338), Public Administration ($57,000), and Finance & Insurance ($53,467).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42k
2022 Value
± 1,675
0.972%
1 Year growth
± 5.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Iowa City, IA grew at a rate of 0.972%, from 41.6k employees to 42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iowa City, IA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (6,254 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,936 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,754 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iowa City, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42k
2022 Value
± 1,675
0.972%
1 Year growth
± 5.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Iowa City, IA grew at a rate of 0.972%, from 41.6k employees to 42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iowa City, IA, are Educational Services (11,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,476 people), and Retail Trade (5,244 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iowa City, IA, though some of these residents may live in Iowa City, 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

$33,897
Median earning men ± $2,608
$25,135
Median earning women ± $1,664

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,052), Manufacturing ($58,345), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,644).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,125), Information ($41,875), and Wholesale Trade ($41,758).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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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%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Iowa City, IA awarded 9,313 degrees. The student population of Iowa City, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,321 male students and 16,767 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iowa City, IA are White (6,823 and 78.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (646 and 7.39%), Asian (446 and 5.1%), and Two or More Races (287 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Iowa City, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Iowa (9,271 and 99.5%) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 and 0.451%).

The most popular majors in Iowa City, IA are Organizational Leadership (456 and 4.9%), Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (426 and 4.57%), and General Finance (420 and 4.51%).

The median tuition cost in Iowa City, IA for a public four year colleges is $8,711 for in-state students and $30,674 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Iowa City, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 30,088 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 30,088 students enrolled in Iowa City, IA, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,689 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 379 degrees awarded
  2. 370 degrees awarded
  3. 315 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Iowa City, IA was General Finance with 379 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,271 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Iowa with 9,271 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iowa City, IA, which is 0.813 times less than the 5,138 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,823 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 646 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,711) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,642) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iowa City, IA was $256,600 in 2022, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $230,700 to $256,600, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Iowa City, IA is 46.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Iowa City, IA is $54,879. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Iowa City, IA was Census Tract 13 with a value of $91,620, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $87,336 and $86,250.

Property

$256,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,883
$14,157
Median Property Taxes
±$731

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Rent vs Own

46.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 46.3% of the housing units in Iowa City, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 13
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 12

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iowa City, IA was Census Tract 13 with a value of $91,620, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $87,336 and $86,250.

The following map shows all of the places in Iowa City, 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.
$54,879
Median Household Income
± $2,736
30.5k
Number of Households
± 1,365

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Iowa City, IA grew to $54,879 from the previous year's value of $51,925.

The following chart displays the households in Iowa City, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Iowa City, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.2%)
  2. Walked (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.77%)

In 2022, 58.2% of workers in Iowa City, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (14%) and those who worked at home (9.77%).

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iowa City, IA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Iowa City, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iowa City, IA (18.4k out of 68.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iowa City, IA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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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Health

94.7% of the population of Iowa City, IA has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 8.65% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 0.693% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, IA see 512 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (522 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 443 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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512 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnson County, IA

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, IA see an average of 512 patients per year. This represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (522 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Johnson County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.1% under 18 years, 44.5% between 18 and 34 years, 26.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.31%
Uninsured
56.6%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
8.65%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
0.693%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iowa City, IA grew by 3.23% from 5.14% to 5.31%.

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