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Population
3.12M
0.54% growth
Median Age
38.1
Median Household Income
$54,736
1.91% growth
Poverty Rate
12.2%
Number of Employees
1.5M
1.17% growth
Median Property Value
$136,100
2.25% growth

Economy

The economy of Iowa employs 1.5M people. The economy of Iowa is specialized in Agricultural implement manufacturing; Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers; and Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, which employ respectively 18.08; 9.78; and 6.99 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Iowa are Elementary & secondary schools (91,518), Construction (83,632), and Restaurants & Food Services (74,143), and the highest paying industries are Support activities for mining ($124,111), Management of companies & enterprises ($114,558), and Offices of other health practitioners ($108,058).

Median household income in Iowa is $54,736. Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,957. The income inequality of Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Iowa. In Iowa the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 74 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,355. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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Diversity

Iowa is home to a population of 3.12M people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Iowa is composed of 2.71M White residents (86.8%), 174,318 Hispanic residents (5.58%), 104,348 Black residents (3.34%), 68,134 Asian residents (2.18%), and 51,495 Two+ residents (1.65%). The most common foreign languages in Iowa are Spanish (114,553 speakers), German (12,492 speakers), and Chinese (11,438 speakers), but compared to other places, Iowa has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (8,481 speakers), Laotian (4,214 speakers), and Other West Germanic (4,210 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Iowa awarded 85,953 degrees. The student population of Iowa is skewed towards females, with 33,099 male students and 52,854 female students. Most students in Iowa are White (59,320 and 69%), followed by Black or African American (10,366 and 12.1%), Hispanic or Latino (4,953 and 5.76%), and Unknown (4,254 and 4.95%). The largest universities in Iowa by number of graduates are Ashford University (16,204 and 18.9%), Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (11,658 and 13.6%), and University of Iowa (8,419 and 9.8%). The most popular majors in Iowa are General Psychology (2,832 and 3.29%), General Business Administration & Management (2,758 and 3.21%), and Registered Nursing (1,973 and 2.3%). The median tuition costs in Iowa are $28,226 for private four year colleges, and $6,648 and $19,768 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iowa is $136,100, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $133,100 to $136,100, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Iowa is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Iowa have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Iowa is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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