Johnson County, IA

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2020 Population
150,819
1.51% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
30
0.334% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.2%
4.95% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,062
0.831% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$238,600
4.83% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
83,477
0.775% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Johnson County, IA had a population of 151k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $63,062. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Johnson County, IA grew from 148,577 to 150,819, a 1.51% increase and its median household income grew from $62,542 to $63,062, a 0.831% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Johnson County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.56%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.17%), White (Hispanic) (3.1%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%).

None of the households in Johnson 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.

92% of the residents in Johnson County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnson County, IA are University of Iowa (9,700 degrees awarded in 2020), La James International College-Iowa City (14 degrees), and PCI Academy-Iowa City (11 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Johnson County, IA was $238,600, and the homeownership rate was 58.6%.

Most people in Johnson County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnson County, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Johnson County, IA is home to a population of 151k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2020, 11.6% of Johnson County, IA residents were born outside of the country (17.4k people).

In 2020, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Johnson County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2020 Citizenship
91.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92% of Johnson County, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Johnson County, IA was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Johnson County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    117k ± 355
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 585
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.3k ± 445
5.72%
Hispanic Population
8.63k people

In 2020, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Johnson County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.72% of the people in Johnson County, IA are hispanic (8.63k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Johnson 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

11.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
17.4k people
11.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
17.8k people

As of 2020, 11.6% of Johnson County, IA residents (17.4k 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 Johnson County, IA was 11.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,404 ± 216
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,134 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    746 ± 218

Johnson County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Johnson County, IA employs 83.5k people. The largest industries in Johnson County, IA are Educational Services (17,435 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,111 people), and Retail Trade (8,939 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,536), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,708), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,700).

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

83.5k
2020 Value
± 2,345
−0.775%
1 Year decline
± 3.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Johnson County, IA declined at a rate of −0.775%, from 84.1k employees to 83.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnson County, IA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (9,549 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,043 people), and Management Occupations (7,954 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnson County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

83.5k
2020 Value
± 2,345
−0.775%
1 Year decline
± 3.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Johnson County, IA declined at a rate of −0.775%, from 84.1k employees to 83.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnson County, IA, are Educational Services (17,435 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,111 people), and Retail Trade (8,939 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnson County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Johnson 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

$43,165
Median earning men ± $1,925
$30,402
Median earning women ± $1,370

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($68,929), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,926), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,124).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($50,417), Public Administration ($46,765), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,732).

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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. 1,471
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 749
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 702
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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. $1.78M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $869k
    Manufacturing
  3. $481k
    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 Johnson County, IA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 70.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (27.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

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 Johnson County, IA awarded 9,725 degrees. The student population of Johnson County, IA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 13,794 male students and 16,585 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnson County, IA are White (6,951 and 79.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (597 and 6.81%), Asian (402 and 4.59%), and Black or African American (290 and 3.31%).

The largest universities in Johnson County, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Iowa (9,700 and 99.7%), La James International College-Iowa City (14 and 0.144%), and PCI Academy-Iowa City (11 and 0.113%).

The most popular majors in Johnson County, IA are General Finance (430 and 4.42%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (426 and 4.38%), and Organizational Leadership (387 and 3.98%).

The median tuition cost in Johnson County, IA for a public four year colleges is $8,073 for in-state students and $30,036 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Johnson County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 30,379 (45.4% men and 54.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 30,379 students enrolled in Johnson County, IA, 45.4% men and 54.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,939 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 417 degree-majors awarded
  2. 410 degree-majors awarded
  3. 273 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Johnson County, IA was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 417 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,700 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Iowa with 9,700 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,471 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnson County, IA, which is 0.851 times less than the 5,254 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 6,951 degrees mean that there were 11.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 597 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 ($8,073) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,533) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 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).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Johnson County, IA was $238,600 in 2020, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $227,600 to $238,600, a 4.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnson County, IA is 58.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Johnson County, IA have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Johnson County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Johnson County, IA is $63,062. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Johnson County, IA was Census Tract 101 with a value of $105,670, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $104,375 and $88,011.

In 2021, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.932%.

Property

$238,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,238
$35,412
Median Property Taxes
±$1,212

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 Johnson County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

58.6%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.6% of the housing units in Johnson County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101
  2. Census Tract 102
  3. Census Tract 13

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnson County, IA was Census Tract 101 with a value of $105,670, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $104,375 and $88,011.

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

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Household Income

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$63,062
Median Household Income
± $2,139
60.4k
Number of Households
± 1,876

In 2020, the median household income of the 60.4k households in Johnson County, IA grew to $63,062 from the previous year's value of $62,542.

The following chart displays the households in Johnson 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 Johnson 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 (69%)
  2. Carpooled (8.33%)
  3. Walked (8.3%)

In 2020, 69% of workers in Johnson County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.33%) and those who walked to work (8.3%).

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

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnson County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Johnson 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 Johnson County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Johnson County, IA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.932%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnson County, IA (24.6k out of 143k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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 Johnson County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 10.5% of the children was living in poverty in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 271 in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 19.9 per 100,000 population.

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95% of the population of Johnson County, IA has health coverage, with 61.3% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 9.09% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.65% 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 Johnson County, IA see 522 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.26% decrease from the previous year (551 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 434 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 266 patients per year.

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

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, IA see an average of 522 patients per year. This represents a 5.26% decrease from the previous year (551 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 34.1% between 18 and 34 years, 32% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

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

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.97%
Uninsured
61.3%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
9.09%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
0.65%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnson County, IA declined by 10.9% from 5.59% to 4.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Johnson 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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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.7 in Johnson County, IA.

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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 27% in Johnson County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.67% in Johnson County, IA.

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