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0.66% growth
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Median Household Income
2.81% growth
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Number of Employees
1.31% growth
Median Property Value
0.81% growth

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The economy of Linn County, IA employs 115,634 people. The economy of Linn County, IA is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.62; 1.61; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Linn County, IA are Manufacturing (19,338), Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,799), and Retail trade (15,161), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,107), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($56,544), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,216).

Median household income in Linn County, IA is $60,989. Males in Linn County, IA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,170. The income inequality of Linn County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44 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 Linn County, IA. In Linn County, IA 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 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,419. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Linn County, IA is home to a population of 218,076 people, from which 98% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Linn County, IA is composed of 191,321 White residents (87.7%), 9,802 Black residents (4.49%), 6,527 Hispanic residents (2.99%), 5,211 Two+ residents (2.39%), and 4,629 Asian residents (2.12%). The most common foreign languages in Linn County, IA are Spanish (3,693 speakers), Chinese (702 speakers), and French (647 speakers), but compared to other places, Linn County, IA has a relative high number of Laotian (112 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (177 speakers), and Hindi (452 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Linn County, IA awarded 4,113 degrees. The student population of Linn County, IA is skewed towards females, with 1,654 male students and 2,459 female students. Most students in Linn County, IA are White (3,211 and 78.1%), followed by Unknown (323 and 7.85%), Black or African American (169 and 4.11%), and Hispanic or Latino (132 and 3.21%). The largest universities in Linn County, IA by number of graduates are Kirkwood Community College (2,432 and 59.1%), Mount Mercy University (603 and 14.7%), and Coe College (408 and 9.9%). The most popular majors in Linn County, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (980 and 23.8%), Registered Nursing (179 and 4.35%), and General Business Administration & Management (87 and 2.12%). The median tuition costs in Linn County, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $39,675 and $39,675 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 Linn County, IA is $148,600, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $147,400 to $148,600, a 0.81% increase. The homeownership rate of Linn County, IA is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Linn County, IA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Linn County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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