Lucas County, IA

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Population

8,600

1.15% decline

Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$47,325

2.96% decline

Poverty Rate

9.88%


Number of Employees

4,076

2.21% decline

Median Property Value

$84,900

0.236% growth

About

In 2017, Lucas County, IA had a population of 8.6k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $47,325. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lucas County, IA declined from 8,700 to 8,600, a -1.15% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,768 to $47,325, a -2.96% decrease.

The population of Lucas County, IA is 99.1% White Alone, 0.616% Two or More Races, and 0.116% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lucas County, IA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lucas County, IA is $84,900, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Lucas County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lucas County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lucas County, IA employs 4.08k people. The largest industries in Lucas County, IA are Retail Trade (929 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (552 people), and Educational Services (376 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($46,923), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,587), and Finance & Insurance ($45,208).

Median household income in Lucas County, IA is $47,325. Males in Lucas County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Lucas County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,325

2017 value

± $3,761

-2.96%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

Households in Lucas County, IA have a median annual income of $47,325, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,768 in 2016, which represents a -2.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lucas County, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9502

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lucas County, IA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $58,977, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $54,280 and $45,123.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lucas County, IA (828 out of 8.38k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    790 ± 133

  2. Two Or More

    38 ± 66

  3. Black

    0 ± 66

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.08k

2017 Value

± 310

-2.21%

1 Year decline

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lucas County, IA declined at a rate of -2.21%, from 4.17k employees to 4.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lucas County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (764 people), Sales & Related Occupations (398 people), and Management Occupations (371 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lucas County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lucas County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (764 people), Sales & Related Occupations (398 people), and Management Occupations (371 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lucas County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.13 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.61 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lucas County, IA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,500), Transportation Occupations ($60,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.08k

2017 Value

± 310

-2.21%

1 Year decline

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lucas County, IA declined at a rate of -2.21%, from 4.17k employees to 4.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lucas County, IA, are Retail Trade (929 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (552 people), and Educational Services (376 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lucas County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Lucas County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lucas County, IA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (929 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (552 people), and Educational Services (376 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lucas County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.1 times), and Retail Trade (2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lucas County, IA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($46,923), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,587), and Finance & Insurance ($45,208).

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Domestic Trade

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. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

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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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

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. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.3% of the population of Lucas County, IA has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 2.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lucas County, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, IA see 2170 patients per year on average, which represents a 74.6% increase from the previous year (1243 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 961 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,170 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, IA see an average of 2,170 patients per year. This represents a 74.6% increase from the previous year (1,243 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.73%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

17.3%

Non-Group

2.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lucas County, IA declined by 32.6% from 7.02% to 4.73%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lucas County, IA is home to a population of 8.6k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.23% of Lucas County, IA residents were born outside of the country (192 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lucas County, IA is composed of 8.53k White Alone residents (99.1%), 53 Two or More Races residents (0.616%), 10 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.116%), 9 Black or African American Alone residents (0.105%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0349%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lucas County, IA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 26.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lucas County, IA was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Lucas County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lucas County, IA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

192 people

2.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

237 people

As of 2017, 2.23% of Lucas County, IA residents (192 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lucas County, IA was 2.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Lucas County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lucas County, IA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.53k ± 43

  2. Two or More Races

    53 ± 41.1

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 ± 35.8

In 2017, there were 161 times more White Alone residents (8.53k people) in Lucas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53 Two or More Races and 10 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lucas County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lucas County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lucas County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lucas County, IA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    224 ± 69

  2. Korea

    105 ± 43

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    77 ± 42

Lucas County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lucas County, IA was $84,900 in 2017, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,700 to $84,900, a 0.236% increase. The homeownership rate in Lucas County, IA is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lucas County, IA have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lucas County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,325

Median Household Income

± $3,761

3.7k

Number of Households

± 298

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.7k households in Lucas County, IA declined from $47,325 from the previous year's value of $48,768.

The following chart displays the households in Lucas 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$84,900

2017 Median

± $4,653

$84,700

2016 Median

± $4,575

In 2017, the median property value in Lucas County, IA grew to to $84,900 from the previous year's value of $84,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lucas County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lucas County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lucas County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lucas County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77%

2017 Homeownership

78.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77% of the housing units in Lucas County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lucas County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lucas County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lucas County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lucas County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Lucas County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.05%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lucas County, IA was Drove Alone (86.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.05%) and those who Worked At Home (4.92%).

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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