Madison County, IA

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2020 Population
16,148
0.849% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.8
0.246% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.84%
16% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$71,811
8.29% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$186,700
5.18% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,005
6.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Madison County, IA had a population of 16.1k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $71,811. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Madison County, IA grew from 16,012 to 16,148, a 0.849% increase and its median household income grew from $66,316 to $71,811, a 8.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.09%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.972%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.495%).

None of the households in Madison 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.

99.9% of the residents in Madison County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Madison County, IA was $186,700, and the homeownership rate was 79.4%. Most people in Madison County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Madison County, IA is home to a population of 16.1k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.83% of Madison County, IA residents were born outside of the country (134 people).

In 2020, there were 45.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.3k people) in Madison County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 337 White (Hispanic) and 203 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 40
  2. White (Hispanic)
    337 ± 25
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    203 ± 92.1
2.19%
Hispanic Population
354 people

In 2020, there were 45.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.3k people) in Madison County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 337 White (Hispanic) and 203 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.19% of the people in Madison County, IA are hispanic (354 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Madison County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.83%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
134 people
1.23%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
197 people

As of 2020, 0.83% of Madison County, IA residents (134 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 Madison County, IA was 1.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in Madison County, IA was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Madison County, IA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Madison County, IA residents was 41.

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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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Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Madison County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, IA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    354 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    160 ± 79
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    68 ± 50

Madison County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Iowa (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Iowa across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

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.

The economy of Madison County, IA employs 9.01k people. The largest industries in Madison County, IA are Construction (1,292 people), Retail Trade (1,175 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,070 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,593), Finance & Insurance ($70,482), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,361).

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,811
2020 value
± $5,066
8.29%
1 Year Growth
± 9.99%

Households in Madison County, IA have a median annual income of $71,811, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,316 in 2019, which represents a 8.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$63,848
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,749
$48,102
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,312

In 2020, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Iowa
  1. Asian
    $51,240 ± $6,853
  2. White
    $49,346 ± $1,065
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $40,947 ± $23,470

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Iowa.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Madison 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 603
  2. Census Tract 602

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, IA (933 out of 16k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    887 ± 203
  2. Native American
    30 ± 91
  3. Asian
    10 ± 81

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Madison County, IA is White, followed by Native American 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.01k
2020 Value
± 591
6.62%
1 Year growth
± 8.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Madison County, IA grew at a rate of 6.62%, from 8.45k employees to 9.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,214 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (889 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (876 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Madison County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,214 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (889 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (876 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.34 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.96 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Madison County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($185,147), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($130,074), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,552).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.01k
2020 Value
± 591
6.62%
1 Year growth
± 8.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Madison County, IA grew at a rate of 6.62%, from 8.45k employees to 9.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, IA, are Construction (1,292 people), Retail Trade (1,175 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,070 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Madison 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 Madison County, IA, by number of employees, are Construction (1,292 people), Retail Trade (1,175 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,070 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.9 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.54 times), and Construction (2.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Madison County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,593), Finance & Insurance ($70,482), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,361).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Madison County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.26%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 83.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Madison County, IA
66.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 83.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 83.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Iowa colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison County, IA was $186,700 in 2020, which is 0.812 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $177,500 to $186,700, a 5.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, IA is 79.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Madison County, IA have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Madison County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$186,700
2020 Median
± $9,969
$177,500
2019 Median
± $11,148

In 2020, the median property value in Madison County, IA grew to to $186,700 from the previous year's value of $177,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Madison 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 Madison County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$71,811
Median Household Income
± $5,066
6.62k
Number of Households
± 515

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.62k households in Madison County, IA grew to $71,811 from the previous year's value of $66,316.

The following chart displays the households in Madison 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Madison County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Madison County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.4%
2020 Homeownership
78.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 79.4% of the housing units in Madison County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Madison County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, IA have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Madison County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.98%)

In 2020, 76.5% of workers in Madison County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.98%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

97.4% of the population of Madison County, IA has health coverage, with 59% on employee plans, 7.97% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 1.27% 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 Madison County, IA see 2031 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.2% increase from the previous year (1779 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2723 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1362 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.3%). Additionally, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,031 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Madison County, IA

Primary care physicians in Madison County, IA see an average of 2,031 patients per year. This represents a 14.2% increase from the previous year (1,779 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Iowa.
$8,200
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Iowa
$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

2.58%
Uninsured
59%
Employer Coverage
7.97%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, IA declined by 22.5% from 3.33% to 2.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Madison 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. 20.3% prevalence
  2. 19.5% prevalence
  3. 16.1% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 20.3%.

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

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