Mediapolis, IA

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2020 Population
2,118
18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36
2.27% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.57%
5.86% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,926
0.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$137,800
16% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Mediapolis, IA had a population of 2.12k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $59,926. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mediapolis, IA grew from 1,795 to 2,118, a 18% increase and its median household income grew from $59,545 to $59,926, a 0.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mediapolis, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.614%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.236%).

None of the households in Mediapolis, 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.

96.5% of the residents in Mediapolis, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Mediapolis, IA was $137,800, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Mediapolis, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Mediapolis, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Mediapolis, IA is home to a population of 2.12k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.49% of Mediapolis, IA residents were born outside of the country (74 people).

In 2020, there were 28.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.97k people) in Mediapolis, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69 White (Hispanic) and 55 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Mediapolis, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mediapolis, IA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mediapolis, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.97k ± 253
  2. White (Hispanic)
    69 ± 75
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    55 ± 53.9
4.01%
Hispanic Population
85 people

In 2020, there were 28.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.97k people) in Mediapolis, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69 White (Hispanic) and 55 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.01% of the people in Mediapolis, IA are hispanic (85 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

3.49%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
74 people
1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18 people

As of 2020, 3.49% of Mediapolis, IA residents (74 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 Mediapolis, IA was 1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    19 ± 19
  2. Korea
    13 ± 17
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    10 ± 12

Mediapolis, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Mediapolis, IA employs 1.05k people. The largest industries in Mediapolis, IA are Manufacturing (247 people), Retail Trade (172 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (166 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,500), Construction ($66,250), and Manufacturing ($57,841).

Occupations

1.05k
2020 Value
± 150
25.7%
1 Year growth
± 15.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mediapolis, IA grew at a rate of 25.7%, from 833 employees to 1.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mediapolis, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130 people), Sales & Related Occupations (121 people), and Production Occupations (98 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mediapolis, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.05k
2020 Value
± 150
25.7%
1 Year growth
± 15.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mediapolis, IA grew at a rate of 25.7%, from 833 employees to 1.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mediapolis, IA, are Manufacturing (247 people), Retail Trade (172 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (166 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mediapolis, IA, though some of these residents may live in Mediapolis, 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

$54,508
Median earning men ± $6,323
$26,667
Median earning women ± $9,353

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Construction ($67,250), Other Services Except Public Administration ($63,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,781), Manufacturing ($44,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,625).

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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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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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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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Mediapolis, IA was $137,800 in 2020, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $118,800 to $137,800, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Mediapolis, IA is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Mediapolis, IA have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mediapolis, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$137,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,680
$631
Median Property Taxes
±$111

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 Mediapolis, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
Homeownership
2020
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.1% of the housing units in Mediapolis, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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

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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.
$59,926
Median Household Income
± $10,010
829
Number of Households
± 134

In 2020, the median household income of the 829 households in Mediapolis, IA grew to $59,926 from the previous year's value of $59,545.

The following chart displays the households in Mediapolis, 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 Mediapolis, 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 (85.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.23%)
  3. Carpooled (4.95%)

In 2020, 85.9% of workers in Mediapolis, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.23%) and those who carpooled to work (4.95%).

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

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mediapolis, IA have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Mediapolis, 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 Mediapolis, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mediapolis, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.57% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mediapolis, IA (134 out of 2.04k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 15.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mediapolis, IA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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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97.3% of the population of Mediapolis, IA has health coverage, with 55.4% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0% 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 Des Moines County, IA see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 487 patients per year.

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

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1,505 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Des Moines County, IA

Primary care physicians in Des Moines County, IA see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

2.69%
Uninsured
55.4%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mediapolis, IA declined by 5.65% from 2.85% to 2.69%.

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

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