Plymouth County, IA

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2020 Population
25,141
0.291% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.5
1.25% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.2%
20.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$71,147
5.72% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$172,600
5.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Plymouth County, IA had a population of 25.1k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $71,147. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Plymouth County, IA grew from 25,068 to 25,141, a 0.291% increase and its median household income grew from $67,297 to $71,147, a 5.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plymouth County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.31%), Other (Hispanic) (1.86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.44%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.764%).

None of the households in Plymouth 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.

97.5% of the residents in Plymouth County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Plymouth County, IA was $172,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Plymouth County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Plymouth County, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Plymouth County, IA is home to a population of 25.1k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.56% of Plymouth County, IA residents were born outside of the country (896 people).

In 2020, there were 27.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.9k people) in Plymouth County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 832 White (Hispanic) and 467 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.5% of Plymouth County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Plymouth County, IA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Plymouth County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.9k ± 18
  2. White (Hispanic)
    832 ± 221
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    467 ± 232
5.38%
Hispanic Population
1.35k people

In 2020, there were 27.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.9k people) in Plymouth County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 832 White (Hispanic) and 467 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.38% of the people in Plymouth County, IA are hispanic (1.35k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.56%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
896 people
3.11%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
780 people

As of 2020, 3.56% of Plymouth County, IA residents (896 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 Plymouth County, IA was 3.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    524 ± 102
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    297 ± 105
  3. Korea
    219 ± 76

Plymouth County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Plymouth County, IA employs 13.5k people. The largest industries in Plymouth County, IA are Manufacturing (2,645 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,994 people), and Retail Trade (1,528 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,156), and Wholesale Trade ($54,028).

Occupations

13.5k
2020 Value
± 662
0.673%
1 Year growth
± 6.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Plymouth County, IA grew at a rate of 0.673%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plymouth County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,463 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,296 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plymouth County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.5k
2020 Value
± 662
0.673%
1 Year growth
± 6.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Plymouth County, IA grew at a rate of 0.673%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plymouth County, IA, are Manufacturing (2,645 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,994 people), and Retail Trade (1,528 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plymouth County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Plymouth 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

$49,173
Median earning men ± $1,747
$32,969
Median earning women ± $1,781

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,000), Public Administration ($68,099), and Wholesale Trade ($58,072).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,556), Manufacturing ($43,182), and Public Administration ($41,635).

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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. 209
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 207
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 134
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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 Plymouth County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.789%).

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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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Plymouth County, IA was $172,600 in 2020, which is 0.751 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $163,500 to $172,600, a 5.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Plymouth County, IA is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Plymouth County, IA have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Plymouth County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Plymouth County, IA is $71,147. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Plymouth County, IA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $78,555, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $78,214 and $73,641.

Property

$172,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,859
$7,899
Median Property Taxes
±$443

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

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2020
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.7% of the housing units in Plymouth County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9706
  3. Census Tract 9704

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plymouth County, IA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $78,555, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $78,214 and $73,641.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Plymouth County, 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.
$71,147
Median Household Income
± $3,210
10.3k
Number of Households
± 566

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.3k households in Plymouth County, IA grew to $71,147 from the previous year's value of $67,297.

The following chart displays the households in Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.5%)

In 2020, 80.2% of workers in Plymouth County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.78%) and those who worked at home (7.5%).

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

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plymouth County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Plymouth 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 Plymouth County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plymouth County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plymouth County, IA (1.78k out of 24.8k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 16 - 17 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plymouth County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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94.9% of the population of Plymouth County, IA has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.32% 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 Plymouth County, IA see 2091 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.81% decrease from the previous year (2293 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2098 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 719 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% 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

2,091 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Plymouth County, IA

Primary care physicians in Plymouth County, IA see an average of 2,091 patients per year. This represents a 8.81% decrease from the previous year (2,293 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Plymouth 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 26.4% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.06%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plymouth County, IA grew by 2.02% from 4.96% to 5.06%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Plymouth 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 33.1% in Plymouth County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5% in Plymouth County, IA.

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