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Pottawattamie County, IA&

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Population
93,213
0.06% growth
Median Age
39.2
Median Household Income
$51,976
0.07% growth
Poverty Rate
13%
Number of Employees
46,439
-0.51% decline
Median Property Value
$125,800
1.04% growth

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Economy

The economy of Pottawattamie County, IA employs 46,439 people. The economy of Pottawattamie County, IA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.63; 1.54; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pottawattamie County, IA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,340), Retail trade (5,631), and Manufacturing (4,819), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,179), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,400), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,042).

Median household income in Pottawattamie County, IA is $51,976. Males in Pottawattamie County, IA have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,431. The income inequality of Pottawattamie County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 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 Pottawattamie County, IA. In Pottawattamie 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 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,588. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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Diversity

Pottawattamie County, IA is home to a population of 93,213 people, from which 98% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pottawattamie County, IA is composed of 82,913 White residents (89%), 6,573 Hispanic residents (7.05%), 1,739 Two+ residents (1.87%), 1,169 Black residents (1.25%), and 560 Asian residents (0.6%). The most common foreign languages in Pottawattamie County, IA are Spanish (4,616 speakers), French (220 speakers), and German (178 speakers), but compared to other places, Pottawattamie County, IA has a relative high number of Other Slavic (72 speakers), German (178 speakers), and French (220 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Pottawattamie County, IA awarded 1,277 degrees. The student population of Pottawattamie County, IA is skewed towards females, with 507 male students and 770 female students. Most students in Pottawattamie County, IA are White (1,031 and 80.7%), followed by Black or African American (79 and 6.19%), Hispanic or Latino (71 and 5.56%), and Unknown (32 and 2.51%). The largest universities in Pottawattamie County, IA by number of graduates are Iowa Western Community College (1,254 and 98.2%), E Q School of Hair Design (23 and 1.8%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pottawattamie County, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (481 and 37.7%), Registered Nursing (150 and 11.7%), and Dental Hygiene (27 and 2.11%). The median tuition costs in Pottawattamie County, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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 Pottawattamie County, IA is $125,800, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $124,500 to $125,800, a 1.04% increase. The homeownership rate of Pottawattamie County, IA is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pottawattamie County, IA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pottawattamie County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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