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0.76% growth
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2.63% growth
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0.63% growth
Median Property Value
2.28% growth


The economy of Scott County, IA employs 83,140 people. The economy of Scott County, IA is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.66; 1.17; and 1.05 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Scott County, IA are Manufacturing (14,385), Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,791), and Retail trade (9,845), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($112,768), Utilities ($69,784), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($63,650).

Median household income in Scott County, IA is $55,114. Males in Scott County, IA have an average income that is 1.81 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,571. The income inequality of Scott County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504 which is higher 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 Scott County, IA. In Scott 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 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,964. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Scott County, IA is home to a population of 169,994 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, IA is composed of 138,658 White residents (81.6%), 12,985 Black residents (7.64%), 10,394 Hispanic residents (6.11%), 3,862 Asian residents (2.27%), and 3,553 Two+ residents (2.09%). The most common foreign languages in Scott County, IA are Spanish (4,343 speakers), Vietnamese (929 speakers), and Other Asian (664 speakers), but compared to other places, Scott County, IA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (929 speakers), Other Asian (664 speakers), and Scandinavian (74 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Scott County, IA awarded 15,556 degrees. The student population of Scott County, IA is skewed towards females, with 4,870 male students and 10,686 female students. Most students in Scott County, IA are White (8,902 and 57.2%), followed by Black or African American (2,861 and 18.4%), Unknown (1,646 and 10.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,272 and 8.18%). The largest universities in Scott County, IA by number of graduates are Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (11,658 and 74.9%), Eastern Iowa Community College District (1,765 and 11.3%), and Saint Ambrose University (1,035 and 6.65%). The most popular majors in Scott County, IA are Registered Nursing (885 and 5.69%), General Business Administration & Management (582 and 3.74%), and General Psychology (444 and 2.85%). The median tuition costs in Scott County, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,100 and $28,100 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 Scott County, IA is $148,200, which is 0.76 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $144,900 to $148,200, a 2.28% increase. The homeownership rate of Scott County, IA is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, IA have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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