Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA

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2020 Population
118,931
0.593% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.6
0.952% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.6%
2.36% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,115
0.846% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$107,700
4.77% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
53,111
0.216% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA had a population of 119k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $55,115. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined from 119,640 to 118,931, a −0.593% decrease and its median household income declined from $55,585 to $55,115, a −0.846% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.99%), Other (Hispanic) (2.82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%).

12% of the households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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.

95.3% of the residents in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Buena Vista University (653 degrees awarded in 2020) and Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake (6 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was $107,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%. Most people in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is home to a population of 119k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.33% of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (8.72k people).

In 2020, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.6k people) in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.12k White (Hispanic) and 3.35k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Spanish (9,678 households), Other Languages of Asia (915 households), and Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (677 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.6k ± 123
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.12k ± 906
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.35k ± 900
10.2%
Hispanic Population
12.1k people

In 2020, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.6k people) in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.12k White (Hispanic) and 3.35k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.2% of the people in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are hispanic (12.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,678 households (8.67%)
  2. Other Languages of Asia
    915 households (0.82%)
  3. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    677 households (0.606%)

12% of the households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Spanish. 8.67% of the households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.33%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
8.72k people
6.93%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.29k people

As of 2020, 7.33% of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents (8.72k 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 Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 6.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,449 ± 1,607 people
  2. Myanmar
    933 ± 747 people
  3. Eastern Africa, not specified
    442 ± 515 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,449 Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents, followed by Myanmar with 933 and Eastern Africa, not specified with 442.

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Citizenship

95.3%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.3% of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,761 ± 187
  2. Korea
    918 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    815 ± 145

Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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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

Median household income in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is $55,115. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $87,025, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $84,719 and $67,294.

Males in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,264. The income inequality in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.389, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA employs 53.1k people. The largest industries in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Animal slaughtering & processing (4,777 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,430 people), and Construction (2,914 people), and the highest paying industries are Private households ($141,446), Drinking places, alcoholic beverages ($125,572), and Computer Systems Design ($79,308).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,115
2020 value
± $1,321
−0.846%
1 Year Growth
± 3.57%

Households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have a median annual income of $55,115, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,585 in 2019, which represents a −0.846% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$52,100
Average Male Salary in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA
± $6,265
$39,264
Average Female Salary in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA
± $5,188

In 2020, full-time male employees in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA
  1. Black
    $45,183 ± $15,596
  2. White
    $40,448 ± $4,063
  3. Asian
    $35,970 ± $15,438

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA workers was Black. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA.

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Wage Distribution

0.389
2020 Wage GINI in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA
0.397
2019 Wage GINI in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA

In 2020, the income inequality in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 0.389 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.12% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $87,025, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $84,719 and $67,294.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA (13.4k out of 115k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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
    11,150 ± 564
  2. Hispanic
    2,220 ± 370
  3. Two Or More
    712 ± 237

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

53.1k
2020 Value
−0.216%
1 Year decline
± −0.216%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined at a rate of −0.216%, from 53.2k employees to 53.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,300 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,705 people), and Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (1,640 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,300 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,705 people), and Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (1,640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (17.1 times higher than expected), Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers (15.8 times), and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (11.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, by average salary, are Physicians ($162,326), Chief executives & legislators ($122,328), and Sales managers ($121,166).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.1k
2020 Value
−0.216%
1 Year decline
± −0.216%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined at a rate of −0.216%, from 53.2k employees to 53.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, are Animal slaughtering & processing (4,777 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,430 people), and Construction (2,914 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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 Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, by number of employees, are Animal slaughtering & processing (4,777 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,430 people), and Construction (2,914 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA has an unusually high number of Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (31.2 times higher than expected), Animal slaughtering & processing (27.8 times), and Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (12.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, by average salary, are Private households ($141,446), Drinking places, alcoholic beverages ($125,572), and Computer Systems Design ($79,308).

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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 Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%). 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 Iowa
52.8% 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA awarded 659 degrees. The student population of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is skewed towards women, with 596 male students and 1,267 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are White (497 and 75.6%), followed by Unknown (94 and 14.3%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 4.41%), and Two or More Races (24 and 3.65%).

The largest universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Buena Vista University (653 and 99.1%) and Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake (6 and 0.91%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (72 and 10.9%), General Psychology (71 and 10.8%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (58 and 8.8%).

The median tuition cost in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA for private four year colleges is $36,426.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 58 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 72 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 653 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded
$36,426
Median Private

In 2020, the Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Buena Vista University with 653 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

189
Degrees Awarded to Men
470
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 189 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, which is 0.402 times less than the 470 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    497 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    94 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was White students. These 497 degrees mean that there were 5.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 94 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was $107,700 in 2020, which is 0.469 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $102,800 to $107,700, a 4.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,700
2020 Median
± $2,717
$102,800
2019 Median
± $2,611

In 2020, the median property value in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA grew to to $107,700 from the previous year's value of $102,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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 Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$55,115
Median Household Income
± $1,321
50.5k
Number of Households
± 1,137

In 2020, the median household income of the 50.5k households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined from $55,115 from the previous year's value of $55,585.

The following chart displays the households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
2020 Homeownership
73.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.3% of the housing units in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.28%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.51%)

In 2020, 79.5% of workers in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.28%) and those who worked at home (6.51%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 0.924% 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 Iowa see 1357 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1452 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 607 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

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1,357 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,357 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iowa 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

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$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

5.35%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
0.924%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA grew by 5.12% from 5.09% to 5.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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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