Taylor County, IA

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2022 Population
5,916
0.27% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.1
1.15% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.54%
11.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,926
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$104,500
17.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Taylor County, IA had a population of 5.92k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $65,926. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Taylor County, IA declined from 5,932 to 5,916, a −0.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,528 to $65,926, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.96%), Other (Hispanic) (2.86%), White (Hispanic) (2.84%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%).

None of the households in Taylor 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.

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

In 2022, the median property value in Taylor County, IA was $104,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.8%.

Most people in Taylor County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Taylor County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Taylor County, IA is home to a population of 5.92k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 5% of Taylor County, IA residents were born outside of the country (296 people).

In 2022, there were 29.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.21k people) in Taylor County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 175 Two+ (Hispanic) and 169 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Taylor County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Taylor County, IA was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.21k ± 44
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    175 ± 118
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    169 ± 80
8.94%
Hispanic Population
529 people

In 2022, there were 29.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.21k people) in Taylor County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 175 Two+ (Hispanic) and 169 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.94% of the people in Taylor County, IA are hispanic (529 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
296 people
4.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
280 people

As of 2022, 5% of Taylor County, IA residents (296 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Taylor County, IA was 4.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    190 ± 48
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    80 ± 52
  3. Korea
    39 ± 31

Taylor County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Taylor County, IA employs 2.95k people. The largest industries in Taylor County, IA are Manufacturing (604 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (518 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (366 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,125), Information ($73,269), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,104).

Occupations

2.95k
2022 Value
± 226
0.511%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taylor County, IA grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 2.94k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taylor County, IA, are Management Occupations (390 people), Production Occupations (377 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taylor County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.95k
2022 Value
± 226
0.511%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taylor County, IA grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 2.94k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taylor County, IA, are Manufacturing (604 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (518 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (366 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taylor County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Taylor 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

$45,149
Median earning men ± $4,006
$33,995
Median earning women ± $2,997

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,250), Construction ($65,054), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,146).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($72,692), Public Administration ($52,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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. 45
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 33
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 30
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Taylor County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 76% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.523%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Taylor County, IA was $104,500 in 2022, which is 0.371 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,000 to $104,500, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Taylor County, IA is 78.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Taylor County, IA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Taylor County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Taylor County, IA is $65,926. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Taylor County, IA was Census Tract 1803 with a value of $69,904, followed by Census Tract 1801 and Census Tract 1802, with respective values of $65,994 and $60,074.

Property

$104,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,752
$1,925
Median Property Taxes
±$155

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 Taylor County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.8% of the housing units in Taylor County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1803
  2. Census Tract 1801
  3. Census Tract 1802

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Taylor County, IA was Census Tract 1803 with a value of $69,904, followed by Census Tract 1801 and Census Tract 1802, with respective values of $65,994 and $60,074.

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

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Household Income

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$65,926
Median Household Income
± $5,781
2.44k
Number of Households
± 191

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.44k households in Taylor County, IA grew to $65,926 from the previous year's value of $59,528.

The following chart displays the households in Taylor 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 Taylor County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.17%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Taylor County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who worked at home (4.17%).

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

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taylor County, IA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Taylor 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 Taylor County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Taylor County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taylor County, IA (496 out of 5.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Taylor 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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Health

93.3% of the population of Taylor County, IA has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, IA see 3060 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.16% decrease from the previous year (3096 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6092 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Taylor County, IA

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, IA see an average of 3,060 patients per year. This represents a 1.16% decrease from the previous year (3,096 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.68%
Uninsured
44.4%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taylor County, IA grew by 4.53% from 6.39% to 6.68%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 36.4% in Taylor County, IA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.33% in Taylor County, IA.

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