Van Buren County, IA

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2020 Population
7,104
0.643% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
45.6
0.441% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.1%
2.28% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$49,898
2.69% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$91,200
1.72% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Van Buren County, IA had a population of 7.1k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $49,898. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Van Buren County, IA declined from 7,150 to 7,104, a −0.643% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,591 to $49,898, a 2.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.479%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.352%).

None of the households in Van Buren 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.

99.6% of the residents in Van Buren County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Van Buren County, IA was $91,200, and the homeownership rate was 80.8%.

Most people in Van Buren County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Buren County, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Van Buren County, IA is home to a population of 7.1k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.49% of Van Buren County, IA residents were born outside of the country (106 people).

In 2020, there were 62.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.82k people) in Van Buren County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 109 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 91 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Van Buren County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Van Buren County, IA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.82k ± 16
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    109 ± 28.8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    91 ± 30
1.65%
Hispanic Population
117 people

In 2020, there were 62.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.82k people) in Van Buren County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 109 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 91 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.65% of the people in Van Buren County, IA are hispanic (117 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.49%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
106 people
1.47%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
105 people

As of 2020, 1.49% of Van Buren County, IA residents (106 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 Van Buren County, IA was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    259 ± 58
  2. Korea
    51 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    48 ± 30

Van Buren County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Van Buren County, IA employs 3.12k people. The largest industries in Van Buren County, IA are Manufacturing (602 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (402 people), and Retail Trade (383 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,000), Wholesale Trade ($47,917), and Finance & Insurance ($43,021).

Occupations

3.12k
2020 Value
± 231
2.1%
1 Year growth
± 9.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Van Buren County, IA grew at a rate of 2.1%, from 3.05k employees to 3.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Buren County, IA, are Production Occupations (382 people), Management Occupations (362 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Buren County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.12k
2020 Value
± 231
2.1%
1 Year growth
± 9.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Van Buren County, IA grew at a rate of 2.1%, from 3.05k employees to 3.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Buren County, IA, are Manufacturing (602 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (402 people), and Retail Trade (383 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Buren County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Van Buren 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

$36,646
Median earning men ± $4,152
$24,055
Median earning women ± $3,497

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($96,250), Information ($68,750), and Wholesale Trade ($47,639).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,333), Public Administration ($36,538), and Information ($30,313).

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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. 49
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 47
    Manufacturing
  3. 31
    Wholesale Trade

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 Van Buren County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 75.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.607%).

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 Van Buren County, IA was $91,200 in 2020, which is 0.397 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $92,800 to $91,200, a 1.72% decrease. The homeownership rate in Van Buren County, IA is 80.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Van Buren County, IA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Van Buren County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$91,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,416
$2,399
Median Property Taxes
±$203

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Van Buren County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.8%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 80.8% of the housing units in Van Buren County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501

The following map shows all of the tracts in Van Buren 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.
$49,898
Median Household Income
± $1,902
2.97k
Number of Households
± 222

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.97k households in Van Buren County, IA grew to $49,898 from the previous year's value of $48,591.

The following chart displays the households in Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 (71.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (11%)

In 2020, 71.3% of workers in Van Buren County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (11%).

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

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Buren County, IA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.89% of the workforce in Van Buren 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 Van Buren County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Van Buren County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Buren County, IA (921 out of 7.02k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Van Buren County, 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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88.7% of the population of Van Buren County, IA has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 2.48% 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 Van Buren County, IA see 878 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.1% decrease from the previous year (1022 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7044 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3522 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% 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

878 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Van Buren County, IA

Primary care physicians in Van Buren County, IA see an average of 878 patients per year. This represents a 14.1% decrease from the previous year (1,022 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Van Buren 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 24.3% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 22% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
2.48%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Buren County, IA declined by 4.42% from 11.8% to 11.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 32.5% in Van Buren County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.74% in Van Buren County, IA.

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