Audubon County, IA

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Population

5,711

1.42% decline

Median Age

48.3


Median Household Income

$48,750

3.62% growth

Poverty Rate

11.1%


Number of Employees

2,882

2.77% decline

Median Property Value

$68,800

3.77% growth

About

In 2017, Audubon County, IA had a population of 5.71k people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $48,750. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Audubon County, IA declined from 5,793 to 5,711, a -1.42% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,048 to $48,750, a 3.62% increase.

The population of Audubon County, IA is 97.1% White Alone, 1.59% Two or More Races, and 0.455% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Audubon County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Audubon County, IA is $68,800, and the homeownership rate is 78.5%. Most people in Audubon County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Audubon County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Audubon County, IA employs 2.88k people. The largest industries in Audubon County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (442 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (411 people), and Retail Trade (291 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($44,583), Wholesale Trade ($43,393), and Construction ($39,583).

Median household income in Audubon County, IA is $48,750. Males in Audubon County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Audubon County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,750

2017 value

± $2,762

3.62%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in Audubon County, IA have a median annual income of $48,750, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,048 in 2016, which represents a 3.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Audubon County, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 701

  2. Census Tract 703

  3. Census Tract 702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Audubon County, IA was Census Tract 701 with a value of $54,638, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $43,750 and $39,432.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Audubon County, IA (614 out of 5.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    588 ± 96

  2. Asian

    26 ± 68

  3. Hispanic

    2 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Audubon County, IA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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

2.88k

2017 Value

± 195

-2.77%

1 Year decline

± 9.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Audubon County, IA declined at a rate of -2.77%, from 2.96k employees to 2.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Audubon County, IA, are Management Occupations (445 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (337 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (297 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Audubon County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Audubon County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (445 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (337 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (297 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Audubon County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.65 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.35 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Audubon County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,000), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($55,625), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($54,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.88k

2017 Value

± 195

-2.77%

1 Year decline

± 9.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Audubon County, IA declined at a rate of -2.77%, from 2.96k employees to 2.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Audubon County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (442 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (411 people), and Retail Trade (291 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Audubon County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Audubon County, 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 Audubon County, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (442 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (411 people), and Retail Trade (291 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Audubon County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.1 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.67 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Audubon County, IA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($44,583), Wholesale Trade ($43,393), and Construction ($39,583).

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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. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

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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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

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. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.4% of the population of Audubon County, IA has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 21.1% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Audubon County, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Audubon County, IA see 2886 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.38% decrease from the previous year (2897 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2839 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,886 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Audubon County, IA see an average of 2,886 patients per year. This represents a 0.38% decrease from the previous year (2,897 patients).

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

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

6.63%

Uninsured

36.1%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

18.3%

Medicare

21.1%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Audubon County, IA grew by 2.87% from 6.44% to 6.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Audubon County, 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. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Audubon County, IA is home to a population of 5.71k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.753% of Audubon County, IA residents were born outside of the country (43 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Audubon County, IA is composed of 5.55k White Alone residents (97.1%), 91 Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 26 Asian Alone residents (0.455%), 24 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.42%), 22 Black or African American Alone residents (0.385%), 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0175%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Audubon County, IA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Audubon County, IA was 48.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Audubon County, IA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Audubon County, IA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.753%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

43 people

0.345%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

20 people

As of 2017, 0.753% of Audubon County, IA residents (43 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Audubon County, IA was 0.345%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Audubon County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Audubon County, IA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.55k ± 13

  2. Two or More Races

    91 ± 42.1

  3. Asian Alone

    26 ± 32

In 2017, there were 61 times more White Alone residents (5.55k people) in Audubon County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 91 Two or More Races and 26 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Audubon County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Audubon County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Audubon County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Audubon County, IA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    163 ± 46

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    65 ± 30

  3. Korea

    53 ± 26

Audubon County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Audubon County, IA was $68,800 in 2017, which is 0.316 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $66,300 to $68,800, a 3.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Audubon County, IA is 78.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Audubon County, IA have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Audubon County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,750

Median Household Income

± $2,762

2.68k

Number of Households

± 182

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.68k households in Audubon County, IA grew to $48,750 from the previous year's value of $47,048.

The following chart displays the households in Audubon 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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Housing

Property Value

$68,800

2017 Median

± $4,285

$66,300

2016 Median

± $4,598

In 2017, the median property value in Audubon County, IA grew to to $68,800 from the previous year's value of $66,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Audubon County, 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 Audubon County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Audubon County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Audubon County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.5%

2017 Homeownership

80.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.5% of the housing units in Audubon County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Audubon County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Audubon County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Audubon County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Audubon County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.18% of the workforce in Audubon County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Audubon County, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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