Boone County, IA

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Population

26,381

0.114% decline

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$57,906

6.22% growth

Poverty Rate

9.4%


Number of Employees

13,803

0.495% growth

Median Property Value

$130,500

6.18% growth

About

In 2017, Boone County, IA had a population of 26.4k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $57,906. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Boone County, IA declined from 26,411 to 26,381, a -0.114% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,513 to $57,906, a 6.22% increase.

The population of Boone County, IA is 94.6% White Alone, 2.52% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.37% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Boone County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Boone County, IA is $130,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.5%. Most people in Boone County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Boone County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Boone County, IA employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Boone County, IA are Retail Trade (2,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,185 people), and Educational Services (1,562 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,641), Public Administration ($60,272), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,000).

Median household income in Boone County, IA is $57,906. Males in Boone 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 Boone County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,906

2017 value

± $3,321

6.22%

1 Year Growth

± 6.87%

Households in Boone County, IA have a median annual income of $57,906, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,513 in 2016, which represents a 6.22% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boone 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 206

  2. Census Tract 205

  3. Census Tract 201

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boone County, IA was Census Tract 206 with a value of $78,023, followed by Census Tract 205 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $67,156 and $66,007.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Boone 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

9.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boone County, IA (2.43k out of 25.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    2,315 ± 319

  2. Hispanic

    92 ± 92

  3. Two Or More

    53 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boone 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.8k

2017 Value

± 715

0.495%

1 Year growth

± 7.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boone County, IA grew at a rate of 0.495%, from 13.7k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boone County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,020 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,333 people), and Management Occupations (1,122 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boone County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boone County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,020 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,333 people), and Management Occupations (1,122 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boone County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.78 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boone County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($125,750), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,667), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 715

0.495%

1 Year growth

± 7.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boone County, IA grew at a rate of 0.495%, from 13.7k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boone County, IA, are Retail Trade (2,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,185 people), and Educational Services (1,562 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boone County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Boone 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 Boone County, IA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,185 people), and Educational Services (1,562 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boone County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.65 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.87 times), and Utilities (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boone County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,641), Public Administration ($60,272), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,000).

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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. $20.9B

  3. $18.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($20.9B) and Other ag prods. ($18.7B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

36.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 36.7% 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. $28.9B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $12.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.9B, followed by Minnesota with $17.7B and Nebraska and $12.5B.

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

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Health

95.8% of the population of Boone County, IA has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IA see 2220 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.772% increase from the previous year (2203 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2211 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1658 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

2,220 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IA see an average of 2,220 patients per year. This represents a 0.772% increase from the previous year (2,203 patients).

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

4.21%

Uninsured

54.2%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boone County, IA declined by 32.4% from 6.24% to 4.21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boone 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

Boone County, IA is home to a population of 26.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.56% of Boone County, IA residents were born outside of the country (412 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Boone County, IA is composed of 24.9k White Alone residents (94.6%), 665 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.52%), 361 Two or More Races residents (1.37%), 172 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.652%), 108 Black or African American Alone residents (0.409%), 99 Asian Alone residents (0.375%), 31 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.118%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Boone County, IA was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Boone County, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Boone County, IA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

412 people

1.06%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

281 people

As of 2017, 1.56% of Boone County, IA residents (412 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 Boone County, IA was 1.06%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Boone County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Boone County, IA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.9k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    665 ± 131

  3. Two or More Races

    361 ± 210

In 2017, there were 37.5 times more White Alone residents (24.9k people) in Boone County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 665 Hispanic or Latino and 361 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    486 ± 100

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    383 ± 157

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    270 ± 95

Boone County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone County, IA was $130,500 in 2017, which is 0.568 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,900 to $130,500, a 6.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Boone County, IA is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boone County, IA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boone County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$130,500

2017 Median

± $5,227

$122,900

2016 Median

± $4,197

In 2017, the median property value in Boone County, IA grew to to $130,500 from the previous year's value of $122,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boone 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 Boone County, 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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$57,906

Median Household Income

± $3,321

11k

Number of Households

± 575

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in Boone County, IA grew to $57,906 from the previous year's value of $54,513.

The following chart displays the households in Boone 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Boone County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boone County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.5%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.5% of the housing units in Boone County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boone County, IA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.942% of the workforce in Boone County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Boone County, IA was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Worked At Home (3.22%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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