Clayton County, IA

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Population
17,672
0.22% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
Median Age
47.1

Poverty Rate
9.02%

Median Household Income
$52,828
3.35% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$121,000
3.86% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
9,181
1.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Clayton County, IA had a population of 17.7k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $52,828. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Clayton County, IA declined from 17,711 to 17,672, a -0.22% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,114 to $52,828, a 3.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clayton County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), White (Hispanic) (1.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.447%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.407%). 0% of the households in Clayton County, IA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.8% of the residents in Clayton County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Clayton County, IA was $121,000, and the homeownership rate was 75%. Most people in Clayton County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Clayton County, IA was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Clayton County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.5%), followed by Other (6.3%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% 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 Clayton County, IA
58.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 81.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 81.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% 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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Diversity

Clayton County, IA is home to a population of 17.7k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.25% of Clayton County, IA residents were born outside of the country (397 people).

In 2018, there were 67.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Clayton County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 250 White (Hispanic) and 181 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clayton County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 15
  2. White (Hispanic)
    250 ± 57
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    181 ± 26
1.92%
Hispanic Population
339 people

In 2018, there were 67.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Clayton County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 250 White (Hispanic) and 181 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.92% of the people in Clayton County, IA are hispanic (339 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.25%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
397 people
2.16%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
383 people

As of 2018, 2.25% of Clayton County, IA residents (397 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clayton County, IA was 2.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Clayton County, IA was 47.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Clayton County, IA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Clayton County, IA residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,002 ± 4,998 people
  2. India
    10,599 ± 2,523 people
  3. China
    9,583 ± 2,400 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,002 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,599 and China with 9,583.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.8% of Clayton County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Clayton County, IA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    594 ± 82
  2. Korea
    203 ± 65
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    156 ± 50

Clayton County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Clayton County, IA is $52,828. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clayton County, IA was Census Tract 705 with a value of $62,950, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 706, with respective values of $57,540 and $52,692.

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,610. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Clayton County, IA employs 9.18k people. The largest industries in Clayton County, IA are Manufacturing (1,902 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,223 people), and Retail Trade (1,162 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,214), Public Administration ($46,875), and Wholesale Trade ($45,150).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,828
2018 value
± $3,652
3.35%
1 Year Growth
± 8.63%

Households in Clayton County, IA have a median annual income of $52,828, 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 $51,114 in 2017, which represents a 3.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,795
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,739
$46,610
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,263

In 2019, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Iowa
  1. Asian
    $49,650 ± $7,144
  2. White
    $48,053 ± $1,042
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,188 ± $22,357

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Iowa.

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 Clayton County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.443
2018 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2019, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 705
  2. Census Tract 702
  3. Census Tract 706

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clayton County, IA was Census Tract 705 with a value of $62,950, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 706, with respective values of $57,540 and $52,692.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.02% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clayton County, IA (1.56k out of 17.3k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    1,459 ± 179
  2. Hispanic
    125 ± 85
  3. Black
    82 ± 91

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

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

9.18k
2018 Value
± 404
1.45%
1 Year growth
± 6.03%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clayton County, IA grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 9.05k employees to 9.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clayton County, IA, are Production Occupations (1,258 people), Management Occupations (1,050 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (863 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clayton County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clayton County, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,258 people), Management Occupations (1,050 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (863 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.74 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.39 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clayton County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($94,375), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,929), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($53,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.18k
2018 Value
± 404
1.45%
1 Year growth
± 6.03%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clayton County, IA grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 9.05k employees to 9.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clayton County, IA, are Manufacturing (1,902 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,223 people), and Retail Trade (1,162 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clayton County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Clayton 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 Clayton County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,902 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,223 people), and Retail Trade (1,162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.04 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.21 times), and Manufacturing (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clayton County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($48,214), Public Administration ($46,875), and Wholesale Trade ($45,150).

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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. $30.3B
  2. $20.5B
  3. $19B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $30.3B, followed by Other ag prods. ($20.5B) and Machinery ($19B).

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
2018 Value in Iowa
$426B
Projected 2045 Value in Iowa
62.3% growth

In 2018, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 62.3% to $426B 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. $24.6B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $11.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $24.6B, followed by Minnesota with $15.1B and Nebraska and $11.9B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clayton County, IA was $121,000 in 2018, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $116,500 to $121,000, a 3.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Clayton County, IA is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clayton County, IA have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clayton County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,000
2018 Median
± $4,876
$116,500
2017 Median
± $5,241

In 2018, the median property value in Clayton County, IA grew to to $121,000 from the previous year's value of $116,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clayton 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 Clayton 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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$52,828
Median Household Income
± $3,652
7.65k
Number of Households
± 360

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.65k households in Clayton County, IA grew to $52,828 from the previous year's value of $51,114.

The following chart displays the households in Clayton 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75%
2018 Homeownership
75.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75% of the housing units in Clayton County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clayton County, IA have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.98% of the workforce in Clayton County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.52%)

In 2018, 78.6% of workers in Clayton County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.4%) and those who worked at home (6.52%).

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

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Health

93.8% of the population of Clayton County, IA has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 1.28% 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 Clayton County, IA see 3511 patients per year on average, which represents a 19.4% increase from the previous year (2940 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1950 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5850 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

3,511 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clayton County, IA

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, IA see an average of 3,511 patients per year. This represents a 19.4% increase from the previous year (2,940 patients).

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

6.17%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
17.6%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clayton County, IA declined by 15.4% from 7.29% to 6.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clayton 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. 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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