Jasper County, IA

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Population

36,789

0.202% growth

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$56,363

1.55% growth

Poverty Rate

9.08%


Number of Employees

17,428

0.366% decline

Median Property Value

$122,800

3.54% growth

About

In 2017, Jasper County, IA had a population of 36.8k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $56,363. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jasper County, IA grew from 36,715 to 36,789, a 0.202% increase and its median household income grew from $55,503 to $56,363, a 1.55% increase.

The population of Jasper County, IA is 94.2% White Alone, 2.01% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.59% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Jasper County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jasper County, IA is $122,800, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Jasper County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jasper County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jasper County, IA employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Jasper County, IA are Manufacturing (3,113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,378 people), and Retail Trade (1,861 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,313), Public Administration ($56,436), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,276).

Median household income in Jasper County, IA is $56,363. Males in Jasper 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 Jasper County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,363

2017 value

± $2,388

1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 4.92%

Households in Jasper County, IA have a median annual income of $56,363, 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 $55,503 in 2016, which represents a 1.55% 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.

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

  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 Jasper 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 402

  2. Census Tract 407

  3. Census Tract 408

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jasper County, IA was Census Tract 402 with a value of $66,292, followed by Census Tract 407 and Census Tract 408, with respective values of $66,023 and $63,798.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jasper County, IA (3.17k out of 34.9k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 75+.

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

    2,861 ± 315

  2. Two Or More

    190 ± 123

  3. Hispanic

    164 ± 120

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jasper County, IA is White, followed by Two Or More 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

17.4k

2017 Value

± 731

-0.366%

1 Year decline

± 5.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, IA declined at a rate of -0.366%, from 17.5k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jasper County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,699 people), Production Occupations (2,155 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,527 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jasper County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jasper County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,699 people), Production Occupations (2,155 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,527 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.13 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.56 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jasper County, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,154), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,260), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,786).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.4k

2017 Value

± 731

-0.366%

1 Year decline

± 5.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, IA declined at a rate of -0.366%, from 17.5k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jasper County, IA, are Manufacturing (3,113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,378 people), and Retail Trade (1,861 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jasper County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Jasper 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 Jasper County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,378 people), and Retail Trade (1,861 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.23 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.76 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jasper County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,313), Public Administration ($56,436), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,276).

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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% of the population of Jasper County, IA has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, IA see 2455 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.55% increase from the previous year (2304 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1932 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1020 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

2,455 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, IA see an average of 2,455 patients per year. This represents a 6.55% increase from the previous year (2,304 patients).

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

5%

Uninsured

49.9%

Employer Coverage

15.3%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jasper County, IA declined by 18.7% from 6.16% to 5%.

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

Jasper County, IA is home to a population of 36.8k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.2% of Jasper County, IA residents were born outside of the country (440 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jasper County, IA is composed of 34.6k White Alone residents (94.2%), 738 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.01%), 586 Black or African American Alone residents (1.59%), 553 Two or More Races residents (1.5%), 155 Asian Alone residents (0.421%), 57 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.155%), 51 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.139%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jasper County, IA was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Jasper County, IA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Jasper County, IA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

440 people

1.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

402 people

As of 2017, 1.2% of Jasper County, IA residents (440 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 Jasper County, IA was 1.09%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Jasper County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jasper County, IA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.6k ± 20

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    738 ± 183

  3. Black or African American Alone

    586 ± 115

In 2017, there were 46.9 times more White Alone residents (34.6k people) in Jasper County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 738 Hispanic or Latino and 586 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,196 ± 181

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    334 ± 110

  3. Korea

    303 ± 81

Jasper County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jasper County, IA was $122,800 in 2017, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,600 to $122,800, a 3.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Jasper County, IA is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jasper County, IA have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jasper County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,800

2017 Median

± $4,425

$118,600

2016 Median

± $4,393

In 2017, the median property value in Jasper County, IA grew to to $122,800 from the previous year's value of $118,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jasper 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 Jasper 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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$56,363

Median Household Income

± $2,388

14.5k

Number of Households

± 670

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Jasper County, IA grew to $56,363 from the previous year's value of $55,503.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.7% of the housing units in Jasper County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jasper County, IA have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.561% of the workforce in Jasper County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jasper County, IA was Drove Alone (81.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.94%) and those who Worked At Home (5.13%).

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

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