Madison County, IA

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Population

15,720

0.377% growth

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$60,077

0.413% decline

Poverty Rate

7.31%


Number of Employees

7,971

1.41% growth

Median Property Value

$160,400

1.6% decline

About

In 2017, Madison County, IA had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $60,077. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Madison County, IA grew from 15,661 to 15,720, a 0.377% increase and its median household income declined from $60,326 to $60,077, a -0.413% decrease.

The population of Madison County, IA is 95.9% White Alone, 1.83% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.07% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Madison County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Madison County, IA is $160,400, and the homeownership rate is 76.7%. Most people in Madison County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, IA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Madison County, IA employs 7.97k people. The largest industries in Madison County, IA are Retail Trade (1,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (999 people), and Finance & Insurance (888 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,135), Finance & Insurance ($57,612), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250).

Median household income in Madison County, IA is $60,077. Males in Madison 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 Madison County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,077

2017 value

± $4,365

-0.413%

1 Year Growth

± 9.93%

Households in Madison County, IA have a median annual income of $60,077, 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 $60,326 in 2016, which represents a -0.413% 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 Madison 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 601

  2. Census Tract 603

  3. Census Tract 602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison County, IA was Census Tract 601 with a value of $73,051, followed by Census Tract 603 and Census Tract 602, with respective values of $62,754 and $48,571.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Madison 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

7.31% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, IA (1.13k out of 15.5k 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 75+ and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    1,080 ± 229

  2. Hispanic

    52 ± 70

  3. Black

    18 ± 64

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

7.97k

2017 Value

± 538

1.41%

1 Year growth

± 9.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, IA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 7.86k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,115 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (995 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (621 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Madison County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,115 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (995 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (621 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.57 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.52 times), and Management Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Madison County, IA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,438), Legal Occupations ($69,417), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,616).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.97k

2017 Value

± 538

1.41%

1 Year growth

± 9.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, IA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 7.86k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, IA, are Retail Trade (1,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (999 people), and Finance & Insurance (888 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Madison 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 Madison County, IA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (999 people), and Finance & Insurance (888 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.87 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.38 times), and Construction (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Madison County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,135), Finance & Insurance ($57,612), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250).

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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

95.7% of the population of Madison County, IA has health coverage, with 58.9% on employee plans, 7.56% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 0.663% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Madison County, IA see 1575 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.897% increase from the previous year (1561 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3962 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1761 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

1,575 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Madison County, IA see an average of 1,575 patients per year. This represents a 0.897% increase from the previous year (1,561 patients).

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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

4.27%

Uninsured

58.9%

Employer Coverage

7.56%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

0.663%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, IA declined by 23.1% from 5.55% to 4.27%.

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

Madison County, IA is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Madison County, IA residents were born outside of the country (185 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Madison County, IA is composed of 15.1k White Alone residents (95.9%), 288 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.83%), 168 Asian Alone residents (1.07%), 143 Two or More Races residents (0.91%), 36 Black or African American Alone residents (0.229%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0191%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Madison County, IA was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Madison County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Madison County, IA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

185 people

1.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

272 people

As of 2017, 1.18% of Madison County, IA residents (185 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 Madison County, IA was 1.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Madison County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, IA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.1k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    288 ± 64.5

  3. Asian Alone

    168 ± 55

In 2017, there were 52.4 times more White Alone residents (15.1k people) in Madison County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 288 Hispanic or Latino and 168 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Madison 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

    420 ± 86

  2. Korea

    126 ± 71

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    95 ± 57

Madison County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison County, IA was $160,400 in 2017, which is 0.737 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,000 to $160,400, a 1.6% decrease. The homeownership rate in Madison County, IA is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Madison County, IA have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Madison 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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$60,077

Median Household Income

± $4,365

6.36k

Number of Households

± 494

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.36k households in Madison County, IA declined from $60,077 from the previous year's value of $60,326.

The following chart displays the households in Madison 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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Housing

Property Value

$160,400

2017 Median

± $6,128

$163,000

2016 Median

± $6,753

In 2017, the median property value in Madison County, IA declined from to $160,400 from the previous year's value of $163,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Madison 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 Madison County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Madison County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Madison County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.7%

2017 Homeownership

77%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.7% of the housing units in Madison County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Madison 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 Madison County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Madison County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, IA have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Madison 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%

  2. Carpooled

    8.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Madison County, IA was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.9%) and those who Worked At Home (6.99%).

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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