Monroe County, IA

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Population

7,912

0.653% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$50,179

5.61% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

3,780

2.61% growth

Median Property Value

$99,100

6.1% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe County, IA had a population of 7.91k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $50,179. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe County, IA declined from 7,964 to 7,912, a -0.653% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,515 to $50,179, a 5.61% increase.

The population of Monroe County, IA is 93.5% White Alone, 2.76% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.48% Some Other Race Alone. N/A% of the people in Monroe County, IA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Monroe County, IA is $99,100, and the homeownership rate is 76.2%. Most people in Monroe County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe County, IA employs 3.78k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, IA are Manufacturing (775 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (687 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (342 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,404), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,570), and Finance & Insurance ($56,250).

Median household income in Monroe County, IA is $50,179. Males in Monroe 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 Monroe County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,179

2017 value

± $6,593

5.61%

1 Year Growth

± 15.8%

Households in Monroe County, IA have a median annual income of $50,179, 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 $47,515 in 2016, which represents a 5.61% 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County, IA was Census Tract 701 with a value of $53,103, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $45,840 and $42,854.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, IA (846 out of 7.77k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    845 ± 178

  2. Hispanic

    172 ± 111

  3. Other

    1 ± 65

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

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

3.78k

2017 Value

± 383

2.61%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, IA grew at a rate of 2.61%, from 3.68k employees to 3.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, IA, are Management Occupations (413 people), Production Occupations (404 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (325 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (413 people), Production Occupations (404 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (325 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.91 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.72 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, IA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,272), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,152), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,696).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.78k

2017 Value

± 383

2.61%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, IA grew at a rate of 2.61%, from 3.68k employees to 3.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, IA, are Manufacturing (775 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (687 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (342 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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 Monroe County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (775 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (687 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (342 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.28 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.12 times), and Manufacturing (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, IA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,404), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,570), and Finance & Insurance ($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

92.4% of the population of Monroe County, IA has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, IA see 1993 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.6% increase from the previous year (1600 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2623 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3935 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

1,993 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, IA see an average of 1,993 patients per year. This represents a 24.6% increase from the previous year (1,600 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

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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

7.58%

Uninsured

53.3%

Employer Coverage

11.5%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, IA declined by 8.88% from 8.32% to 7.58%.

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

Monroe County, IA is home to a population of 7.91k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.86% of Monroe County, IA residents were born outside of the country (147 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, IA is composed of 7.4k White Alone residents (93.5%), 218 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.76%), 117 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.48%), 104 Two or More Races residents (1.31%), 70 Asian Alone residents (0.885%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0758%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe County, IA was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Monroe County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe County, IA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

147 people

1.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

111 people

As of 2017, 1.86% of Monroe County, IA residents (147 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 Monroe County, IA was 1.39%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Monroe County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, IA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.4k ± 160

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    218 ± 176

  3. Some Other Race Alone

    117 ± 160

In 2017, there were 33.9 times more White Alone residents (7.4k people) in Monroe County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 218 Hispanic or Latino and 117 Some Other Race Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Monroe 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 Monroe County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Monroe 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

    175 ± 62

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    87 ± 52

  3. Korea

    62 ± 39

Monroe County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, IA was $99,100 in 2017, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,400 to $99,100, a 6.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, IA is 76.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, IA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe 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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$50,179

Median Household Income

± $6,593

3.35k

Number of Households

± 325

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.35k households in Monroe County, IA grew to $50,179 from the previous year's value of $47,515.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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

$99,100

2017 Median

± $10,206

$93,400

2016 Median

± $9,664

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe County, IA grew to to $99,100 from the previous year's value of $93,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe 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 Monroe County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.2%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.2% of the housing units in Monroe County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, IA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.04% of the workforce in Monroe County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.97%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.05%

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

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