Ringgold County, IA

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Population

4,986

1.35% decline

Median Age

45


Median Household Income

$50,642

7.92% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

2,134

1.38% growth

Median Property Value

$79,600

5.15% growth

About

In 2017, Ringgold County, IA had a population of 4.99k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $50,642. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ringgold County, IA declined from 5,054 to 4,986, a -1.35% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,927 to $50,642, a 7.92% increase.

The population of Ringgold County, IA is 96% White Alone, 2.23% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.862% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Ringgold County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ringgold County, IA is $79,600, and the homeownership rate is 74.9%. Most people in Ringgold County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ringgold County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ringgold County, IA employs 2.13k people. The largest industries in Ringgold County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (411 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (259 people), and Manufacturing (236 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,031).

Median household income in Ringgold County, IA is $50,642. Males in Ringgold 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 Ringgold County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,642

2017 value

± $2,948

7.92%

1 Year Growth

± 9.46%

Households in Ringgold County, IA have a median annual income of $50,642, 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 $46,927 in 2016, which represents a 7.92% 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 Ringgold 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ringgold County, IA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,828, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $48,813 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ringgold County, IA (518 out of 4.77k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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

    497 ± 81

  2. Hispanic

    18 ± 46

  3. Asian

    9 ± 46

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

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

2.13k

2017 Value

± 162

1.38%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ringgold County, IA grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 2.11k employees to 2.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ringgold County, IA, are Management Occupations (288 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (252 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ringgold County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ringgold County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (288 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (252 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (164 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ringgold County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.8 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.62 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ringgold County, IA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,708), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,205), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.13k

2017 Value

± 162

1.38%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ringgold County, IA grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 2.11k employees to 2.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ringgold County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (411 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (259 people), and Manufacturing (236 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ringgold County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Ringgold 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 Ringgold County, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (411 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (259 people), and Manufacturing (236 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ringgold County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.9 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ringgold County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,031).

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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

92.9% of the population of Ringgold County, IA has health coverage, with 37% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 24.7% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ringgold County, IA see 845 patients per year on average, which represents a 49.8% decrease from the previous year (1684 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5068 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

845 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ringgold County, IA see an average of 845 patients per year. This represents a 49.8% decrease from the previous year (1,684 patients).

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

7.08%

Uninsured

37%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

24.7%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ringgold County, IA declined by 28.2% from 9.87% to 7.08%.

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

Ringgold County, IA is home to a population of 4.99k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.06% of Ringgold County, IA residents were born outside of the country (53 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ringgold County, IA is composed of 4.79k White Alone residents (96%), 111 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.23%), 43 Asian Alone residents (0.862%), 21 Two or More Races residents (0.421%), 17 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.341%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.12%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ringgold County, IA was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Ringgold County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ringgold County, IA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

53 people

0.693%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

35 people

As of 2017, 1.06% of Ringgold County, IA residents (53 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 Ringgold County, IA was 0.693%, 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 Ringgold County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ringgold 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

    4.79k ± 9

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    111 ± 74.1

  3. Asian Alone

    43 ± 17

In 2017, there were 43.1 times more White Alone residents (4.79k people) in Ringgold County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111 Hispanic or Latino and 43 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ringgold 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

    107 ± 31

  2. Korea

    67 ± 26

  3. World War II

    24 ± 18

Ringgold County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ringgold County, IA was $79,600 in 2017, which is 0.366 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $75,700 to $79,600, a 5.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Ringgold County, IA is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ringgold County, IA have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ringgold 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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$50,642

Median Household Income

± $2,948

2.06k

Number of Households

± 166

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.06k households in Ringgold County, IA grew to $50,642 from the previous year's value of $46,927.

The following chart displays the households in Ringgold 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

$79,600

2017 Median

± $6,325

$75,700

2016 Median

± $4,837

In 2017, the median property value in Ringgold County, IA grew to to $79,600 from the previous year's value of $75,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ringgold 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 Ringgold County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.9%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.9% of the housing units in Ringgold 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ringgold County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ringgold County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.11% of the workforce in Ringgold County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.4%

  3. Carpooled

    6.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ringgold County, IA was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.4%) and those who Carpooled (6.3%).

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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