Warren County, IA

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Population

48,630

0.955% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$71,514

6.59% growth

Poverty Rate

6.21%


Number of Employees

25,633

2.17% growth

Median Property Value

$171,400

3.75% growth

About

In 2017, Warren County, IA had a population of 48.6k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $71,514. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Warren County, IA grew from 48,170 to 48,630, a 0.955% increase and its median household income grew from $67,090 to $71,514, a 6.59% increase.

The population of Warren County, IA is 94.7% White Alone, 2.61% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.45% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Warren County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Warren County, IA are Simpson College (540 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Warren County, IA is $171,400, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Warren County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Warren County, IA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Warren County, IA employs 25.6k people. The largest industries in Warren County, IA are Finance & Insurance (3,685 people), Retail Trade (3,402 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,041 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,917), Utilities ($66,208), and Finance & Insurance ($60,376).

Median household income in Warren County, IA is $71,514. Males in Warren 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 Warren County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,514

2017 value

± $2,792

6.59%

1 Year Growth

± 5.83%

Households in Warren County, IA have a median annual income of $71,514, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,090 in 2016, which represents a 6.59% 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 Warren 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 203

  2. Census Tract 206

  3. Census Tract 205

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Warren County, IA was Census Tract 203 with a value of $90,069, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $87,778 and $80,352.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Warren County, IA (2.9k out of 46.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    2,563 ± 307

  2. Two Or More

    159 ± 149

  3. Pacific Islander

    130 ± 127

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Warren County, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Pacific Islander.

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

25.6k

2017 Value

± 890

2.17%

1 Year growth

± 4.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Warren County, IA grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 25.1k employees to 25.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Warren County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,526 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,142 people), and Management Occupations (2,683 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Warren County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Warren County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,526 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,142 people), and Management Occupations (2,683 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Warren County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.86 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (1.16 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Warren County, IA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($77,357), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,455), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.6k

2017 Value

± 890

2.17%

1 Year growth

± 4.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Warren County, IA grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 25.1k employees to 25.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Warren County, IA, are Finance & Insurance (3,685 people), Retail Trade (3,402 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,041 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Warren County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Warren 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 Warren County, IA, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (3,685 people), Retail Trade (3,402 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,041 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Warren County, IA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (3.07 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.46 times), and Construction (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Warren County, IA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,917), Utilities ($66,208), and Finance & Insurance ($60,376).

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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

96.5% of the population of Warren County, IA has health coverage, with 62.3% on employee plans, 9.67% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.929% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Warren County, IA see 1801 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1776 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3106 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4969 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

1,801 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Warren County, IA see an average of 1,801 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1,776 patients).

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

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%).

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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

3.46%

Uninsured

62.3%

Employer Coverage

9.67%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.929%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Warren County, IA declined by 13.1% from 3.99% to 3.46%.

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

Warren County, IA is home to a population of 48.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.2% of Warren County, IA residents were born outside of the country (584 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Warren County, IA is composed of 46.1k White Alone residents (94.7%), 1.27k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.61%), 706 Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 247 Asian Alone residents (0.508%), 162 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.333%), 112 Black or African American Alone residents (0.23%), 69 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.142%), and 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0226%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Warren County, IA was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Warren County, IA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Warren County, IA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

584 people

1.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

503 people

As of 2017, 1.2% of Warren County, IA residents (584 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 Warren County, IA was 1.04%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Warren County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Warren County, IA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    46.1k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.27k ± 155

  3. Two or More Races

    706 ± 187

In 2017, there were 36.3 times more White Alone residents (46.1k people) in Warren County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.27k Hispanic or Latino and 706 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Warren 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

    1,134 ± 161

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    648 ± 237

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    445 ± 133

Warren County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Warren County, IA awarded 540 degrees. The student population of Warren County, IA is skewed towards women, with 709 male students and 899 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Warren County, IA are White (479 and 89.2%), followed by Unknown (23 and 4.28%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 2.61%), and Two or More Races (8 and 1.49%).

The largest universities in Warren County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Simpson College (540 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Warren County, IA are General Business Administration & Management (53 and 9.81%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (39 and 7.22%), and General Psychology (29 and 5.37%).

The median tuition costs in Warren County, IA are $35,209 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 32 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Warren County, IA was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Warren County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

540 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,209

Median Private

In 2016, the Warren County, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Simpson College with 540 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

234

Degrees Awarded to Men

306

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 234 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Warren County, IA, which is 0.765 times less than the 306 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    479 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Warren County, IA were to White students. These 479 degrees mean that there were 20.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Warren County, IA was $171,400 in 2017, which is 0.788 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $165,200 to $171,400, a 3.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Warren County, IA is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Warren County, IA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Warren 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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$71,514

Median Household Income

± $2,792

18.6k

Number of Households

± 756

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.6k households in Warren County, IA grew to $71,514 from the previous year's value of $67,090.

The following chart displays the households in Warren 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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Housing

Property Value

$171,400

2017 Median

± $3,437

$165,200

2016 Median

± $3,240

In 2017, the median property value in Warren County, IA grew to to $171,400 from the previous year's value of $165,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Warren 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 Warren County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77% of the housing units in Warren County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Warren County, IA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.888% of the workforce in Warren County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    6.65%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Warren County, IA was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.65%) and those who Worked At Home (5.76%).

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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