Wayne County, IA

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Population

6,405

0.0312% growth

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$42,434

0.822% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

2,796

0.0358% decline

Median Property Value

$74,700

2.05% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, IA had a population of 6.41k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $42,434. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, IA grew from 6,403 to 6,405, a 0.0312% increase and its median household income grew from $42,088 to $42,434, a 0.822% increase.

The population of Wayne County, IA is 96.5% White Alone, 1.98% Two or More Races, and 0.671% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wayne County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wayne County, IA is $74,700, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Wayne County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, IA employs 2.8k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, IA are Manufacturing (483 people), Retail Trade (389 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (372 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,813), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,250).

Median household income in Wayne County, IA is $42,434. Males in Wayne 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 Wayne County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,434

2017 value

± $3,641

0.822%

1 Year Growth

± 9.97%

Households in Wayne County, IA have a median annual income of $42,434, 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 $42,088 in 2016, which represents a 0.822% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wayne 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 702

  3. Census Tract 703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, IA was Census Tract 701 with a value of $49,181, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 703, with respective values of $47,679 and $37,721.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, IA (1k out of 6.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    916 ± 107

  2. Two Or More

    61 ± 61

  3. Black

    21 ± 68

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

2.8k

2017 Value

± 198

-0.0358%

1 Year decline

± 9.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, IA declined at a rate of -0.0358%, from 2.8k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), Management Occupations (347 people), and Production Occupations (287 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), Management Occupations (347 people), and Production Occupations (287 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.4 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.32 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($89,688), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,222), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($54,286).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.8k

2017 Value

± 198

-0.0358%

1 Year decline

± 9.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, IA declined at a rate of -0.0358%, from 2.8k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, IA, are Manufacturing (483 people), Retail Trade (389 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (372 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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 Wayne County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (483 people), Retail Trade (389 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.65 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.71 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, IA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,813), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,250).

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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

87.5% of the population of Wayne County, IA has health coverage, with 33.5% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, IA see 1277 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.156% decrease from the previous year (1279 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6452 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

1,277 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, IA see an average of 1,277 patients per year. This represents a 0.156% decrease from the previous year (1,279 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

12.5%

Uninsured

33.5%

Employer Coverage

18.8%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

18.5%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, IA declined by 1.79% from 12.8% to 12.5%.

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

Wayne County, IA is home to a population of 6.41k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.89% of Wayne County, IA residents were born outside of the country (57 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, IA is composed of 6.18k White Alone residents (96.5%), 127 Two or More Races residents (1.98%), 43 Black or African American Alone residents (0.671%), 35 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.546%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.297%), 3 Asian Alone residents (0.0468%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 37.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, IA was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Wayne County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, IA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

57 people

0.859%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

55 people

As of 2017, 0.89% of Wayne County, IA residents (57 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 Wayne County, IA was 0.859%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Wayne County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, IA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.18k ± 13

  2. Two or More Races

    127 ± 43

  3. Black or African American Alone

    43 ± 31

In 2017, there were 48.6 times more White Alone residents (6.18k people) in Wayne County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 127 Two or More Races and 43 Black or African American 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wayne 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

    136 ± 35

  2. Korea

    93 ± 42

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    66 ± 35

Wayne County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, IA was $74,700 in 2017, which is 0.343 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,200 to $74,700, a 2.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, IA is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, IA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne 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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$42,434

Median Household Income

± $3,641

2.63k

Number of Households

± 184

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.63k households in Wayne County, IA grew to $42,434 from the previous year's value of $42,088.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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

$74,700

2017 Median

± $5,969

$73,200

2016 Median

± $6,041

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, IA grew to to $74,700 from the previous year's value of $73,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wayne County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Wayne County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, IA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.52% of the workforce in Wayne County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.68%

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

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