Southern Iowa PUMA, IA

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2022 Population
110,966
7.98% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
0.235% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
2.16% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,188
6.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$114,000
9.83% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,319
25.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Southern Iowa PUMA, IA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $60,188. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA grew from 102,763 to 110,966, a 7.98% increase and its median household income grew from $56,392 to $60,188, a 6.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.01%), White (Hispanic) (1.96%), Other (Hispanic) (1.17%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.849%).

4.41% of the households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are Southwestern Community College (461 degrees awarded in 2022) and Graceland University-Lamoni (459 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was $114,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southern Iowa PUMA, IA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.03% of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (2.25k people).

In 2022, there were 30.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.18k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are Spanish (2,278 households), German (859 households), and Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (652 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
62,563
Women
50.1%
62,397
Men
49.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 124,960 inhabitants, with 49.9% men, and 50.1% women.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 224
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.34k ± 337
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.18k ± 495
4.06%
Hispanic Population
4.51k people

In 2022, there were 30.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.18k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.06% of the people in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are hispanic (4.51k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,103 ± 812 people
  2. Germany
    197 ± 344 people
  3. Philippines
    189 ± 337 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 1,103 Southern Iowa PUMA, IA residents, followed by Germany with 197 and Philippines with 189.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.25k people
2.16%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.22k people

As of 2022, 2.03% of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA residents (2.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was 2.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,278 households (2.18%)
  2. German
    859 households (0.821%)
  3. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    652 households (0.623%)

4.41% of the households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was Spanish. 2.18% of the households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,819 ± 241
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,039 ± 186
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    904 ± 175

Southern Iowa PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA employs 54.3k people. The largest industries in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are Construction (3,936 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,819 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,258 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($119,982), Offices of physicians ($114,888), and Other health care services ($107,176).

Males in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,118. The income inequality in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
21,148
Women
48.7%
22,248
Men
51.3%

The workforce of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA in 2020 was 43,396 people, with 48.7% woman, and 51.3% men.

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Occupations

54.3k
2022 Value
25.9%
1 Year growth
± 25.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 25.9%, from 43.1k employees to 54.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,249 people), Registered nurses (2,094 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,542 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.3k
2022 Value
25.9%
1 Year growth
± 25.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 25.9%, from 43.1k employees to 54.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA, are Construction (3,936 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,819 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,258 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,307
Median earning men ± $1,018
$33,294
Median earning women ± $1,138

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,925), Public Administration ($59,123), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,171).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,826), Construction ($47,708), and Public Administration ($47,432).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA awarded 920 degrees. The student population of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,213 male students and 1,605 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are White (734 and 82.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (57 and 6.42%), Black or African American (37 and 4.17%), and Unknown (22 and 2.48%).

The largest universities in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Community College (461 and 50.1%) and Graceland University-Lamoni (459 and 49.9%).

The most popular majors in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA are Family Practice Nurse (143 and 15.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (113 and 12.3%), and Registered Nursing (112 and 12.2%).

The median tuition cost in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA for private four year colleges is $31,250.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,818 (43% men and 57% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,818 students enrolled in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA, 43% men and 57% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,025 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 30 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 461 degrees awarded
  2. 459 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Community College with 461 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 359 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA, which is 0.64 times less than the 561 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 734 degrees mean that there were 12.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 57 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,250) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($720) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.609% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (37.4k), Some college (22.7k), and Bachelors Degree (13.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was $114,000 in 2022, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $103,800 to $114,000, a 9.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA is $60,188. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was Dallas, Madison Counties PUMA, IA with a value of $97,664, followed by Polk County (West) PUMA, IA and Linn County outside Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $93,727 and $91,766.

Property

$114,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,059
$33,684
Median Property Taxes
±$870

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.4% of the housing units in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was Dallas, Madison Counties PUMA, IA with a value of $97,664, followed by Polk County (West) PUMA, IA and Linn County outside Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $93,727 and $91,766.

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Household Income

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$60,188
Median Household Income
± $1,610
45.3k
Number of Households
± 1,120

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA grew to $60,188 from the previous year's value of $56,392.

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Wage Distribution

0.423
2022 Wage GINI in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA
0.406
2021 Wage GINI in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA

In 2022, the income inequality in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was 0.423 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 4.13% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Southern Iowa PUMA, IA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.35%)

In 2022, 78.8% of workers in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.78%) and those who worked at home (6.35%).

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA (14.3k out of 108k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

93.7% of the population of Southern Iowa PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.28%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southern Iowa PUMA, IA declined by 4.61% from 6.59% to 6.28%.

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