Van Buren County, IA

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2022 Population
7,207
0.153% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.1%
12.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,417
9.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$107,700
10.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Van Buren County, IA had a population of 7.21k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $58,417. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Van Buren County, IA grew from 7,196 to 7,207, a 0.153% increase and its median household income grew from $53,218 to $58,417, a 9.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), White (Hispanic) (1.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.638%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.416%).

None of the households in Van Buren County, 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.

99.5% of the residents in Van Buren County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Van Buren County, IA was $107,700, and the homeownership rate was 83.4%.

Most people in Van Buren County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Buren County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Van Buren County, IA is home to a population of 7.21k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.3% of Van Buren County, IA residents were born outside of the country (94 people).

In 2022, there were 77.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.91k people) in Van Buren County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 75 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Van Buren County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Van Buren County, IA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.91k ± 19
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    89 ± 35.5
  3. White (Hispanic)
    75 ± 28
1.64%
Hispanic Population
118 people

In 2022, there were 77.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.91k people) in Van Buren County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 75 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.64% of the people in Van Buren County, IA are hispanic (118 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Van Buren County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
94 people
1.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
97 people

As of 2022, 1.3% of Van Buren County, IA residents (94 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 Van Buren County, IA was 1.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    261 ± 61
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    53 ± 26
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    46 ± 20

Van Buren County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Van Buren County, IA employs 3.06k people. The largest industries in Van Buren County, IA are Manufacturing (562 people), Retail Trade (343 people), and Educational Services (318 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($54,028), Public Administration ($50,804), and Finance & Insurance ($49,167).

Occupations

3.06k
2022 Value
± 249
−0.163%
1 Year decline
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Buren County, IA declined at a rate of −0.163%, from 3.07k employees to 3.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Buren County, IA, are Production Occupations (363 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (343 people), and Management Occupations (293 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Buren County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.06k
2022 Value
± 249
−0.163%
1 Year decline
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Buren County, IA declined at a rate of −0.163%, from 3.07k employees to 3.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Buren County, IA, are Manufacturing (562 people), Retail Trade (343 people), and Educational Services (318 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Buren County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Van Buren County, 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

$44,625
Median earning men ± $6,086
$26,875
Median earning women ± $7,938

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,536), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,768), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,583), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 49
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 47
    Manufacturing
  3. 31
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Van Buren County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 75.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.607%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Van Buren County, IA was $107,700 in 2022, which is 0.382 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $97,500 to $107,700, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Van Buren County, IA is 83.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Van Buren County, IA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Van Buren County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$107,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,503
$2,370
Median Property Taxes
±$201

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Buren County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

83.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.4% of the housing units in Van Buren County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501

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

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Household Income

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$58,417
Median Household Income
± $2,717
2.84k
Number of Households
± 236

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.84k households in Van Buren County, IA grew to $58,417 from the previous year's value of $53,218.

The following chart displays the households in Van Buren 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Van Buren County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.4%)
  2. Carpooled (13.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (13.3%)

In 2022, 67.4% of workers in Van Buren County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.6%) and those who worked at home (13.3%).

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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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Buren County, IA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Van Buren County, 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 Van Buren County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Van Buren County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Buren County, IA (788 out of 7.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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

85.6% of the population of Van Buren County, IA has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Van Buren County, IA see 1006 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.6% increase from the previous year (878 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7069 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3534 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,006 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Van Buren County, IA

Primary care physicians in Van Buren County, IA see an average of 1,006 patients per year. This represents a 14.6% increase from the previous year (878 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Van Buren County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 15.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.4%
Uninsured
32.4%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Buren County, IA grew by 6.13% from 13.5% to 14.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.7% in Van Buren County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.59% in Van Buren County, IA.

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