Woodbury County, IA

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2022 Population
105,526
0.403% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.9
0.279% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
0.886% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$68,399
8.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,000
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,921
0.00567% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Woodbury County, IA had a population of 106k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $68,399. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Woodbury County, IA grew from 105,102 to 105,526, a 0.403% increase and its median household income grew from $63,061 to $68,399, a 8.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Woodbury County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.3%), White (Hispanic) (7.58%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.98%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.17%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%).

None of the households in Woodbury 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.

94.6% of the residents in Woodbury County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woodbury County, IA are Western Iowa Tech Community College (1,848 degrees awarded in 2022), Morningside University (628 degrees), and Briar Cliff University (273 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Woodbury County, IA was $158,000, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Woodbury County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Woodbury County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Woodbury County, IA is home to a population of 106k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.55% of Woodbury County, IA residents were born outside of the country (10.1k people).

In 2022, there were 9.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Woodbury County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8k White (Hispanic) and 7.37k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
95%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of Woodbury County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Woodbury County, IA was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Woodbury County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    73.1k ± 364
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8k ± 955
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    7.37k ± 993
18.1%
Hispanic Population
19.1k people

In 2022, there were 9.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Woodbury County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8k White (Hispanic) and 7.37k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.1% of the people in Woodbury County, IA are hispanic (19.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.55%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people
9.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.95k people

As of 2022, 9.55% of Woodbury County, IA residents (10.1k 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 Woodbury County, IA was 9.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,833 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,015 ± 218
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    664 ± 251

Woodbury County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Woodbury County, IA employs 52.9k people. The largest industries in Woodbury County, IA are Manufacturing (9,777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,236 people), and Retail Trade (6,526 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,250), Public Administration ($65,120), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,982).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

52.9k
2022 Value
± 1,808
0.00567%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodbury County, IA grew at a rate of 0.00567%, from 52.9k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woodbury County, IA, are Production Occupations (6,106 people), Management Occupations (6,010 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,149 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woodbury County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.9k
2022 Value
± 1,808
0.00567%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodbury County, IA grew at a rate of 0.00567%, from 52.9k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woodbury County, IA, are Manufacturing (9,777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,236 people), and Retail Trade (6,526 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woodbury County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Woodbury 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

$47,097
Median earning men ± $2,090
$34,193
Median earning women ± $1,382

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,875), Wholesale Trade ($57,021), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,513).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,640), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,969), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,083).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,059
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 671
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 518
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Woodbury County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 57.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.959%).

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 Woodbury County, IA awarded 2,858 degrees. The student population of Woodbury County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,265 male students and 5,270 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woodbury County, IA are White (1,860 and 68.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (496 and 18.3%), Black or African American (123 and 4.54%), and Two or More Races (84 and 3.1%).

The largest universities in Woodbury County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Western Iowa Tech Community College (1,848 and 64.7%), Morningside University (628 and 22%), and Briar Cliff University (273 and 9.55%).

The most popular majors in Woodbury County, IA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (417 and 14.6%), Registered Nursing (177 and 6.19%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (130 and 4.55%).

The median tuition cost in Woodbury County, IA for private four year colleges is $32,777.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Woodbury County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,535 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,535 students enrolled in Woodbury County, IA, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,554 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Woodbury County, IA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 90 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,848 degrees awarded
  2. 628 degrees awarded
  3. 273 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Iowa Tech Community College with 1,848 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,035 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Woodbury County, IA, which is 0.568 times less than the 1,823 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 1,860 degrees mean that there were 3.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 496 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 ($32,777) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,253) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Woodbury County, IA was $158,000 in 2022, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $139,600 to $158,000, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Woodbury County, IA is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Woodbury County, IA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Woodbury County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Woodbury County, IA is $68,399. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Woodbury County, IA was Census Tract 21.01 with a value of $115,174, followed by Census Tract 32 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $100,417 and $94,416.

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Woodbury County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

Property

$158,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,837
$27,480
Median Property Taxes
±$1,158

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 Woodbury County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.2% of the housing units in Woodbury County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 21.01
  2. Census Tract 32
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Woodbury County, IA was Census Tract 21.01 with a value of $115,174, followed by Census Tract 32 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $100,417 and $94,416.

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

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Household Income

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$68,399
Median Household Income
± $2,126
40.3k
Number of Households
± 1,490

In 2022, the median household income of the 40.3k households in Woodbury County, IA grew to $68,399 from the previous year's value of $63,061.

The following chart displays the households in Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.69%)

In 2022, 82.3% of workers in Woodbury County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.92%) and those who worked at home (4.69%).

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woodbury County, IA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Woodbury County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Woodbury County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woodbury County, IA (13.9k out of 103k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Woodbury County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.8% of the children was living in poverty in Woodbury County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 355 in Woodbury County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.51 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Woodbury County, IA has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Woodbury County, IA see 1539 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.965% decrease from the previous year (1554 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1375 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 435 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

1,539 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Woodbury County, IA

Primary care physicians in Woodbury County, IA see an average of 1,539 patients per year. This represents a 0.965% decrease from the previous year (1,554 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Woodbury 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 27.6% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% 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

6.51%
Uninsured
46.4%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woodbury County, IA declined by 1.71% from 6.63% to 6.51%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.4 in Woodbury County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 39.8% in Woodbury County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.64% in Woodbury County, IA.

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