Ida County, IA

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2022 Population
6,969
0.143% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
2.39% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
2.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,125
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$108,000
13.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ida County, IA had a population of 6.97k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $63,125. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ida County, IA declined from 6,979 to 6,969, a −0.143% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,266 to $63,125, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ida County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), White (Hispanic) (1.98%), Other (Hispanic) (1.1%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.775%).

None of the households in Ida 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.

99.1% of the residents in Ida County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ida County, IA was $108,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Ida County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ida County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ida County, IA is home to a population of 6.97k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.54% of Ida County, IA residents were born outside of the country (107 people).

In 2022, there were 43.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.49k people) in Ida County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 148 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 138 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Ida County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ida County, IA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ida County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.49k ± 48
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    148 ± 58.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    138 ± 40
3.59%
Hispanic Population
250 people

In 2022, there were 43.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.49k people) in Ida County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 148 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 138 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.59% of the people in Ida County, IA are hispanic (250 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.54%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
107 people
1.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
93 people

As of 2022, 1.54% of Ida County, IA residents (107 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 Ida County, IA was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    163 ± 50
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    68 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    55 ± 35

Ida County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ida County, IA employs 3.52k people. The largest industries in Ida County, IA are Manufacturing (806 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (525 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (338 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,962), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,917), and Public Administration ($60,625).

Occupations

3.52k
2022 Value
± 263
−1.43%
1 Year decline
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ida County, IA declined at a rate of −1.43%, from 3.57k employees to 3.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ida County, IA, are Management Occupations (486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (385 people), and Production Occupations (344 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ida County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.52k
2022 Value
± 263
−1.43%
1 Year decline
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ida County, IA declined at a rate of −1.43%, from 3.57k employees to 3.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ida County, IA, are Manufacturing (806 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (525 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ida County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Ida 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

$48,142
Median earning men ± $4,448
$34,760
Median earning women ± $3,241

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($113,462), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,636), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,727).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,955), Public Administration ($47,250), and Manufacturing ($45,764).

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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. 87
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 67
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 63
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ida County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 75% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.701%).

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

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 Ida County, IA was $108,000 in 2022, which is 0.383 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $95,000 to $108,000, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Ida County, IA is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ida County, IA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ida County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ida County, IA is $63,125. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ida County, IA was Census Tract 903 with a value of $68,110, followed by Census Tract 901 and Census Tract 902, with respective values of $61,591 and $57,500.

Property

$108,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,747
$2,348
Median Property Taxes
±$208

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 Ida County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.9% of the housing units in Ida County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 903
  2. Census Tract 901
  3. Census Tract 902

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ida County, IA was Census Tract 903 with a value of $68,110, followed by Census Tract 901 and Census Tract 902, with respective values of $61,591 and $57,500.

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

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Household Income

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$63,125
Median Household Income
± $8,438
3.02k
Number of Households
± 243

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.02k households in Ida County, IA grew to $63,125 from the previous year's value of $57,266.

The following chart displays the households in Ida 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 Ida 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 (80.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.34%)
  3. Carpooled (6.58%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Ida County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.34%) and those who carpooled to work (6.58%).

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

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ida County, IA have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Ida 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 Ida County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ida County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ida County, IA (785 out of 6.81k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ida County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

95% of the population of Ida County, IA has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.953% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ida County, IA see 3430 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.292% increase from the previous year (3420 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2278 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6833 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,430 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ida County, IA

Primary care physicians in Ida County, IA see an average of 3,430 patients per year. This represents a 0.292% increase from the previous year (3,420 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.97%
Uninsured
46%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
0.953%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ida County, IA declined by 3.68% from 5.16% to 4.97%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 35.9% in Ida County, IA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.19% in Ida County, IA.

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