Grundy County, IA

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Population

12,354

0.154% decline

Poverty Rate

5.76%


Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$65,170

5.79% growth

Number of Employees

6,295

1.37% growth

Median Property Value

$129,900

2.2% growth

About

In 2017, Grundy County, IA had a population of 12.4k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $65,170. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grundy County, IA declined from 12,373 to 12,354, a -0.154% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,606 to $65,170, a 5.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grundy County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.12%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.688%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.68%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.275%). N/A% of the people in Grundy County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Grundy County, IA is $129,900, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in Grundy County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Grundy County, IA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Grundy County, IA employs 6.3k people. The largest industries in Grundy County, IA are Manufacturing (938 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people), and Educational Services (671 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,028), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,650), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,100).

Median household income in Grundy County, IA is $65,170. Males in Grundy 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 Grundy County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,170

2017 value

± $2,260

5.79%

1 Year Growth

± 5.55%

Households in Grundy County, IA have a median annual income of $65,170, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,606 in 2016, which represents a 5.79% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grundy 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grundy County, IA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $73,306, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $67,925 and $59,773.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grundy County, IA (697 out of 12.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    689 ± 100

  2. Two Or More

    8 ± 76

  3. Black

    0 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grundy 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

6.3k

2017 Value

± 293

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 6.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grundy County, IA grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 6.21k employees to 6.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grundy County, IA, are Management Occupations (892 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (831 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (609 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grundy County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grundy County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (892 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (831 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (609 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grundy County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.56 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.39 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grundy County, IA, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($103,182), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,333), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.3k

2017 Value

± 293

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 6.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grundy County, IA grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 6.21k employees to 6.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grundy County, IA, are Manufacturing (938 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people), and Educational Services (671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grundy County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Grundy 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 Grundy County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (938 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people), and Educational Services (671 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grundy County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.86 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.5 times), and Construction (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grundy County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,028), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,650), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,100).

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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. $20.9B

  3. $18.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($20.9B) and Other ag prods. ($18.7B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

36.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 36.7% 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. $28.9B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $12.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.9B, followed by Minnesota with $17.7B and Nebraska and $12.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97% of the population of Grundy County, IA has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 8.21% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grundy County, IA see 4145 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.485% increase from the previous year (4125 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4104 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3078 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

4,145 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grundy County, IA see an average of 4,145 patients per year. This represents a 0.485% increase from the previous year (4,125 patients).

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

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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

2.98%

Uninsured

57.7%

Employer Coverage

8.21%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

15%

Non-Group

0.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grundy County, IA declined by 16.7% from 3.57% to 2.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grundy 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%.

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Diversity

Grundy County, IA is home to a population of 12.4k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.453% of Grundy County, IA residents were born outside of the country (56 people).

In 2017, there were 87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Grundy County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 138 White (Hispanic) and 85 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grundy County, IA was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Grundy County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Grundy County, IA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.453%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

56 people

0.598%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

74 people

As of 2017, 0.453% of Grundy County, IA residents (56 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 Grundy County, IA was 0.598%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Grundy County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grundy County, IA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grundy County, IA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12k ± 15

  2. White (Hispanic)

    138 ± 16

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    85 ± 47.1

In 2017, there were 87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Grundy County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 138 White (Hispanic) and 85 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    297 ± 56

  2. Korea

    137 ± 43

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    82 ± 45

Grundy County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grundy County, IA was $129,900 in 2017, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,100 to $129,900, a 2.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Grundy County, IA is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grundy County, IA have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grundy County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$129,900

2017 Median

± $7,409

$127,100

2016 Median

± $5,717

In 2017, the median property value in Grundy County, IA grew to to $129,900 from the previous year's value of $127,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grundy 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 Grundy County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$65,170

Median Household Income

± $2,260

5.16k

Number of Households

± 257

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.16k households in Grundy County, IA grew to $65,170 from the previous year's value of $61,606.

The following chart displays the households in Grundy 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grundy County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grundy County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

80%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in Grundy County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grundy County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grundy County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Grundy County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    6.98%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grundy County, IA was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.98%) and those who Worked At Home (5.3%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grundy County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grundy County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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