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1.84% growth
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Median Household Income
1.99% growth
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2.03% growth
Median Property Value
4.55% growth


The economy of Johnson County, IA employs 80,436 people. The economy of Johnson County, IA is specialized in Educational Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.2; 1.53; and 1.09 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Johnson County, IA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (17,002), Educational Services (16,427), and Retail trade (7,859), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,214), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,157), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($41,425).

Median household income in Johnson County, IA is $56,808. Males in Johnson County, IA have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,219. The income inequality of Johnson County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Johnson County, IA. In Johnson County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 182 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,036. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Johnson County, IA is home to a population of 142,006 people, from which 92.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Johnson County, IA is composed of 114,067 White residents (80.3%), 8,737 Asian residents (6.15%), 8,542 Black residents (6.02%), 7,558 Hispanic residents (5.32%), and 2,591 Two+ residents (1.82%). The most common foreign languages in Johnson County, IA are Spanish (5,303 speakers), Chinese (3,367 speakers), and German (1,342 speakers), but compared to other places, Johnson County, IA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (569 speakers), German (1,342 speakers), and Arabic (1,287 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Johnson County, IA awarded 8,477 degrees. The student population of Johnson County, IA is skewed towards females, with 3,921 male students and 4,556 female students. Most students in Johnson County, IA are White (5,925 and 69.9%), followed by Unknown (614 and 7.24%), Hispanic or Latino (371 and 4.38%), and Asian (225 and 2.65%). The largest universities in Johnson County, IA by number of graduates are University of Iowa (8,419 and 99%), La James International College-Iowa City (41 and 0.48%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City (17 and 0.2%). The most popular majors in Johnson County, IA are General Finance (458 and 5.4%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (437 and 5.16%), and General Psychology (293 and 3.46%). The median tuition costs in Johnson County, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,128 and $27,366 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnson County, IA is $202,400, which is 0.99 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $193,600 to $202,400, a 4.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Johnson County, IA is 58.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Johnson County, IA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Johnson County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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