Muscatine, IA

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Population

42,923

0.0605% decline

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$56,398

0.763% growth

Number of Employees

21,645

1.25% growth

Median Property Value

$128,100

1.18% growth

About

In 2017, Muscatine, IA had a population of 42.9k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $56,398. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Muscatine, IA declined from 42,949 to 42,923, a -0.0605% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,971 to $56,398, a 0.763% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Muscatine, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.8%), White (Hispanic) (13.2%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.35%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (1.81%). N/A% of the people in Muscatine, IA speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Muscatine, IA is $128,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Muscatine, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Muscatine, 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 Muscatine, IA employs 21.6k people. The largest industries in Muscatine, IA are Manufacturing (6,416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,582 people), and Educational Services (2,054 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,735), Public Administration ($51,795), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,103).

Median household income in Muscatine, IA is $56,398. Males in Muscatine, 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 Muscatine, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,398

2017 value

± $2,540

0.763%

1 Year Growth

± 5.51%

Households in Muscatine, IA have a median annual income of $56,398, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,971 in 2016, which represents a 0.763% 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.

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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 Muscatine, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muscatine, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $83,990, followed by Polk County, IA and Linn County, IA, with respective values of $68,291 and $64,103.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muscatine, IA (4.44k out of 42.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    3,713 ± 395

  2. Hispanic

    912 ± 236

  3. Two Or More

    303 ± 160

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Muscatine, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.6k

2017 Value

± 931

1.25%

1 Year growth

± 6.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muscatine, IA grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 21.4k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muscatine, IA, are Production Occupations (3,415 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,880 people), and Management Occupations (1,705 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muscatine, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Muscatine, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,415 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,880 people), and Management Occupations (1,705 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Muscatine, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.72 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.43 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Muscatine, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,058), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,737), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.6k

2017 Value

± 931

1.25%

1 Year growth

± 6.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muscatine, IA grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 21.4k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muscatine, IA, are Manufacturing (6,416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,582 people), and Educational Services (2,054 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muscatine, IA, though some of these residents may live in Muscatine, 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 Muscatine, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,582 people), and Educational Services (2,054 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Muscatine, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.03 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.93 times), and Utilities (2.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Muscatine, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,735), Public Administration ($51,795), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,103).

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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

95.2% of the population of Muscatine, IA has health coverage, with 56.4% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Muscatine, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 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

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

4.77%

Uninsured

56.4%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muscatine, IA declined by 28% from 6.62% to 4.77%.

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

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Muscatine, IA is home to a population of 42.9k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.39% of Muscatine, IA residents were born outside of the country (2.74k people).

In 2017, there were 5.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in Muscatine, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.67k White (Hispanic) and 1.01k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Muscatine, IA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Muscatine, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Muscatine, IA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.74k people

6.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.71k people

As of 2017, 6.39% of Muscatine, IA residents (2.74k 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 Muscatine, IA was 6.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Muscatine, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Muscatine, IA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Muscatine, IA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    33.4k ± 46

  2. White (Hispanic)

    5.67k ± 488

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    1.01k ± 354

In 2017, there were 5.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in Muscatine, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.67k White (Hispanic) and 1.01k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    889 ± 141

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    221 ± 95

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    219 ± 92

Muscatine, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Muscatine, IA was $128,100 in 2017, which is 0.558 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,600 to $128,100, a 1.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Muscatine, IA is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Muscatine, IA have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Muscatine, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$128,100

2017 Median

± $5,455

$126,600

2016 Median

± $4,313

In 2017, the median property value in Muscatine, IA grew to to $128,100 from the previous year's value of $126,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Muscatine, 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 Muscatine, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$56,398

Median Household Income

± $2,540

16.4k

Number of Households

± 769

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.4k households in Muscatine, IA grew to $56,398 from the previous year's value of $55,971.

The following chart displays the households in Muscatine, 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

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Muscatine, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Muscatine, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

73.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Muscatine, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muscatine, IA have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.848% of the workforce in Muscatine, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.85%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Muscatine, IA was Drove Alone (84.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.85%) and those who Worked At Home (4.63%).

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

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