Osceola County, IA

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Population
6,115
0.553% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
Median Age
43.8

Poverty Rate
12%

Median Household Income
$58,125
8.43% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$91,900
2.68% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,162
1.09% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Osceola County, IA had a population of 6.12k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $58,125. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Osceola County, IA declined from 6,149 to 6,115, a -0.553% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,604 to $58,125, a 8.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Osceola County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.02%), Other (Hispanic) (2.24%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.998%). NaNk% of the people in Osceola County, IA speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Osceola County, IA is $91,900, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Osceola County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Osceola County, IA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Iowa across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Osceola County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 78.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.2%), followed by Other (4.05%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Osceola County, IA
78.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 81.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 81.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Iowa colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Osceola County, IA is home to a population of 6.12k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.01% of Osceola County, IA residents were born outside of the country (245 people).

In 2018, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.48k people) in Osceola County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 307 White (Hispanic) and 137 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Osceola County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.48k ± 6
  2. White (Hispanic)
    307 ± 86
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    137 ± 87
7.83%
Hispanic Population
479 people

In 2018, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.48k people) in Osceola County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 307 White (Hispanic) and 137 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.83% of the people in Osceola County, IA are hispanic (479 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.01%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
245 people
4.03%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
248 people

As of 2018, 4.01% of Osceola County, IA residents (245 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Osceola County, IA was 4.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Osceola County, IA was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Osceola County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Osceola County, IA residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,002 ± 4,998 people
  2. India
    10,599 ± 2,523 people
  3. China
    9,583 ± 2,400 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,002 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,599 and China with 9,583.

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Citizenship

96.4%
2018 Citizenship
96.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.4% of Osceola County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Osceola County, IA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    146 ± 42
  2. Korea
    96 ± 35
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    58 ± 46

Osceola County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Osceola County, IA is $58,125. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Osceola County, IA was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $58,641, followed by Census Tract 4601 and N/A, with respective values of $57,163 and N/A.

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,610. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Osceola County, IA employs 3.16k people. The largest industries in Osceola County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (510 people), Manufacturing (501 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,129).

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,125
2018 value
± $3,501
8.43%
1 Year Growth
± 8.92%

Households in Osceola County, IA have a median annual income of $58,125, 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 $53,604 in 2017, which represents a 8.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,795
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,739
$46,610
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,263

In 2019, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.35 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 in Iowa
  1. Asian
    $49,650 ± $7,144
  2. White
    $48,053 ± $1,042
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,188 ± $22,357

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Iowa.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Osceola County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.443
2018 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2019, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4602
  2. Census Tract 4601
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Osceola County, IA was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $58,641, followed by Census Tract 4601 and N/A, with respective values of $57,163 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Osceola County, IA (721 out of 6k 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 < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    652 ± 106
  2. Hispanic
    104 ± 67
  3. Other
    38 ± 72

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

Employment by Occupations

3.16k
2018 Value
± 230
-1.09%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Osceola County, IA declined at a rate of -1.09%, from 3.2k employees to 3.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Osceola County, IA, are Management Occupations (373 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (286 people), and Production Occupations (269 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Osceola County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Osceola County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (373 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (286 people), and Production Occupations (269 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Osceola County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.4 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.67 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Osceola County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($125,833), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,375), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.16k
2018 Value
± 230
-1.09%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Osceola County, IA declined at a rate of -1.09%, from 3.2k employees to 3.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Osceola County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (510 people), Manufacturing (501 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Osceola County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Osceola 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 Osceola County, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (510 people), Manufacturing (501 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Osceola County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.6 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.91 times), and Manufacturing (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Osceola County, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,129).

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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. $18.8B
  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

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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$245B
2015 Value in Iowa
$363B
Projected 2045 Value in Iowa
47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% 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. $26.2B
  2. $16.1B
  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Osceola County, IA was $91,900 in 2018, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $89,500 to $91,900, a 2.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Osceola County, IA is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Osceola County, IA have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Osceola County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$91,900
2018 Median
± $7,311
$89,500
2017 Median
± $7,011

In 2018, the median property value in Osceola County, IA grew to to $91,900 from the previous year's value of $89,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Osceola 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 Osceola County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$58,125
Median Household Income
± $3,501
2.61k
Number of Households
± 202

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.61k households in Osceola County, IA grew to $58,125 from the previous year's value of $53,604.

The following chart displays the households in Osceola 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
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
2018 Homeownership
75.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.8% of the housing units in Osceola County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Osceola County, IA have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Osceola County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.2%
  2. Carpooled
    9.34%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.82%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Osceola County, IA was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.34%) and those who Worked At Home (4.82%).

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Osceola County, IA has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Osceola County, IA see 2051 patients per year on average, which represents a 32% increase from the previous year (1554 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

2,051 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Osceola County, IA

Primary care physicians in Osceola County, IA see an average of 2,051 patients per year. This represents a 32% increase 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 Osceola 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%).

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 in Iowa
$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

5.44%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
19.8%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Osceola County, IA declined by 18.2% from 6.66% to 5.44%.

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

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

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