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0.14% decline
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0.24% decline
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1.31% decline
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2.45% decline


The economy of Ringgold County, IA employs 2,105 people. The economy of Ringgold County, IA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 9.35; 2.09; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ringgold County, IA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (438), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (261), and Manufacturing (258), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($53,500), Utilities ($43,750), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,250).

Median household income in Ringgold County, IA is $46,927. Males in Ringgold County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,142. The income inequality of Ringgold County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ringgold County, IA. In Ringgold County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,018. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Ringgold County, IA is home to a population of 5,054 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ringgold County, IA is composed of 4,860 White residents (96.2%), 108 Hispanic residents (2.14%), 34 Two+ residents (0.67%), 21 Asian residents (0.42%), and 20 Native residents (0.4%). The most common foreign languages in Ringgold County, IA are German (191 speakers), Other West Germanic (88 speakers), and Spanish (24 speakers), but compared to other places, Ringgold County, IA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (88 speakers), German (191 speakers), and Other Indic (9 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in South Central Iowa PUMA, IA awarded 1,130 degrees. The student population of South Central Iowa PUMA, IA is skewed towards females, with 394 male students and 736 female students. Most students in South Central Iowa PUMA, IA are White (909 and 80.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (56 and 4.96%), Black or African American (56 and 4.96%), and Unknown (31 and 2.74%). The largest universities in South Central Iowa PUMA, IA by number of graduates are Graceland University-Lamoni (740 and 65.5%), Southwestern Community College (390 and 34.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in South Central Iowa PUMA, IA are Registered Nursing (96 and 8.5%), Elementary Education & Teaching (87 and 7.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (56 and 4.96%). The median tuition costs in South Central Iowa PUMA, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $26,440 and $26,440 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Ringgold County, IA is $75,700, which is 0.37 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $77,600 to $75,700, a 2.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Ringgold County, IA is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ringgold County, IA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ringgold County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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