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Woodbury County, IA&

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4.9% growth
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4.72% growth


The economy of Woodbury County, IA employs 51,804 people. The economy of Woodbury County, IA is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.76; 1.71; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Woodbury County, IA are Manufacturing (9,449), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,761), and Retail trade (6,482), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,603), Utilities ($50,859), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,592).

Median household income in Woodbury County, IA is $49,010. Males in Woodbury County, IA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,666. The income inequality of Woodbury County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.386 which is lower 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 Woodbury County, IA. In Woodbury 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 68 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,770. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Woodbury County, IA is home to a population of 102,426 people, from which 94.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Woodbury County, IA is composed of 77,044 White residents (75.2%), 15,635 Hispanic residents (15.3%), 2,999 Black residents (2.93%), 2,787 Asian residents (2.72%), and 2,378 Two+ residents (2.32%). The most common foreign languages in Woodbury County, IA are Spanish (11,280 speakers), Vietnamese (1,555 speakers), and African Languages (313 speakers), but compared to other places, Woodbury County, IA has a relative high number of Laotian (200 speakers), Vietnamese (1,555 speakers), and Other Native North American (95 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Woodbury County, IA awarded 3,185 degrees. The student population of Woodbury County, IA is skewed towards females, with 1,309 male students and 1,876 female students. Most students in Woodbury County, IA are White (2,438 and 76.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (292 and 9.2%), Unknown (181 and 5.68%), and Black or African American (85 and 2.67%). The largest universities in Woodbury County, IA by number of graduates are Western Iowa Tech Community College (2,099 and 65.9%), Morningside College (649 and 20.4%), and Briar Cliff University (298 and 9.4%). The most popular majors in Woodbury County, IA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (195 and 6.12%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (173 and 5.43%), and Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (143 and 4.49%). The median tuition costs in Woodbury County, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,620 and $27,620 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 Woodbury County, IA is $104,300, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $99,600 to $104,300, a 4.72% increase. The homeownership rate of Woodbury County, IA is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Woodbury County, IA have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Woodbury County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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