Scott County, IA

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2022 Population
174,315
0.0833% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
0.527% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$72,792
7.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$198,000
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
87,296
0.814% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Scott County, IA had a population of 174k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $72,792. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Scott County, IA grew from 174,170 to 174,315, a 0.0833% increase and its median household income grew from $67,675 to $72,792, a 7.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.48%), White (Hispanic) (3.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%).

None of the households in Scott County, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Scott County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scott County, IA are Eastern Iowa Community College District (153311) (1,143 degrees awarded in 2022), Saint Ambrose University (931 degrees), and Palmer College of Chiropractic (687 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Scott County, IA was $198,000, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in Scott County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Scott County, IA is home to a population of 174k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.24% of Scott County, IA residents were born outside of the country (7.4k people).

In 2022, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Scott County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Scott County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, IA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    136k ± 491
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 681
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.82k ± 739
7.27%
Hispanic Population
12.7k people

In 2022, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Scott County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.27% of the people in Scott County, IA are hispanic (12.7k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.4k people
4.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.31k people

As of 2022, 4.24% of Scott County, IA residents (7.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scott County, IA was 4.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,454 ± 312
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,004 ± 309
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,735 ± 311

Scott County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Scott County, IA employs 87.3k people. The largest industries in Scott County, IA are Manufacturing (14,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,470 people), and Retail Trade (10,061 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,234), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,000), and Public Administration ($74,089).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

87.3k
2022 Value
± 2,288
0.814%
1 Year growth
± 3.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, IA grew at a rate of 0.814%, from 86.6k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, IA, are Management Occupations (10,374 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,036 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,144 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

87.3k
2022 Value
± 2,288
0.814%
1 Year growth
± 3.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, IA grew at a rate of 0.814%, from 86.6k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, IA, are Manufacturing (14,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,470 people), and Retail Trade (10,061 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Scott County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,466
Median earning men ± $1,682
$38,323
Median earning women ± $1,354

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,433), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,055), and Wholesale Trade ($72,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,898), Manufacturing ($63,096), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,371).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,965
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,183
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 955
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Scott County, IA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.21%).

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.

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.

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US Representatives from Iowa

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Scott County, IA awarded 3,039 degrees. The student population of Scott County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,353 male students and 7,062 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scott County, IA are White (2,221 and 73.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (325 and 10.8%), Black or African American (197 and 6.55%), and Asian (111 and 3.69%).

The largest universities in Scott County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Iowa Community College District (153311) (1,143 and 37.6%), Saint Ambrose University (931 and 30.6%), and Palmer College of Chiropractic (687 and 22.6%).

The most popular majors in Scott County, IA are Chiropractic (632 and 20.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (443 and 14.6%), and Registered Nursing (214 and 7.04%).

The median tuition cost in Scott County, IA for private four year colleges is $22,658.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Scott County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,415 (43.1% men and 56.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,415 students enrolled in Scott County, IA, 43.1% men and 56.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,629 records, of which 58.1% were women and 41.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 443 degrees awarded
  2. 145 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Scott County, IA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 443 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Scott County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,143 degrees awarded
  2. 931 degrees awarded
  3. 687 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Iowa Community College District (153311) with 1,143 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scott County, IA, which is 0.64 times less than the 1,853 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,221 degrees mean that there were 6.83 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 325 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,658) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, IA was $198,000 in 2022, which is 0.702 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,100 to $198,000, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, IA is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Scott County, IA have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scott County, IA is $72,792. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, IA was Census Tract 137.06 with a value of $136,074, followed by Census Tract 104.02 and Census Tract 131, with respective values of $128,347 and $126,429.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Scott County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.217%.

Property

$198,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,217
$49,363
Median Property Taxes
±$1,360

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scott County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.1% of the housing units in Scott County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 137.06
  2. Census Tract 104.02
  3. Census Tract 131

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, IA was Census Tract 137.06 with a value of $136,074, followed by Census Tract 104.02 and Census Tract 131, with respective values of $128,347 and $126,429.

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

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Household Income

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$72,792
Median Household Income
± $1,910
71.4k
Number of Households
± 1,881

In 2022, the median household income of the 71.4k households in Scott County, IA grew to $72,792 from the previous year's value of $67,675.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.16%)
  3. Carpooled (6.46%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Scott County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.16%) and those who carpooled to work (6.46%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Scott County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Scott County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.217%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, IA (20.3k out of 170k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott County, IA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16% of the children was living in poverty in Scott County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 494 in Scott County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.4% of the population of Scott County, IA has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Scott County, IA see 1048 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.07% decrease from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1264 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 685 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,048 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, IA

Primary care physicians in Scott County, IA see an average of 1,048 patients per year. This represents a 5.07% decrease from the previous year (1,104 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.61%
Uninsured
53.3%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, IA grew by 10.8% from 5.07% to 5.61%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.7 in Scott County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.4% in Scott County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.47% in Scott County, IA.

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