Winneshiek County, IA

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2022 Population
20,050
0.249% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
2.16% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.93%
8.51% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,770
3.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$225,400
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,955
1.76% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Winneshiek County, IA had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $67,770. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Winneshiek County, IA declined from 20,100 to 20,050, a −0.249% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,330 to $67,770, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Winneshiek County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), White (Hispanic) (1.09%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.813%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.678%).

None of the households in Winneshiek 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.

98.8% of the residents in Winneshiek County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Winneshiek County, IA are Northeast Iowa Community College (596 degrees awarded in 2022) and Luther College (499 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Winneshiek County, IA was $225,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.4%.

Most people in Winneshiek County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Winneshiek County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Winneshiek County, IA is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.87% of Winneshiek County, IA residents were born outside of the country (374 people).

In 2022, there were 74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.9k people) in Winneshiek County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 256 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 218 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Winneshiek County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Winneshiek County, IA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Winneshiek County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.9k ± 53
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    256 ± 85.7
  3. White (Hispanic)
    218 ± 70
2.42%
Hispanic Population
486 people

In 2022, there were 74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.9k people) in Winneshiek County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 256 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 218 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.42% of the people in Winneshiek County, IA are hispanic (486 people).

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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

1.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
374 people
2.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
439 people

As of 2022, 1.87% of Winneshiek County, IA residents (374 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 Winneshiek County, IA was 2.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    531 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    172 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    118 ± 79

Winneshiek County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Winneshiek County, IA employs 11k people. The largest industries in Winneshiek County, IA are Educational Services (1,876 people), Manufacturing (1,615 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,508 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,750), Utilities ($76,452), and Public Administration ($62,917).

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

11k
2022 Value
± 567
−1.76%
1 Year decline
± 7.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Winneshiek County, IA declined at a rate of −1.76%, from 11.2k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Winneshiek County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,522 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (973 people), and Production Occupations (926 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Winneshiek County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11k
2022 Value
± 567
−1.76%
1 Year decline
± 7.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Winneshiek County, IA declined at a rate of −1.76%, from 11.2k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Winneshiek County, IA, are Educational Services (1,876 people), Manufacturing (1,615 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,508 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Winneshiek County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Winneshiek 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

$45,555
Median earning men ± $1,714
$33,933
Median earning women ± $2,967

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,060), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,681), and Wholesale Trade ($53,594).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($59,375), Information ($50,994), and Manufacturing ($48,023).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 191
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 149
    Retail Trade
  3. 131
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Winneshiek County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 51.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.928%).

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 Winneshiek County, IA awarded 1,095 degrees. The student population of Winneshiek County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,560 male students and 3,405 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Winneshiek County, IA are White (934 and 89.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (40 and 3.85%), Two or More Races (20 and 1.92%), and Black or African American (18 and 1.73%).

The largest universities in Winneshiek County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Iowa Community College (596 and 54.4%) and Luther College (499 and 45.6%).

The most popular majors in Winneshiek County, IA are Registered Nursing (133 and 12.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 and 8.58%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (72 and 6.58%).

The median tuition cost in Winneshiek County, IA for private four year colleges is $47,510.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Winneshiek County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,965 (42.9% men and 57.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,965 students enrolled in Winneshiek County, IA, 42.9% men and 57.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,112 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Winneshiek County, IA was Registered Nursing with 40 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 596 degrees awarded
  2. 499 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Iowa Community College with 596 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 376 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Winneshiek County, IA, which is 0.523 times less than the 719 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 934 degrees mean that there were 23.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 40 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 ($47,510) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($720) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) 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 Winneshiek County, IA was $225,400 in 2022, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,100 to $225,400, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Winneshiek County, IA is 76.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Winneshiek County, IA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Winneshiek County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Winneshiek County, IA is $67,770. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Winneshiek County, IA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $78,088, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $73,938 and $71,406.

In 2022, 9.87% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Winneshiek County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.872%.

Property

$225,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,695
$6,282
Median Property Taxes
±$408

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 Winneshiek County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.4% of the housing units in Winneshiek County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Winneshiek County, IA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $78,088, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $73,938 and $71,406.

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Household Income

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$67,770
Median Household Income
± $6,161
8.22k
Number of Households
± 488

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.22k households in Winneshiek County, IA grew to $67,770 from the previous year's value of $65,330.

The following chart displays the households in Winneshiek 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 Winneshiek 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 (69.4%)
  2. Walked (12.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.2%)

In 2022, 69.4% of workers in Winneshiek County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12.6%) and those who worked at home (11.2%).

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Winneshiek County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Winneshiek 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, 9.87% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Winneshiek County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.872%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Winneshiek County, IA (1.6k out of 17.9k 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 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Winneshiek County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.4% of the children was living in poverty in Winneshiek County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 43.2 in Winneshiek County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 16.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97.5% of the population of Winneshiek County, IA has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 0.918% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Winneshiek County, IA see 909 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.11% decrease from the previous year (910 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1528 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

909 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Winneshiek County, IA

Primary care physicians in Winneshiek County, IA see an average of 909 patients per year. This represents a 0.11% decrease from the previous year (910 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.48%
Uninsured
51.7%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
0.918%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Winneshiek County, IA declined by 1.24% from 2.51% to 2.48%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Winneshiek County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 35.1% in Winneshiek County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.79% in Winneshiek County, IA.

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