Johnson County, IA

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2022 Population
153,360
1.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.6
0.326% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
1.09% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$72,977
8.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$277,800
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
84,763
0.924% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Johnson County, IA had a population of 153k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $72,977. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Johnson County, IA grew from 151,833 to 153,360, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $67,414 to $72,977, a 8.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Johnson County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.34%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), and White (Hispanic) (2.48%).

N/A of the households in Johnson 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.

92.8% of the residents in Johnson County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnson County, IA are University of Iowa (9,271 degrees awarded in 2022) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Johnson County, IA was $277,800, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

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

Population & Diversity

Johnson County, IA is home to a population of 153k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.7% of Johnson County, IA residents were born outside of the country (16.4k people).

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Johnson County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.38k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Johnson County, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Johnson County, IA was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Johnson County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    117k ± 387
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 607
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.38k ± 398
5.92%
Hispanic Population
9.08k people

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Johnson County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.38k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.92% of the people in Johnson County, IA are hispanic (9.08k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Johnson 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 Johnson County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Johnson County, IA residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.4k people
10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.4k people

As of 2022, 10.7% of Johnson County, IA residents (16.4k 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 Johnson County, IA was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,499 ± 225
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,157 ± 297
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    674 ± 180

Johnson County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Johnson County, IA employs 84.8k people. The largest industries in Johnson County, IA are Educational Services (17,810 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,622 people), and Retail Trade (9,434 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,591), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,639), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,839).

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 N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

Occupations

84.8k
2022 Value
± 2,386
0.924%
1 Year growth
± 3.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnson County, IA grew at a rate of 0.924%, from 84k employees to 84.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnson County, IA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (9,477 people), Management Occupations (8,470 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,880 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnson County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

84.8k
2022 Value
± 2,386
0.924%
1 Year growth
± 3.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnson County, IA grew at a rate of 0.924%, from 84k employees to 84.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnson County, IA, are Educational Services (17,810 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,622 people), and Retail Trade (9,434 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnson County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Johnson 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

$49,898
Median earning men ± $3,039
$34,848
Median earning women ± $1,653

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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. 1,471
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 749
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 702
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Johnson County, IA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 70.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (27.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

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 Johnson County, IA awarded 9,313 degrees. The student population of Johnson County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,321 male students and 16,767 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnson County, IA are White (6,823 and 78.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (646 and 7.39%), Asian (446 and 5.1%), and Two or More Races (287 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Johnson County, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Iowa (9,271 and 99.5%) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 and 0.451%).

The most popular majors in Johnson County, IA are Organizational Leadership (456 and 4.9%), Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (426 and 4.57%), and General Finance (420 and 4.51%).

The median tuition cost in Johnson County, IA for a public four year colleges is $8,711 for in-state students and $30,674 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Johnson County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 30,088 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 30,088 students enrolled in Johnson County, IA, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,689 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 379 degrees awarded
  2. 370 degrees awarded
  3. 315 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Johnson County, IA was General Finance with 379 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,271 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Iowa with 9,271 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnson County, IA, which is 0.813 times less than the 5,138 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 6,823 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 646 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,711) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,642) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) 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 Johnson County, IA was $277,800 in 2022, which is 0.985 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $248,100 to $277,800, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnson County, IA is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Johnson County, IA is $72,977. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Johnson County, IA was Census Tract 101 with a value of $121,927, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $115,114 and $91,620.

In 2022, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.942%.

Property

$277,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,752
N/A
Median Property Taxes
±N/A

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

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.1% of the housing units in Johnson County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (N/A)
  1. Census Tract 101
  2. Census Tract 102
  3. Census Tract 13

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (N/A) in Johnson County, IA was Census Tract 101 with a value of $121,927, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $115,114 and $91,620.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Johnson County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (N/A).

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Household Income

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$72,977
Median Household Income
± $2,901
61.4k
Number of Households
± 2,028

In 2022, the median household income of the 61.4k households in Johnson County, IA grew to $72,977 from the previous year's value of $67,414.

The following chart displays the households in Johnson 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 Johnson County, IA is from Johnson County, IA.
N/A Wage GINI in N/A
  1. N/A
  2. N/A

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (66.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.86%)

In 2022, 66.5% of workers in Johnson County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.86%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnson County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Johnson 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, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.942%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnson County, IA (24.6k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10% of the children was living in poverty in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 271 in Johnson County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 19.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Johnson County, IA has health coverage, with 59.8% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 9.72% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.509% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, IA see 512 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (522 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 443 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

512 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnson County, IA

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, IA see an average of 512 patients per year. This represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (522 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 34% between 18 and 34 years, 31.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.18%
Uninsured
59.8%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
9.72%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.509%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnson County, IA grew by 2.1% from 5.07% to 5.18%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.6 in Johnson 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 29% in Johnson County, IA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.88% in Johnson County, IA.

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