Washington County, IA

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2022 Population
22,534
0.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.1
0.249% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.49%
5.39% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,122
6.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,400
14.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, IA had a population of 22.5k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $71,122. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, IA grew from 22,525 to 22,534, a 0.04% increase and its median household income grew from $66,908 to $71,122, a 6.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), Other (Hispanic) (3.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), White (Hispanic) (2.25%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.13%).

None of the households in Washington 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.

97.8% of the residents in Washington County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Shiloh University (5 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, IA was $182,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%.

Most people in Washington County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, IA is home to a population of 22.5k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.74% of Washington County, IA residents were born outside of the country (843 people).

In 2022, there were 24.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Washington County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 819 Other (Hispanic) and 533 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Washington County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington 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 Washington County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.2k ± 74
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    819 ± 223
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    533 ± 87.2
7.02%
Hispanic Population
1.58k people

In 2022, there were 24.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Washington County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 819 Other (Hispanic) and 533 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.02% of the people in Washington County, IA are hispanic (1.58k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
843 people
3.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
808 people

As of 2022, 3.74% of Washington County, IA residents (843 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 Washington County, IA was 3.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    360 ± 109
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    274 ± 96
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    195 ± 93

Washington County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, IA employs 11.7k people. The largest industries in Washington County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,768 people), Retail Trade (1,507 people), and Construction (1,342 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($53,807), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,176), and Public Administration ($51,250).

Occupations

11.7k
2022 Value
± 619
−0.898%
1 Year decline
± 7.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, IA declined at a rate of −0.898%, from 11.8k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,227 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (888 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.7k
2022 Value
± 619
−0.898%
1 Year decline
± 7.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, IA declined at a rate of −0.898%, from 11.8k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,768 people), Retail Trade (1,507 people), and Construction (1,342 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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

$45,662
Median earning men ± $1,342
$35,176
Median earning women ± $2,958

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,078), Public Administration ($72,125), and Manufacturing ($54,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($75,000), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,750), and Public Administration ($48,152).

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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. 187
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 178
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 164
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 59.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Washington County, IA awarded 5 degrees. The student population of Washington County, IA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 33 male students and 16 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, IA are White (4 and 80%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 20%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Washington County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Shiloh University (5 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Washington County, IA was $182,400 in 2022, which is 0.647 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $159,200 to $182,400, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, IA is 71.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, IA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, IA is $71,122. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, IA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $101,318, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $69,253 and $57,161.

Property

$182,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,287
$6,386
Median Property Taxes
±$405

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.6% of the housing units in Washington County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9605
  2. Census Tract 9602
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, IA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $101,318, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $69,253 and $57,161.

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

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Household Income

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$71,122
Median Household Income
± $4,067
8.92k
Number of Households
± 521

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.92k households in Washington County, IA grew to $71,122 from the previous year's value of $66,908.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 Washington 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 (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.62%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.62%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Washington County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.62%) and those who worked at home (6.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, IA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.01% of the workforce in Washington County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, IA (1.66k out of 22.1k 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 Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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Health

93.3% of the population of Washington County, IA has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, IA see 1690 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.763% decrease from the previous year (1703 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2199 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1374 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,690 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, IA

Primary care physicians in Washington County, IA see an average of 1,690 patients per year. This represents a 0.763% decrease from the previous year (1,703 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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 26.7% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.65%
Uninsured
46.8%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, IA declined by 0.0726% from 6.66% to 6.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.3 in Washington 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 35.2% in Washington County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.55% in Washington County, IA.

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