Linn County, IA

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2022 Population
229,308
0.324% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.2
0.792% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.48%
0.929% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,457
7.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$188,800
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
121,318
0.206% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Linn County, IA had a population of 229k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $75,457. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Linn County, IA grew from 228,567 to 229,308, a 0.324% increase and its median household income grew from $70,360 to $75,457, a 7.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Linn County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), and White (Hispanic) (1.86%).

None of the households in Linn 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.

97.4% of the residents in Linn County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Linn County, IA are Kirkwood Community College (2,365 degrees awarded in 2022), Mount Mercy University (590 degrees), and Coe College (434 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Linn County, IA was $188,800, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%.

Most people in Linn County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Linn County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Linn County, IA is home to a population of 229k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.7% of Linn County, IA residents were born outside of the country (10.8k people).

In 2022, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Linn County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.98k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Linn County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Linn County, IA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Linn County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    192k ± 628
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 786
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.98k ± 992
3.59%
Hispanic Population
8.23k people

In 2022, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Linn County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.98k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.59% of the people in Linn County, IA are hispanic (8.23k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Linn 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

4.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.8k people
4.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.4k people

As of 2022, 4.7% of Linn County, IA residents (10.8k 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 Linn County, IA was 4.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,679 ± 499
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,495 ± 377
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,994 ± 295

Linn County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Linn County, IA employs 121k people. The largest industries in Linn County, IA are Manufacturing (20,711 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,836 people), and Retail Trade (13,719 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,354), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,406), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,413).

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

121k
2022 Value
± 2,865
0.206%
1 Year growth
± 3.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Linn County, IA grew at a rate of 0.206%, from 121k employees to 121k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Linn County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,879 people), Management Occupations (12,498 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,816 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Linn County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

121k
2022 Value
± 2,865
0.206%
1 Year growth
± 3.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Linn County, IA grew at a rate of 0.206%, from 121k employees to 121k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Linn County, IA, are Manufacturing (20,711 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,836 people), and Retail Trade (13,719 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Linn County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Linn 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

$55,306
Median earning men ± $1,271
$39,363
Median earning women ± $1,125

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,650), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,443), and Manufacturing ($68,992).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,458), Manufacturing ($55,318), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,861).

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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. 2,199
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,591
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,174
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Linn County, IA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

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 Linn County, IA awarded 3,764 degrees. The student population of Linn County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,148 male students and 9,285 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Linn County, IA are White (2,895 and 78.9%), followed by Black or African American (247 and 6.73%), Hispanic or Latino (207 and 5.64%), and Unknown (123 and 3.35%).

The largest universities in Linn County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Kirkwood Community College (2,365 and 62.8%), Mount Mercy University (590 and 15.7%), and Coe College (434 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in Linn County, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (745 and 19.8%), Registered Nursing (275 and 7.31%), and General Business Administration & Management (261 and 6.93%).

The median tuition cost in Linn County, IA for private four year colleges is $48,514.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Linn County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,433 (43.5% men and 56.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,433 students enrolled in Linn County, IA, 43.5% men and 56.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,424 records, of which 56.7% were women and 43.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 116 degrees awarded
  2. 733 degrees awarded
  3. 149 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Linn County, IA was General Business Administration & Management with 116 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,365 degrees awarded
  2. 590 degrees awarded
  3. 434 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kirkwood Community College with 2,365 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,539 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Linn County, IA, which is 0.692 times less than the 2,225 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 2,895 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 247 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 ($48,514) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($644) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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 Linn County, IA was $188,800 in 2022, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $167,000 to $188,800, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Linn County, IA is 74.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Linn County, IA have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Linn County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Linn County, IA is $75,457. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Linn County, IA was Census Tract 2.05 with a value of $158,977, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $117,656 and $103,919.

In 2022, 10.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Linn County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.223%.

Property

$188,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,789
$69,894
Median Property Taxes
±$1,754

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.1% of the housing units in Linn County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2.05
  2. Census Tract 106
  3. Census Tract 107

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Linn County, IA was Census Tract 2.05 with a value of $158,977, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $117,656 and $103,919.

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

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Household Income

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$75,457
Median Household Income
± $1,426
94.3k
Number of Households
± 2,403

In 2022, the median household income of the 94.3k households in Linn County, IA grew to $75,457 from the previous year's value of $70,360.

The following chart displays the households in Linn 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 Linn 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 (78.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.02%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Linn County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.02%).

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Linn County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Linn 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, 10.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Linn County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.223%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Linn County, IA (21.2k out of 224k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Linn County, IA is White, followed by Black 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, 9.5% of the children was living in poverty in Linn County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 226 in Linn County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.379 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Linn County, IA has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Linn County, IA see 1532 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.08% decrease from the previous year (1614 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,532 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Linn County, IA

Primary care physicians in Linn County, IA see an average of 1,532 patients per year. This represents a 5.08% decrease from the previous year (1,614 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.85%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Linn County, IA declined by 3.73% from 3.99% to 3.85%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.8 in Linn 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% in Linn County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.78% in Linn County, IA.

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