Muscatine County, IA

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2022 Population
42,968
0.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
0.783% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
12.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,427
9.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$159,000
10.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Muscatine County, IA had a population of 43k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $67,427. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Muscatine County, IA declined from 43,145 to 42,968, a −0.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,547 to $67,427, a 9.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Muscatine County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.1%), White (Hispanic) (8.41%), Other (Hispanic) (7.77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.71%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.53%).

None of the households in Muscatine 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.

96.3% of the residents in Muscatine County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Muscatine County, IA was $159,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Muscatine County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Muscatine County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Muscatine County, IA is home to a population of 43k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.95% of Muscatine County, IA residents were born outside of the country (2.99k people).

In 2022, there were 8.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.3k people) in Muscatine County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.62k White (Hispanic) and 3.34k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Muscatine County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Muscatine County, IA was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Muscatine County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.3k ± 212
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.62k ± 728
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.34k ± 751
18.6%
Hispanic Population
8.01k people

In 2022, there were 8.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.3k people) in Muscatine County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.62k White (Hispanic) and 3.34k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.6% of the people in Muscatine County, IA are hispanic (8.01k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.95%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.99k people
6.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.95k people

As of 2022, 6.95% of Muscatine County, IA residents (2.99k 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 Muscatine County, IA was 6.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    875 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    484 ± 176
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    202 ± 90

Muscatine County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Muscatine County, IA employs 21.3k people. The largest industries in Muscatine County, IA are Manufacturing (6,655 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,762 people), and Retail Trade (1,916 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,083), Transportation & Warehousing ($69,042), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,167).

Occupations

21.3k
2022 Value
± 1,018
−0.286%
1 Year decline
± 6.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Muscatine County, IA declined at a rate of −0.286%, from 21.3k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muscatine County, IA, are Production Occupations (3,206 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,067 people), and Management Occupations (2,064 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muscatine County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.3k
2022 Value
± 1,018
−0.286%
1 Year decline
± 6.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Muscatine County, IA declined at a rate of −0.286%, from 21.3k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muscatine County, IA, are Manufacturing (6,655 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,762 people), and Retail Trade (1,916 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muscatine County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Muscatine 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

$50,763
Median earning men ± $3,962
$34,384
Median earning women ± $1,709

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,974), Manufacturing ($58,534), and Public Administration ($56,764).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,341), Wholesale Trade ($65,677), and Manufacturing ($45,138).

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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. 268
    Manufacturing
  2. 266
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 240
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Muscatine County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 52.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.42%).

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

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.

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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 Muscatine County, IA was $159,000 in 2022, which is 0.564 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,100 to $159,000, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Muscatine County, IA is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Muscatine County, IA have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Muscatine County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Muscatine County, IA is $67,427. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Muscatine County, IA was Census Tract 501 with a value of $90,748, followed by Census Tract 506 and Census Tract 504, with respective values of $87,750 and $87,652.

Property

$159,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,347
$12,872
Median Property Taxes
±$747

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

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.4% of the housing units in Muscatine County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 501
  2. Census Tract 506
  3. Census Tract 504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muscatine County, IA was Census Tract 501 with a value of $90,748, followed by Census Tract 506 and Census Tract 504, with respective values of $87,750 and $87,652.

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

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Household Income

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$67,427
Median Household Income
± $3,296
17.1k
Number of Households
± 883

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.1k households in Muscatine County, IA grew to $67,427 from the previous year's value of $61,547.

The following chart displays the households in Muscatine 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 Muscatine 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 (84.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.75%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.51%)

In 2022, 84.3% of workers in Muscatine County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.75%) and those who worked at home (4.51%).

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

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muscatine County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Muscatine 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 Muscatine County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Muscatine County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muscatine County, IA (4.94k out of 42.1k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Muscatine 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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Health

96.2% of the population of Muscatine County, IA has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Muscatine County, IA see 2133 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.606% decrease from the previous year (2146 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1696 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1211 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,133 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Muscatine County, IA

Primary care physicians in Muscatine County, IA see an average of 2,133 patients per year. This represents a 0.606% decrease from the previous year (2,146 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Muscatine 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 25.9% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.85%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muscatine County, IA grew by 2.6% from 3.75% 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 37.7 in Muscatine 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 38.7% in Muscatine 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 6.07% in Muscatine County, IA.

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