Iowa City PUMA, IA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2021 Population
151,833
0.672% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
30.7
0.987% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16.7%
2.89% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$67,414
6.9% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$248,100
3.98% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
82,376
2.52% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Iowa City PUMA, IA had a population of 152k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $67,414. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Iowa City PUMA, IA grew from 150,819 to 151,833, a 0.672% increase and its median household income grew from $63,062 to $67,414, a 6.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Iowa City PUMA, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.08%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.04%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%), and White (Hispanic) (2.82%).

14.6% of the households in Iowa City PUMA, 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.

92.6% of the residents in Iowa City PUMA, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnson County--Iowa City PUMA, IA are University of Iowa (9,628 degrees awarded in 2021) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Iowa City PUMA, IA was $248,100, and the homeownership rate was 59.4%.

Most people in Iowa City PUMA, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Iowa City PUMA, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Iowa City PUMA, IA is home to a population of 152k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 10.8% of Iowa City PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (16.4k people).

In 2021, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Iowa City PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.17k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Iowa City PUMA, IA are Spanish (34,237 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (17,254 households), and Arabic (12,891 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
76,635
Women
50.5%
75,181
Men
49.5%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 151,816 inhabitants, with 49.5% men, and 50.5% women.

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Citizenship

92.6%
2021 Citizenship
92%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92.6% of Iowa City PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Iowa City PUMA, IA was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Iowa City PUMA, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    117k ± 377
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.8k ± 657
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.17k ± 445
5.85%
Hispanic Population
8.88k people

In 2021, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Iowa City PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.17k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.85% of the people in Iowa City PUMA, IA are hispanic (8.88k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    1,902 ± 1,064 people
  2. Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
    1,560 ± 965 people
  3. Mexico
    1,259 ± 868 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa City PUMA, IA was China, the natal country of 1,902 Iowa City PUMA, IA residents, followed by Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) with 1,560 and Mexico with 1,259.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.4k people
11.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
17.4k people

As of 2021, 10.8% of Iowa City PUMA, IA residents (16.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Iowa City PUMA, IA was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    34,237 households (4.12%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    17,254 households (2.07%)
  3. Arabic
    12,891 households (1.55%)

14.6% of the households in Iowa City PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Iowa City PUMA, IA was Spanish. 4.12% of the households in Iowa City PUMA, IA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,437 ± 213
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,296 ± 305
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    707 ± 221

Iowa City PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Iowa City PUMA, IA employs 82.4k people. The largest industries in Iowa City PUMA, IA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (12,677 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (9,668 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,949 people), and the highest paying industries are Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. ($190,363), Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($151,808), and Offices of physicians ($144,939).

Males in Iowa City PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,094. The income inequality in Iowa City PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.519, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
39,881
Women
49.6%
40,470
Men
50.4%

The workforce of Iowa City PUMA, IA in 2020 was 80,351 people, with 49.6% woman, and 50.4% men.

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Occupations

82.4k
2021 Value
2.52%
1 Year growth
± 2.52%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Iowa City PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 80.4k employees to 82.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iowa City PUMA, IA, are Postsecondary teachers (3,913 people), Registered nurses (3,023 people), and Physicians (2,147 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iowa City PUMA, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

82.4k
2021 Value
2.52%
1 Year growth
± 2.52%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Iowa City PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 80.4k employees to 82.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iowa City PUMA, IA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (12,677 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (9,668 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,949 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iowa City PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in Iowa City PUMA, 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

$46,759
Median earning men ± $3,145
$31,871
Median earning women ± $1,158

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,031), Public Administration ($66,941), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,637).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($55,417), Wholesale Trade ($54,255), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,660).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.6B
  2. $19.9B
  3. $19.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $20.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($19.9B) and Machinery ($19.1B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$252B
2020 Value in Iowa
$518B
Projected 2050 Value in Iowa
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 105% to $518B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.2B
  2. $16.2B
  3. $10.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $21.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.2B and Texas and $10.8B.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

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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In 2021, universities in Iowa City PUMA, IA awarded 9,670 degrees. The student population of Iowa City PUMA, IA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 13,398 male students and 16,603 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iowa City PUMA, IA are White (7,046 and 78.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (667 and 7.46%), Asian (389 and 4.35%), and Two or More Races (315 and 3.53%).

The largest universities in Iowa City PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Iowa (9,628 and 99.6%) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 and 0.434%).

The most popular majors in Johnson County--Iowa City PUMA, IA are Organizational Leadership (441 and 4.56%), General Finance (418 and 4.32%), and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (418 and 4.32%).

The median tuition cost in Johnson County--Iowa City PUMA, IA for a public four year colleges is $8,356 for in-state students and $30,319 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Iowa City PUMA, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 30,001 (44.7% men and 55.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 30,001 students enrolled in Iowa City PUMA, IA, 44.7% men and 55.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,566 records, of which 56.1% were women and 43.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 391 degrees awarded
  2. 388 degrees awarded
  3. 287 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Johnson County--Iowa City PUMA, IA was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 391 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,628 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Iowa with 9,628 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 4,423 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iowa City PUMA, IA, which is 0.843 times less than the 5,247 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,046 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 667 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 ($8,356) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,586) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

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

Measure

In 2021, 0.475% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.455% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Iowa City PUMA, IA in 2021 were Bachelors Degree (32.5k), Some college (31k), and Graduate Degree (22.9k).

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The median property value in Iowa City PUMA, IA was $248,100 in 2021, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $238,600 to $248,100, a 3.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Iowa City PUMA, IA is 59.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Iowa City PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Iowa City PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Iowa City PUMA, IA is $67,414. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Iowa City PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $90,510, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Warren, Jasper, Marion, Dallas (West) & Madison Counties PUMA, IA, with respective values of $89,551 and $70,937.

Property

$248,100
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,306
$35,972
Median Property Taxes
±$1,357

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 Iowa City PUMA, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.4%
Homeownership
2021
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 59.4% of the housing units in Iowa City PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iowa City PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $90,510, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Warren, Jasper, Marion, Dallas (West) & Madison Counties PUMA, IA, with respective values of $89,551 and $70,937.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,414
Median Household Income
± $2,335
60.6k
Number of Households
± 1,974

In 2021, the median household income of the 60.6k households in Iowa City PUMA, IA grew to $67,414 from the previous year's value of $63,062.

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Wage Distribution

0.519
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa City PUMA, IA
0.517
2020 Wage GINI in Iowa City PUMA, IA

In 2021, the income inequality in Iowa City PUMA, IA was 0.519 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.364% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa City PUMA, IA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Iowa City PUMA, IA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (67.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.91%)

In 2021, 67.9% of workers in Iowa City PUMA, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.91%).

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iowa City PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Iowa City PUMA, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iowa City PUMA, IA (24.2k out of 145k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. 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 Iowa City PUMA, IA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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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94.9% of the population of Iowa City PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 60.9% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 9.28% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.625% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 33.6% between 18 and 34 years, 32.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.9% 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

5.07%
Uninsured
60.9%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
9.28%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
0.625%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iowa City PUMA, IA grew by 1.91% from 4.97% to 5.07%.

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