Mahaska County, IA

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2022 Population
22,059
0.33% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
2.59% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
8.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$65,200
7.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$135,100
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,101
0.00901% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Mahaska County, IA had a population of 22.1k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $65,200. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mahaska County, IA declined from 22,132 to 22,059, a −0.33% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,617 to $65,200, a 7.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mahaska County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%), White (Hispanic) (1.16%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%).

None of the households in Mahaska 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.

99.2% of the residents in Mahaska County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mahaska County, IA are William Penn University (257 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Mahaska County, IA was $135,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.7%.

Most people in Mahaska County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Mahaska County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mahaska County, IA is home to a population of 22.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.68% of Mahaska County, IA residents were born outside of the country (370 people).

In 2022, there were 39.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.4k people) in Mahaska County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 511 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 368 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Mahaska County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mahaska County, IA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mahaska County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 21
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    511 ± 107
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    368 ± 69
2.42%
Hispanic Population
533 people

In 2022, there were 39.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.4k people) in Mahaska County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 511 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 368 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.42% of the people in Mahaska County, IA are hispanic (533 people).

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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

1.68%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
370 people
1.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
409 people

As of 2022, 1.68% of Mahaska County, IA residents (370 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 Mahaska County, IA was 1.85%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    307 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    158 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    142 ± 56

Mahaska County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mahaska County, IA employs 11.1k people. The largest industries in Mahaska County, IA are Manufacturing (3,009 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,267 people), and Retail Trade (1,170 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,250), Public Administration ($59,550), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,271).

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

11.1k
2022 Value
± 618
−0.00901%
1 Year decline
± 7.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mahaska County, IA declined at a rate of −0.00901%, from 11.1k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mahaska County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,372 people), Production Occupations (1,359 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (983 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mahaska County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.1k
2022 Value
± 618
−0.00901%
1 Year decline
± 7.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mahaska County, IA declined at a rate of −0.00901%, from 11.1k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mahaska County, IA, are Manufacturing (3,009 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,267 people), and Retail Trade (1,170 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mahaska County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Mahaska 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

$48,420
Median earning men ± $3,263
$32,233
Median earning women ± $3,343

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,536), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,205), and Public Administration ($59,900).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,813), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,117), and Information ($43,889).

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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. 144
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 125
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 124
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mahaska County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 73% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.18%).

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 Mahaska County, IA awarded 257 degrees. The student population of Mahaska County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 740 male students and 733 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mahaska County, IA are White (168 and 69.1%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 14%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 8.23%), and Unknown (9 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Mahaska County, IA by number of degrees awarded are William Penn University (257 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mahaska County, IA are Elementary Education & Teaching (41 and 16%), Sport & Fitness Management (37 and 14.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (30 and 11.7%).

The median tuition cost in Mahaska County, IA for private four year colleges is $27,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Mahaska County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 57.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,473 (50.2% men and 49.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,473 students enrolled in Mahaska County, IA, 50.2% men and 49.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 853 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mahaska County, IA was General Business Administration & Management with 30 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
257 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was William Penn University with 257 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 117 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mahaska County, IA, which is 0.836 times less than the 140 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 168 degrees mean that there were 4.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 34 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 ($27,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,318) 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 Mahaska County, IA was $135,100 in 2022, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $118,600 to $135,100, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Mahaska County, IA is 67.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mahaska County, IA have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mahaska County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mahaska County, IA is $65,200. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mahaska County, IA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $80,650, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $74,551 and $71,366.

In 2022, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mahaska County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.27%.

Property

$135,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,063
$6,006
Median Property Taxes
±$381

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 Mahaska County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%
Homeownership
2022
58.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.7% of the housing units in Mahaska County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mahaska County, IA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $80,650, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $74,551 and $71,366.

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Household Income

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$65,200
Median Household Income
± $3,944
8.87k
Number of Households
± 513

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.87k households in Mahaska County, IA grew to $65,200 from the previous year's value of $60,617.

The following chart displays the households in Mahaska 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 Mahaska 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 (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.77%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.86%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Mahaska County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.77%) and those who worked at home (5.86%).

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mahaska County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Mahaska 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 Mahaska County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mahaska County, IA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mahaska County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.27%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mahaska County, IA (2.55k out of 21.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mahaska 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, 11.2% of the children was living in poverty in Mahaska County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 268 in Mahaska County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 52.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Mahaska County, IA has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.845% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mahaska County, IA see 1473 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.24% decrease from the previous year (1571 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2237 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 771 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,473 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mahaska County, IA

Primary care physicians in Mahaska County, IA see an average of 1,473 patients per year. This represents a 6.24% decrease from the previous year (1,571 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mahaska 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, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.47%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.845%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mahaska County, IA declined by 13% from 5.14% to 4.47%.

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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 47.1 in Mahaska 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 34.2% in Mahaska 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 5.51% in Mahaska County, IA.

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