Wayne County, IA

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2022 Population
6,484
0.308% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.721% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
1.76% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,257
9.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$98,700
18.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wayne County, IA had a population of 6.48k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $58,257. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wayne County, IA declined from 6,504 to 6,484, a −0.308% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,039 to $58,257, a 9.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), White (Hispanic) (0.879%), Other (Hispanic) (0.571%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.355%).

None of the households in Wayne 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.

99.5% of the residents in Wayne County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wayne County, IA was $98,700, and the homeownership rate was 79.8%.

Most people in Wayne County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wayne County, IA is home to a population of 6.48k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.941% of Wayne County, IA residents were born outside of the country (61 people).

In 2022, there were 26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.11k people) in Wayne County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 57 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Wayne County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, IA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.11k ± 87
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    235 ± 90.8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    57 ± 31
1.8%
Hispanic Population
117 people

In 2022, there were 26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.11k people) in Wayne County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 57 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.8% of the people in Wayne County, IA are hispanic (117 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.941%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
61 people
0.999%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
65 people

As of 2022, 0.941% of Wayne County, IA residents (61 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 Wayne County, IA was 0.999%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    123 ± 42
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    60 ± 28
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    28 ± 25

Wayne County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wayne County, IA employs 2.86k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, IA are Manufacturing (445 people), Retail Trade (402 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (348 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,500), Finance & Insurance ($70,395), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,000).

Occupations

2.86k
2022 Value
± 223
−0.035%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wayne County, IA declined at a rate of −0.035%, from 2.86k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, IA, are Management Occupations (323 people), Production Occupations (299 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (279 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.86k
2022 Value
± 223
−0.035%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wayne County, IA declined at a rate of −0.035%, from 2.86k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, IA, are Manufacturing (445 people), Retail Trade (402 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (348 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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

$45,346
Median earning men ± $2,396
$32,620
Median earning women ± $3,143

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,313), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,000), and Public Administration ($63,800).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($89,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,500), and Public Administration ($46,042).

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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. 35
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 30
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 29
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wayne County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 75.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.643%).

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.

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, IA was $98,700 in 2022, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,500 to $98,700, a 18.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, IA is 79.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wayne County, IA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wayne County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wayne County, IA is $58,257. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wayne County, IA was Census Tract 701 with a value of $62,870, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 703, with respective values of $62,813 and $51,146.

Property

$98,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,877
$2,021
Median Property Taxes
±$163

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 Wayne County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wayne County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.8% of the housing units in Wayne County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 701
  2. Census Tract 702
  3. Census Tract 703

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, IA was Census Tract 701 with a value of $62,870, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 703, with respective values of $62,813 and $51,146.

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

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Household Income

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$58,257
Median Household Income
± $5,920
2.53k
Number of Households
± 192

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.53k households in Wayne County, IA grew to $58,257 from the previous year's value of $53,039.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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 Wayne 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 (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Walked (6.01%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Wayne County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who walked to work (6.01%).

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

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, IA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.07% of the workforce in Wayne 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 Wayne County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wayne County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, IA (847 out of 6.36k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, IA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

88.6% of the population of Wayne County, IA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.847% on military or VA plans.

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

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.1% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.847%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, IA grew by 17.9% from 9.68% to 11.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 40.8% in Wayne County, IA.

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