Madison County, IA

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2022 Population
16,609
1.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
0.988% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.14%
7.93% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$88,110
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$230,500
19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Madison County, IA had a population of 16.6k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $88,110. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Madison County, IA grew from 16,414 to 16,609, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $79,306 to $88,110, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%), White (Hispanic) (1.51%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.759%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.524%).

None of the households in Madison 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.

99.6% of the residents in Madison County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Madison County, IA was $230,500, and the homeownership rate was 82.4%.

Most people in Madison County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, IA was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Madison County, IA is home to a population of 16.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.16% of Madison County, IA residents were born outside of the country (192 people).

In 2022, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in Madison County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 341 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 251 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Madison County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, IA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.7k ± 74
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    341 ± 96.3
  3. White (Hispanic)
    251 ± 132
2.41%
Hispanic Population
401 people

In 2022, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in Madison County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 341 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 251 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.41% of the people in Madison County, IA are hispanic (401 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
192 people
1.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
211 people

As of 2022, 1.16% of Madison County, IA residents (192 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 Madison County, IA was 1.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    343 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    192 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    145 ± 69

Madison County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Madison County, IA employs 9.06k people. The largest industries in Madison County, IA are Construction (1,390 people), Retail Trade (1,113 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (950 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,563), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,755), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,608).

Occupations

9.06k
2022 Value
± 594
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 9.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Madison County, IA grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 8.96k employees to 9.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,361 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,180 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (817 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.06k
2022 Value
± 594
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 9.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Madison County, IA grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 8.96k employees to 9.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, IA, are Construction (1,390 people), Retail Trade (1,113 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (950 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Madison 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

$56,685
Median earning men ± $2,062
$41,081
Median earning women ± $3,025

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,696), Manufacturing ($70,643), and Public Administration ($67,868).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($100,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,364), and Manufacturing ($57,969).

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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. 91
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 79
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 71
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Madison County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.26%).

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

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).

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 Madison County, IA was $230,500 in 2022, which is 0.818 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $193,700 to $230,500, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, IA is 82.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Madison County, IA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Madison County, IA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$230,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,460
$5,337
Median Property Taxes
±$393

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

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

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Rent vs Own

82.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.4% of the housing units in Madison County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 603
  2. Census Tract 602

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

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Household Income

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$88,110
Median Household Income
± $4,806
6.48k
Number of Households
± 493

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.48k households in Madison County, IA grew to $88,110 from the previous year's value of $79,306.

The following chart displays the households in Madison 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Madison 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 (76.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.5%)
  3. Carpooled (5.61%)

In 2022, 76.4% of workers in Madison County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.5%) and those who carpooled to work (5.61%).

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

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, IA have a shorter commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Madison County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Madison County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Madison County, IA have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, IA (1.01k out of 16.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Madison County, IA is White, followed by Asian 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

96.5% of the population of Madison County, IA has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Madison County, IA see 1815 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.6% decrease from the previous year (2031 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2754 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1502 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,815 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Madison County, IA

Primary care physicians in Madison County, IA see an average of 1,815 patients per year. This represents a 10.6% decrease from the previous year (2,031 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Madison 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 26.4% under 18 years, 15.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.48%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, IA grew by 13.4% from 3.07% to 3.48%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61.9 in Madison 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 36.6% in Madison County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.93% in Madison County, IA.

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