Sioux County, IA

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2022 Population
35,815
0.471% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.4
1.78% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.08%
11.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$81,914
4.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$220,700
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,081
0.412% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Sioux County, IA had a population of 35.8k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $81,914. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sioux County, IA grew from 35,647 to 35,815, a 0.471% increase and its median household income grew from $78,179 to $81,914, a 4.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sioux County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), White (Hispanic) (4.41%), Other (Hispanic) (3.61%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.2%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%).

None of the households in Sioux 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.

96.7% of the residents in Sioux County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sioux County, IA are Northwestern College (523 degrees awarded in 2022), Dordt University (438 degrees), and Northwest Iowa Community College (356 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sioux County, IA was $220,700, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%.

Most people in Sioux County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sioux County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sioux County, IA is home to a population of 35.8k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.75% of Sioux County, IA residents were born outside of the country (2.06k people).

In 2022, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.8k people) in Sioux County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.58k White (Hispanic) and 1.29k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Sioux County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sioux County, IA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sioux County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.8k ± 85
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.58k ± 545
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.29k ± 390
11.4%
Hispanic Population
4.09k people

In 2022, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.8k people) in Sioux County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.58k White (Hispanic) and 1.29k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Sioux County, IA are hispanic (4.09k 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

5.75%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people
5.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.08k people

As of 2022, 5.75% of Sioux County, IA residents (2.06k 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 Sioux County, IA was 5.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    456 ± 106
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    227 ± 94
  3. Korea
    131 ± 79

Sioux County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sioux County, IA employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Sioux County, IA are Manufacturing (3,266 people), Educational Services (2,515 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,307 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($128,068), Utilities ($72,083), and Public Administration ($65,694).

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

19.1k
2022 Value
± 886
−0.412%
1 Year decline
± 6.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sioux County, IA declined at a rate of −0.412%, from 19.2k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sioux County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,187 people), Management Occupations (2,096 people), and Production Occupations (1,724 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sioux County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.1k
2022 Value
± 886
−0.412%
1 Year decline
± 6.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sioux County, IA declined at a rate of −0.412%, from 19.2k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sioux County, IA, are Manufacturing (3,266 people), Educational Services (2,515 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,307 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sioux County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Sioux 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

$51,836
Median earning men ± $1,660
$29,836
Median earning women ± $1,952

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($116,591), Information ($85,692), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,896).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($51,184), Public Administration ($45,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,250).

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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. 403
    Manufacturing
  2. 384
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 286
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sioux County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 82.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.892%).

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 Sioux County, IA awarded 1,317 degrees. The student population of Sioux County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,318 male students and 3,005 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sioux County, IA are White (1,052 and 82.2%), followed by Unknown (127 and 9.92%), Hispanic or Latino (45 and 3.52%), and Black or African American (26 and 2.03%).

The largest universities in Sioux County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern College (523 and 39.7%), Dordt University (438 and 33.3%), and Northwest Iowa Community College (356 and 27%).

The most popular majors in Sioux County, IA are General Educational Leadership & Administration (135 and 10.3%), Elementary Education & Teaching (78 and 5.92%), and Registered Nursing (72 and 5.47%).

The median tuition cost in Sioux County, IA for private four year colleges is $34,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sioux County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,323 (43.5% men and 56.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,323 students enrolled in Sioux County, IA, 43.5% men and 56.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,190 records, of which 55.8% were women and 44.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 78 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sioux County, IA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 78 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 523 degrees awarded
  2. 438 degrees awarded
  3. 356 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern College with 523 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 572 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sioux County, IA, which is 0.768 times less than the 745 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 1,052 degrees mean that there were 8.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 127 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 ($34,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,312) 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 Sioux County, IA was $220,700 in 2022, which is 0.783 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $194,700 to $220,700, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Sioux County, IA is 79.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sioux County, IA have an average commute time of 12.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sioux County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sioux County, IA is $81,914. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sioux County, IA was Census Tract 702 with a value of $93,598, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 703, with respective values of $90,283 and $83,101.

In 2022, 8.88% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sioux County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.678%.

Property

$220,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,379
$9,870
Median Property Taxes
±$600

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.2% of the housing units in Sioux County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 702
  2. Census Tract 705
  3. Census Tract 703

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sioux County, IA was Census Tract 702 with a value of $93,598, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 703, with respective values of $90,283 and $83,101.

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Household Income

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$81,914
Median Household Income
± $3,176
12.5k
Number of Households
± 701

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.5k households in Sioux County, IA grew to $81,914 from the previous year's value of $78,179.

The following chart displays the households in Sioux 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 Sioux 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 (75.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.8%)

In 2022, 75.1% of workers in Sioux County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.8%).

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Commute Time

12.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sioux County, IA have a shorter commute time (12.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.912% of the workforce in Sioux County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 8.88% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sioux County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.678%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sioux County, IA (2.04k out of 33.5k 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 75+, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sioux County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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, 6.2% of the children was living in poverty in Sioux County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 42.7 in Sioux County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 49.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95% of the population of Sioux County, IA has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 0.943% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sioux County, IA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.26% increase from the previous year (1164 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1947 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 796 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sioux County, IA

Primary care physicians in Sioux County, IA see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 3.26% increase from the previous year (1,164 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sioux 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 29.4% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 33.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.96%
Uninsured
56.8%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
0.943%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sioux County, IA declined by 10.2% from 5.53% to 4.96%.

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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 31.9 in Sioux 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 34.1% in Sioux County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.53% in Sioux County, IA.

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