Warren County, IA

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2022 Population
52,709
1.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.5
0.26% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.16%
3.66% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$89,741
5.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$234,300
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
27,607
0.429% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Warren County, IA had a population of 52.7k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $89,741. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Warren County, IA grew from 51,862 to 52,709, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $85,189 to $89,741, a 5.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Warren County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.27%), White (Hispanic) (1.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.738%).

None of the households in Warren 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.

99.4% of the residents in Warren County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Warren County, IA are Simpson College (417 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Warren County, IA was $234,300, and the homeownership rate was 81.7%.

Most people in Warren County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Warren County, IA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Warren County, IA is home to a population of 52.7k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.62% of Warren County, IA residents were born outside of the country (856 people).

In 2022, there were 40.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.9k people) in Warren County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 667 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Warren County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Warren 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 Warren County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.9k ± 174
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 228
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    667 ± 214
3.24%
Hispanic Population
1.71k people

In 2022, there were 40.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.9k people) in Warren County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 667 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.24% of the people in Warren County, IA are hispanic (1.71k people).

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

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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

1.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
856 people
1.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
849 people

As of 2022, 1.62% of Warren County, IA residents (856 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 Warren County, IA was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    941 ± 184
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    634 ± 163
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    327 ± 116

Warren County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Warren County, IA employs 27.6k people. The largest industries in Warren County, IA are Retail Trade (3,559 people), Finance & Insurance (3,489 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,345 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,870), Wholesale Trade ($82,882), and Public Administration ($81,623).

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

27.6k
2022 Value
± 1,039
−0.429%
1 Year decline
± 5.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Warren County, IA declined at a rate of −0.429%, from 27.7k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Warren County, IA, are Management Occupations (3,366 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,227 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,646 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Warren County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27.6k
2022 Value
± 1,039
−0.429%
1 Year decline
± 5.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Warren County, IA declined at a rate of −0.429%, from 27.7k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Warren County, IA, are Retail Trade (3,559 people), Finance & Insurance (3,489 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,345 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Warren County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Warren 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

$60,949
Median earning men ± $2,959
$40,981
Median earning women ± $2,715

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,004), Public Administration ($90,000), and Wholesale Trade ($88,542).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,141), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,073), and Construction ($59,323).

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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. 245
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 237
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 173
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Warren County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.39%).

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 Warren County, IA awarded 417 degrees. The student population of Warren County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 552 male students and 599 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Warren County, IA are White (329 and 79.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (23 and 5.58%), Two or More Races (19 and 4.61%), and Unknown (18 and 4.37%).

The largest universities in Warren County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Simpson College (417 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Warren County, IA are General Business Administration & Management (40 and 9.59%), General Health & Wellness (27 and 6.47%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 and 6%).

The median tuition cost in Warren County, IA for private four year colleges is $44,202.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Warren County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,151 (48% men and 52% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,151 students enrolled in Warren County, IA, 48% men and 52% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 890 records, of which 54.6% were women and 45.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Warren County, IA was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Warren County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
417 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Simpson College with 417 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 177 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Warren County, IA, which is 0.738 times less than the 240 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 329 degrees mean that there were 14.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 23 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 ($44,202) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($906) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,146) 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 Warren County, IA was $234,300 in 2022, which is 0.831 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $210,800 to $234,300, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Warren County, IA is 81.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Warren County, IA have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Warren County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Warren County, IA is $89,741. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Warren County, IA was Census Tract 206 with a value of $122,867, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $106,775 and $99,514.

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Warren County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

Property

$234,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,964
$16,256
Median Property Taxes
±$624

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

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Rent vs Own

81.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.7% of the housing units in Warren County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 206
  2. Census Tract 203
  3. Census Tract 208

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Warren County, IA was Census Tract 206 with a value of $122,867, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $106,775 and $99,514.

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

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Household Income

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$89,741
Median Household Income
± $3,923
19.9k
Number of Households
± 852

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.9k households in Warren County, IA grew to $89,741 from the previous year's value of $85,189.

The following chart displays the households in Warren 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 Warren 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 (78.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.67%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Warren County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.67%).

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Warren County, IA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Warren 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 Warren County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Warren County, IA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Warren County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Warren County, IA (3.14k out of 50.9k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Warren County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic 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, 5.5% of the children was living in poverty in Warren County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 337 in Warren County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 182 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97.6% of the population of Warren County, IA has health coverage, with 60.3% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Warren County, IA see 1716 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.25% decrease from the previous year (1891 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2613 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5226 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,716 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Warren County, IA

Primary care physicians in Warren County, IA see an average of 1,716 patients per year. This represents a 9.25% decrease from the previous year (1,891 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Warren 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 26.5% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.35%
Uninsured
60.3%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.78%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Warren County, IA grew by 13.4% from 2.08% to 2.35%.

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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 29.7 in Warren 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 36.5% in Warren County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 3.83% in Warren County, IA.

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