Black Hawk County, IA

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2022 Population
131,041
0.27% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.5
0.281% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.7%
4.87% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,329
8.98% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$172,500
11% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
66,619
0.545% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Black Hawk County, IA had a population of 131k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $62,329. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Black Hawk County, IA declined from 131,396 to 131,041, a −0.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,191 to $62,329, a 8.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Black Hawk County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.62%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), and White (Hispanic) (2.1%).

None of the households in Black Hawk 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.

96.5% of the residents in Black Hawk County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Black Hawk County, IA are University of Northern Iowa (2,755 degrees awarded in 2022), Hawkeye Community College (925 degrees), and Allen College (253 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Black Hawk County, IA was $172,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%.

Most people in Black Hawk County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Black Hawk County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Black Hawk County, IA is home to a population of 131k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.39% of Black Hawk County, IA residents were born outside of the country (8.37k people).

In 2022, there were 8.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Black Hawk County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Black Hawk County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Black Hawk County, IA was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Black Hawk County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 326
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.6k ± 379
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.86k ± 596
4.74%
Hispanic Population
6.22k people

In 2022, there were 8.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Black Hawk County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.74% of the people in Black Hawk County, IA are hispanic (6.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Black Hawk 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

6.39%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.37k people
6.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.59k people

As of 2022, 6.39% of Black Hawk County, IA residents (8.37k 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 Black Hawk County, IA was 6.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,461 ± 290
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,114 ± 298
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    841 ± 215

Black Hawk County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Black Hawk County, IA employs 66.6k people. The largest industries in Black Hawk County, IA are Manufacturing (11,521 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,210 people), and Retail Trade (9,109 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,321), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), and Public Administration ($57,091).

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

66.6k
2022 Value
± 1,868
−0.545%
1 Year decline
± 3.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Black Hawk County, IA declined at a rate of −0.545%, from 67k employees to 66.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Black Hawk County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,718 people), Production Occupations (6,550 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,241 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Black Hawk County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

66.6k
2022 Value
± 1,868
−0.545%
1 Year decline
± 3.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Black Hawk County, IA declined at a rate of −0.545%, from 67k employees to 66.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Black Hawk County, IA, are Manufacturing (11,521 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,210 people), and Retail Trade (9,109 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Black Hawk County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Black Hawk 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

$45,725
Median earning men ± $1,274
$31,269
Median earning women ± $1,507

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,100), Manufacturing ($60,131), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,607).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,096), Public Administration ($48,304), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,250).

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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. 1,296
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 986
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 640
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Black Hawk County, IA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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 Black Hawk County, IA awarded 3,980 degrees. The student population of Black Hawk County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,382 male students and 8,980 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Black Hawk County, IA are White (3,313 and 87.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (153 and 4.02%), Black or African American (101 and 2.66%), and Unknown (96 and 2.52%).

The largest universities in Black Hawk County, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Northern Iowa (2,755 and 69.2%), Hawkeye Community College (925 and 23.2%), and Allen College (253 and 6.36%).

The most popular majors in Black Hawk County, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (305 and 7.66%), Elementary Education & Teaching (287 and 7.21%), and Registered Nursing (192 and 4.82%).

The median tuition costs in Black Hawk County, IA are $19,236 for private four year colleges, and $8,111 and $19,265 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Black Hawk County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,362 (37.5% men and 62.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,362 students enrolled in Black Hawk County, IA, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,761 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 111 degrees awarded
  2. 281 degrees awarded
  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Black Hawk County, IA was General Psychology with 111 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,755 degrees awarded
  2. 925 degrees awarded
  3. 253 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Northern Iowa with 2,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,512 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Black Hawk County, IA, which is 0.613 times less than the 2,468 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 3,313 degrees mean that there were 21.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 153 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 ($19,236) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Black Hawk County, IA was $172,500 in 2022, which is 0.612 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,400 to $172,500, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Black Hawk County, IA is 65.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Black Hawk County, IA have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Black Hawk County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Black Hawk County, IA is $62,329. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Black Hawk County, IA was Census Tract 30.02 with a value of $110,795, followed by Census Tract 15.03 and Census Tract 28, with respective values of $93,463 and $93,450.

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Black Hawk County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.55%.

Property

$172,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,720
$35,056
Median Property Taxes
±$1,224

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

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Rent vs Own

65.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.3% of the housing units in Black Hawk County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 30.02
  2. Census Tract 15.03
  3. Census Tract 28

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Black Hawk County, IA was Census Tract 30.02 with a value of $110,795, followed by Census Tract 15.03 and Census Tract 28, with respective values of $93,463 and $93,450.

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

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Household Income

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$62,329
Median Household Income
± $2,004
53.7k
Number of Households
± 1,612

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.7k households in Black Hawk County, IA grew to $62,329 from the previous year's value of $57,191.

The following chart displays the households in Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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. Carpooled (8.81%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.83%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Black Hawk County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.81%) and those who worked at home (7.83%).

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Black Hawk County, IA have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Black Hawk 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, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Black Hawk County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.55%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Black Hawk County, IA (19.8k out of 126k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14% of the children was living in poverty in Black Hawk County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 511 in Black Hawk County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 42 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Black Hawk County, IA has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Black Hawk County, IA see 1058 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.49% decrease from the previous year (1085 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 513 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,058 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Black Hawk County, IA

Primary care physicians in Black Hawk County, IA see an average of 1,058 patients per year. This represents a 2.49% decrease from the previous year (1,085 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Black Hawk 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 23.6% under 18 years, 25.9% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.15%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Black Hawk County, IA declined by 7.54% from 4.49% to 4.15%.

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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 53.2 in Black Hawk 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 38% in Black Hawk County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.66% in Black Hawk County, IA.

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