Delaware County, IA

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2022 Population
17,523
0.0857% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.5
0.458% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.64%
22.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,896
9.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$154,600
5.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Delaware County, IA had a population of 17.5k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $75,896. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Delaware County, IA grew from 17,508 to 17,523, a 0.0857% increase and its median household income grew from $69,319 to $75,896, a 9.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.31%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.599%), Other (Hispanic) (0.582%), and White (Hispanic) (0.428%).

None of the households in Delaware 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.

99.9% of the residents in Delaware County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Delaware County, IA was $154,600, and the homeownership rate was 82.6%.

Most people in Delaware County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Delaware County, IA is home to a population of 17.5k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.337% of Delaware County, IA residents were born outside of the country (59 people).

In 2022, there were 41.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Delaware County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 405 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 105 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Delaware County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, IA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 143
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    405 ± 91
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    105 ± 55.2
1.61%
Hispanic Population
282 people

In 2022, there were 41.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Delaware County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 405 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 105 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.61% of the people in Delaware County, IA are hispanic (282 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.337%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
59 people
0.451%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
79 people

As of 2022, 0.337% of Delaware County, IA residents (59 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 Delaware County, IA was 0.451%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    301 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    120 ± 76
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    92 ± 66

Delaware County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Delaware County, IA employs 9.59k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, IA are Manufacturing (1,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,414 people), and Retail Trade (1,046 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($68,044), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,487).

Occupations

9.59k
2022 Value
± 609
0.609%
1 Year growth
± 8.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, IA grew at a rate of 0.609%, from 9.53k employees to 9.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,290 people), Production Occupations (1,063 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (986 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.59k
2022 Value
± 609
0.609%
1 Year growth
± 8.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, IA grew at a rate of 0.609%, from 9.53k employees to 9.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, IA, are Manufacturing (1,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,414 people), and Retail Trade (1,046 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Delaware 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

$51,705
Median earning men ± $4,386
$33,907
Median earning women ± $3,240

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,071), Public Administration ($71,736), and Construction ($68,013).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($68,103), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,107), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,207).

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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. 185
    Manufacturing
  2. 124
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 104
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.87%).

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 Delaware County, IA was $154,600 in 2022, which is 0.548 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,400 to $154,600, a 5.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, IA is 82.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Delaware County, IA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delaware County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delaware County, IA is $75,896. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Delaware County, IA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $90,000, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $79,896 and $79,279.

Property

$154,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,781
$5,839
Median Property Taxes
±$460

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

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Rent vs Own

82.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.6% of the housing units in Delaware County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, IA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $90,000, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $79,896 and $79,279.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,896
Median Household Income
± $3,205
7.07k
Number of Households
± 509

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.07k households in Delaware County, IA grew to $75,896 from the previous year's value of $69,319.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware 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 Delaware 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 (82.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.63%)
  3. Carpooled (4.63%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Delaware County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.63%) and those who carpooled to work (4.63%).

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

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, IA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Delaware 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 Delaware County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delaware County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, IA (1.15k out of 17.3k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delaware 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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Health

95.8% of the population of Delaware County, IA has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.455% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, IA see 1890 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1707 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1694 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 996 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,890 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware County, IA

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, IA see an average of 1,890 patients per year. This represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1,707 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delaware 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 25.2% under 18 years, 15.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.24%
Uninsured
53.4%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
0.455%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, IA grew by 41% from 3.01% to 4.24%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Delaware 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 37.5% in Delaware County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.54% in Delaware County, IA.

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