Iowa City, IA

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2021 Population
74,240
2.12% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
26.1
0.76% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
26.8%
1.68% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$51,925
7.84% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$230,700
3.04% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
41,575
1.33% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Iowa City, IA had a population of 74.2k people with a median age of 26.1 and a median household income of $51,925. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Iowa City, IA declined from 75,849 to 74,240, a −2.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,148 to $51,925, a 7.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Iowa City, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.65%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%), and White (Hispanic) (2.79%).

None of the households in Iowa City, 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.

90.2% of the residents in Iowa City, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iowa City, IA are University of Iowa (9,628 degrees awarded in 2021) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Iowa City, IA was $230,700, and the homeownership rate was 46.5%.

Most people in Iowa City, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Iowa City, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Iowa City, IA is home to a population of 74.2k people, from which 90.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 13.6% of Iowa City, IA residents were born outside of the country (10.1k people).

In 2021, there were 8.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.8k people) in Iowa City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.68k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.2%
2021 Citizenship
90.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 90.2% of Iowa City, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Iowa City, IA was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Iowa City, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.8k ± 905
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.09k ± 747
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.68k ± 577
6.36%
Hispanic Population
4.72k people

In 2021, there were 8.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.8k people) in Iowa City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.68k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.36% of the people in Iowa City, IA are hispanic (4.72k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,634 ± 4,977 people
  2. India
    10,950 ± 2,565 people
  3. Vietnam
    8,674 ± 2,283 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,634 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,950 and Vietnam with 8,674.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people
13.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
10.4k people

As of 2021, 13.6% of Iowa City, IA residents (10.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Iowa City, IA was 13.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    646 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    577 ± 208
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    329 ± 119

Iowa City, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Iowa City, IA employs 41.6k people. The largest industries in Iowa City, IA are Educational Services (10,865 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,461 people), and Retail Trade (5,076 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,866), Public Administration ($55,163), and Wholesale Trade ($53,802).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

41.6k
2021 Value
± 1,618
−1.33%
1 Year decline
± 5.54%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Iowa City, IA declined at a rate of −1.33%, from 42.1k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iowa City, IA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (6,025 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,099 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,668 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iowa City, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.6k
2021 Value
± 1,618
−1.33%
1 Year decline
± 5.54%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Iowa City, IA declined at a rate of −1.33%, from 42.1k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iowa City, IA, are Educational Services (10,865 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,461 people), and Retail Trade (5,076 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iowa City, IA, though some of these residents may live in Iowa City, 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

$32,290
Median earning men ± $2,485
$24,645
Median earning women ± $2,483

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,421), Public Administration ($56,739), and Construction ($50,601).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($80,066), Public Administration ($44,737), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.6B
  2. $19.9B
  3. $19.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $20.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($19.9B) and Machinery ($19.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$252B
2020 Value in Iowa
$518B
Projected 2050 Value in Iowa
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 105% to $518B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.2B
  2. $16.2B
  3. $10.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $21.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.2B and Texas and $10.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2021, universities in Iowa City, IA awarded 9,670 degrees. The student population of Iowa City, IA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 13,398 male students and 16,603 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iowa City, IA are White (7,046 and 78.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (667 and 7.46%), Asian (389 and 4.35%), and Two or More Races (315 and 3.53%).

The largest universities in Iowa City, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Iowa (9,628 and 99.6%) and PCI Academy-Iowa City (42 and 0.434%).

The most popular majors in Iowa City, IA are Organizational Leadership (441 and 4.56%), General Finance (418 and 4.32%), and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (418 and 4.32%).

The median tuition cost in Iowa City, IA for a public four year colleges is $8,356 for in-state students and $30,319 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2021 in Iowa City, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 30,001 (44.7% men and 55.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 30,001 students enrolled in Iowa City, IA, 44.7% men and 55.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,566 records, of which 56.1% were women and 43.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 391 degrees awarded
  2. 388 degrees awarded
  3. 287 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Iowa City, IA was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 391 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,628 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Iowa with 9,628 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 4,423 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iowa City, IA, which is 0.843 times less than the 5,247 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,046 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 667 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,356) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,586) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.63% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.621% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (742k), Some college (567k), and Bachelors Degree (459k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Iowa City, IA was $230,700 in 2021, which is 0.942 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $223,900 to $230,700, a 3.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Iowa City, IA is 46.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Iowa City, IA have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Iowa City, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Iowa City, IA is $51,925. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Iowa City, IA was Census Tract 13 with a value of $100,486, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $91,146 and $83,839.

Property

$230,700
Median Property Value 2021
±$6,389
$14,129
Median Property Taxes
±$769

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

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

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Rent vs Own

46.5%
Homeownership
2021
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 46.5% of the housing units in Iowa City, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 13
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 12

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iowa City, IA was Census Tract 13 with a value of $100,486, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $91,146 and $83,839.

The following map shows all of the places in Iowa City, 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.
$51,925
Median Household Income
± $2,182
30.4k
Number of Households
± 1,343

In 2021, the median household income of the 30.4k households in Iowa City, IA grew to $51,925 from the previous year's value of $48,148.

The following chart displays the households in Iowa City, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Iowa City, IA is from Iowa.
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.438
2020 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2021, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.221% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (59.3%)
  2. Walked (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.45%)

In 2021, 59.3% of workers in Iowa City, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (14%) and those who worked at home (8.45%).

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

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iowa City, IA have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Iowa City, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iowa City, IA (18.4k out of 68.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iowa City, IA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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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94.9% of the population of Iowa City, IA has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 8.42% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 0.809% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, IA see 512 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (522 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 443 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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512 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnson County, IA

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, IA see an average of 512 patients per year. This represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (522 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Johnson County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.2% under 18 years, 44.8% between 18 and 34 years, 26.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.14%
Uninsured
57.2%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
8.42%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
0.809%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iowa City, IA grew by 5.44% from 4.88% to 5.14%.

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