Henry County, IA

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2022 Population
20,436
0.254% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
0.493% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
10.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,365
6.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$145,200
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,748
2.39% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Henry County, IA had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $62,365. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henry County, IA declined from 20,488 to 20,436, a −0.254% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,767 to $62,365, a 6.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.53%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%), and White (Hispanic) (2.24%).

None of the households in Henry 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.

98.4% of the residents in Henry County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henry County, IA are Iowa Wesleyan University (144 degrees awarded in 2022) and American Hair Academy (10 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Henry County, IA was $145,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.6%.

Most people in Henry County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Henry County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Henry County, IA is home to a population of 20.4k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.6% of Henry County, IA residents were born outside of the country (735 people).

In 2022, there were 31.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Henry County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 565 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 518 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Henry County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henry County, IA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 102
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    565 ± 140
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    518 ± 73
5.35%
Hispanic Population
1.09k people

In 2022, there were 31.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Henry County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 565 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 518 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.35% of the people in Henry County, IA are hispanic (1.09k 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

3.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
735 people
3.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
818 people

As of 2022, 3.6% of Henry County, IA residents (735 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 Henry County, IA was 3.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    394 ± 95
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    253 ± 106
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    188 ± 96

Henry County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henry County, IA employs 9.75k people. The largest industries in Henry County, IA are Manufacturing (2,063 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,605 people), and Retail Trade (1,188 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,957), Public Administration ($57,819), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($57,727).

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

9.75k
2022 Value
± 617
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 8.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, IA grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 9.52k employees to 9.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henry County, IA, are Production Occupations (1,219 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,112 people), and Management Occupations (870 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henry County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.75k
2022 Value
± 617
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 8.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, IA grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 9.52k employees to 9.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henry County, IA, are Manufacturing (2,063 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,605 people), and Retail Trade (1,188 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henry County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Henry 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

$45,726
Median earning men ± $2,441
$30,628
Median earning women ± $2,345

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($121,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,212), and Public Administration ($60,298).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($58,482), Public Administration ($47,283), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,444).

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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. 178
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 137
    Manufacturing
  3. 129
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henry County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.28%).

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 Henry County, IA awarded 154 degrees. The student population of Henry County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 489 male students and 402 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henry County, IA are White (93 and 66.9%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 12.9%), Two or More Races (12 and 8.63%), and Unknown (12 and 8.63%).

The largest universities in Henry County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Iowa Wesleyan University (144 and 93.5%) and American Hair Academy (10 and 6.49%).

The most popular majors in Henry County, IA are General Business Administration & Management (53 and 34.4%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (17 and 11%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 and 8.44%).

The median tuition cost in Henry County, IA for private four year colleges is $33,550.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Henry County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 8.03%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 891 (54.9% men and 45.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 891 students enrolled in Henry County, IA, 54.9% men and 45.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 392 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Henry County, IA was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 17 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 144 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Iowa Wesleyan University with 144 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 60 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henry County, IA, which is 0.638 times less than the 94 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 93 degrees mean that there were 5.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 18 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 ($33,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,150) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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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 Henry County, IA was $145,200 in 2022, which is 0.515 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $126,400 to $145,200, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Henry County, IA is 74.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henry County, IA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henry County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henry County, IA is $62,365. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henry County, IA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $72,257, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $66,435 and $62,006.

In 2022, 8.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.8%.

Property

$145,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,383
$5,698
Median Property Taxes
±$395

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 Henry County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.6% of the housing units in Henry County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9701
  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henry County, IA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $72,257, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $66,435 and $62,006.

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Household Income

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$62,365
Median Household Income
± $3,449
7.64k
Number of Households
± 486

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.64k households in Henry County, IA grew to $62,365 from the previous year's value of $58,767.

The following chart displays the households in Henry 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 Henry 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 (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.7%)

In 2022, 81.7% of workers in Henry County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (5.7%).

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henry County, IA have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Henry 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 Henry County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henry County, IA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 8.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.8%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henry County, IA (2.13k out of 18.8k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henry County, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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, 13.3% of the children was living in poverty in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 225 in Henry County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 52 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Henry County, IA has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Henry County, IA see 1330 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.19% decrease from the previous year (1433 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1641 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 938 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,330 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henry County, IA

Primary care physicians in Henry County, IA see an average of 1,330 patients per year. This represents a 7.19% decrease from the previous year (1,433 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.36%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henry County, IA declined by 6.38% from 3.59% to 3.36%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 33.4% in Henry County, IA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.21% in Henry County, IA.

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