Dallas County, IA

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2022 Population
100,367
3.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
0.282% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.67%
0.301% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$99,533
6.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$314,900
15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dallas County, IA had a population of 100k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $99,533. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dallas County, IA grew from 96,604 to 100,367, a 3.9% increase and its median household income grew from $93,492 to $99,533, a 6.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dallas County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), White (Hispanic) (2.89%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%).

None of the households in Dallas 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.

95.6% of the residents in Dallas County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dallas County, IA are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (128 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Dallas County, IA was $314,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Dallas County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Dallas County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dallas County, IA is home to a population of 100k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.83% of Dallas County, IA residents were born outside of the country (8.86k people).

In 2022, there were 18.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.9k people) in Dallas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.58k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Dallas County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dallas County, IA was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dallas County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.9k ± 500
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.58k ± 363
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.74k ± 741
6.39%
Hispanic Population
6.41k people

In 2022, there were 18.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.9k people) in Dallas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.58k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.39% of the people in Dallas County, IA are hispanic (6.41k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

8.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.86k people
9.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.73k people

As of 2022, 8.83% of Dallas County, IA residents (8.86k 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 Dallas County, IA was 9.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,436 ± 293
  2. Vietnam
    1,173 ± 229
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    680 ± 228

Dallas County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dallas County, IA employs 55.4k people. The largest industries in Dallas County, IA are Finance & Insurance (10,903 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,877 people), and Retail Trade (5,413 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,911), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,108), and Finance & Insurance ($87,493).

Occupations

55.4k
2022 Value
± 1,929
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 4.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dallas County, IA grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 53.3k employees to 55.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dallas County, IA, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations (6,836 people), Management Occupations (6,726 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,516 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dallas County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.4k
2022 Value
± 1,929
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 4.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dallas County, IA grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 53.3k employees to 55.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dallas County, IA, are Finance & Insurance (10,903 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,877 people), and Retail Trade (5,413 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dallas County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Dallas 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

$70,382
Median earning men ± $2,211
$49,441
Median earning women ± $1,851

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,875), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,386), and Public Administration ($84,559).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,126), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,091), and Manufacturing ($54,880).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 726
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 704
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 494
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dallas County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%).

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 Dallas County, IA awarded 128 degrees. The student population of Dallas County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 179 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dallas County, IA are White (98 and 76.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12 and 9.38%), Black or African American (6 and 4.69%), and Asian (5 and 3.91%).

The largest universities in Dallas County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (128 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dallas County, IA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (63 and 49.2%), General Cosmetology (61 and 47.7%), and Massage Therapy (4 and 3.13%).

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.

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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 Dallas County, IA was $314,900 in 2022, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $273,800 to $314,900, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Dallas County, IA is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dallas County, IA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dallas County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dallas County, IA is $99,533. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dallas County, IA was Census Tract 508.05 with a value of $169,799, followed by Census Tract 501 and Census Tract 508.03, with respective values of $140,760 and $135,513.

Property

$314,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,133
$27,728
Median Property Taxes
±$1,148

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in Dallas County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 508.05
  2. Census Tract 501
  3. Census Tract 508.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dallas County, IA was Census Tract 508.05 with a value of $169,799, followed by Census Tract 501 and Census Tract 508.03, with respective values of $140,760 and $135,513.

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

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Household Income

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$99,533
Median Household Income
± $3,165
39.4k
Number of Households
± 1,522

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.4k households in Dallas County, IA grew to $99,533 from the previous year's value of $93,492.

The following chart displays the households in Dallas 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dallas 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 (74.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.1%)
  3. Carpooled (6.76%)

In 2022, 74.1% of workers in Dallas County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.1%) and those who carpooled to work (6.76%).

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

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dallas County, IA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Dallas 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 Dallas County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dallas County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dallas County, IA (5.66k out of 99.8k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

95.6% of the population of Dallas County, IA has health coverage, with 66.9% on employee plans, 8.33% on Medicaid, 9.02% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.928% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, IA see 2225 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.1% increase from the previous year (2097 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3463 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2552 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,225 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dallas County, IA

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, IA see an average of 2,225 patients per year. This represents a 6.1% increase from the previous year (2,097 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dallas 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 28.3% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.39%
Uninsured
66.9%
Employer Coverage
8.33%
Medicaid
9.02%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.928%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dallas County, IA declined by 0.642% from 4.42% to 4.39%.

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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 36.5 in Dallas 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 29.9% in Dallas 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 3.94% in Dallas County, IA.

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