Ringgold County, IA

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2022 Population
4,690
1.03% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
1.13% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.25%
12.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,898
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$143,100
28.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ringgold County, IA had a population of 4.69k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $67,898. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ringgold County, IA declined from 4,739 to 4,690, a −1.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,700 to $67,898, a 17.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ringgold County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), Other (Hispanic) (1.96%), White (Hispanic) (0.746%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.192%).

None of the households in Ringgold 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.

99.4% of the residents in Ringgold County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ringgold County, IA was $143,100, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Ringgold County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ringgold County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ringgold County, IA is home to a population of 4.69k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.11% of Ringgold County, IA residents were born outside of the country (52 people).

In 2022, there were 36.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.42k people) in Ringgold County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 120 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 92 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Ringgold County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ringgold County, IA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ringgold County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.42k ± 8
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    120 ± 19.7
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    92 ± 58
2.9%
Hispanic Population
136 people

In 2022, there were 36.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.42k people) in Ringgold County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 120 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 92 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.9% of the people in Ringgold County, IA are hispanic (136 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
52 people
0.591%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
28 people

As of 2022, 1.11% of Ringgold County, IA residents (52 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 Ringgold County, IA was 0.591%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    115 ± 38
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    31 ± 23
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    17 ± 17

Ringgold County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ringgold County, IA employs 2.28k people. The largest industries in Ringgold County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (457 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (349 people), and Manufacturing (251 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,083), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,688).

Occupations

2.28k
2022 Value
± 186
4.26%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ringgold County, IA grew at a rate of 4.26%, from 2.18k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ringgold County, IA, are Management Occupations (413 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (208 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (198 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ringgold County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.28k
2022 Value
± 186
4.26%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ringgold County, IA grew at a rate of 4.26%, from 2.18k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ringgold County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (457 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (349 people), and Manufacturing (251 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ringgold County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Ringgold 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

$50,489
Median earning men ± $6,505
$31,406
Median earning women ± $6,953

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($95,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($90,543), and Wholesale Trade ($80,781).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($85,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,656), and Public Administration ($58,906).

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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. 43
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 32
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 32
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ringgold County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 72.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.663%).

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

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 Ringgold County, IA was $143,100 in 2022, which is 0.508 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,300 to $143,100, a 28.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Ringgold County, IA is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ringgold County, IA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ringgold County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$143,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,105
$1,435
Median Property Taxes
±$136

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 Ringgold County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2022
57.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.8% of the housing units in Ringgold County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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Income by Location

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

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

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Household Income

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$67,898
Median Household Income
± $7,360
1.84k
Number of Households
± 169

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.84k households in Ringgold County, IA grew to $67,898 from the previous year's value of $57,700.

The following chart displays the households in Ringgold 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ringgold 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 (74.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Walked (7.32%)

In 2022, 74.3% of workers in Ringgold County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who walked to work (7.32%).

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

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ringgold County, IA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.09% of the workforce in Ringgold 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 Ringgold County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ringgold County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ringgold County, IA (369 out of 4.47k 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 16 - 17, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ringgold County, IA is White, followed by Other 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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Health

93% of the population of Ringgold County, IA has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.874% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.03%
Uninsured
41.5%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
0.874%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ringgold County, IA grew by 4.75% from 6.71% to 7.03%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 35.4% in Ringgold County, IA.

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