Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
120,639
0.358% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
0.242% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.5%
7.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,391
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$127,700
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
53,218
0.15% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA had a population of 121k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $63,391. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined from 121,072 to 120,639, a −0.358% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,084 to $63,391, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.3%), White (Hispanic) (5.01%), Other (Hispanic) (2.99%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.8%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%).

12% of the households in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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.

96.2% of the residents in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Buena Vista University (691 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was $127,700, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is home to a population of 121k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.77% of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (8.17k people).

In 2022, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.3k people) in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.04k White (Hispanic) and 3.61k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Spanish (9,744 households), Hmong (665 households), and Other Languages of Asia (597 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
60,281
Women
49.9%
60,560
Men
50.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 120,841 inhabitants, with 50.1% men, and 49.9% women.

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Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.3k ± 200
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.04k ± 841
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.61k ± 744
11%
Hispanic Population
13.2k people

In 2022, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.3k people) in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.04k White (Hispanic) and 3.61k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11% of the people in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are hispanic (13.2k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,450 ± 1,421 people
  2. Guatemala
    541 ± 570 people
  3. Vietnam
    467 ± 530 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 3,450 Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents, followed by Guatemala with 541 and Vietnam with 467.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.17k people
7.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.49k people

As of 2022, 6.77% of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA residents (8.17k 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 Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 7.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,744 households (8.58%)
  2. Hmong
    665 households (0.586%)
  3. Other Languages of Asia
    597 households (0.526%)

12% of the households in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Spanish. 8.58% of the households in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,474 ± 191
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    948 ± 152
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    767 ± 166

Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA employs 53.2k people. The largest industries in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Animal slaughtering & processing (4,374 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,095 people), and Construction (3,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. ($107,203), Drinking places, alcoholic beverages ($106,736), and Other professional, scientific & technical services ($105,023).

Males in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,817. The income inequality in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
25,898
Women
48.8%
27,213
Men
51.2%

The workforce of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA in 2020 was 53,111 people, with 48.8% woman, and 51.2% men.

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Occupations

53.2k
2022 Value
−0.15%
1 Year decline
± −0.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined at a rate of −0.15%, from 53.3k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,182 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,795 people), and Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (1,675 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53.2k
2022 Value
−0.15%
1 Year decline
± −0.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined at a rate of −0.15%, from 53.3k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, are Animal slaughtering & processing (4,374 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,095 people), and Construction (3,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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

$49,107
Median earning men ± $1,405
$33,487
Median earning women ± $674

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,000), Public Administration ($66,652), and Wholesale Trade ($55,491).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,510), Wholesale Trade ($41,101), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,533).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Civics

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.

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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

In 2022, universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA awarded 691 degrees. The student population of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 600 male students and 1,373 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are White (567 and 82.8%), followed by Unknown (45 and 6.57%), Hispanic or Latino (40 and 5.84%), and Two or More Races (18 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Buena Vista University (691 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA are Elementary Education & Teaching (85 and 12.3%), General Human Services (60 and 8.68%), and Organizational Leadership (46 and 6.66%).

The median tuition cost in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA for private four year colleges is $38,644.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,973 (30.4% men and 69.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,973 students enrolled in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, 30.4% men and 69.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,587 records, of which 72.1% were women and 27.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 85 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 85 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
691 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Buena Vista University with 691 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 193 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, which is 0.388 times less than the 498 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 567 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 45 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 ($38,644) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,146) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.907% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.02% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (32.8k), Some college (20.4k), and Secondary Education (13.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was $127,700 in 2022, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $112,100 to $127,700, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA is $63,391. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Dallas, Madison Counties PUMA, IA with a value of $97,664, followed by Polk County (West) PUMA, IA and Linn County outside Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $93,727 and $91,766.

Property

$127,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,402
$37,396
Median Property Taxes
±$986

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 Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2022
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.6% of the housing units in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was Dallas, Madison Counties PUMA, IA with a value of $97,664, followed by Polk County (West) PUMA, IA and Linn County outside Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $93,727 and $91,766.

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Household Income

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$63,391
Median Household Income
± $1,788
49.4k
Number of Households
± 1,265

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.4k households in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA grew to $63,391 from the previous year's value of $57,084.

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Wage Distribution

0.401
2022 Wage GINI in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA
0.399
2021 Wage GINI in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA

In 2022, the income inequality in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was 0.401 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.636% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.66%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (6.66%).

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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 Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA (12.4k out of 117k 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 Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, 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

94.8% of the population of Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.915% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.5% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% 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

5.21%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
0.915%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Central Iowa--Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA declined by 5.76% from 5.53% to 5.21%.

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