Regional Profile

The Western Iowa Advantage region includes the counties of Adair, Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Ida and Sac. With an optimal mix of financial advantages, infrastructure, quality of life and a loyal, hardworking labor force, locating here is an easy choice! 

Western Iowa Advantage Region

Population

Total Population

88,381

Population
Growth Rate

-0.14%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

28.100

Housing & Income

Households

36,944

Total Housing Units

43,002


Owner Occupied

27,964

Renter Occupied

8,980

Vacant

6,058

Median Home Value

$129,684


Average Home Value

$177,412

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.06%


Per Capita Income

1.80%

Income Projection

Median Household

$56,509 $60,722


Average Household

$73,031 $79,760


Per Capita

$30,550 $33,402

Workforce

Total Businesses

4,683

Total Employed

44,255

Workers 16+

42,736

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

337

Employed

6,252

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

139

Employed

5,872

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

598

Employed

5,611

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

231

Employed

4,087

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

104

Employed

3,567

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

698

Employed

3,305

Some
High School

3,258

Graduated
High School

21,908

Associates
Degree

7,828

Bachelor's
Degree

9,161

Graduate
Degree

3,310

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

30,292

Non-Resident Commuters

11,918

Drive Alone

34,883

Carpooled

3,800

Public

54

Work At Home

2,335