Migration Profile for Iowa, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Iowa in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Iowa People Moving into Iowa People Moving out of Iowa Net # People Moving into Iowa from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 79,306 73,234 6,072 1.08
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 17,099 14,353 2,746 1.19
Aged 18-19 10,811 5,217 5,594 2.07
Aged 20-24 12,784 15,020 -2,236 0.85
Aged 25-34 14,642 16,858 -2,216 0.87
Aged 35-44 10,439 7,684 2,755 1.36
Aged 45-54 6,912 4,723 2,189 1.46
Aged 55-64 3,752 4,054 -302 0.93
Aged 65+ 2,867 5,325 -2,458 0.54
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 31,251 29,446 1,805 1.06
Married 23,296 21,933 1,363 1.06
Divorced 6,434 5,098 1,336 1.26
Separated 1,337 1,531 -194 0.87
Widowed 2,073 2,763 -690 0.75
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 4,280 4,380 -100 0.98
High School Graduate 8,937 9,787 -850 0.91
Some college or Associates degree 11,562 10,090 1,472 1.15
Bachelor’s Degree 7,558 7,912 -354 0.96
Graduate or Professional Degree 6,275 6,475 -200 0.97
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 5,278 4,948 330 1.07
$1-$9,999 23,494 17,088 6,406 1.37
$10,000-$24,999 15,250 17,263 -2,013 0.88
$25,000-$49,999 12,797 14,667 -1,870 0.87
$50,000-$74,999 4,279 3,294 985 1.30
$75,000+ 3,293 3,511 -218 0.94
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 15,369 12,857 2,512 1.20
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 5,851 5,951 -100 0.98
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 44,889 45,589 -700 0.98

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Iowa” refers to those people living in Iowa in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Iowa” refers to those people living in Iowa in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.08 means that very every 100 people leaving Iowa for another state, 108 people are moving to Iowa from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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