The Southeast Iowa Region is comprised of four distinct counties; Des Moines, Lee, Henry and Louisa. Each county brings its own uniqueness however when it comes to what’s best for potential and existing businesses, we have a unified approach. With a regional population of 108,000 and 32 municipalities, Southeast Iowa residents have the benefit of 4-lane highway systems in every direction, the Mississippi River and the main BNSF east-west route.
Gross Regional Product
Average Earnings per Job vs. Nation: $74K
The top two industries in 2021 are Education and Hospitals (Local Government)
Workforce & Jobs
Median Salary of Existing Jobs
Median Advertised Wage (New Job Postings)
Median Job Posting Duration
Labor Force & Unemployment
Jobs decreased by 4,785 over the last 5 years but are projected to grow by 251 over the next 5 years.
Total Regional Employment
Median Household Income
Population decreased by 2,566 over the last 5 years and is projected to decrease by 1,819 over the next 5 years.
13.3% of the selected regions' residents possess a Bachelor's Degree (7.0% below the national average), and 13.7% hold an Associate's Degree (5.0% above the national average).
Housing & Quality Of Life
Housing & Commuting
This report includes totalling 494 data points from 30 measures, collected from 2 public sources (described below). We also estimated 0 data points based on our estimation and projection methodology.
Some of the summary data included in the report may not include suppressed data. Data suppression occurs in cases where private, identifying information would be disclosed. In most cases, this does not impact the total values presented in the report, but in cases where there are small industries or areas, data suppressions may reduce the accuracy of the data we can display.