Theme-Logo SE Iowa: Des Moines, Henry, Louisa, & Lee Counties

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)


Median Salary of Existing Jobs


Median Wage


Median Advertised Wage (New Job Postings)

29 days

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.

Educational Attainment

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 & Commuting