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.

$6.0B

Gross Regional Product

$57.1K

Average Earnings per Job vs. Nation: $74K

Industry

The top two industries in 2021 are Education and Hospitals (Local Government)

$37,152

Median Salary of Existing Jobs

$18.37/hr

Median Wage

$20.77/hr

Median Advertised Wage (New Job Postings)

29 days

Median Job Posting Duration

Labor Force & Unemployment

Jobs

Jobs decreased by 4,785 over the last 5 years but are projected to grow by 251 over the next 5 years.

102,655

Population

53,131

Total Regional Employment

$48.2K

Median Household Income

Population

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