Welcome to our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”! This week we are discussing Iowa employment background check information, Iowa crime data, and other general state information like occupations and employment rates.
Iowa Population and Age Distribution. Iowa’s estimated population was 3.1 million. The median age was 38 years. 24% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $50,957. The total number of households was 1,227,048 with an average of 2.42 people.
Iowa Employment and Unemployment Rate. 64.1% of the Iowa population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 5th in the nation. The Iowa unemployment rate is 5.3% which was ranked 48th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Iowa were as follows: 102,824 (6.6%) were self-employed, 212,789 (13.7%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,237,779 (79.5%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Iowa were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.5%), Manufacturing (15.1%), Retail (11.6%), Finance, Insurance Real Estate, Rental/Leasing (7.7%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (7.2%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Iowa’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (34.1%), Sales and Office (23.7%), Service (16.3%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (16.3%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9.6%).
Iowa Health Insurance Coverage. 92% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (8% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 76% had private coverage and 30% had public coverage.
Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Iowa reported a disability. The Iowa disability claim rate was ranked 36th in the country.
For a list of Iowa counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Iowa Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Iowa had 8,112 total violent crimes (which ranked 35th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate 0.26% (which ranked it 37th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 45 were murders, 871 were forcible rapes, 962 were robberies, and 6,234 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Iowa had 69,839 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 17,096 were burglaries, 48,720 were larceny/thefts, and 4,023 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Iowa had the 39th most law enforcement employees per population. Iowa ranked 47th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Iowa crime information, please see the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, (DCI).
Iowa Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Iowa employment background check products: an Iowa county criminal background check and an Iowa state criminal background check.
The Iowa county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of each Iowa county criminal check is $24.95.
The Iowa state criminal background check includes an Iowa corrections background check, Iowa court data, a sex offender record search of Iowa as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records on parolees and probationers who are or have been under the supervision of a state of Iowa or community correctional facility. The Iowa state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Iowa criminal background check webpage.
Other Iowa employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Iowa” data is from 2011. “Iowa Crime Data” data is from 2012.