Buchanan County, Iowa is a great location for business, workforce and their families. This part of the Cedar Valley Region houses a population of over 20,000 people and has a potential labor force of over 180,000 workers from a six county area.
The Buchanan County manufacturing sector has and is seeing expansion. This sector has grown over the past few years with local industries continuing to expand both their physical plants as well as adding additional employees. These local industries have rich ties to their community and see them as a positive place to do business as they continue to grow their industries right here in Buchanan County .
Many opportunities await both employers and those seeking employment within the Buchanan County, Iowa area. These opportunities, partnered with a highly educated and motivated workforce, has attracted Fortune 500 companies such as Tyson and Monsanto to locate operations in Buchanan County as well.
In Buchanan County, the average hourly wage across all industries in 2015 was $15.40/hour. In the highest employment sector, manufacturing, the average wage is $16.32/hour with a welder with experience on average making $19.73/hour and an assembler making with minimal experience making $13.86/hour.
Buchanan County and Cedar Valley Regional Data:
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|Workforce Stats for Buchanan County, Iowa|
|Geographic Areas:||October 2015||October 2016|
|Education based on age 25-64 for Buchanan County, Iowa|
|Total||In labor force||Employed||Unemployment rate|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||4,188||83.4%||80.9%||2.5%|
|Some college or associate’s degree||3,730||83.3%||80.5%||2.7%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher||2,055||88.7%||87.8%||0.9%|
American Community Survey 2010-2012
|Employers over 200 employees||3|
|Per capita income||$ 26,206|
|Median household income||$ 54,645|
|Mean household income||$ 68,102|
|Average wage per job||$ 30,564|
|Median age||39 years|
|High school education||43.2%|