Buchanan County, Iowa is a great location for business and industries, their employees 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 209,000 workers from a six county area.
The Buchanan County manufacturing sector continues to expand. 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 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 to locate operations in Buchanan County as well.
In Buchanan County, the average hourly wage across all industries in 2019 was $20.80/hour. In the highest employment sector, manufacturing, the average wage is $16.32/hour with a welder with experience on average making $20.46/hour and an assembler making on average $17.03/hour.
Buchanan County and Cedar Valley Regional Data:
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The following industry sector reports provides data on number’s employed, wage and benefits, workplace flexibility, skills and education:
Researched based information:
|Education based on age 25-64 for Buchanan County, Iowa|
|Total||In labor force||Employed||Unemployment rate|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||4,188||83.4%||80.9%||2.5%|
|Some college or associate’s degree||3,730||83.3%||80.5%||2.7%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher||2,055||88.7%||87.8%||0.9%|
|Employers with over 150 employees||8|
|Per capita income||$ 31,495|
|Median household income||$ 61,409|
|Mean household income||$ 79,904|
|Average wage per job||$ 32,895|
|Median age||38.7 years|
|High school graduation rate||94.1%|