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Living In Decorah, IA

Decorah is a small town in Iowa with a population of slightly less than 8,000. Young adults aged 15-24 should feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just under 39, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Iowa. Home ownership is more common than renting in Decorah, and 32% of residents rent. The average rent of $770 a month is roughly the same as the state average.

Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Decorah. The four most common are education, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 41% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. With an average annual income of just over $67K, Decorah workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in Iowa. However, Decorah compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Decorah has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 9% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 13% have a Bachelor's degree.

With an average commute time of about 14 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Decorah residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, chosen by 35% of workers, while public transportation isn't used. Walking (19%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is well above the national average.


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