Allamakee County Economic Development

Allamakee County

About Allamakee County

Placing your industry in Allamakee County has all the business advantages of locating in Iowa. Plus an abundance of natural beauty, recreation, and leisure activities. We also have an excellent education system and access to health and other quality community services.

There are many reasons to choose a business location: a vibrant economy, a highly motivated and well-educated workforce, available and affordable building sites and construction, financial assistance plans, flexible job-training programs, tax advantages, a central U.S. location and a superior quality of life. Allamakee County has it all!

Economic Overview

  • As of 2023 the region’s population increased by 2.0% since 2018, growing by 281. Population is expected to increase by 4.0% between 2023 and 2028, adding 561.
  • From 2018 to 2023, jobs declined by 2.6% in Allamakee County, IA from 6,081 to 5,923. This change fell short of the national growth rate of 3.6% by 6.2%. As the number of jobs declined, the labor force participation rate decreased from 69.6% to 63.9% between 2018 and 2023.
  • Concerning educational attainment, 11.8% of Allamakee County, IA residents possess a Bachelor’s Degree (9.4% below the national average), and 14.5% hold an Associate’s Degree (5.6% above the national average).
  • The top three industries in 2023 are Education and Hospitals (Local Government), Animal Production, and Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals.

Population and Demographics

Apr 1, 2011 Census Jan 1, 2013 Estimate Numeric Change Proportional Change
United States 311,587,816 0.9%
Iowa 3,064,097 0.6%
Allamakee County 14,274 ‐0.4%
    Waukon City

Source: Iowa Workforce Information Network

Source: Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics

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