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!


The people who choose to live and work in Allamakee are educated and productive. 41 percent have worked at their present place of employment at least 10 years. 78 percent of residents are willing to drive a 10- to 30-mile daily round trip to work. With workers also willing to commute from surrounding Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin counties, the total labor force expands to over 132,182. In the Iowa counties alone, 5,982 hard working people are willing to seek new employment opportunities.

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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