Iowa - LSGL Analysis of County Growth by Selected Indicator, 1969-2015
Iowa

Introduction & Summary

The Performance of Your County Economy: How Does It Stack Up?

Leading...or Lagging? Gaining...or Slipping?

Stronger...or Weaker? Better...or Worse?

Borrowing from an approach that sometimes appears in the finance sections of the popular press, LSGL analysis is a handy and versatile way to compare, portray and classify the patterns of growth across all of Iowa's 99 counties.
Here, we adopt this approach to gauge and compare the growth of Iowa's counties over the latest available year (2015) against the backdrop of their growth over the previous decade (2006-2015). In so doing, we classify their growth and performance into 4 broad categories: Leading, Slipping, Gaining and Lagging. Particular attention is given to highlighting and assessing the growth of:
This LSGL module dynamically generates and calibrates a barometer for gauging the economic growth and performance of the 99 counties of Iowa wherein "...unlike in the land of Lake Wobegon, not all the counties are above average."

Directions

  1. From the "Analysis Options Menu" to the right, select an indicator of interest to contrast and compare results.
To compare and examine broad long-term trends of any of the 99 Iowa counties, enlist use of the interactive comparative trends analysis features at your disposal by clicking on the graph below.

Mitchell County Population, 1969-2015

Mitchell County Population, 1969-2015
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