Southeast Iowa’s population is a mix of rural and urban. The region contains five urban cities, over 2,500 residents, including; Burlington, Keokuk,  Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant, and West Burlington. These cities represent 55% of the region’s population.

The number of households in unincorporated areas of Lee and Des Moines county is much higher than demographically similar counties.

Unemployment Rates in SE Iowa vs the U.S.

The SE Iowa Region has a 2.8% unemployment rate as of May 2019, compared to 3.4% for the U.S.   

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