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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate25699
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base26076
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-1.4%
Population, 201026076
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 24.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 16.6%
Female persons, percent, 201350.0%
White alone, percent, 201398.1%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.2%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013Z
Two or More Races, percent, 20130.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 1.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201397.0%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201392.6%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 1.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 2.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201391.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201318.8%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20132160
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 23.7
Number of Housing units, 201311051
Homeownership rate, 2009-201380.4%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-20138.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$131,500
Number of Households, 2009-201310079
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.55
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $26,624
Median household income, 2009-2013$56,669
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 8.4%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-377
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13147
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13869
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13722
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-511
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/1331
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-542
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors-13

Population Changes Historical Data over Time (Source: U.S. Census Bureau and http://www.icip.iastate.edu/tables/)

Percent of population ages 65 and over in 1930 6.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19408.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19509.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196011.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197012.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198013.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199015.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200014.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201015.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 26.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 27.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192030.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 28.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 32.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)32.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)32.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)33.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)33.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)35.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)29.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)19.3
Median age (2000)37.2
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)1638
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)2003
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20002079
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)1801
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)1117
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)3033
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)4389
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)3136
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)1219
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)991
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)1886
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)1411
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)605
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)18384
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)17512
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)4461
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)3902

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010716.27
Persons per square mile, 201036.4
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaCedar Rapids, IA Metro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts573
Private nonfarm employment, 20124444
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20124.7%
Nonemployer establishments, 20121808
Total number of firms, 20072420
Percent of Black-owned firms, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") F
Percent of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of Hispanic-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") F
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")31.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 176791
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)213218
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)176434
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $6,645
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")9616
Building permits, 201222

Agricultural Economic Data (USDA Census of Agriculture Table 1: County Summary Highlights)

Number of farms 20121215
Total acres of farmland 2012422127
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)347
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)381759
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)364605
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012140678
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012196881

Health and Lifestyle Data (Source: 2013 Vital Statistics of Iowa, Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics unless otherwise noted)

Suicide Deaths 2013 (rate per 100,000 population; A = fewer than 5 deaths, information suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information)A
Total marriages 2013116
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)4.5
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 2013110
Total same gender marriages 2013 3 or less
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 20133 or less
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)2.3
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)81.7
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)282.2
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)0.81
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)11.2
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)52.3
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1112
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)598
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1710
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)5
Percent of Population with gun permit (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)7

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)13824
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)530.14
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)194.43

Voter Registration and Turnout Information (Source: Iowa Secretary of State)

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)1729
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)2525
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)4369
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)5296
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)3926
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)4372
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)5043
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)7635
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)33
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)17083
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)289
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)204
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)589
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)2
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)1084
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)18167
Voters on Election Day 20147145
Voters who Voted Absentee 20143208
Total Voters 201410353
Active Voters as of 11/6/1416969
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201461.01
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/141143
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201457.16

County Government Salary Information (Source: Iowa State Association of Counties)

2015 County Supervisor Salary37857
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary13
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20140.00%
2015 County Attorney Salary92460
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary30
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.00%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary67991
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary11
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Recorder Salary63670
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary13
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Sheriff Salary77511
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary26
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Treasurer Salary63670
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary16
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.00%
Number of Board Members3
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015478873
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary22
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20141.52%

Tax Information (Source: http://www.dom.state.ia.us/local/county/county_prop_tax.htm)

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues9066693
Total Property Tax Revenue8805701
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