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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate24624
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base24276
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20131.4%
Population, 201024276
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 18.2%
Female persons, percent, 201350.8%
White alone, percent, 201397.0%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20131.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.1%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013Z
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 1.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201396.0%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201387.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 0.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 2.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201393.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201328.3%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20131914
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 19.2
Number of Housing units, 201310049
Homeownership rate, 2009-201381.3%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201312.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$145,300
Number of Households, 2009-20139258
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.46
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $28,727
Median household income, 2009-2013$61,216
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 7.3%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13348
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13144
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13804
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13660
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13202
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/1354
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13148
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors2

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 7.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19408.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19509.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196010.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197011.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198012.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199015.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200015
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201017.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 19.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 20.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192020
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 21.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 23.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)27.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)30.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)31.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)34
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)37.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)32.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)35.5
Median age (2000)38.1
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)1291
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)1532
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20001673
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)2175
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)1754
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)2309
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)3272
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)3176
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)1319
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)1091
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)1696
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)1432
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)605
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)17698
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)16160
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)4377
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)3733

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010435.48
Persons per square mile, 201055.7
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaWaterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts613
Private nonfarm employment, 20128781
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20127.2%
Nonemployer establishments, 20121582
Total number of firms, 20072419
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")30.5%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 699712
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)105620
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)268428
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $11,358
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")16655
Building permits, 2012101

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

Number of farms 2012982
Total acres of farmland 2012271500
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)276
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)242541
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)232900
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012193373
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012147936

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 2013127
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)5.2
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 2013119
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)1.9
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)65
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)189.9
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)2.16
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)9.6
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)25.3
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)945
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)401
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1346
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)12
Percent of Population with gun permit (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)6

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)17052
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)702.42
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)126.87

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)1887
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)2562
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)3841
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)4311
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)4318
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)3658
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)5022
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)7582
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)39
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)16301
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)367
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)275
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)756
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)3
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)1401
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)17702
Voters on Election Day 20146316
Voters who Voted Absentee 20143802
Total Voters 201410118
Active Voters as of 11/6/1416187
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201462.51
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/141445
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201457.38

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary35180
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary21
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Attorney Salary99410
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary22
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20143.00%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary60623
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary24
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20143.00%
2015 County Recorder Salary60623
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary20
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20143.00%
2015 County Sheriff Salary83383
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary19
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20144.00%
2015 County Treasurer Salary60623
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary22
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20143.00%
Number of Board Members3
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015470202
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary24
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20142.95%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues8162140
Total Property Tax Revenue8002827
FactThe county was named for Fredrika Bremer, a Swedish traveler, poet, and author. It is thought to be the only county in Iowa named for a person eminent in literature.