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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate20567
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base20260
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20131.5%
Population, 201020260
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20137.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 25.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 14.6%
Female persons, percent, 201349.4%
White alone, percent, 201387.2%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20132.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.5%
Asian alone, percent, 20137.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.8%
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 24.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201363.8%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201382.7%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 18.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 29.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201378.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201320.0%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20131207
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 13.7
Number of Housing units, 20138211
Homeownership rate, 2009-201368.0%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201317.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$97,700
Number of Households, 2009-20137615
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.53
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $22,899
Median household income, 2009-2013$46,951
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 12.8%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13307
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13459
Births 4/1/10-7/1/131026
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13567
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-128
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13177
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-305
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors-24

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 6.2
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19407.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19509.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196012.2
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197013.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198015.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199016.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200015.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201015.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192019.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 22.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 26.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)32.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)36.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)41.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)42.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)43.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)52.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)56.1
Median age (2000)36.4
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)1209
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)1431
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20001573
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)1852
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)1595
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)2180
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)3002
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)2602
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)797
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)729
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)1607
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)1280
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)554
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)15232
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)13922
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)3868
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)3441

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010574.92
Persons per square mile, 201035.2
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaStorm Lake, IA Micro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts561
Private nonfarm employment, 20128918
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20125.8%
Nonemployer establishments, 20121336
Total number of firms, 20071704
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") S
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") S
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")26.6%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 1578035
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)D
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)260846
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $13,408
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")25523
Building permits, 201215

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

Number of farms 2012858
Total acres of farmland 2012360849
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)421
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)333950
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)324664
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012438072
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012176744

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 2013140
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)6.8
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 2013133
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)2.2
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)43.8
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)436.6
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)2.24
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)16.5
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)85.5
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)529
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)190
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)719
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)7
Percent of Population with gun permit (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)4

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)12663
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)625.02
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)191.41

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)1578
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)2029
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)2322
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)3400
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)2748
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)2910
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)4049
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)4756
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)18
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)11733
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)218
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)166
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)339
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)2
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)725
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)12458
Voters on Election Day 20143989
Voters who Voted Absentee 20141979
Total Voters 20145968
Active Voters as of 11/6/1411690
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201451.05
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/14735
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201448.03

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary28582
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary53
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20142.05%
2015 County Attorney Salary70203
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary66
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20144.50%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary56328
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary38
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20143.00%
2015 County Recorder Salary56328
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary30
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20143.00%
2015 County Sheriff Salary76126
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary30
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20144.50%
2015 County Treasurer Salary56328
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary33
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20143.00%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair1000
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015458223
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary31
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20143.17%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues9098790
Total Property Tax Revenue8802365
FactNamed after the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico won by General Taylor's American forces against General Santa Anna.