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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate43575
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base44151
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-1.3%
Population, 201044151
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 19.1%
Female persons, percent, 201350.9%
White alone, percent, 201395.7%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20131.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.3%
Asian alone, percent, 20131.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013Z
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 4.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201392.0%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201387.6%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 2.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 3.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201392.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201321.0%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20133999
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 15.7
Number of Housing units, 201322147
Homeownership rate, 2009-201371.6%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201316.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$110,800
Number of Households, 2009-201319967
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.14
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $27,291
Median household income, 2009-2013$44,795
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 13.2%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-576
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13-42
Births 4/1/10-7/1/131510
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/131552
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-528
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13151
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-679
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors-6

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 5.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19406.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19508.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196010.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197011.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198013.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199015.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200016.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201017.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 32.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 44.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192066
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 68.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 70.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)71.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)73.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)75
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)77.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)79.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)79.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)79.4
Median age (2000)39.3
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)2757
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)3045
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20003187
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)3526
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)2705
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)5112
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)7134
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)6490
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)2216
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)2056
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)4034
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)2978
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)1207
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)35401
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)33216
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)9468
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)8219

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010568.31
Persons per square mile, 201077.7
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaMason City, IA Micro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts1414
Private nonfarm employment, 201221653
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20121.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 20123021
Total number of firms, 20073952
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") 1.8%
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")22.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 1357504
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)650482
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)887071
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $20,200
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")83915
Building permits, 2012100

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

Number of farms 2012780
Total acres of farmland 2012326879
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)419
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)306276
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)293224
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012131340
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012189004

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 2013351
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)8.1
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)0.6
Total opposite gender marriages 2013308
Total same gender marriages 2013 24
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 201319
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)3.5
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)55.1
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)395.4
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)3.5
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)11
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)56.5
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1278
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)595
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1873
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)3
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)29944
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)678.22
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)155.63

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)2850
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)4781
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)6332
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)9167
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)8211
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)9153
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)8013
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)12666
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)46
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)29878
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)661
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)463
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)1265
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)1
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)2390
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)32268
Voters on Election Day 201410535
Voters who Voted Absentee 20146703
Total Voters 201417238
Active Voters as of 11/6/1429798
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201457.85
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/142453
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201453.45

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary48476
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary6
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20142.03%
2015 County Attorney Salary109006
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary13
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.00%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary67170
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary13
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Recorder Salary67170
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary9
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20143.17%
2015 County Sheriff Salary91245
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary12
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Treasurer Salary67170
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary10
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.00%
Number of Board Members3
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015547188
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary12
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20142.15%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues16878402
Total Property Tax Revenue16110079
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