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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate11945
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base12072
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-1.1%
Population, 201012072
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 22.0%
Female persons, percent, 201350.5%
White alone, percent, 201397.2%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.3%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 20130.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 3.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201394.2%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201386.9%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 0.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 3.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201391.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201319.6%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20131163
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 15.3
Number of Housing units, 20135757
Homeownership rate, 2009-201374.9%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201312.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$80,200
Number of Households, 2009-20135354
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.17
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $26,330
Median household income, 2009-2013$48,977
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 9.7%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-127
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13-55
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13439
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13494
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-69
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/131
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-70
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors-3

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 6.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19407.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 195010.2
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196012.2
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197012.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198014.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199017.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200019.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201021.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 23.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 29.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192032.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 34.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 38.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)40.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)41.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)42.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)43.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)42.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)37
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)38.6
Median age (2000)41.7
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)717
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)823
Number of residents 10-14 years old (2000996
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)1000
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)557
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)1162
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)1964
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)1862
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)691
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)609
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)1310
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)959
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)385
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)9823
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)9382
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)3028
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)2654

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010576.91
Persons per square mile, 201020.9
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaNone

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts362
Private nonfarm employment, 20124525
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-2012-4.2%
Nonemployer establishments, 2012803
Total number of firms, 2007796
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") S
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")S
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 279270
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)114673
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)139445
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $11,935
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")8706
Building permits, 201215

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

Number of farms 2012805
Total acres of farmland 2012337334
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)419
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)290417
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)285204
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012282516
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012147795

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 201392
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)7.7
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 201389
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)1.3
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)50.2
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)382.8
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)1.79
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)10.7
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)78.1
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)770
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)177
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)947
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)8

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)7930
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)656.89
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)179.17

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)755
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)1307
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)1601
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)2572
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)2408
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)1865
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)3198
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)3068
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)17
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)8148
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)121
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)149
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)335
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)2
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)607
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)8755
Voters on Election Day 20142954
Voters who Voted Absentee 20141959
Total Voters 20144913
Active Voters as of 11/6/148139
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201460.36
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/14616
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201456.12

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary22000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary95
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20142.33%
2015 County Attorney Salary90250
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary33
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.27%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary53000
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary47
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.91%
2015 County Recorder Salary53000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary43
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20142.91%
2015 County Sheriff Salary68500
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary50
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20144.58%
2015 County Treasurer Salary53000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary45
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.91%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair1000
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015427750
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary42
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20142.89%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues5871985
Total Property Tax Revenue5583413
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