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Population, 2013 estimate16491
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base16667
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-1.1%
Population, 201016667
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 22.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 19.4%
Female persons, percent, 201350.9%
White alone, percent, 201397.5%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.2%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013Z
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 3.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201394.7%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201387.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 2.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 3.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201393.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201318.4%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20131360
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 15.2
Number of Housing units, 20138060
Homeownership rate, 2009-201374.2%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201319.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$105,400
Number of Households, 2009-20137148
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.28
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $29,060
Median household income, 2009-2013$49,035
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 8.9%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-176
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/1316
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13628
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13612
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-199
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/137
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-206
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors7

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 5.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19406.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19508.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196010.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197012.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198012.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199015.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200017
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201018.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 23.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 23.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192029.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 31.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 37.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)41.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)47.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)55.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)59.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)62.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)62.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)65.7
Median age (2000)39.4
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)1054
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)1168
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20001258
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)1224
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)974
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)1928
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)2737
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)2395
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)795
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)715
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)1476
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)1166
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)482
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)13083
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)12488
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)3540
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)3124

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010567.24
Persons per square mile, 201029.4
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaSpencer, IA Micro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts619
Private nonfarm employment, 20127640
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20120.2%
Nonemployer establishments, 20121329
Total number of firms, 20072262
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") F
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")24.3%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") D
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)425115
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)298664
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $17,960
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")23407
Building permits, 201239

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

Number of farms 2012720
Total acres of farmland 2012318772
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)443
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)292462
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)281334
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012181608
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012145624

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 201390
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)5.5
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 201383
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)1.8
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)60.6
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)349.5
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)2.79
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)12.5
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)53.4
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)625
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)279
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)904
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)6
Percent of Population with gun permit (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)5

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)11870
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)712.19
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)184.74

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)1046
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)1880
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)2589
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)3366
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)3036
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)2387
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)4509
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)4263
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)13
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)11172
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)254
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)278
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)511
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)0
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)1043
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)12215
Voters on Election Day 20143691
Voters who Voted Absentee 20142410
Total Voters 20146101
Active Voters as of 11/6/1411114
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201454.89
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/141069
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201450.08

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary26000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary76
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20141.07%
2015 County Attorney Salary100960
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary18
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.00%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary56802
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary33
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Recorder Salary56802
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary27
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Sheriff Salary75328
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary32
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Treasurer Salary56802
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary30
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.00%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015476693
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary23
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20141.74%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues7510583
Total Property Tax Revenue7344533
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