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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate15321
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base15543
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-1.4%
Population, 201015543
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 22.0%
Female persons, percent, 201349.8%
White alone, percent, 201397.8%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.3%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013Z
Two or More Races, percent, 20130.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 2.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201396.2%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201390.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 1.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 2.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201392.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201318.3%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20131433
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 15.5
Number of Housing units, 20137467
Homeownership rate, 2009-201380.5%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201310.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$91,100
Number of Households, 2009-20136728
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.25
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $29,127
Median household income, 2009-2013$51,812
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 8.7%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-222
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13-44
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13525
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13569
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-162
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/133
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-165
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors-16

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 4.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19405.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19507.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19609.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197011.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198014.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199018
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200019.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201021.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 12.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 13.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192014.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 15.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 18.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)20.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)22.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)26.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)28.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)32.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)34.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)34.4
Median age (2000)41.3
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)931
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)1157
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20001363
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)1390
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)640
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)1547
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)2629
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)2293
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)851
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)908
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)1655
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)1266
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)533
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)12728
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)12182
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)4017
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)3454

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010972.72
Persons per square mile, 201016
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaNone

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts564
Private nonfarm employment, 20125547
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-2012-0.6%
Nonemployer establishments, 20121432
Total number of firms, 20071822
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")25.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 474756
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)318352
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)195827
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $12,670
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")11502
Building permits, 201217

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

Number of farms 20121349
Total acres of farmland 2012599439
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)444
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)568629
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)549004
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012609437
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012324480

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 201378
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)5.1
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 201371
Total same gender marriages 2013 3 or less
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 20137
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)1.8
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)284
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)3.12
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)10.6
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)n/a
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)634
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)241
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)875
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)0
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)13898
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)894.16
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)195.84

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)1066
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)1641
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)2116
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)3346
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)3179
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)3285
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)3393
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)4318
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)10
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)11006
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)159
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)140
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)449
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)1
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)749
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)11755
Voters on Election Day 20144010
Voters who Voted Absentee 20142682
Total Voters 20146692
Active Voters as of 11/6/1410971
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201461
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/14770
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201457

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary29458
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary50
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20144.80%
2015 County Attorney Salary79355
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary53
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20144.80%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary53016
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary46
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20144.80%
2015 County Recorder Salary52317
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary50
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20144.80%
2015 County Sheriff Salary68103
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary53
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20144.80%
2015 County Treasurer Salary52711
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary49
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20144.80%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015452792
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary33
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20144.80%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues8477829
Total Property Tax Revenue8277460
FactThe world’s largest Chee-to sits on an orange pedestal and a purple cushion across from the bar in Sister Sarah’s restaurant in Algona, the county seat of Kossuth County. The Chee-to was found in 2003 in Hawaii and auctioned on ebay. Bidding got up to $1 million, until the seller decided to donate it to Algona. The Chee-to weighs six tenths of an ounce and is slighty larger than a silver dollar.