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Palo Alto

Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate9185
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base9421
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-2.5%
Population, 20109421
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 21.4%
Female persons, percent, 201350.2%
White alone, percent, 201397.4%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.3%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 1.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201395.7%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201388.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 1.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 2.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201390.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201316.5%
Number of Veterans, 2009-2013782
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 16.9
Number of Housing units, 20134599
Homeownership rate, 2009-201377.2%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201312.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$83,400
Number of Households, 2009-20133948
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.28
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $25,055
Median household income, 2009-2013$44,663
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 9.2%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-236
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13-78
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13305
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13383
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-150
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/137
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-157
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors-8

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
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19406.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19507.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196010.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197013.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198016
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199019.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200020.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201021.3
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 192017.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 18.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 20.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)23.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)26.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)31.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)36.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)36.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)36.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)38.5
Median age (2000)40.7
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)550
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)622
Number of residents 10-14 years old (2000733
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)914
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)587
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)923
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)1435
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)1250
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)465
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)505
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)1047
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)748
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)368
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)7707
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)7155
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)2478
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)2163

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010563.84
Persons per square mile, 201016.7
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaNone

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts280
Private nonfarm employment, 20122789
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20126.7%
Nonemployer establishments, 2012727
Total number of firms, 2007937
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")S
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 401373
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)132484
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)65829
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $6,988
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")34628
Building permits, 20126

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

Number of farms 2012874
Total acres of farmland 2012358769
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)410
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)340756
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)324555
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012464236
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012193263

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 201364
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)7
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 201363
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)65.3
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)354.5
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)2.11
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)12
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)63.6
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)312
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)217
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)529
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)2
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)7250
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)769.56
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)153.27

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)637
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)929
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)1217
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)1794
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)1835
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)2245
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)1621
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)2184
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)9
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)6059
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)176
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)107
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)316
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)0
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)599
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)6658
Voters on Election Day 20141995
Voters who Voted Absentee 20141776
Total Voters 20143771
Active Voters as of 11/6/146019
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201462.65
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/14627
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201456.74

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary25229
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary87
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20140.00%
2015 County Attorney Salary72233
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary63
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.00%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary52233
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary57
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Recorder Salary52233
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary53
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Sheriff Salary62749
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary82
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20142.00%
2015 County Treasurer Salary52233
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary56
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.00%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair0
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015417826
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary48
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20141.39%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues6269222
Total Property Tax Revenue6154520
FactPalo Alto County is home to the world-famous Grotto of the Redemption.