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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate7154
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base7310
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-2.1%
Population, 20107310
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 22.3%
Female persons, percent, 201350.2%
White alone, percent, 201397.1%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.5%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.2%
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 3.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201394.5%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201388.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 1.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 2.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201392.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201317.8%
Number of Veterans, 2009-2013668
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 17.7
Number of Housing units, 20133767
Homeownership rate, 2009-201379.4%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-20137.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$60,600
Number of Households, 2009-20133227
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.19
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $25,556
Median household income, 2009-2013$44,073
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 14.2%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-156
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13-47
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13248
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13295
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-93
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/130
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-93
"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 5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19406.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19507.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196011.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197014.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198017.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199020.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200020.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201022.1
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 19200
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)0
Median age (2000)42.5
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)424
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)567
Number of residents 10-14 years old (2000758
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)633
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)280
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)680
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)1349
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)1177
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)461
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)452
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)842
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)748
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)291
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)6460
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)6237
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)2149
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)1881

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010577.24
Persons per square mile, 201012.7
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaNone

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts223
Private nonfarm employment, 20122057
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20128.2%
Nonemployer establishments, 2012546
Total number of firms, 2007764
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") 0
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)86944
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)79888
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $10,492
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")D
Building permits, 20122

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

Number of farms 2012742
Total acres of farmland 2012332065
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)448
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)317484
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)307390
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012238701
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012169949

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 201329
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)4.1
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 201329
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)2.1
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)444.4
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)1.54
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)13.8
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)457
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)153
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)610
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)8

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)4545
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)621.75
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)20.79

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)444
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)726
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)886
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)1597
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)1516
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)1068
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)1684
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)2253
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)16
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)5021
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)94
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)109
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)314
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)0
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)517
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)5538
Voters on Election Day 20141909
Voters who Voted Absentee 2014984
Total Voters 20142893
Active Voters as of 11/6/145015
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201457.69
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/14530
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201452.17

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary26205
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary72
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20141.95%
2015 County Attorney Salary60865
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary78
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.53%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary52292
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary54
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.35%
2015 County Recorder Salary52292
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary51
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20142.35%
2015 County Sheriff Salary69790
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary45
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20142.20%
2015 County Treasurer Salary52292
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary54
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.35%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair1000
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015418556
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary47
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20142.22%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues6633429
Total Property Tax Revenue6468270
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