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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate92728
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base93158
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-0.5%
Population, 201093158
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20136.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 15.3%
Female persons, percent, 201350.9%
White alone, percent, 201395.4%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20131.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.7%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013Z
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201389.1%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201385.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 3.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 6.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201389.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201319.1%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20137373
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 20.8
Number of Housing units, 201339419
Homeownership rate, 2009-201370.2%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201318.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$126,300
Number of Households, 2009-201336460
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.49
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $25,847
Median household income, 2009-2013$51,304
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 13.8%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-430
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/131090
Births 4/1/10-7/1/133930
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/132840
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-1521
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/1363
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-1584
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors1

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 5.2
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19407.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19508.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19608.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19709.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198010.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199012.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200012.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201014.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 47.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 52.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192058.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 60.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 62.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)67.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)72.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)74.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)71.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)72.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)72.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)73.6
Median age (2000)36.5
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)5796
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)6295
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20006619
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)6672
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)5393
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)11096
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)13947
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)12009
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)4278
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)3627
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)6475
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)4156
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)1341
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)64891
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)61126
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)14097
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)11972

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010950.28
Persons per square mile, 201098
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaOmaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts2021
Private nonfarm employment, 201231846
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20123.1%
Nonemployer establishments, 20125029
Total number of firms, 20077088
Percent of Black-owned firms, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")S
Percent of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")S
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") 1.2%
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")24.1%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") D
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)2256650
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)1503395
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $16,784
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")451451
Building permits, 2012171

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

Number of farms 20121188
Total acres of farmland 2012532833
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)449
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)481829
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)466379
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 201282575
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012255321

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)20.5
Total marriages 2013993
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)10.7
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)3.7
Total opposite gender marriages 2013533
Total same gender marriages 2013 340
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 2013120
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)3.1
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)39.9
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)468.8
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)2.61
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)13
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)81.5
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)3372
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1314
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)4686
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)15
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)36210
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)388.69
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)122.04

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)6007
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)10192
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)13817
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)16890
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)13119
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)15559
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)20780
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)19469
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)197
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)56005
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)1996
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)1470
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)2701
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)17
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)6184
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)62189
Voters on Election Day 201415900
Voters who Voted Absentee 201410648
Total Voters 201426548
Active Voters as of 11/6/1455791
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201447.58
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/146280
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201442.77

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary40005
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary10
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20141.48%
2015 County Attorney Salary117013
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary6
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20144.00%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary72055
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary6
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20144.01%
2015 County Recorder Salary72055
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary5
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20144.01%
2015 County Sheriff Salary110907
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary5
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20146.00%
2015 County Treasurer Salary72055
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary6
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20144.01%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015644110
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary5
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20143.54%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues44972994
Total Property Tax Revenue41980652
FactThe Loess Hills (pronounced “luss”), which span the western part of the county, were once home to many prehistoric species. Mammoths, mastodons, camels, bison, musk ox, ground sloth, three-toed horses, dire wolf, stag moose, and stilt-legged deer were among the animal fossils discovered in the Loess Hills.