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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate7436
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base7570
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-1.8%
Population, 20107570
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20136.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 22.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 20.5%
Female persons, percent, 201349.2%
White alone, percent, 201398.3%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.2%
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 1.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201397.2%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201389.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 0.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 5.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201387.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201314.4%
Number of Veterans, 2009-2013668
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 23.4
Number of Housing units, 20133615
Homeownership rate, 2009-201385.8%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-20136.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$69,700
Number of Households, 2009-20133023
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.45
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $21,368
Median household income, 2009-2013$43,181
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 16.5%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-134
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/1327
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13304
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13277
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-161
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-3
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-158
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors0

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 10.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 194012.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 195015
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196015.9
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197017.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198017.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199019.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200018.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201019.8
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)40.8
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)435
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)538
Number of residents 10-14 years old (2000606
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)543
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)359
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)805
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)1099
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)1074
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)438
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)421
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)690
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)556
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)245
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)5875
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)5606
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)1737
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)1491

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010484.79
Persons per square mile, 201015.6
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaNone

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts167
Private nonfarm employment, 20121974
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-201210.8%
Nonemployer establishments, 2012648
Total number of firms, 2007S
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")S
Percent of Hispanic-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") S
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") D
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)D
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)36920
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $4,810
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")D
Building permits, 20120

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

Number of farms 2012753
Total acres of farmland 2012213358
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)283
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)140830
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)117184
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 201289639
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 201247038

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 201356
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)7.5
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 201355
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)1.2
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)282.4
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)0.67
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)11.4
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)537
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)196
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)733
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)10

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)3031
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)400.4
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)182.96

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)399
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)659
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)1019
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)1480
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)1434
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)1000
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)2143
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)1561
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)14
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)4718
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)81
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)130
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)212
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)0
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)423
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)5141
Voters on Election Day 20142084
Voters who Voted Absentee 2014818
Total Voters 20142902
Active Voters as of 11/6/144698
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201461.77
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/14434
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201456.55

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary25476
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary84
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20140.00%
2015 County Attorney Salary42263
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary96
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.75%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary51058
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary62
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.75%
2015 County Recorder Salary44400
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary89
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20142.75%
2015 County Sheriff Salary58704
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary89
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20142.75%
2015 County Treasurer Salary43758
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary92
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.75%
Number of Board Members3
Stipend to Board Chair863
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015316611
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary95
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20142.07%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate4.73358
Total Tax Revenues2702317
Total Property Tax Revenue2645940
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