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Population, 2013 estimate37044
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base38013
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-2.5%
Population, 201038013
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 17.1%
Female persons, percent, 201348.5%
White alone, percent, 201393.0%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20134.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.4%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013Z
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 4.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201389.2%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201384.0%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 2.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 3.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201388.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201319.2%
Number of Veterans, 2009-20133109
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 15.4
Number of Housing units, 201316984
Homeownership rate, 2009-201368.5%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201318.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$84,300
Number of Households, 2009-201315458
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.28
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $24,203
Median household income, 2009-2013$41,624
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 15.8%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-969
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13-80
Births 4/1/10-7/1/131392
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/131472
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-846
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/1329
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-875
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors-43

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 19406.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19508.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196010.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197011.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198013.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199016.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200016.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201016.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 38.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 44.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192051.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 54.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 55.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)56.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)59.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)64.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)64
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)64.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)64
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)66.1
Median age (2000)37.7
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)2536
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)2697
Number of residents 10-14 years old (20002802
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)3277
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)2998
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)4417
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)5827
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)5215
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)1845
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)1631
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)3347
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)2554
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)1089
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)30388
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)28152
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)7968
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)6990

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010715.62
Persons per square mile, 201053.1
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaFort Dodge, IA Micro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts1031
Private nonfarm employment, 201215310
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-2012-0.6%
Nonemployer establishments, 20122149
Total number of firms, 20072884
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")S
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") 1909417
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)D
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)577547
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $15,022
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")61910
Building permits, 201231

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

Number of farms 2012968
Total acres of farmland 2012408928
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)422
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)383606
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)369453
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012185596
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012226658

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)16.2
Total marriages 2013254
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)6.9
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)0.2
Total opposite gender marriages 2013239
Total same gender marriages 2013 8
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 20137
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)1.6
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)40.5
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)491
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)2.2
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)11.9
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)95
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1335
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)529
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1864
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)6
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)24553
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)645.91
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)185.67

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

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)2939
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)4303
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)5060
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)6898
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)6054
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)8418
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)6477
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)8544
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)49
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)23488
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)732
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)495
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)1134
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)5
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)2366
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)25854
Voters on Election Day 20147995
Voters who Voted Absentee 20145229
Total Voters 201413224
Active Voters as of 11/6/1423399
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201456.52
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/142425
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201451.21

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

2015 County Supervisor Salary35000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary22
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20140.87%
2015 County Attorney Salary97000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary26
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20145.28%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary62000
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary19
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20145.66%
2015 County Recorder Salary62000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary17
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20145.66%
2015 County Sheriff Salary82000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary20
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20144.76%
2015 County Treasurer Salary62000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary18
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20145.66%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair1000
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015540000
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary13
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20143.86%

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

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues12681755
Total Property Tax Revenue11932073
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