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Bremer County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 24,721 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 23,325 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,732
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,744
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,923
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,909 (it was 1,937 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 438 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bremer County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.1%), Educational, health and social services (21.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bremer County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 12,086  (48.9%)
Females: 12,635  (51.1%)
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Bremer County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bremer County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $63,978 ($40,826 in 1999)

This county:

$63,978
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $512 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $628)
This county:

$512
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $159,696 (it was $90,800 in 2000)
Bremer:

$159,696
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,543 - $233,564

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $191,427
Here:

$191,427
State:

$171,636

Townhouses or other attached units: $135,604
Here:

$135,604
State:

$165,333

In 2-unit structures: $131,340
Here:

$131,340
State:

$154,532

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $68,042
Here:

$68,042
State:

$106,475

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,994
Here:

$102,994
State:

$128,443

Mobile homes: $18,706
Here:

$18,706
State:

$47,660
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,203
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $456

Institutionalized population: 379

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 37
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 56 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2009: 84 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2010: 59 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2011: 53 buildings, average cost: $261,500
  • 2012: 74 buildings, average cost: $227,600
  • 2013: 66 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2014: 56 buildings, average cost: $239,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,283 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,056 (1.4%)

Bremer County household income distribution in 2009 Bremer County home values distribution Bremer County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.3%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.0%
Bremer County:

8.0%
Iowa:

12.2%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Black residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 10 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bremer County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waverly, Sumner, Denver, Tripoli, Janesville, Readlyn, Plainfield, Frederika.

Bremer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Bremer County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bon Homme County, South Dakota , Greene County, New York , Holt County, Nebraska , Wayne County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,064
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 289 (66% naturalized citizens)

Bremer County:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 55
  • 1990 to 1994: 49
  • 1985 to 1989: 38
  • 1980 to 1984: 41
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 68
Note: State values scaled to Bremer County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.2%

Bremer County marital status for males Bremer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,682
  • One, attached: 112
  • Two: 256
  • 3 or 4: 420
  • 5 to 9: 248
  • 10 to 19: 136
  • 20 or more: 205
  • Mobile homes: 278

Housing units in Bremer County with a mortgage: 3,184 (344 second mortgage, 383 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,039

Here:

61.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bremer County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,27423
Evangelical Protestant3,08022
Catholic2,5582
Other1401
None7,224-
Bremer County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Bremer County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Bremer County:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

8.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bremer County:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Bremer County:

27.1%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Bremer County:

Average size of farms: 267 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,041
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $287.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $91,961
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $121,400
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.09%
Corn for grain: 115017 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 90780 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bremer County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 379.1 miles away from Bremer County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 271.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 359.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 408.6 miles away from Bremer County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 379.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 02, 1999 to August 10, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1282: July 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 1282, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 16, 1999 to May 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1277: May 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: June 01, 1991 to June 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-911: July 12, 1991, FEMA Id: 911, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: July 25, 1990 to August 31, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-879: September 06, 1990, FEMA Id: 879, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bremer County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (26%)
  • Korea (22%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Italy (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bremer County (%):

  • German (60%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Danish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Bremer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,289 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 888 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 49 (0%)
  • Walked: 775 (7%)
  • Other means: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 790 (7%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bremer County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 1,077 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 285 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Bremer County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 1,333 people in college/university student housing
  • 280 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 73 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,664.

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.53% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($31,953 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($13,275 average AGI)
Bremer County:

1.37%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Black Hawk County, IA  1.95% ($44,102 average AGI)
from Butler County, IA  0.47% ($43,262)
from Fayette County, IA  0.36% ($29,750)
from Chickasaw County, IA  0.18% ($32,625)
from Polk County, IA  0.17% ($40,933)
from Buchanan County, IA  0.11% ($33,600)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($28,432 average AGI)
1.58% relocated to other states ($12,190 average AGI)
Bremer County:

1.58%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Black Hawk County, IA  1.89% ($38,088 average AGI)
to Butler County, IA  0.71% ($32,688)
to Chickasaw County, IA  0.40% ($31,000)
to Polk County, IA  0.34% ($48,097)
to Fayette County, IA  0.29% ($30,615)
to Johnson County, IA  0.20% ($28,056)
to Linn County, IA  0.13% ($31,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Bremer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Bremer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bremer County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bremer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bremer County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,322 (3,974 aged, 348 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 185 (3%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bremer County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (523)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (200)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (161)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (119)
  • Unspecified dementia (115)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (105)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (99)
  • Congestive heart failure (72)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (64)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (61)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,334
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 213
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,131

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,031
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 938
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,558
  • In family households: 19,042 (5,329 male householders, 1,180 female householders)
    5,612 spouses, 6,289 children (5,856 natural, 161 adopted, 272 stepchildren), 137 grandchildren, 57 brothers or sisters, 42 parents, 64 other relatives, 285 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,516 (1,308 male householders (1,037 living alone)), 1,568 female householders (1,380 living alone)), 640 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,718 (379 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,414 2-persons, 1,188 3-persons, 1,158 4-persons, 551 5-persons, 144 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,417 1-person, 347 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 4 6-persons.

4,489 married couples with children.
870 single-parent households (212 men, 658 women).

96.2% of residents of Bremer County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 29% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $120,790,000 ($5,150 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,500,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,953,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,955,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,800,000
Federal grants: $17,086,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,300,000 ($423,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,696,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,460,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,844,000
Federal Government insurance: $76,373,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,267
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,124
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +33
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +205
Here +9 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bremer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.58 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 60
  • 2010 to 2013: 242
  • 2000 to 2009: 893
  • 1990 to 1999: 872
  • 1980 to 1989: 571
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,738
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,108
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,075
  • 1940 to 1949: 462
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,143
Note: State values scaled to Bremer population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bremer County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bremer County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 113
  • 4 rooms: 514
  • 5 rooms: 1,300
  • 6 rooms: 1,556
  • 7 rooms: 1,294
  • 8 rooms: 1,010
  • 9+ rooms: 1,108
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 186
  • 3 rooms: 331
  • 4 rooms: 509
  • 5 rooms: 305
  • 6 rooms: 166
  • 7 rooms: 187
  • 8 rooms: 99
  • 9+ rooms: 121
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bremer County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bremer County population
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 152
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,279
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,420
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,741
  • 5+ bedrooms: 323
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 521
  • 2 bedrooms: 756
  • 3 bedrooms: 353
  • 4 bedrooms: 201
  • 5+ bedrooms: 64
Cars and other vehicles available in Bremer County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bremer County population
  • no vehicle: 169
  • 1 vehicle: 1,401
  • 2 vehicles: 3,127
  • 3 vehicles: 1,499
  • 4 vehicles: 578
  • 5+ vehicles: 149
  • no vehicle: 258
  • 1 vehicle: 794
  • 2 vehicles: 616
  • 3 vehicles: 196
  • 4 vehicles: 41
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

62% of Bremer County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Iowa.

Bremer County:

62.1%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19,317
  • Northeast: 215
  • Midwest: 2,255
  • South: 585
  • West: 565

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $71,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bremer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.6%)
  • Electricity (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (56.4%)
  • Electricity (22.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 134
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

4.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,255
Here:

64.9%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bremer County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,579,000
    General Public Buildings: $410,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,957,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,603,000
    Police Protection: $1,318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $683,000
    Central Staff Services: $582,000
    Welfare - Other: $346,000
    Financial Administration: $329,000
    Parks & Recreation: $234,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $215,000
    General Public Buildings: $209,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $189,000
    Housing & Community Development: $114,000
    Libraries: $113,000
    General - Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $290,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $69,000
    General Public Building: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $0
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,067,000

Bremer County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $395,000
    All Other: $254,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $374,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $385,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $134,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,120,000
    Health & Hospitals: $831,000
    General Support: $639,000
    All Other: $541,000
    Public Welfare: $200,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,838,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $152,000
    Public Utilities: $133,000
    NEC: $7,000

Bremer County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $275,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $225,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $50,000

Bremer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,155,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 179
  • Number of aged recipients: 17
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 162
  • Number of recipients under 18: 30
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 116
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 33
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 86
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 68
Bremer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bremer County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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Most common first names in Bremer County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14277.3 years
William12180.6 years
Henry9481.1 years
Mary8982.2 years
Fred8781.0 years
Anna8286.5 years
Robert7875.0 years
Walter7678.0 years
Esther7685.3 years
Clarence7378.2 years
Most common last names in Bremer County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6179.7 years
Johnson5878.1 years
Meyer5777.4 years
Smith5278.3 years
Buhr4281.8 years
Westendorf3782.4 years
Meier3379.4 years
Matthias3178.7 years
Brandt2873.7 years
Moeller2780.6 years
Businesses in Bremer County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1New Balance1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1True Value2
Goodwill1U.S. Cellular3
H&R Block1UPS3
Jones New York1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1