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Davis County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 8,689 (all rural); it was 8,541 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,399
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,164
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,558
Renter-occupied apartments: 638 (it was 649 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%

Land area: 503 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Davis County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Manufacturing (20.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Davis County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 4,340  (48.3%)
Females: 4,413  (51.7%)

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Davis County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Davis County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,004 ($32,864 in 1999)
This county:

$40004
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $350 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $408)
This county:

$350
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $93,449 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Davis County:

$93,449
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,647 - $157,737

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $135,924
Here:

$135,924
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $355,638
Here:

$355,638
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,946
Here:

$83,946
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $24,941
Here:

$24,941
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,133
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $323

Institutionalized population: 124

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


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


Davis County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,196 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,131 (1.3%)


Davis County household income distribution in 2009 Davis County home values distribution


Davis County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.4%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Davis County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bloomfield, Pulaski, Drakesville, Floris.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Davis County: Twin Ridge Farms (A), Bloomfield Water Plant (B), Oak Spring (C), Selma Access (D), Bloomfield Speedway (E), Davis County Fairgrounds (F), Troy Elevator (G), Iowa-Missoura Camp (H), Davis County Home (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Davis County include: Dunnville Church (A), Klondike Church (B), Locust Grove Church (C), Mark Church (D), Midway Church (E), Pleasant Valley Church (F), Pulaski Church (G), Savannah Church (H), Sherman Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Armstrong Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Paris Cemetery (3), Patterson Cemetery (4), Pierce Cemetery (5), Bloomfield South Cemetery (6), Pollard Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Wapello (A), Lake Fisher (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Batten Branch (A), Bear Creek (B), Brush Creek (C), Burr Oak Creek (D), Butter Creek (E), Center Branch Fox River (F), Hickory Creek (G), South Chequest Creek (H), Soap Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Davis County include: Troy Park (1), Soap Creek Wildlife Area (2), McGowen Recreation and Wildlife Area (3), West Grove Park (4), Drakesville Park (5), Isaac Mason Historical Marker (6), Nathan Winton Historical Marker (7), West Grove County Park (8), Eldon Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Appanoose County , Jefferson County , Monroe County , Van Buren County , Wapello County , Schuyler County, Missouri , Scotland County, Missouri .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 263
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 35 (49% naturalized citizens)

Davis County:

0.4%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.1%

Davis County marital status for males
Davis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Davis County with a mortgage: 664 (34 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 685

Here:

49.2% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.63%
Here41.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,556
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Old Order AmishGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents1,040 (29.2%)998 (28.1%)483 (13.6%)232 (6.5%)176 (4.9%)
Congregations5 (20.8%)2 (8.3%)7 (29.2%)2 (8.3%)1 (4.2%)
NameMennonite Church USA Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents156 (4.4%)115 (3.2%)113 (3.2%)70 (2.0%)173 (4.9%)
Congregations1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)3 (12.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Davis County - Bloomfield, Pulaski, Drakesville, Floris

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Davis County:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Davis County:

16.7%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Davis County:

Average size of farms: 289 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,293
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $159.35
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,774
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,614
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.49%
Corn for grain: 39467 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 424 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 45282 harvested acres
Vegetables: 14 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Tornado activity:

Davis County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 2.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/2/1980, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Davis County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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




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





Davis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,722 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 466 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 152 (4%)
  • Other means: 78 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 463 (12%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,351.

5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.67% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($21,039 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($15,824 average AGI)
Davis County:

1.58%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wapello County, IA  1.34% ($26,128 average AGI)
from Appanoose County, IA  0.52% ($18,933)


5.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.08% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($25,814 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($6,323 average AGI)
Davis County:

1.44%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wapello County, IA  2.02% ($39,424 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Davis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Davis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Davis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,532 (1,376 aged, 156 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8100.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 654.950
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27611.17

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1420.490
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993.190

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34.65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,629

Size of family households: 1,104 2-persons, 402 3-persons, 396 4-persons, 189 5-persons, 72 6-persons, 137 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 777 1-person, 107 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 8 4-persons.

87.2% of residents of Davis County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
11.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (42% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $48,278,000 ($5547 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $400,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,888,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,348,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,070,000
Federal grants: $8,634,000
Federal procurement contracts: $431,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,908,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,101,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $574,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,383,000

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

Births: 672
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 503
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -38
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Davis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.25 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Davis County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 43
  • 4 rooms: 400
  • 5 rooms: 625
  • 6 rooms: 499
  • 7 rooms: 397
  • 8 rooms: 278
  • 9+ rooms: 276
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 59
  • 4 rooms: 201
  • 5 rooms: 171
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Davis County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 55
  • 2 bedrooms: 818
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,103
  • 4 bedrooms: 400
  • 5+ bedrooms: 155
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 114
  • 2 bedrooms: 306
  • 3 bedrooms: 179
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Davis County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 237
  • 1 vehicle: 501
  • 2 vehicles: 944
  • 3 vehicles: 603
  • 4 vehicles: 190
  • 5+ vehicles: 83
  • no vehicle: 84
  • 1 vehicle: 288
  • 2 vehicles: 165
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 28

65% of Davis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Iowa.

Davis County:

65.0%
State average:

57.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Davis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.0%)
  • Utility gas (30.0%)
  • Wood (13.4%)
  • Electricity (11.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40.4%)
  • Electricity (24.8%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Wood (9.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 227
Here:

21.3%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

14.2%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Davis County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Davis County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Davis County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Davis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Davis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Davis County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Davis County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6381.8 years
William5375.5 years
John5077.8 years
Charles4778.3 years
Robert4372.6 years
James3976.5 years
Helen3380.3 years
Carl2479.1 years
Earl2478.6 years
Ralph2377.6 years
Most common last names in Davis County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones4080.0 years
Miller3680.2 years
Smith2980.4 years
White2576.4 years
Johnson2582.1 years
Brown2178.3 years
Martin2081.6 years
Augspurger1881.3 years
Thompson1782.0 years
Spurgeon1680.6 years
Businesses in Davis County, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1UPS1
Subway1
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