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Dickinson County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 16,935 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 16,424 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,469
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,414
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,543
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,671 (it was 1,560 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 381 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dickinson County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Dickinson County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,392  (49.6%)
Females: 8,543  (50.4%)

Dickinson County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dickinson County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,937 ($39,020 in 1999)

This county:

$58,937
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $537 (lower quartile is $401, upper quartile is $669)
This county:

$537
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $176,761 (it was $94,700 in 2000)
Dickinson:

$176,761
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,661 - $315,052
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,227
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $467

Institutionalized population: 179

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 116 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 2008: 90 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2009: 60 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2010: 82 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2011: 128 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2012: 103 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2013: 106 buildings, average cost: $293,000
  • 2014: 115 buildings, average cost: $238,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,914 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,665 (1.0%)

Dickinson County household income distribution in 2009 Dickinson County home values distribution Dickinson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.6%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.9% for American Indian residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.4%
Dickinson County:

6.4%
Iowa:

12.2%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.9% for American Indian residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 48 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 48 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dickinson County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spirit Lake, Milford, Arnolds Park, Lake Park, Okoboji, Orleans, Wahpeton, West Okoboji, Terril, Superior.

Dickinson 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 Dickinson County: Bergen (A), Cleyeland (B), Camp Tahigwa (C), Capoli Mill (D), Johnsons Port (E), Manchester (F), Bridge Sixteen Canoe Access (G), Lonning's Landing Campground and Canoe Site (H), Pete's Campground (I), Upper Iowa Canoe Access (J), Waukon Junction (K), Interstate Power Fishing Access Area (L), Red Barn Resort and Campground (M), Andy Mountain Campground (N), Kains Siding (O), Heytmans Station (P), Luster Heights Work Camp (Q), Waukon Junction State Access Area (R), Allamakee County Home (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dickinson County include: Bethlehem Church (A), Waterloo Ridge Church (B), West Paint Creek Church (C), Center Church (D), Zalmona Church (E), East Paint Creek Church (F), Gethsemane Chapel (G), Immaculate Conception Church (H), Kingdom Hall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Rossville Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Saint Patricks Cemetery (5), Smith Cemetery (6), Smithfield Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Gimmel Lake (A), Butler Lake (B), Rittenhouse Lake (C), Joyce Lake (D), Off Slough (E), Mud Hen Lake (F), Founders Pond (G), Duck Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clark Creek (A), Clear Creek (B), Yellow River (C), Duck Creek (D), Hickory Creek (E), Silver Creek (F), Teeple Creek (G), Hecker Creek (H), Williams Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dickinson County include: Fish Farms Mounds Wildlife Area (1), Lansing Big Lake Public Hunting Area (2), Little Paint Creek Public Hunting Area (3), Yellow River State Forest (4), Mud Hen Lake Wildlife Management Area (5), Waterville Farm (6), Waterville Pines Park (7), Iverson Bottoms Wildlife Management Area (8), Waterloo Creek Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allamakee County , Cumberland County, Maine , Sublette County, Wyoming , Fayette County , Martin County, Minnesota , Union County, South Dakota .

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: 599
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 116 (66% naturalized citizens)

Dickinson County:

0.7%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 37
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 7
  • 1980 to 1984: 19
  • 1975 to 1979: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 31
Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.6%

Dickinson County marital status for males Dickinson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,452
  • One, attached: 253
  • Two: 203
  • 3 or 4: 287
  • 5 to 9: 361
  • 10 to 19: 352
  • 20 or more: 335
  • Mobile homes: 1,124
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Dickinson County with a mortgage: 2,439 (132 second mortgage, 260 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,893

Here:

56.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dickinson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,14213
Catholic4,3402
Evangelical Protestant2,02910
Other71
None4,149-
Dickinson 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: 4
Dickinson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Dickinson County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

23.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dickinson County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Dickinson County:

27.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Dickinson County:

Average size of farms: 413 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $155,302
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $239.49
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $114,122
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $114,663
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.76%
Corn for grain: 86181 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 84595 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Dickinson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2665322.3 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Dickinson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.0 miles away from Dickinson County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 220.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 169.1 miles away from Dickinson County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4114: May 06, 2013, FEMA Id: 4114, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 09, 2011 to July 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4016: August 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 4016, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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 Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: 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 Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dickinson County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 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 (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)

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

  • Mexico (22%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Laos (13%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Taiwan (4%)

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

  • German (44%)
  • Norwegian (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)

Dickinson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,644 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 856 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (1%)
  • Walked: 290 (3%)
  • Other means: 36 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 423 (5%)

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


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

  • 263 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 168 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,845.

7.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.40% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($37,462 average AGI)
2.82% relocated from other states ($17,202 average AGI)
Dickinson County:

2.82%
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 Clay County, IA  0.89% ($41,563 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.57% ($25,780)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($42,762)
from Jackson County, MN  0.28% ($44,600)
from Polk County, IA  0.24% ($98,529)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.22% ($31,813)
from Osceola County, IA  0.22% ($56,250)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.18% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($17,998 average AGI)
3.08% relocated to other states ($23,817 average AGI)
Dickinson County:

3.08%
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 Clay County, IA  0.80% ($41,544 average AGI)
to Emmet County, IA  0.36% ($30,615)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.31% ($28,591)
to Polk County, IA  0.25% ($17,444)
to Woodbury County, IA  0.18% ($46,769)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Dickinson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Dickinson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dickinson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,941 (3,582 aged, 359 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 110 (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 Dickinson County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (311)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (251)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (196)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (143)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (138)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (122)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (79)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (75)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (73)
  • Unspecified dementia (65)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,407
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 294
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,125

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,115
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 917
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 150

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,456
  • In family households: 13,314 (3,858 male householders, 999 female householders)
    4,125 spouses, 3,747 children (3,439 natural, 116 adopted, 192 stepchildren), 125 grandchildren, 85 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 43 other relatives, 254 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,142 (1,287 male householders (1,040 living alone)), 1,410 female householders (1,270 living alone)), 445 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 211 (179 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,910 2-persons, 836 3-persons, 721 4-persons, 285 5-persons, 75 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,310 1-person, 342 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,786 married couples with children.
653 single-parent households (153 men, 500 women).

97.7% of residents of Dickinson County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $91,616,000 ($5,495 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,728,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,416,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,225,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,546,000
Federal grants: $11,917,000
Federal procurement contracts: $723,000 ($9,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,789,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $578,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,553,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,880,000

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

Births: 862
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 933
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +16
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +343
Here +21 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dickinson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.77 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 28
  • 2010 to 2013: 371
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,198
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,779
  • 1980 to 1989: 996
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,310
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,364
  • 1950 to 1959: 949
  • 1940 to 1949: 839
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,365
Note: State values scaled to Dickinson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 97
  • 4 rooms: 630
  • 5 rooms: 1,168
  • 6 rooms: 1,029
  • 7 rooms: 878
  • 8 rooms: 781
  • 9+ rooms: 928
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 145
  • 3 rooms: 250
  • 4 rooms: 462
  • 5 rooms: 266
  • 6 rooms: 166
  • 7 rooms: 110
  • 8 rooms: 96
  • 9+ rooms: 43
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 147
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,495
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,436
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,208
  • 5+ bedrooms: 252
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 401
  • 2 bedrooms: 664
  • 3 bedrooms: 322
  • 4 bedrooms: 116
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • no vehicle: 142
  • 1 vehicle: 1,393
  • 2 vehicles: 2,764
  • 3 vehicles: 863
  • 4 vehicles: 294
  • 5+ vehicles: 87
  • no vehicle: 165
  • 1 vehicle: 797
  • 2 vehicles: 389
  • 3 vehicles: 164
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 22

59% of Dickinson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Iowa.

Dickinson County:

59.2%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 12,035
  • Northeast: 162
  • Midwest: 3,142
  • South: 393
  • West: 525

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,500


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 Dickinson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.1%)
  • Electricity (12.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (56.6%)
  • Electricity (25.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

1.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

1.9%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 89
Here:

17.4%
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)

Dickinson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,556,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $14,471,000
    Regular Highways: $2,020,000
    Police Protection: $803,000
    Central Staff Services: $517,000
    Health Services - Other: $483,000
    General - Other: $433,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $423,000
    Financial Administration: $393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $330,000
    Welfare - Other: $230,000
    Corrections - Other: $201,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Parks & Recreation: $90,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $758,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $44,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $44,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,243,000

Dickinson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,471,000
    All Other: $490,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $311,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $117,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,532,000
    Health & Hospitals: $735,000
    General Support: $331,000
    All Other: $181,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,024,000
    Total General Sales: $892,000
    Public Utilities: $102,000
    NEC: $56,000

Dickinson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,464,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 165
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 146
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 123
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 28
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 83
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 68
Dickinson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Dickinson County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11478.1 years
William9378.8 years
Robert8274.1 years
Mary7180.2 years
James6772.8 years
Dorothy6479.5 years
George6078.7 years
Helen6082.5 years
Donald5874.1 years
Margaret5784.5 years
Most common last names in Dickinson County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7779.0 years
Anderson7279.4 years
Smith6179.0 years
Miller4577.3 years
Nelson3177.2 years
Olson3180.5 years
Clark3184.2 years
Wilson2979.0 years
Peterson2880.4 years
Jones2676.6 years
Businesses in Dickinson County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AmericInn1Nike2
Burger King1Ramada1
Chevrolet1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1Subway3
Dairy Queen2Super 82
FedEx4Toyota1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS5
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1YMCA2
MasterBrand Cabinets2