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Dickinson County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 17,260 (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: 45 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dickinson County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (19.4%), Educational, health and social services (17.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Dickinson County, IA (2017)
    • 16,434100.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3171.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1581.0%Two or more races
    • 640.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 620.4%Asian alone
    • 390.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 390.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

49.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 8,642  (50.1%)
Females: 8,618  (49.9%)
Average household size:
Dickinson County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,159 ($39,020 in 1999)
This county:

$62,159
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $570 (lower quartile is $435, upper quartile is $731)
This county:

$570
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $171,983 (it was $94,700 in 2000)
Dickinson:

$171,983
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,638 - $324,542
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,227
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $483

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:

  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 1998: 93 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 1999: 144 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2000: 110 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2001: 152 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2003: 175 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2004: 209 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2005: 173 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2006: 150 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 119 buildings, average cost: $279,200
  • 2016: 231 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2017: 197 buildings, average cost: $229,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Dickinson, IA residents
Average permit cost in Dickinson, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,029 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,843 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Dickinson, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dickinson, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dickinson, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
Dickinson County:

6.0%
Iowa:

10.7%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 49.2 years old
(Males: 46.9 years old, Females: 50.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.8 years old, Black residents: 23.1 years old, American Indian residents: 41.9 years old, Asian residents: 21.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 24.5 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:

3.5%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Dickinson, IA
County total employment by year in Dickinson, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Dickinson, IA

Current college students: 599
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 189 (39.7% naturalized citizens)

Dickinson County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 682010 or later
  • 522000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 261980 to 1989
  • 221970 to 1979
  • 31Before 1970

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: 9,727
  • One, attached: 330
  • Two: 127
  • 3 or 4: 456
  • 5 to 9: 600
  • 10 to 19: 534
  • 20 to 49: 601
  • 50 or more: 74
  • Mobile homes: 1,094
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Dickinson County with a mortgage: 3,519 (123 second mortgage, 547 home equity loan, 41 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,638

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dickinson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dickinson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,554 (80.1%)
  • Carpooled: 890 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 91 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 65 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 238 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 605 (6.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Colombia (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • England (11%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Norway (3%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dickinson County


  • German (43%)
  • American (9%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Danish (3%)

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 $77,770.

7.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.54%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.33% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($35,051 average AGI)
3.20% relocated from other states ($25,125 average AGI)
Dickinson County:

3.20%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, IA  0.95% ($70,736 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.47% ($43,056)
from Osceola County, IA  0.33% ($64,280)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.28% ($72,952)


6.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.56% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($27,245 average AGI)
3.36% relocated to other states ($30,675 average AGI)
Dickinson County:

3.36%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, IA  0.78% ($49,983 average AGI)
to Emmet County, IA  0.41% ($28,194)
to Polk County, IA  0.32% ($64,167)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 17,260
  • In family households: 13,493 (3,063 male householders, 1,883 female householders)
    4,162 spouses, 3,696 children (3,402 natural, 141 adopted, 150 stepchildren), 47 grandchildren, 42 brothers or sisters, 69 parents, 39 other relatives, 434 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,539 (1,374 male householders (1,175 living alone)), 1,739 female householders (1,529 living alone)), 381 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 243

Size of family households: 2,987 2-persons, 744 3-persons, 866 4-persons, 278 5-persons, 87 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,710 1-person, 380 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 6 6-persons.

2,285 married couples with children.
866 single-parent households (392 men, 474 women).

97.8% of residents of Dickinson speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 70% speak English not well).
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:

6.8
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • 6592014 or later
  • 5622010 to 2013
  • 2,2362000 to 2009
  • 1,7671990 to 1999
  • 9261980 to 1989
  • 2,0101970 to 1979
  • 1,4221960 to 1969
  • 1,0811950 to 1959
  • 8111940 to 1949
  • 2,3861939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • 31 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 1653 rooms
  • 4574 rooms
  • 1,0515 rooms
  • 1,1436 rooms
  • 1,0017 rooms
  • 7328 rooms
  • 1,6149+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • 741 room
  • 1382 rooms
  • 4333 rooms
  • 4844 rooms
  • 4865 rooms
  • 1516 rooms
  • 1177 rooms
  • 378 rooms
  • 369+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • 9no bedroom
  • 1171 bedroom
  • 1,1012 bedrooms
  • 2,7623 bedrooms
  • 1,5444 bedrooms
  • 6675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa
  • 75no bedroom
  • 5021 bedroom
  • 7342 bedrooms
  • 5333 bedrooms
  • 954 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 153no vehicle
  • 1,2951 vehicle
  • 2,9862 vehicles
  • 1,1753 vehicles
  • 3664 vehicles
  • 1725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 356no vehicle
  • 8541 vehicle
  • 5322 vehicles
  • 1513 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

87.5% of Dickinson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Iowa.

Dickinson County:

87.5%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 12,227
  • Other state: 4,745
  • Northeast: 257
  • Midwest: 3,499
  • South: 271
  • West: 719
Year householders moved into unit in Dickinson County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dickinson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.6%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 14.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.6%Utility gas
  • 45.5%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.5%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

0.8%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 58
Here:

10.4%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dickinson County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,354,000
    Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
    Regular Highways: $47,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $849,000
    General - Other: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,256,000
    Regular Highways: $4,643,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,646,000
    Police Protection: $1,489,000
    Financial Administration: $1,159,000
    General - Other: $909,000
    Central Staff Services: $712,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Correctional Institutions: $337,000
    Health - Other: $274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000
    Libraries: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $738,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $564,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,493,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,545,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,949,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $427,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,204,000
    Regular Highways: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,455,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,836,000
    General Local Government Support: $776,000
    Other: $452,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,053,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,285,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Other Selective Sales: $56,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,603,000

Dickinson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,354,000
    Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
    Regular Highways: $47,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $849,000
    General - Other: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,256,000
    Regular Highways: $4,643,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,646,000
    Police Protection: $1,489,000
    Financial Administration: $1,159,000
    General - Other: $909,000
    Central Staff Services: $712,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Correctional Institutions: $337,000
    Health - Other: $274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000
    Libraries: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $738,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $564,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,493,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,545,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,949,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $427,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,204,000
    Regular Highways: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,455,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,836,000
    General Local Government Support: $776,000
    Other: $452,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,053,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,285,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Other Selective Sales: $56,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,603,000

Dickinson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,354,000
    Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
    Regular Highways: $47,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $849,000
    General - Other: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,256,000
    Regular Highways: $4,643,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,646,000
    Police Protection: $1,489,000
    Financial Administration: $1,159,000
    General - Other: $909,000
    Central Staff Services: $712,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Correctional Institutions: $337,000
    Health - Other: $274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000
    Libraries: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $738,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $564,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,493,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,545,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,949,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $427,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,204,000
    Regular Highways: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,455,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,836,000
    General Local Government Support: $776,000
    Other: $452,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,053,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,285,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Other Selective Sales: $56,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,603,000

Dickinson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $37,354,000
    Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
    Regular Highways: $47,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $849,000
    General - Other: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,256,000
    Regular Highways: $4,643,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,646,000
    Police Protection: $1,489,000
    Financial Administration: $1,159,000
    General - Other: $909,000
    Central Staff Services: $712,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    General Public Buildings: $376,000
    Correctional Institutions: $337,000
    Health - Other: $274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000
    Libraries: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $738,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $564,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,493,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,545,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,949,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $427,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,204,000
    Regular Highways: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,455,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,836,000
    General Local Government Support: $776,000
    Other: $452,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,053,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,285,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Other Selective Sales: $56,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,603,000

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
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