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Floyd County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 16,056 (47% urban, 53% rural); it was 16,900 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,890
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,227
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,058
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,769 (it was 1,770 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%

Land area: 501 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Floyd County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Manufacturing (19.6%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Floyd County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 7,989  (50.1%)
Females: 8,314  (49.9%)

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Floyd County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Floyd County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,892 ($35,237 in 1999)
This county:

$42892
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $358 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $433)
This county:

$358
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $92,922 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Floyd County:

$92,922
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,370 - $141,888

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,880
Here:

$134,880
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $147,028
Here:

$147,028
State:

$156,028

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,467
Here:

$92,467
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $67,920
Here:

$67,920
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $34,851
Here:

$34,851
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,305
Here:

$1,305
State:

$33,502
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,036
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $307

Institutionalized population: 254

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):


Floyd 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: $1,014 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $942 (1.1%)


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


Floyd County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 94.8% for Black residents, 62.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 71.9% for other race residents, 3.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

9.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Floyd County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $623 a month.

Cities in this county include: Charles City, Nora Springs, Rockford, Rudd, Floyd, Marble Rock, Colwell.

Floyd 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 Floyd County: Scott (A), Camp Christie (B), Camp Winnebago (C), Rock Grove City (D), Floyd Station (E), Ulster (F), Gates Bridge Access (G), Nilesville (H), Carrville (I), Cedar Bend Golf Course (J), Rockford (K), Rockford Golf and Country Club (L), Riverton Townhall (M), Floyd County Home (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Floyd County include: United Church (A), Maple Heights Assembly of God Church (B), Rockford Baptist Church (C), Howardville Wesleyan Church (D), Saint Charles Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Beckwith Cemetery (2), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (3), Riverside Cemetery (4), Riverton Cemetery (5), Methodist Cemetery (6), Ligget Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ackley Creek (A), Beemis Creek (B), Bloody Run (C), Stewart Creek (D), Winnebago River (E), Schultz Creek (F), Rapid Creek (G), Whiskey Creek (H), Peters Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Floyd County include: Rotary Wildlife Area (1), Bunns Wood County Park (2), Flood Creek Hunting Preserve (3), Colwell County Park (4), River Bend Wildlife Area (5), Trowbridge Marsh (6), Winterink Woods (7), Happy Acres (8), Koebrick Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bremer County , Butler County , Cerro Gordo County , Chickasaw County , Franklin County , Howard County , Mitchell County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 515
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 194 (31% naturalized citizens)

Floyd County:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.5%

Floyd County marital status for males
Floyd County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Floyd County with a mortgage: 1,956 (185 second mortgage, 156 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,950

Here:

50.1% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.08%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,337
Total congregations: 34

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan Church
Adherents4,042 (35.7%)2,488 (21.9%)2,383 (21.0%)425 (3.7%)382 (3.4%)
Congregations4 (11.8%)5 (14.7%)7 (20.6%)2 (5.9%)3 (8.8%)
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents296 (2.6%)256 (2.3%)255 (2.2%)231 (2.0%)579 (5.1%)
Congregations2 (5.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)8 (23.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Floyd County - Charles City, Nora Springs, Rockford, Rudd, Floyd

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Floyd County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Floyd County:

11.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Floyd County:

12.9%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Floyd County:

Average size of farms: 325 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $129,964
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $282.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $113,061
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,522
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.95%
Corn for grain: 127087 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 14 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 114046 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2 acres

Tornado activity:

Floyd County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/28/1986, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Floyd County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,286 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 590 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0%)
  • Walked: 194 (3%)
  • Other means: 46 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 555 (7%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,597.

5.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,635 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.91% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($21,556 average AGI)
1.65% relocated from other states ($10,082 average AGI)
Floyd County:

1.65%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.21% ($32,108 average AGI)
from Chickasaw County, IA  0.62% ($24,500)
from Mitchell County, IA  0.31% ($24,947)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.23% ($19,500)
from Howard County, IA  0.18% ($34,000)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.52% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($20,033 average AGI)
1.80% relocated to other states ($7,386 average AGI)
Floyd County:

1.80%
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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.22% ($29,040 average AGI)
to Chickasaw County, IA  0.68% ($24,714)
to Mitchell County, IA  0.50% ($25,548)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.39% ($26,583)
to Polk County, IA  0.21% ($30,846)
to Butler County, IA  0.16% ($25,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Floyd County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Floyd County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Floyd County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,579 (3,072 aged, 507 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7360.150
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 151.190
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24777.74

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1058.200
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1106.850

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55.04
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.08

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,999

Size of family households: 2,338 2-persons, 864 3-persons, 684 4-persons, 366 5-persons, 130 6-persons, 80 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,145 1-person, 249 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

96.7% of residents of Floyd County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $114,344,000 ($6915 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $796,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,761,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,958,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,023,000
Federal grants: $22,769,000
Federal procurement contracts: $712,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,120,000 ($35,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $928,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,429,000
Federal Government insurance: $65,733,000

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

Births: 954
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,033
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +68
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -429
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Floyd County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.80 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Floyd County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 125
  • 4 rooms: 399
  • 5 rooms: 1,007
  • 6 rooms: 1,225
  • 7 rooms: 894
  • 8 rooms: 689
  • 9+ rooms: 694
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 57
  • 3 rooms: 337
  • 4 rooms: 421
  • 5 rooms: 310
  • 6 rooms: 289
  • 7 rooms: 159
  • 8 rooms: 107
  • 9+ rooms: 69
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Floyd County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 114
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,072
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,610
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,062
  • 5+ bedrooms: 178
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 486
  • 2 bedrooms: 606
  • 3 bedrooms: 429
  • 4 bedrooms: 183
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
Cars and other vehicles available in Floyd County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 173
  • 1 vehicle: 1,153
  • 2 vehicles: 2,177
  • 3 vehicles: 1,087
  • 4 vehicles: 343
  • 5+ vehicles: 125
  • no vehicle: 241
  • 1 vehicle: 902
  • 2 vehicles: 372
  • 3 vehicles: 154
  • 4 vehicles: 63
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

62% of Floyd County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Iowa.

Floyd County:

61.7%
State average:

57.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,100


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 Floyd County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.2%)
  • Electricity (5.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (61.6%)
  • Electricity (19.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 214
Here:

11.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

1.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

12.2%
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

Floyd County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Floyd County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Floyd County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Floyd County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Floyd 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 Floyd County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14678.1 years
William13177.8 years
Robert11472.5 years
Mary8581.4 years
James8471.2 years
Charles7877.1 years
Dorothy7779.9 years
George7578.8 years
Ruth7482.3 years
Harold7273.7 years
Most common last names in Floyd County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6778.1 years
Johnson4976.5 years
Miller4780.1 years
Meyer3982.6 years
Wilson3079.0 years
Anderson3081.4 years
Brown2680.0 years
Peterson2581.4 years
Nelson2377.4 years
Fisher2276.6 years
Businesses in Floyd County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sleep Inn1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kmart1U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
McDonald's1
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