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Hardin County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 17,542 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 18,812 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,052
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,466
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,689
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,778 (it was 1,939 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%

Land area: 569 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hardin County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hardin County, IA (2017)
    • 16,05485.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7514.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2271.2%Two or more races
    • 2131.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1440.8%Asian alone
    • 280.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 8,755  (49.9%)
Females: 8,787  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Hardin County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,619 ($35,429 in 1999)
This county:

$55,619
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $479 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $577)
This county:

$479
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $106,059 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Hardin:

$106,059
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,688 - $158,180

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $128,365
Here:

$128,365
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $181,440
Here:

$181,440
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $58,009
Here:

$58,009
State:

$141,928

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,118
Here:

$123,118
State:

$167,742

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,100
Here:

$113,100
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $82,643
Here:

$82,643
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $985
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $395

Institutionalized population: 547

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 37
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 83
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $239,200
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $222,200
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $248,800
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $261,600
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $334,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hardin, IA residents
Average permit cost in Hardin, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,451 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,353 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Hardin, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hardin, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hardin, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
Hardin County:

7.0%
Iowa:

10.7%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.0% for American Indian residents, 8.6% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.8 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 47.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.7 years old, Black residents: 17.0 years old, American Indian residents: 41.9 years old, Asian residents: 56.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.8 years old, Other race residents: 30.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hardin County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $511 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $611 a month.

Cities in this county include: Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Alden, Hubbard, Radcliffe, Union, Steamboat Rock, New Providence, Whitten.

Hardin 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 Hardin County: Taylor Hill (A), Bois d'Arc (B), Melrose (C), Palerno (D), Corn Beef Feedlot (E), Town and Country Golf Club (F), Meadowbrook Golf Course (G), Oakleaf Golf and Country Club (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hardin County include: Alice Church (A), Ackley Christian Reformed Church (B), West Freisland Presbyterian Church (C), Westfriesland Church (D), Zion Church (E), Colfax Center Church (F), East Friesland Church (G), First Christian Reformed Church (H), Holland Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alice Union Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Beaver Grove Cemetery (3), Benson Cemetery (4), Pleasant Valley Reformed Cemetery (5), Pleasant Valley U M C Cemetery (6), Buck Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Willow Creek (A), North Fork Black Hawk Creek (B), South Fork Blackhawk Creek (C), North Fork South Beaver Creek (D), Mosquito Creek (E), Minnehaha Creek (F), Middle Fork South Beaver Creek (G), Munns Creek (H), Holland Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hardin County include: Roadman Memorial Park (1), Seyffer Public Use Area (2), Shearin Park (3), Stoehr County Park (4), Wolfe Family Preserve (5), Black Hawk Creek Wildlife Center (6), Gutknecht Roadside Park (7), Beaver Roadside Park (8), Miller Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buchanan County , Carroll County , Hamilton County , Humboldt County , Linn County , Wright County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

2.8%

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

Current college students: 877
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 486 (40.2% naturalized citizens)

Hardin County:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1562010 or later
  • 1552000 to 2009
  • 721990 to 1999
  • 431980 to 1989
  • 291970 to 1979
  • 53Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.2%

Hardin County marital status for males Hardin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,891
  • One, attached: 103
  • Two: 242
  • 3 or 4: 464
  • 5 to 9: 243
  • 10 to 19: 65
  • 20 to 49: 115
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 214

Housing units in Hardin County with a mortgage: 2,957 (69 second mortgage, 295 home equity loan, 41 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,534

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hardin County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,02527
Evangelical Protestant3,83426
Catholic8832
Other41
Orthodox--
None5,788-
Hardin 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: 6
Hardin County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Hardin County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hardin County:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

27.9%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Hardin County:

Average size of farms: 395 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $303,944
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $283.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $251,261
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $129,699
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.05
Corn for grain: 154606 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 124764 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Tornado activity:

Hardin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1227052.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 fatalities and 78 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/25/2008, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hardin County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.3 miles away from Hardin County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 266.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 373.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from the 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 336.0 miles away from Hardin 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 290.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe 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, Incident Period: June 15, 1996 to June 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1133: August 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1133, Natural disaster type: 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hardin County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hardin

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,691 (80.5%)
  • Carpooled: 813 (9.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 75 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 302 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 421 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hardin County


  • German (42%)
  • American (9%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 334 people in nursing homes
  • 200 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 189 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 92 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 331 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 311 people in college/university student housing
  • 147 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 62 people in federal detention centers
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,450.

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.51% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($32,377 average AGI)
1.03% relocated from other states ($8,025 average AGI)
Hardin County:

1.03%
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 Story County, IA  0.68% ($41,622 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.47% ($32,516)
from Franklin County, IA  0.42% ($47,179)
from Marshall County, IA  0.38% ($36,600)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.33% ($38,318)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,680 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.29% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($29,230 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($11,450 average AGI)
Hardin County:

1.73%
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 Polk County, IA  0.54% ($44,306 average AGI)
to Story County, IA  0.48% ($43,438)
to Franklin County, IA  0.41% ($45,000)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.38% ($24,400)
to Grundy County, IA  0.30% ($37,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Hardin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Hardin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hardin County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hardin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hardin County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hardin County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hardin County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hardin County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hardin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,935 (3,586 aged, 349 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 246 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (368)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (334)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (219)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (210)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (189)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (162)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (133)
  • Unspecified dementia (123)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (72)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (66)

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: 5.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,736
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,143

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,266
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,516
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,542
  • In family households: 13,465 (2,460 male householders, 1,976 female householders)
    3,808 spouses, 4,533 children (4,137 natural, 184 adopted, 211 stepchildren), 157 grandchildren, 62 brothers or sisters, 148 parents, 53 other relatives, 263 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,192 (1,434 male householders (1,229 living alone)), 1,306 female householders (1,222 living alone)), 434 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 876

Size of family households: 2,482 2-persons, 807 3-persons, 711 4-persons, 249 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 86 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,446 1-person, 227 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 7 6-persons.

2,770 married couples with children.
773 single-parent households (234 men, 539 women).

96.3% of residents of Hardin speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $124,733,000 ($6,872 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,382,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $54,820,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,640,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,965,000
Federal grants: $20,006,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,739,000 ($598,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,562,000 ($1,363,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,943,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,333,000
Federal Government insurance: $73,304,000

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

Births: 1,089
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,259
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +81
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -701
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hardin 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:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Hardin County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Hardin County, Iowa
  • 02014 or later
  • 982010 to 2013
  • 2082000 to 2009
  • 4791990 to 1999
  • 4101980 to 1989
  • 1,1731970 to 1979
  • 9881960 to 1969
  • 9721950 to 1959
  • 6961940 to 1949
  • 3,1381939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hardin County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardin County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardin County, Iowa
  • 111 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 573 rooms
  • 4104 rooms
  • 9335 rooms
  • 1,2596 rooms
  • 9817 rooms
  • 7108 rooms
  • 1,1299+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardin County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardin County, Iowa
  • 31 room
  • 582 rooms
  • 3443 rooms
  • 3964 rooms
  • 3465 rooms
  • 2006 rooms
  • 1297 rooms
  • 618 rooms
  • 1389+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hardin County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardin County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardin County, Iowa
  • 12no bedroom
  • 1601 bedroom
  • 1,3292 bedrooms
  • 2,5963 bedrooms
  • 1,1904 bedrooms
  • 1815+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardin County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardin County, Iowa
  • 13no bedroom
  • 4411 bedroom
  • 6052 bedrooms
  • 4443 bedrooms
  • 1254 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardin County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hardin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 154no vehicle
  • 1,3921 vehicle
  • 2,1842 vehicles
  • 1,2093 vehicles
  • 3474 vehicles
  • 2075+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hardin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 212no vehicle
  • 7871 vehicle
  • 5062 vehicles
  • 1093 vehicles
  • 524 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles

87.8% of Hardin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Iowa.

Hardin County:

87.8%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 13,968
  • Other state: 2,944
  • Northeast: 196
  • Midwest: 1,709
  • South: 550
  • West: 485
Year householders moved into unit in Hardin County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hardin County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.9%Utility gas
  • 22.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.7%Utility gas
  • 36.8%Electricity
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 83
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 97
Here:

10.1%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 71
Here:

9.5%
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

Hardin County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000
  • Charges - Other: $378,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $886,000
    General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,467,000
    Police Protection: $1,697,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,532,000
    General - Other: $931,000
    Financial Administration: $751,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $671,000
    Health - Other: $616,000
    Central Staff Services: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $296,000
    General Public Buildings: $285,000
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000
    Libraries: $126,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,337,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,861,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $842,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,412,000
    Interest Earnings: $204,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $566,000
    General - Other: $152,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $82,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,045,000
    Other: $203,000
    Health and Hospitals: $51,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,657,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $717,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $201,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $133,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,954,000

Hardin County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000
  • Charges - Other: $378,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $886,000
    General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,467,000
    Police Protection: $1,697,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,532,000
    General - Other: $931,000
    Financial Administration: $751,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $671,000
    Health - Other: $616,000
    Central Staff Services: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $296,000
    General Public Buildings: $285,000
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000
    Libraries: $126,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,337,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,861,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $842,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,412,000
    Interest Earnings: $204,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $566,000
    General - Other: $152,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $82,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,045,000
    Other: $203,000
    Health and Hospitals: $51,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,657,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $717,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $201,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $133,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,954,000

Hardin County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000
  • Charges - Other: $378,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $886,000
    General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,467,000
    Police Protection: $1,697,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,532,000
    General - Other: $931,000
    Financial Administration: $751,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $671,000
    Health - Other: $616,000
    Central Staff Services: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $296,000
    General Public Buildings: $285,000
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000
    Libraries: $126,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,337,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,861,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $842,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,412,000
    Interest Earnings: $204,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $566,000
    General - Other: $152,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $82,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,045,000
    Other: $203,000
    Health and Hospitals: $51,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,657,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $717,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $201,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $133,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,954,000

Hardin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000
  • Charges - Other: $378,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $886,000
    General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,467,000
    Police Protection: $1,697,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,532,000
    General - Other: $931,000
    Financial Administration: $751,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $671,000
    Health - Other: $616,000
    Central Staff Services: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $296,000
    General Public Buildings: $285,000
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000
    Libraries: $126,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,337,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,861,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $842,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,412,000
    Interest Earnings: $204,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $566,000
    General - Other: $152,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $82,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,118,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,045,000
    Other: $203,000
    Health and Hospitals: $51,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,657,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $717,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $201,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $133,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,954,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 203
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 182
  • Number of recipients under 18: 34
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 129
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 86
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 77
Most common first names in Hardin County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17178.6 years
William14278.0 years
Mary12781.3 years
George11277.7 years
Robert10972.1 years
Anna10286.0 years
Helen9182.3 years
Harold9076.9 years
Henry8581.7 years
Charles8477.4 years
Most common last names in Hardin County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8081.1 years
Smith6078.6 years
Miller5578.1 years
Meyer5478.8 years
Anderson4376.9 years
Harms4077.2 years
Janssen3980.7 years
Williams3581.4 years
Peterson3277.9 years
Martin2881.1 years
Businesses in Hardin County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
Ford3True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1