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Henry County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 20,236 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 20,336 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,437
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,208
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,575
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,021 (it was 2,051 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%

Land area: 434 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 47 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Henry County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.8%), Manufacturing (20.6%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Henry County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 10,310  (51.1%)
Females: 9,835  (48.9%)

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Henry County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Henry County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,579 ($39,087 in 1999)
This county:

$47579
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $432 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $521)
This county:

$432
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,244 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Henry County:

$99,244
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,820 - $147,349

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $135,273
Here:

$135,273
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $220,016
Here:

$220,016
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $50,580
Here:

$50,580
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $25,268
Here:

$25,268
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $71,494
Here:

$71,494
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,053
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Institutionalized population: 1,156

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):


Henry 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: $1,248 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,268 (1.4%)


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


Henry County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.3%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.7% for Black residents, 51.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.8% for other race residents, 23.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

8.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Henry County is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mount Pleasant, New London, Winfield, Wayland, Salem, Olds, Hillsboro, Mount Union, Westwood, Rome.

Henry 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 Henry County: Hickory Grove Rest Area (A), New London Country Club (B), Deerwood Golf Club (C), Mount Pleasant Country Club (D), Faulkner State Access Area (E), Greenwood Community Hall (F), Swedish Heritage Museum (G), Midwest Old Threshers Heritage Museum (H), Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Henry County include: Sugar Creek Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (B), Oakland Mills Community Church (C), Trenton United Methodist Church (D), Trenton Missionary Church (E), Lowell First Baptist Church (F), Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), White Oak Church (H), Cottonwood Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Creek Cemetery (1), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (2), Bethany Cemetery (3), Lowell Cemetery (4), Farlow Cemetery (5), Brooks Cemetery (6), Ferrel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Geode Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Berry Branch (A), Big Creek (B), Bogue Creek (C), Brandywine Creek (D), Cedar Creek Church (E), Spring Creek (F), Spearman Branch (G), Heather Branch (H), Wolf Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Henry County include: Lowell City Park (1), First Flour Mill in Iowa Historical Marker (2), Camp Harlan Historical Marker (3), Tick Ridge Woods Park (4), Stephenson Park (5), O'Laughlin Recreation Wildlife Area (6), Gibson Recreation Area (7), Hoaglan Woods Recreation Area (8), Tick Ridge Woods County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Des Moines County , Jefferson County , Lee County , Louisa County , Van Buren County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 974
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 369 (57% naturalized citizens)

Henry County:

1.8%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.6%

Henry County marital status for males
Henry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Henry County with a mortgage: 2,583 (169 second mortgage, 162 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,447

Here:

64.1% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.36%
Here48.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,834
Total congregations: 38

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Mennonite Church USA
Adherents2,468 (25.1%)1,363 (13.9%)1,000 (10.2%)870 (8.8%)821 (8.3%)
Congregations9 (23.7%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)3 (7.9%)3 (7.9%)
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents561 (5.7%)462 (4.7%)408 (4.1%)325 (3.3%)1,556 (15.8%)
Congregations1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)17 (44.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Henry County - Mount Pleasant, New London, Winfield, Wayland, Salem

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Henry County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Henry County:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Henry County:

14.1%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Henry County:

Average size of farms: 293 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $91,717
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $240.24
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $78,169
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $82,950
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.75
Corn for grain: 82023 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 114 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71378 harvested acres
Vegetables: 19 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 32 acres

Tornado activity:

Henry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 2.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/9/1959, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, 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
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

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




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





Henry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,818 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,129 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 33 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 393 (4%)
  • Other means: 46 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 324 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,995.

6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.73% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($18,195 average AGI)
2.31% relocated from other states ($12,296 average AGI)
Henry County:

2.31%
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 Des Moines County, IA  0.89% ($26,892 average AGI)
from Lee County, IA  0.55% ($30,675)
from Washington County, IA  0.41% ($26,767)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.38% ($27,321)
from Van Buren County, IA  0.19% ($34,143)
from Wapello County, IA  0.15% ($19,273)
from Johnson County, IA  0.14% ($41,300)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($19,115 average AGI)
2.71% relocated to other states ($18,208 average AGI)
Henry County:

2.71%
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 Des Moines County, IA  1.03% ($35,026 average AGI)
to Washington County, IA  0.43% ($24,281)
to Johnson County, IA  0.42% ($28,226)
to Lee County, IA  0.41% ($30,900)
to Jefferson County, IA  0.31% ($32,957)
to Linn County, IA  0.22% ($37,313)
to Polk County, IA  0.20% ($36,733)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Henry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Henry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Henry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,342 (2,946 aged, 396 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6900.980
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 365.290
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35763.65

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1313.840
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1101.450

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.05
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79.03

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,591

Size of family households: 2,620 2-persons, 1,046 3-persons, 885 4-persons, 442 5-persons, 167 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,067 1-person, 312 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 4 6-persons.

95.5% of residents of Henry County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 22% 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: $108,927,000 ($5377 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,075,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,473,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,811,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,793,000
Federal grants: $26,202,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,038,000 ($94,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,610,000 ($661,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $479,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,837,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,409,000

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

Births: 1,128
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,042
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -191
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Henry 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:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Henry County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 108
  • 4 rooms: 516
  • 5 rooms: 1,248
  • 6 rooms: 1,138
  • 7 rooms: 992
  • 8 rooms: 843
  • 9+ rooms: 697
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 123
  • 3 rooms: 396
  • 4 rooms: 652
  • 5 rooms: 330
  • 6 rooms: 240
  • 7 rooms: 132
  • 8 rooms: 107
  • 9+ rooms: 53
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Henry County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 157
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,380
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,611
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,188
  • 5+ bedrooms: 230
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 575
  • 2 bedrooms: 871
  • 3 bedrooms: 406
  • 4 bedrooms: 147
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Henry County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 165
  • 1 vehicle: 1,162
  • 2 vehicles: 2,644
  • 3 vehicles: 1,169
  • 4 vehicles: 272
  • 5+ vehicles: 163
  • no vehicle: 302
  • 1 vehicle: 961
  • 2 vehicles: 518
  • 3 vehicles: 194
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 34

58% of Henry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Iowa.

Henry County:

58.4%
State average:

57.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Henry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.0%)
  • Electricity (10.3%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (47.8%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 150
Here:

6.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 112
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 456
Here:

53.1%
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 Debt

Henry County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Henry County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Henry County government finances - Debt in 2004:


Henry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Henry 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 Henry County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14376.6 years
Mary14183.5 years
William12679.1 years
James9675.6 years
Robert9074.1 years
Ruth8980.4 years
Charles8077.3 years
Helen7582.7 years
Harold6577.3 years
Margaret6180.4 years
Most common last names in Henry County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller9779.8 years
Smith7779.6 years
Johnson7678.1 years
Roth5079.8 years
Anderson4379.7 years
Brown3979.0 years
Peterson3378.7 years
Messer2879.5 years
Graber2879.8 years
Wilson2877.4 years
Businesses in Henry County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx2SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Super 81
KFC1Taco Bell1
Lane Furniture1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets5U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS3
New Balance2Walmart1
Nike1
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