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Johnson County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 146,547 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 111,006 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 23,138
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,161
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,986
Renter-occupied apartments: 21,416 (it was 19,094 in 2000)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

28%

Land area: 614 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 238 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Johnson County: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Johnson County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.3%)
  • Asian alone (6.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 72,310  (49.3%)
Females: 74,237  (50.7%)
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Johnson County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Johnson County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,064 ($40,060 in 1999)

This county:

$58,064
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $772 (lower quartile is $651, upper quartile is $1,018)
This county:

$772
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $238,000 (it was $123,700 in 2000)
Johnson:

$238,000
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $148,100 - $331,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $255,058
Here:

$255,058
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,520
Here:

$222,520
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $267,690
Here:

$267,690
State:

$132,478

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,128
Here:

$166,128
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $198,030
Here:

$198,030
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $30,506
Here:

$30,506
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,590
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $532

Institutionalized population: 1,568

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 57
  • Burglaries: 79
  • Thefts: 143
  • Auto thefts: 15

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 85
  • Burglaries: 73
  • Thefts: 192
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 621 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2008: 601 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2009: 599 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2010: 424 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2011: 431 buildings, average cost: $212,400
  • 2012: 556 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2013: 497 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2014: 621 buildings, average cost: $228,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,874 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,385 (1.6%)

Johnson County household income distribution in 2009 Johnson County home values distribution Johnson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.7%
Johnson County:

18.7%
Iowa:

11.8%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.9% for other race residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 30.0 years old
(Males: 29.4 years old, Females: 30.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31.8 years old, Black residents: 23.8 years old, American Indian residents: 69.9 years old, Asian residents: 27.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 26.8 years old)

Area name: Iowa City, IA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Johnson County is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $653 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $951 a month.

Cities in this county include: Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Solon, Lone Tree, University Heights, Tiffin, Swisher, Oxford, Hills.

Johnson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Johnson County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 22.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: DuPage County, Illinois , Fulton County, Ohio , La Salle County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 26,885
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,352 (31.9% naturalized citizens)

Johnson County:

12.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 7,242
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,441
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,079
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,190
  • 1970 to 1979: 568
  • Before 1970: 563
Note: State values scaled to Johnson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.9%

Johnson County marital status for males Johnson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,427
  • One, attached: 6,332
  • Two: 1,743
  • 3 or 4: 2,772
  • 5 to 9: 5,712
  • 10 to 19: 6,746
  • 20 to 49: 3,485
  • 50 or more: 1,661
  • Mobile homes: 1,918

Housing units in Johnson County with a mortgage: 22,074 (2,508 second mortgage, 3,314 home equity loan, 326 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,989

Here:

68.8% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Johnson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,31032
Catholic15,6919
Evangelical Protestant10,22350
Other3,75617
Black Protestant1781
Orthodox1201
None84,604-
Johnson 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: 26
Johnson County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Johnson County:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 123
This county:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Johnson County:

5.3%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

22.1%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Johnson County:

Average size of farms: 239 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,971
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $257.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.34%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $76,161
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,228
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.45
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.01%
Corn for grain: 103550 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 918 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 89026 harvested acres
Vegetables: 94 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 139 acres

Earthquake activity:

Johnson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 296.1 miles away from Johnson 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 277.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 324.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.2 miles away from Johnson County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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 Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1420: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (22%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Other Middle Africa (4%)
  • Sudan (4%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (2%)

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

  • German (25%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • American (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • African (2%)

Johnson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,009 (66.9%)
  • Carpooled: 9,398 (10.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,725 (5.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,403 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 1,474 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 8,734 (9.7%)
  • Worked at home: 3,955 (4.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 6,271 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 767 people in state prisons
  • 431 people in nursing homes
  • 147 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 147 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 119 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 94 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 86 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 5,960 people in college/university student housing
  • 928 people in state prisons
  • 451 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 125 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 88 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 53 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 40 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 37 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,437.

9.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,740 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.11%
Iowa average:

5.75%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($123 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.05%
Iowa average:

0.01%

4.71% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($17,467 average AGI)
4.34% relocated from other states ($20,150 average AGI)
Johnson County:

4.34%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Linn County, IA  1.05% ($38,859 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.44% ($32,435)
from Polk County, IA  0.42% ($30,904)
from Washington County, IA  0.27% ($33,282)
from Scott County, IA  0.26% ($35,279)
from Muscatine County, IA  0.24% ($31,410)
from Cedar County, IA  0.18% ($40,273)


9.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
Iowa average:

5.94%


0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($406 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.14%
Iowa average:

0.02%

4.04% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($16,356 average AGI)
5.00% relocated to other states ($26,149 average AGI)
Johnson County:

5.00%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Linn County, IA  1.20% ($39,990 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.54% ($32,255)
to Cook County, IL  0.42% ($29,615)
to Washington County, IA  0.33% ($31,553)
to Scott County, IA  0.24% ($31,370)
to Muscatine County, IA  0.15% ($30,548)
to Cedar County, IA  0.15% ($39,875)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Johnson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Johnson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Johnson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Johnson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Johnson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,617 (9,787 aged, 1,830 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,777 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (572)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (571)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (465)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (402)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (376)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (308)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (300)
  • Unspecified dementia (290)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (181)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (167)

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: 2.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,527
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 843
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,511

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,257
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 486
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 79
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 74.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 29.2
  • Poisoning - 25.5
  • Other - 19.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 146,547
  • In family households: 98,079 (16,020 male householders, 16,070 female householders)
    26,703 spouses, 34,511 children (32,618 natural, 603 adopted, 1,290 stepchildren), 665 grandchildren, 786 brothers or sisters, 517 parents, 1,156 other relatives, 1,651 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 39,341 (12,019 male householders (7,324 living alone)), 13,108 female householders (8,599 living alone)), 14,214 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,127

Size of family households: 14,758 2-persons, 5,843 3-persons, 7,144 4-persons, 3,179 5-persons, 773 6-persons, 393 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,923 1-person, 6,181 2-persons, 2,251 3-persons, 569 4-persons, 175 5-persons, 28 6-persons.

20,991 married couples with children.
7,071 single-parent households (1,652 men, 5,419 women).

85.5% of residents of Johnson speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $872,615,000 ($7,516 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $37,113,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $163,689,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,359,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,963,000
Federal grants: $262,653,000
Federal procurement contracts: $269,061,000 ($3,963,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $99,890,000 ($22,243,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $282,190,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,778,000
Federal Government insurance: $111,951,000

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

Births: 7,531
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,671
Here:

23 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,935
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,410
Here -21 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Johnson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.59 millions of gallons per day (33% from ground, 67% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,190
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,612
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,401
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,825
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,984
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,690
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,741
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,699
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,148
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,506
Note: State values scaled to Johnson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Johnson County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 1,345
  • 4 rooms: 1,946
  • 5 rooms: 4,039
  • 6 rooms: 5,037
  • 7 rooms: 5,752
  • 8 rooms: 6,302
  • 9+ rooms: 8,609
  • 1 room: 821
  • 2 rooms: 1,859
  • 3 rooms: 5,097
  • 4 rooms: 7,747
  • 5 rooms: 3,523
  • 6 rooms: 2,679
  • 7 rooms: 922
  • 8 rooms: 878
  • 9+ rooms: 628
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Johnson County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 335
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,287
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,757
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,615
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,069
  • no bedroom: 927
  • 1 bedroom: 5,170
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,005
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,179
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,364
  • 5+ bedrooms: 509
Cars and other vehicles available in Johnson County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Johnson County population
  • no vehicle: 765
  • 1 vehicle: 7,172
  • 2 vehicles: 15,866
  • 3 vehicles: 6,062
  • 4 vehicles: 2,207
  • 5+ vehicles: 991
  • no vehicle: 3,193
  • 1 vehicle: 12,310
  • 2 vehicles: 5,658
  • 3 vehicles: 2,471
  • 4 vehicles: 349
  • 5+ vehicles: 173

72% of Johnson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 110% lived in Iowa.

Johnson County:

72.0%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 81,362
  • Other state: 45,020
  • Northeast: 5,253
  • Midwest: 27,001
  • South: 6,007
  • West: 6,759

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Johnson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.9%)
  • Electricity (12.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Electricity (51.6%)
  • Utility gas (44.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 627
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 261
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,357
Here:

5.4%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Johnson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,122,000
    Regular Highways: $1,268,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,910,000
    Regular Highways: $5,957,000
    General - Other: $3,987,000
    Police Protection: $3,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,455,000
    Financial Administration: $2,920,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,815,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,108,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,783,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,154,000
    General Public Buildings: $860,000
    Libraries: $539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $499,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,926,000

Johnson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,338,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $463,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,344,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $886,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,995,000
    All Other: $5,412,000
    Highways: $4,029,000
    General Local Government Support: $770,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,317,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,143,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $697,000
    Other License: $529,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $56,000

Johnson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,258,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,183,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $75,000

Johnson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,764,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,183,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,158
  • Number of aged recipients: 78
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,080
  • Number of recipients under 18: 229
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 804
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 125
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 410
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 494
Johnson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED354$149,9462,035$135,3293,761$173,481313$80,03272$929,917427$170,63050$39,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$136,000154$132,260279$163,89621$131,8105$877,00018$235,0567$43,857
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$141,765119$107,504515$159,48079$53,7594$793,00031$143,06569$39,304
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$141,30898$164,337666$171,53520$103,2001$130,00031$189,2909$51,889
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$168,40011$207,27366$153,3942$28,5000$01$144,0003$29,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED108$177,713123$192,5612$200,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$166,26320$195,0502$239,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$170,25011$204,1820$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$209,75011$209,1820$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$81,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Johnson County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary43682.0 years
John37976.4 years
William29977.6 years
Robert26372.5 years
James23671.2 years
Helen22282.2 years
George20577.5 years
Margaret19381.2 years
Dorothy18780.2 years
Charles18478.6 years
Most common last names in Johnson County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller13375.7 years
Smith11478.1 years
Johnson8973.5 years
Brown7376.2 years
Jones6176.0 years
Anderson5875.3 years
Davis4977.3 years
Rogers4781.5 years
White4673.4 years
Thomas4281.6 years
Businesses in Johnson County, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Journeys1
AT&T1KFC1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart1
Ace Hardware4Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy4
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture3
AmericInn1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets8
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Banana Republic1Menards1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity2
Baymont Inn1New Balance8
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike17
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Olive Garden1
Burger King2Outback1
CVS2Outback Steakhouse1
Caribou Coffee2Pac Sun1
Carson Pirie Scott1Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread2
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless1
Chipotle1Penske2
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut3
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos3
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Curves1Rue211
DHL2SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen9Sears3
Days Inn1Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza1Shoe Carnival1
DressBarn1Sleep Inn1
Dressbarn1Slumberland1
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts1
Express1Sprint Nextel4
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx19Starbucks2
Finish Line1Steak 'n Shake1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Suburban1
Ford2Subway10
Forever 211Super 81
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
Gap1Toyota1
Gymboree1Travelodge1
H&R Block4True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul4
Haworth1U.S. Cellular4
Hilton1UPS25
Hobby Lobby1Vans1
Holiday Inn2Verizon Wireless4
Hollister Co.1Victoria's Secret1
Honda1Village Inn2
Hot Topic1Volkswagen1
Hyundai1Walgreens3
IHOP1Walmart2
JCPenney1Wendy's2
Jones New York4Wet Seal1

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  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"