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Kossuth County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 15,363 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 17,163 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,782
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,504
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,411
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,411 (it was 1,563 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 973 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kossuth County: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.0%), Educational, health and social services (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 32%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kossuth County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 7,677  (50.0%)
Females: 7,686  (50.0%)
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Kossuth County,IA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Kossuth County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,897 ($34,562 in 1999)

This county:

$55,897
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $345, upper quartile is $590)
This county:

$449
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $102,653 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Kossuth:

$102,653
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,502 - $182,005

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $138,395
Here:

$138,395
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $189,087
Here:

$189,087
State:

$194,502

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,941
Here:

$145,941
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,964
Here:

$144,964
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $39,943
Here:

$39,943
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $924
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $402

Institutionalized population: 218

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 12
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $300,900
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $272,800
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $240,800
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,105 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,157 (1.2%)

Kossuth County household income distribution in 2013 Kossuth County home values distribution in 2013 Kossuth County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.3%
Kossuth County:

9.3%
Iowa:

11.8%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.8% for American Indian residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 33.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.9 years old
(Males: 44.9 years old, Females: 47.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.2 years old, Black residents: 22.3 years old, American Indian residents: 10.6 years old, Asian residents: 33.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kossuth County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Algona, Bancroft, Swea City, Titonka, Burt, Whittemore, Wesley, Fenton, Lu Verne, Lakota.

Kossuth 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:

Creeks: Klondike Creek (A), Little Beaver Creek (B), Nelson Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Windham County, Vermont , Clay County, South Dakota , Erie County, New York , Hanson County, South Dakota , Lincoln County, South Dakota , Lyon County .

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: 475
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: 20.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 203 (43.6% naturalized citizens)

Kossuth County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 572010 or later
  • 722000 to 2009
  • 191990 to 1999
  • 351980 to 1989
  • 251970 to 1979
  • 31Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.6%

Kossuth County marital status for males Kossuth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,579
  • One, attached: 124
  • Two: 93
  • 3 or 4: 212
  • 5 to 9: 300
  • 10 to 19: 81
  • 20 to 49: 109
  • 50 or more: 32
  • Mobile homes: 57

Housing units in Kossuth County with a mortgage: 2,549 (59 second mortgage, 249 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,728

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kossuth County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7337
Mainline Protestant4,12019
Evangelical Protestant3,04417
Other11
None1,645-
Kossuth 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: 8
Kossuth County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Kossuth County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kossuth County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Kossuth County:

26.9%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Kossuth County:

Average size of farms: 442 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $194,789
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $267.36
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.31%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $172,774
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $129,429
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.52%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.32
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.01%
Corn for grain: 287388 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 245524 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,099 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Kossuth County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 96500645.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Kossuth County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from Kossuth 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 269.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 238.5 miles away from the county center
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 465.1 miles away from Kossuth County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 217.8 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 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe 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 Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe 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, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 26, 1993 to April 12, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-986: April 26, 1993, FEMA Id: 986, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kossuth County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (22%)
  • Nicaragua (10%)
  • Hong Kong (8%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • England (6%)
  • Bahamas (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kossuth County


  • German (50%)
  • American (11%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Danish (2%)

Kossuth County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,509 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 602 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 53 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 295 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 444 (5.6%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 256 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 206 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,347.

3.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.83%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.48% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($20,639 average AGI)
1.35% relocated from other states ($13,967 average AGI)
Kossuth County:

1.35%
Iowa average:

2.41%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.30% ($48,474 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.21% ($25,615)
from Polk County, IA  0.21% ($30,000)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.95% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($22,936 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($13,618 average AGI)
Kossuth County:

1.72%
Iowa average:

2.60%

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  0.39% ($37,280 average AGI)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.32% ($45,050)
to Hancock County, IA  0.19% ($31,583)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.17% ($30,636)
to Dickinson County, IA  0.16% ($39,300)
to Webster County, IA  0.16% ($30,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Kossuth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Kossuth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kossuth County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kossuth County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kossuth County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kossuth County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kossuth County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kossuth County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kossuth County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,815 (3,477 aged, 338 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 160 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (362)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (191)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (177)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (152)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (133)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (130)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (122)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (77)
  • Unspecified dementia (60)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,140
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 134
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,735

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,177
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 911
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,363
  • In family households: 12,473 (2,572 male householders, 1,777 female householders)
    3,700 spouses, 3,757 children (3,412 natural, 126 adopted, 216 stepchildren), 143 grandchildren, 32 brothers or sisters, 34 parents, 58 other relatives, 357 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,580 (1,231 male householders (1,124 living alone)), 1,075 female householders (963 living alone)), 267 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 306

Size of family households: 2,585 2-persons, 650 3-persons, 660 4-persons, 283 5-persons, 148 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,088 1-person, 207 2-persons, 13 3-persons.

2,418 married couples with children.
702 single-parent households (261 men, 441 women).

97.9% of residents of Kossuth speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (21% speak English very well, 79% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $115,355,000 ($7,043 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,146,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,938,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,013,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,783,000
Federal grants: $15,289,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,465,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,866,000 ($403,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,018,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $870,000
Federal Government insurance: $132,709,000

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

Births: 834
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 952
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -876
Here -54 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kossuth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built in Kossuth County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 142014 or later
  • 1392010 to 2013
  • 4302000 to 2009
  • 4521990 to 1999
  • 4231980 to 1989
  • 1,1421970 to 1979
  • 6721960 to 1969
  • 8811950 to 1959
  • 5301940 to 1949
  • 2,7831939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kossuth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kossuth County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 191 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 453 rooms
  • 2544 rooms
  • 7525 rooms
  • 1,0006 rooms
  • 8857 rooms
  • 7518 rooms
  • 1,5809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kossuth County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 241 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 2003 rooms
  • 2904 rooms
  • 2255 rooms
  • 1806 rooms
  • 1297 rooms
  • 2138 rooms
  • 939+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kossuth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kossuth County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 19no bedroom
  • 1011 bedroom
  • 9142 bedrooms
  • 2,4083 bedrooms
  • 1,4244 bedrooms
  • 4235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kossuth County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 30no bedroom
  • 1831 bedroom
  • 6132 bedrooms
  • 2833 bedrooms
  • 2444 bedrooms
  • 635+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kossuth County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kossuth County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 59no vehicle
  • 1,0881 vehicle
  • 2,2102 vehicles
  • 1,4083 vehicles
  • 3764 vehicles
  • 1405+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kossuth County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Kossuth County population
  • 147no vehicle
  • 6861 vehicle
  • 3952 vehicles
  • 1083 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles

89.9% of Kossuth County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Iowa.

Kossuth County:

89.9%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 12,027
  • Other state: 3,040
  • Northeast: 149
  • Midwest: 2,352
  • South: 264
  • West: 272
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kossuth County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.7%Utility gas
  • 29.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 41.8%Utility gas
  • 31.2%Electricity
  • 21.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 222
Here:

14.4%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 104
Here:

14.0%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 83
Here:

16.7%
Iowa:

23.8%

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

Kossuth County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,736,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $9,854,000
    Regular Highways: $4,734,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,840,000
    Financial Administration: $1,079,000
    Welfare - Other: $948,000
    Corrections - Other: $813,000
    Police Protection: $546,000
    General Public Buildings: $447,000
    Central Staff Services: $434,000
    Solid Waste Management: $403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $311,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $262,000
    Housing & Community Development: $90,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $82,000
    General - Other: $53,000
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $118,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Corrections - Other: $191,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,549,000

Kossuth County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,854,000
    Solid Waste Management: $516,000
    All Other: $488,000
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $106,000
    Highways: $57,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $197,000
    Interest Earnings: $132,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,902,000
    General Support: $1,424,000
    Public Welfare: $390,000
    Health & Hospitals: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,855,000
    Total General Sales: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $114,000
    NEC: $7,000

Kossuth County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,894,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,705,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $189,000

Kossuth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,432,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 189
  • Number of aged recipients: 30
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 159
  • Number of recipients under 18: 22
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 126
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 41
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 96
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 62
Kossuth County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Kossuth County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Kossuth County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17677.5 years
William12777.8 years
Mary12080.3 years
George9580.7 years
Anna8286.2 years
Robert8174.4 years
Helen7082.2 years
Henry6381.9 years
Fred6181.9 years
Harold6176.0 years
Most common last names in Kossuth County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8478.0 years
Meyer6381.8 years
Smith5778.6 years
Peterson4779.4 years
Elbert4376.6 years
Anderson3576.5 years
Thilges3376.7 years
Miller3374.5 years
Hansen3382.1 years
Kollasch3081.9 years
Businesses in Kossuth County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Long John Silver's1
Chevrolet2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1New Balance1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
Ford2Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1