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Linn County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 217,751 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 191,701 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 44,741
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,855
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 55,821
Renter-occupied apartments: 23,538 (it was 20,932 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%

Land area: 717 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 304 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Linn County: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Linn County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.8%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 107,161  (49.2%)
Females: 110,590  (50.8%)
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Linn County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Linn County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,151 ($46,206 in 1999)

This county:

$56151
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $571 (lower quartile is $440, upper quartile is $703)
This county:

$571
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $145,400 (it was $97,200 in 2000)
Linn:

$145,400
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,700 - $195,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $170,101
Here:

$170,101
State:

$159,697

Townhouses or other attached units: $146,372
Here:

$146,372
State:

$193,868

In 2-unit structures: $99,089
Here:

$99,089
State:

$120,896

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,903
Here:

$96,903
State:

$122,004

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,720
Here:

$131,720
State:

$118,952

Mobile homes: $27,841
Here:

$27,841
State:

$46,008
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,201
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $466

Institutionalized population: 2,094

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 78
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 217
  • Auto thefts: 32

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 76
  • Burglaries: 168
  • Thefts: 193
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Health of residents in Linn County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
74.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
82.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
79.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 770 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2008: 698 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2009: 661 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2010: 658 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2011: 545 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2012: 584 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2013: 583 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2014: 615 buildings, average cost: $122,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,556 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,236 (1.7%)

Linn County household income distribution in 2009 Linn County home values distribution Linn County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.9% for American Indian residents, 11.3% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
Linn County:

9.3%
Iowa:

12.7%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.3% for American Indian residents, 12.3% for other race residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Area name: Cedar Rapids, IA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Linn County is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $593 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $840 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Mount Vernon, Center Point, Lisbon, Robins, Central City, Ely, Springville.

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

2012 air pollution in Linn County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.228 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 22.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Linn County: Homan (A), Collins Grove (B), Waltham (C), Benton (D), Butlerville (E), Monticello (F), Tama County Fairgrounds (G), Dysart Country Club (H), Buckingham Cooperative Company Elevator (I), Pilgrim Heights Camp (J), Tama County Home (K), Green Townhall (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Linn County include: Amity Church (A), Vining Alliance Church (B), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (C), Haven Community Church (D), Church of Promise (E), Carlton Church (F), Geneseo Church (G), Mesquakie United Church (H), Pleasant Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Amity Cemetery (1), Badger Hill Cemetery (2), Bakers Grove Cemetery (3), Oneida Cemetery (4), Rector Cemetery (5), Buckingham Cemetery (6), Rock Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rainbow Lake (A), Camp Arrowhead Lake (B), Otter Creek Lake (C), Sportsman Lake (D), Union Grove Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Abes Fork (A), East Branch Salt Creek (B), Bennett Creek (C), Coon Creek (D), Crystal Creek (E), Devils Run (F), Sugar Creek (G), Stein Creek (H), South Branch Salt Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Linn County include: Conants Park (1), Hickory Hills Park (2), Maria Hladik Roadside Park (3), T F Clark State Park (4), Tama County Lake Park (5), West Salt Creek Wildlife Area (6), Salt Creek Wildlife Area (7), Union Grove State Park (8), Izaak Walton Tract Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buchanan County , Plymouth County, Massachusetts , Carroll County , Guthrie County , Hardin County , Iowa County , Jasper County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,547
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,934 (41% naturalized citizens)

Linn County:

2.6%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,842
  • 1990 to 1994: 765
  • 1985 to 1989: 509
  • 1980 to 1984: 425
  • 1975 to 1979: 401
  • 1970 to 1974: 202
  • 1970 to 1974: 189
  • 1965 to 1969: 601

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.8%

Linn County marital status for males Linn County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 55,757
  • One, attached: 1,725
  • Two: 2,125
  • 3 or 4: 3,848
  • 5 to 9: 3,956
  • 10 to 19: 3,915
  • 20 or more: 4,448
  • Mobile homes: 4,766
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Linn County with a mortgage: 33,047 (3,871 second mortgage, 4,836 home equity loan, 214 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,440

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Linn County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,93018
Mainline Protestant35,52275
Evangelical Protestant29,18488
Other4,96918
Orthodox5452
Black Protestant4332
None99,643-
Linn 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: 27
Linn County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 146
This county:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Linn County:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Linn County:

Average size of farms: 241 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,910
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $279.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,954
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 75.25%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,812
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.04%
Corn for grain: 128667 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 113066 harvested acres
Vegetables: 387 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 82 acres

Tornado activity:

Linn County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1630838.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Linn County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 316.7 miles away from Linn 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 296.9 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 146.3 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 346.1 miles away from the 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 316.7 miles away from Linn County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 302.2 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:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1737): January 4, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1688): March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 3, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1420): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 2, 1999 to August 10, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1282): July 22, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1282, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 16, 1999 to May 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1277): May 21, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

  • India (16%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

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

  • German (35%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (8%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Czech (6%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Linn County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 84,089 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 10,544 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 939 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 15 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 11 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 176 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 55 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 298 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,707 (3%)
  • Other means: 388 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,998 (3%)

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


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

  • 2,118 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,415 people in nursing homes
  • 507 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 257 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 190 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 156 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 142 people in halfway houses
  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 53 people in religious group quarters
  • 26 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 23 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 20 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

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

  • 2,368 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,247 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 311 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 276 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 218 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 187 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 171 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 134 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 75 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 71 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 43 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,721.

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.01%

3.00% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($20,534 average AGI)
2.22% relocated from other states ($20,843 average AGI)
Linn County:

2.22%
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 Johnson County, IA  0.70% ($39,990 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.34% ($34,705)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.19% ($29,311)
from Jones County, IA  0.18% ($44,781)
from Cook County, IL  0.15% ($29,294)
from Polk County, IA  0.14% ($33,868)
from Dubuque County, IA  0.10% ($33,607)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Iowa average:

5.94%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($475 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.02%

2.58% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($18,633 average AGI)
2.26% relocated to other states ($24,043 average AGI)
Linn County:

2.26%
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 Johnson County, IA  0.61% ($38,859 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($38,476)
to Polk County, IA  0.19% ($37,921)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.19% ($26,264)
to Jones County, IA  0.18% ($36,497)
to Cook County, IL  0.12% ($35,840)
to Scott County, IA  0.08% ($37,382)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Linn County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Linn County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Linn County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Linn County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Linn County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 29,678 (25,612 aged, 4,066 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,257 (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 Linn County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1752)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1608)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1326)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1145)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1136)
  • Unspecified dementia (873)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (840)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (607)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (572)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (427)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13329.48
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 408.090
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41396.21

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1399.680
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 789.830
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.01

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85.97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.56

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.9
  • Suffocation - 34.1
  • Poisoning - 21.8
  • Other - 5.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 206,060
  • In family households: 165,622 (39,593 male householders, 14,576 female householders)
    42,071 spouses, 58,407 children (53,925 natural, 1,693 adopted, 2,789 stepchildren), 2,535 grandchildren, 1,154 brothers or sisters, 926 parents, 1,289 other relatives, 4,465 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40,438 (15,470 male householders (11,557 living alone)), 16,495 female householders (13,631 living alone)), 8,473 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,166 (2,094 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 24,747 2-persons, 11,944 3-persons, 10,601 4-persons, 4,564 5-persons, 1,580 6-persons, 733 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 25,188 1-person, 5,601 2-persons, 756 3-persons, 343 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

35,291 married couples with children.
10,016 single-parent households (2,369 men, 7,647 women).

95.2% of residents of Linn County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,498,033,000 ($7594 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $512,919,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $421,253,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $175,894,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,230,000
Federal grants: $138,442,000
Federal procurement contracts: $679,764,000 ($493,145,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $68,450,000 ($5,820,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $28,210,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $204,771,000
Federal Government insurance: $147,857,000

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

Births: 14,383
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,604
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,552
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -904
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Linn County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 39.29 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:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,190
  • 2000 to 2004: 14,319
  • 1990 to 1999: 16,261
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,356
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,120
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,807
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,398
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,294
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,973
Rooms in houses/apartments in Linn County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 302
  • 3 rooms: 1,032
  • 4 rooms: 4,379
  • 5 rooms: 13,213
  • 6 rooms: 11,764
  • 7 rooms: 9,698
  • 8 rooms: 7,619
  • 9+ rooms: 7,791
  • 1 room: 723
  • 2 rooms: 2,432
  • 3 rooms: 4,471
  • 4 rooms: 6,636
  • 5 rooms: 3,263
  • 6 rooms: 1,692
  • 7 rooms: 879
  • 8 rooms: 470
  • 9+ rooms: 366
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Linn County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 117
  • 1 bedroom: 1,303
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,145
  • 3 bedrooms: 30,693
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,951
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,612
  • no bedroom: 1,128
  • 1 bedroom: 6,862
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,894
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,130
  • 4 bedrooms: 757
  • 5+ bedrooms: 161
Cars and other vehicles available in Linn County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,764
  • 1 vehicle: 13,516
  • 2 vehicles: 26,605
  • 3 vehicles: 9,715
  • 4 vehicles: 3,030
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,191
  • no vehicle: 2,978
  • 1 vehicle: 10,554
  • 2 vehicles: 5,745
  • 3 vehicles: 1,221
  • 4 vehicles: 297
  • 5+ vehicles: 137

53% of Linn County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Iowa.

Linn County:

52.9%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 143826
  • Northeast: 3100
  • Midwest: 25109
  • South: 7493
  • West: 6394

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $89,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Linn County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Electricity (4.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (63.2%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.3%)
  • Other fuel (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,922
Here:

13.2%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 663
Here:

6.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,676
Here:

35.6%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Linn County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,601,000
    Regular Highways: $1,122,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $28,582,000
    Regular Highways: $9,180,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,654,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,139,000
    Police Protection: $6,061,000
    Financial Administration: $5,112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,156,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,664,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,470,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,005,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,509,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,181,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $885,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $755,000
    General - Other: $606,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $572,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,372,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $445,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $277,000
    General - Other: $241,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,538,000

Linn County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,084,000
    Parks and Recreation: $462,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,441,000
    Public Welfare: $2,932,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $966,000
    Public Welfare: $763,000
    Transit Utilities: $424,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,313,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $703,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $252,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $17,677,000
    Highways: $5,368,000
    Public Welfare: $2,525,000
    All Other: $1,242,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,316,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,489,000
    Other License: $596,000

Linn County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $26,361,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,617,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,744,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,445,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,055,000

Linn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $938,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,117,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,634,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,594
  • Number of aged recipients: 138
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,456
  • Number of recipients under 18: 493
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,804
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 297
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 929
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,205
Linn County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Linn 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 43 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 ORIGINATED1,321$127,2582,739$128,1296,450$146,769550$40,96947$725,660484$91,80451$31,255
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED60$119,617211$115,265563$142,21549$41,2653$280,00021$74,57116$38,188
APPLICATIONS DENIED143$127,853224$100,5671,136$132,812170$25,8061$608,00054$69,24173$26,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN104$116,231223$137,1611,173$140,91249$54,1020$030$75,1332$65,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$120,82132$117,563229$138,75122$67,3640$08$66,6252$38,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED525$146,857464$160,7634$141,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED80$155,17579$158,4815$74,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$144,95542$168,6430$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$138,31631$169,8711$44,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$143,5004$214,2500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Linn County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,12880.6 years
John1,05476.1 years
Robert87972.0 years
William84476.3 years
Charles68976.8 years
James66472.5 years
George62277.5 years
Helen57281.3 years
Joseph48878.1 years
Dorothy47480.1 years
Most common last names in Linn County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith39776.9 years
Johnson32477.6 years
Miller29377.9 years
Brown21277.6 years
Jones18876.2 years
Williams16875.3 years
Anderson16575.1 years
Wilson16175.5 years
Thompson16079.1 years
Clark14275.1 years
Businesses in Linn County, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI3LensCrafters2
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza3
Ace Hardware3Long John Silver's2
Advance Auto Parts3Lowe's1
Aeropostale1MainStay1
AmericInn1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets27
Applebee's2Maurices2
Arby's4Mazda1
Ashley Furniture2McDonald's9
AutoZone3Men's Wearhouse1
BMW1Menards2
Barnes & Noble1Microtel1
Bath & Body Works2Motel 61
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance2
Best Western2Nike12
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King6Olive Garden1
CVS2Outback1
Carson Pirie Scott2Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Panda Express1
Catherines1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza3
Chick-Fil-A1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Clarion1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn2Pizza Hut7
Curves3Plato's Closet1
DHL3Quality1
Dairy Queen11Quiznos3
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Deb1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza3Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn1Rodeway Inn1
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Eddie Bauer1Ryan's Grill1
Ethan Allen1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear3SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx37Sam's Club1
Finish Line2Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker1Slumberland1
Ford3Spencer Gifts1
GNC4Sprint Nextel4
GameStop3Staples2
Goodwill2Starbucks7
H&R Block8Subaru1
Hardee's7Subway18
Hawthorn1Super 82
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn3Taco Bell5
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1Target2
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1True Value2
IHOP1U-Haul5
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular7
Jimmy John's2UPS46
Jones New York5Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless2
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC4Village Inn1
Kmart2Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Walgreens5
Kroger5Walmart3
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's6
Lane Bryant1YMCA5
Lane Furniture3

Linn County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"