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Louisa County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 11,352 (all rural); it was 12,183 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,029
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,387
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,494
Renter-occupied apartments: 930 (it was 1,025 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 402 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Louisa County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (47.9%), Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Louisa County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.3%)
  • Asian alone (3.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,802  (51.1%)
Females: 5,550  (48.9%)
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Louisa County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Louisa County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,201 ($39,086 in 1999)

This county:

$53,201
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $529)
This county:

$457
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $109,725 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Louisa:

$109,725
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,957 - $180,144
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,015
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433

Institutionalized population: 116

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 68
  • Auto thefts: 15

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 67
  • Thefts: 74
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $212,900
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $194,700

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: $1,576 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,568 (1.5%)

Louisa County household income distribution in 2009 Louisa County home values distribution Louisa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.0%
Louisa County:

12.0%
Iowa:

11.8%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.6% for other race residents, 5.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.7 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Black residents: 24.0 years old, American Indian residents: 57.3 years old, Asian residents: 23.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 27.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Louisa County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $683 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wapello, Columbus Junction, Morning Sun, Grandview, Oakville, Letts, Columbus City, Fredonia, Cotter.

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

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Neighboring counties: Arthur County, Nebraska , Buffalo County, Nebraska , Grundy County, Illinois , Northumberland County, Pennsylvania , Keith County, Nebraska , York County, Nebraska .

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: 405
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,121 (27.7% naturalized citizens)

Louisa County:

9.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 308
  • 2000 to 2009: 309
  • 1990 to 1999: 195
  • 1980 to 1989: 305
  • 1970 to 1979: 70
  • Before 1970: 22
Note: State values scaled to Louisa County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.8%

Louisa County marital status for males Louisa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,071
  • One, attached: 28
  • Two: 124
  • 3 or 4: 134
  • 5 to 9: 82
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 to 49: 3
  • 50 or more: 12
  • Mobile homes: 572

Housing units in Louisa County with a mortgage: 1,762 (63 second mortgage, 86 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,580

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Louisa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,51312
Evangelical Protestant88010
Catholic4931
None7,501-
Louisa 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: 5
Louisa County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Louisa County:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Louisa County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Louisa County:

28.8%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Louisa County:

Average size of farms: 334 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $117,008
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $289.40
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $97,831
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,746
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.89
Corn for grain: 76758 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 356 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 64582 harvested acres
Vegetables: 711 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 39 acres

Earthquake activity:

Louisa 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 262.1 miles away from Louisa 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 243.8 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 123.8 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 290.4 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 295.0 miles away from Louisa 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 262.3 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, 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, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe 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 Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 08, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1367: May 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 1367, 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
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 1996 to May 28, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1121: June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: 1121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Louisa County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 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 (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (57%)
  • Burma (40%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Malaysia (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Colombia (1%)

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

  • German (22%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Welsh (2%)

Louisa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,870 (76.1%)
  • Carpooled: 467 (12.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 50 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 78 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 303 (8.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 133 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,367.

6.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.93% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($19,587 average AGI)
2.08% relocated from other states ($8,571 average AGI)
Louisa County:

2.08%
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 Muscatine County, IA  1.40% ($31,508 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  0.66% ($27,500)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.62% ($26,500)
from Washington County, IA  0.33% ($32,786)
from Johnson County, IA  0.31% ($38,462)
from Henry County, IA  0.26% ($29,000)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.60% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($24,956 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($6,251 average AGI)
Louisa County:

1.35%
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 Muscatine County, IA  1.56% ($30,242 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IA  0.50% ($27,571)
to Des Moines County, IA  0.43% ($50,278)
to Henry County, IA  0.43% ($27,778)
to Washington County, IA  0.26% ($26,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Louisa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Louisa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Louisa County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Louisa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Louisa County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,872 (1,637 aged, 235 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 224 (7%)

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 Louisa County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (166)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (142)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (119)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (82)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (74)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (63)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (61)
  • Unspecified dementia (56)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (41)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (39)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,604
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,064
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,352
  • In family households: 9,570 (1,629 male householders, 1,348 female householders)
    2,448 spouses, 3,331 children (3,098 natural, 99 adopted, 131 stepchildren), 197 grandchildren, 107 brothers or sisters, 80 parents, 144 other relatives, 277 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,642 (749 male householders (553 living alone)), 645 female householders (576 living alone)), 244 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 132

Size of family households: 1,381 2-persons, 626 3-persons, 500 4-persons, 316 5-persons, 87 6-persons, 75 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,130 1-person, 261 2-persons, 3 3-persons.

1,728 married couples with children.
669 single-parent households (226 men, 443 women).

83.1% of residents of Louisa speak English at home.
13.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 60% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $66,401,000 ($5,473 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $512,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,756,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,314,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,656,000
Federal grants: $9,570,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,698,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,407,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $319,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,344,000
Federal Government insurance: $35,431,000

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

Births: 825
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 574
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +160
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -732
Here -62 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Louisa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.68 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 7
  • 2010 to 2013: 91
  • 2000 to 2009: 443
  • 1990 to 1999: 572
  • 1980 to 1989: 325
  • 1970 to 1979: 737
  • 1960 to 1969: 544
  • 1950 to 1959: 360
  • 1940 to 1949: 209
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,714
Note: State values scaled to Louisa population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Louisa County population
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 102
  • 4 rooms: 277
  • 5 rooms: 610
  • 6 rooms: 812
  • 7 rooms: 443
  • 8 rooms: 523
  • 9+ rooms: 532
  • 1 room: 88
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 180
  • 4 rooms: 268
  • 5 rooms: 171
  • 6 rooms: 150
  • 7 rooms: 92
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9+ rooms: 41
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Louisa County population
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 103
  • 2 bedrooms: 761
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,624
  • 4 bedrooms: 619
  • 5+ bedrooms: 196
  • no bedroom: 85
  • 1 bedroom: 179
  • 2 bedrooms: 408
  • 3 bedrooms: 237
  • 4 bedrooms: 137
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Louisa County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Louisa County population
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 648
  • 2 vehicles: 1,167
  • 3 vehicles: 880
  • 4 vehicles: 377
  • 5+ vehicles: 198
  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 456
  • 2 vehicles: 312
  • 3 vehicles: 84
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

90% of Louisa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Iowa.

Louisa County:

90.2%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 8,394
  • Other state: 1,813
  • Northeast: 149
  • Midwest: 1,052
  • South: 316
  • West: 294

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Louisa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.2%)
  • Electricity (14.1%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (42.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.9%)
  • Electricity (23.7%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

0.9%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 56
Here:

15.5%
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)

Louisa County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,497,000
    Police Protection: $1,354,000
    Financial Administration: $592,000
    Health - Other: $484,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $435,000
    General - Other: $339,000
    Central Staff Services: $230,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $183,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $72,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,061,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $726,000
    General - Other: $111,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,727,000

Louisa County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $499,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,262,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $139,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,013,000
    Health and Hospitals: $586,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    All Other: $61,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,365,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $636,000
    Other License: $23,000

Louisa County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $86,584,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $82,255,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,329,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000

Louisa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,001,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $82,530,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 156
  • Number of aged recipients: 13
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 143
  • Number of recipients under 18: 31
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 105
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 20
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 60
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 59
Louisa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Louisa County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Louisa County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9076.6 years
Robert7873.9 years
William7577.4 years
Mary7482.2 years
James5973.8 years
Charles4676.6 years
Ralph4379.1 years
Harry4279.4 years
Richard4173.8 years
Donald3971.0 years
Most common last names in Louisa County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3981.1 years
Wilson3879.5 years
Jones3577.7 years
Miller2777.2 years
Johnson2775.6 years
Williams2679.2 years
Brown2578.5 years
Walker2173.3 years
Peters2081.3 years
Davis2078.8 years
Businesses in Louisa County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Jimmy John's1
Ford1MasterBrand Cabinets1
H&R Block1Subway1