Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Louisa County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 11,233 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Louisa County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (31.2%), Educational, health and social services (22.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

  • Races in Louisa County, IA (2019)
    • 8,71771.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,84915.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3783.1%Asian alone
    • 1321.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 990.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 780.6%Two or more races
    • 90.07%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 5,771  (51.4%)
Females: 5,462  (48.6%)
Louisa County, IA forum
Recent posts about Louisa County, Iowa on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users:
Moving to Ottumwa, any advice?  (46 replies)
Average household size:
Louisa County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,766 ($39,086 in 1999)
This county:

$57,766
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $492 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $553)
This county:

$492
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $116,971 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Louisa:

$116,971
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,735 - $182,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,142
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $470

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
Louisa County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2018: 12 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2019: 18 buildings, average cost: $209,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Louisa, IA residents
Average permit cost in Louisa, IA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,814 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,497 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Louisa, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Louisa, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Louisa, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.9%
Louisa County:

9.9%
Iowa:

11.2%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 4.5% for other race residents, 7.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.7 years old, Black residents: 27.2 years old, American Indian residents: 26.8 years old, Asian residents: 29.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.3 years old, Other race residents: 44.0 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

Click to draw/clear Louisa County borders

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

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Louisa, IA
County total employment by year in Louisa, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Louisa, IA

Current college students: 405
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,076 (34.1% naturalized citizens)

Louisa County:

9.6%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4312010 or later
  • 2252000 to 2009
  • 1601990 to 1999
  • 3051980 to 1989
  • 701970 to 1979
  • 22Before 1970

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: 3,940
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 133
  • 3 or 4: 153
  • 5 to 9: 119
  • 10 to 19: 23
  • 20 to 49: 22
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 601

Housing units in Louisa County with a mortgage: 1,691 (52 second mortgage, 68 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,684

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Louisa County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 161% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 262.1 miles away from Louisa County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 262.1 miles away from the 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 (4.2 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) earthquake occurred 290.4 miles away from Louisa 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 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Louisa County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Louisa

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,164 (69.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,011 (22.2%)
  • Bus: 32 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 19 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 95 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 254 (5.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • Burma (28%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Other Northern Africa (1%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (1%)
  • Hungary (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Louisa County


  • German (21%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Welsh (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $55,929.

6.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,259 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.74% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($30,236 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($6,023 average AGI)
Louisa County:

1.31%
Iowa average:

2.42%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muscatine County, IA  1.70% ($36,757 average AGI)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.83% ($36,833)
from Henry County, IA  0.51% ($35,227)


6.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($30,986 average AGI)
1.10% relocated to other states ($7,489 average AGI)
Louisa County:

1.10%
Iowa average:

2.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Muscatine County, IA  2.18% ($34,495 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IA  0.64% ($34,536)
to Des Moines County, IA  0.62% ($17,519)
to Washington County, IA  0.48% ($46,524)

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 2019: 9.6

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 population in Louisa County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Louisa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Louisa County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Louisa County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Louisa County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Louisa County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Louisa County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (127)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (85)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (24)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (12)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (11)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (10)
  • Unspecified dementia (10)

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: 11,233
  • Male householders: 2,400 (571 living alone), Female householders: 2,004 (591 living alone)
  • 2,319 spouses (2,305 opposite-sex spouses), 372 unmarried partners, (357 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,264 children (3,081 natural, 38 adopted, 130 stepchildren), 230 grandchildren, 130 brothers or sisters, 205 parents, 7 foster children, 103 other relatives, 110 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 128

Size of family households: 1,416 2-persons, 582 3-persons, 484 4-persons, 336 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 67 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,162 1-person, 249 2-persons.

1,735 married couples with children.
537 single-parent households (211 men, 326 women).

81.8% of residents of Louisa speak English at home.
14.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
2.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English not 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:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Louisa County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Louisa County, Iowa
  • 42014 or later
  • 1622010 to 2013
  • 3362000 to 2009
  • 5301990 to 1999
  • 3541980 to 1989
  • 7301970 to 1979
  • 5271960 to 1969
  • 2991950 to 1959
  • 2151940 to 1949
  • 1,8761939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Louisa County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Louisa County, Iowa
  • 201 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 1293 rooms
  • 2934 rooms
  • 6515 rooms
  • 6796 rooms
  • 5297 rooms
  • 4648 rooms
  • 5729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
  • 771 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 1113 rooms
  • 2994 rooms
  • 2085 rooms
  • 1146 rooms
  • 1257 rooms
  • 378 rooms
  • 359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Louisa County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Louisa County, Iowa
  • 21no bedroom
  • 1261 bedroom
  • 7572 bedrooms
  • 1,5193 bedrooms
  • 6994 bedrooms
  • 2405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Louisa County, Iowa
  • 82no bedroom
  • 1311 bedroom
  • 4762 bedrooms
  • 2473 bedrooms
  • 944 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Louisa County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Louisa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Louisa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 152no vehicle
  • 5941 vehicle
  • 1,2732 vehicles
  • 7303 vehicles
  • 3244 vehicles
  • 3165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Louisa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Louisa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 131no vehicle
  • 3991 vehicle
  • 3242 vehicles
  • 1113 vehicles
  • 544 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

91.2% of Louisa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Iowa.

Louisa County:

91.2%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 8,354
  • Other state: 1,739
  • Northeast: 122
  • Midwest: 973
  • South: 357
  • West: 287
Year householders moved into unit in Louisa County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Louisa County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.8%Utility gas
  • 28.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 36.9%Utility gas
  • 33.4%Electricity
  • 25.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

0.3%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

8.0%
Iowa:

23.0%

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

Louisa County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • Charges - Other: $677,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $111,000
    General - Other: $21,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,262,000
    Police Protection: $1,942,000
    Health - Other: $1,053,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,026,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $918,000
    Financial Administration: $703,000
    Central Staff Services: $560,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
    General Public Buildings: $140,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $132,000
    Libraries: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,492,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $228,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $51,952,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,623,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,405,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,329,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $235,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,476,000
    General Revenue - Other: $198,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $405,000
    Regular Highways: $209,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,178,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,199,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,662,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    General Local Government Support: $221,000
    Public Welfare: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,080,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $680,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,572,000

Louisa County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • Charges - Other: $677,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $111,000
    General - Other: $21,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,262,000
    Police Protection: $1,942,000
    Health - Other: $1,053,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,026,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $918,000
    Financial Administration: $703,000
    Central Staff Services: $560,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
    General Public Buildings: $140,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $132,000
    Libraries: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,492,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $228,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $51,952,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,623,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,405,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,329,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $235,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,476,000
    General Revenue - Other: $198,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $405,000
    Regular Highways: $209,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,178,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,199,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,662,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    General Local Government Support: $221,000
    Public Welfare: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,080,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $680,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,572,000

Louisa County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • Charges - Other: $677,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $111,000
    General - Other: $21,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,262,000
    Police Protection: $1,942,000
    Health - Other: $1,053,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,026,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $918,000
    Financial Administration: $703,000
    Central Staff Services: $560,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
    General Public Buildings: $140,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $132,000
    Libraries: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,492,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $228,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $51,952,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,623,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,405,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,329,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $235,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,476,000
    General Revenue - Other: $198,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $405,000
    Regular Highways: $209,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,178,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,199,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,662,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    General Local Government Support: $221,000
    Public Welfare: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,080,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $680,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,572,000

Louisa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • Charges - Other: $677,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $111,000
    General - Other: $21,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,262,000
    Police Protection: $1,942,000
    Health - Other: $1,053,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,026,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $918,000
    Financial Administration: $703,000
    Central Staff Services: $560,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
    General Public Buildings: $140,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $132,000
    Libraries: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,492,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $228,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $51,952,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,623,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,405,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,329,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $235,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,476,000
    General Revenue - Other: $198,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $405,000
    Regular Highways: $209,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,178,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,199,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,662,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    General Local Government Support: $221,000
    Public Welfare: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,080,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $680,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,572,000

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
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