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O'Brien County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 14,182 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 15,102 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,419
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,175
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,611
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,475 (it was 1,390 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 573 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in O'Brien 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 (38.9%), Educational, health and social services (23.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in O'Brien County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 7,106  (50.1%)
Females: 7,076  (49.9%)
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O'Brien County,IA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
O'Brien County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,086 ($35,758 in 1999)

This county:

$54,086
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $465 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $654)
This county:

$465
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,512 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
O'Brien:

$115,512
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,619 - $206,974

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $156,099
Here:

$156,099
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $143,593
Here:

$143,593
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $115,745
Here:

$115,745
State:

$132,478

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $130,169
Here:

$130,169
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,362
Here:

$232,362
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $52,724
Here:

$52,724
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $968
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $393

Institutionalized population: 208

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 54
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $239,300
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $246,900
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $264,400
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $271,900
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,414 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,420 (1.3%)

O'Brien County household income distribution in 2013 O'Brien County home values distribution in 2013 O'Brien County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.8%
O'Brien County:

8.8%
Iowa:

11.8%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.0% for American Indian residents, 10.6% for other race residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.4 years old
(Males: 40.8 years old, Females: 47.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.4 years old, Black residents: 43.2 years old, American Indian residents: 42.8 years old, Asian residents: 30.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.2 years old, Other race residents: 24.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in O'Brien County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sheldon, Hartley, Sanborn, Paullina, Primghar, Sutherland, Calumet, Archer.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in O'Brien County: Rest Area 37 (A), Rest Area 38 (B), Arrowhead Golf Course (C), Sunset Bay Marina (D), Twin Oaks Campgrounds (E), Oakwood RV Park (F), Camp Tanglefoot (G), Cerro Gordo Wind Farm (H), Cartersville Elevator Incorporated Elevator (I), Open Bible Camp Grounds (J), Pine Creek Golf Course (K), Burchinal (L), Emery (M), Freeman (N), Winnebago Heights (O), Kingfisher Hollow Access (P), VanHorn Antique Truck Museum (Q), Kinney Pioneer Museum (R), Mason City Municipal Airport Fire Department (S), Grant Townhall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in O'Brien County include: County Mission Church (A), Lake Side Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Owen's Grove Cemetery (2), Pleasant View Cemetery (3), Pleasant Valley Township Cemetery (4), Rock Falls Cemetery (5), Richland Lutheran Cemetery (6), Sacred Heart Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lekwa Marsh (A), Mallard Marsh Swamp (B), Clear Lake (C), Zerbel Slough (D), Lake Fin-Feather (E), Clark Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Beaverdam Creek (B), Blair Creek (C), Crane Creek (D), Rock Falls Creek (E), Flay Creek (F), Wharam Creek (G), Little Lime Creek (H), Lillibridge Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in O'Brien County include: Union Hills Wildlife Management Area (1), Stille Wildlife Area (2), Spring Creek Preserve (3), Lime Creek Nature Center (4), Clear Lake State Game Management Area (5), Lekwa Marsh Public Hunting Area (6), Walch Wildlife Area (7), Zirbel Slough (8), Bluewing Marsh (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Dodges Beach (A), Farmers Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Converse County, Wyoming , Cerro Gordo County , Chickasaw County , Humboldt County , Turner County, South Dakota , Pocahontas County , Winnebago County , Wright County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year

Current college students: 385
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 381 (34.7% naturalized citizens)

O'Brien County:

2.7%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 542010 or later
  • 232000 to 2009
  • 1961990 to 1999
  • 341980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 65Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.2%

O'Brien County marital status for males O'Brien County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,457
  • One, attached: 195
  • Two: 152
  • 3 or 4: 230
  • 5 to 9: 198
  • 10 to 19: 124
  • 20 to 49: 111
  • 50 or more: 120
  • Mobile homes: 140

Housing units in O'Brien County with a mortgage: 2,195 (75 second mortgage, 131 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,162

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for O'Brien County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,62218
Evangelical Protestant4,03621
Catholic1,3885
Other--
None3,352-
O'Brien 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: 7
O'Brien County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
O'Brien County:

10.67 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
O'Brien County:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
O'Brien County:

27.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in O'Brien County:

Average size of farms: 365 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $205,752
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $256.90
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $169,552
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.78%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $117,677
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.09%
Corn for grain: 153759 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 156366 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

O'Brien County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2468386.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/16/1984, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

O'Brien County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from O'Brien County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 204.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from O'Brien County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4114: May 06, 2013, FEMA Id: 4114, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Iowa FLOODING, Incident Period: April 25, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-259: April 25, 1969, FEMA Id: 259, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa FLOODING, Incident Period: April 22, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-193: April 22, 1965, FEMA Id: 193, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in O'Brien County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (41%)
  • Mexico (18%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Netherlands (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in O'Brien County


  • German (38%)
  • Dutch (20%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

O'Brien County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,967 (76.4%)
  • Carpooled: 390 (6.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 181 (2.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 64 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 74 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 354 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 468 (7.2%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in O'Brien County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 430 people in nursing homes
  • 113 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in O'Brien County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 179 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 107 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,052.

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($18,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.19% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($20,251 average AGI)
1.64% relocated from other states ($-2,166 average AGI)
O'Brien County:

1.64%
Iowa average:

2.41%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sioux County, IA  0.59% ($33,061 average AGI)
from Osceola County, IA  0.46% ($22,577)
from Clay County, IA  0.37% ($49,095)
from Cherokee County, IA  0.27% ($26,467)
from Lyon County, IA  0.21% ($34,667)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.34% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($20,461 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($10,520 average AGI)
O'Brien County:

1.95%
Iowa average:

2.60%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sioux County, IA  0.81% ($31,739 average AGI)
to Clay County, IA  0.49% ($27,429)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.37% ($27,714)
to Dickinson County, IA  0.37% ($42,762)
to Woodbury County, IA  0.37% ($22,000)
to Osceola County, IA  0.33% ($21,474)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in O'Brien County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.5

Deaths per 1000 population in O'Brien County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in O'Brien County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in O'Brien County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in O'Brien County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in O'Brien County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in O'Brien County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in O'Brien County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in O'Brien County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,311 (2,960 aged, 351 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 148 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in O'Brien County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (362)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (152)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (145)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (121)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (121)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (119)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (110)
  • Unspecified dementia (106)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (58)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (56)

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: 13.86
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,257
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 749
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,490

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,304
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,145
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 35

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,182
  • In family households: 11,279 (2,300 male householders, 1,556 female householders)
    3,298 spouses, 3,591 children (3,184 natural, 202 adopted, 196 stepchildren), 127 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 65 other relatives, 256 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,507 (950 male householders (724 living alone)), 1,262 female householders (1,198 living alone)), 292 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 393

Size of family households: 2,091 2-persons, 627 3-persons, 582 4-persons, 401 5-persons, 97 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,923 1-person, 241 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 11 4-persons.

2,490 married couples with children.
581 single-parent households (190 men, 391 women).

95.3% of residents of O'Brien speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $95,075,000 ($6,590 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,312,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,975,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,955,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,091,000
Federal grants: $15,474,000
Federal procurement contracts: $897,000 ($69,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,683,000 ($1,358,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,081,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,394,000
Federal Government insurance: $69,540,000

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

Births: 849
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 994
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +49
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -571
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in O'Brien County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.08 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in O'Brien County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 1332010 to 2013
  • 5792000 to 2009
  • 5161990 to 1999
  • 4381980 to 1989
  • 1,0361970 to 1979
  • 7291960 to 1969
  • 6901950 to 1959
  • 4341940 to 1949
  • 2,0721939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in O'Brien County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in O'Brien County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 131 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 473 rooms
  • 3024 rooms
  • 7495 rooms
  • 6616 rooms
  • 6737 rooms
  • 6518 rooms
  • 1,2729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in O'Brien County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 651 room
  • 2792 rooms
  • 2163 rooms
  • 4284 rooms
  • 3595 rooms
  • 1056 rooms
  • 907 rooms
  • 1208 rooms
  • 689+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in O'Brien County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in O'Brien County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 11no bedroom
  • 771 bedroom
  • 1,0582 bedrooms
  • 1,6473 bedrooms
  • 1,1284 bedrooms
  • 4375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in O'Brien County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 63no bedroom
  • 4541 bedroom
  • 5952 bedrooms
  • 4843 bedrooms
  • 854 bedrooms
  • 565+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in O'Brien County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in O'Brien County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 80no vehicle
  • 9621 vehicle
  • 1,7872 vehicles
  • 8723 vehicles
  • 4394 vehicles
  • 2155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in O'Brien County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to O'Brien County population
  • 318no vehicle
  • 7331 vehicle
  • 4422 vehicles
  • 1493 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 965+ vehicles

86.8% of O'Brien County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Iowa.

O'Brien County:

86.8%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 10,400
  • Other state: 3,304
  • Northeast: 137
  • Midwest: 2,205
  • South: 449
  • West: 512
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in O'Brien County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.9%Utility gas
  • 31.8%Electricity
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.5%Utility gas
  • 46.5%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 264
Here:

17.4%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 78
Here:

9.8%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 78
Here:

19.9%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

O'Brien County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $372,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,462,000
    Police Protection: $894,000
    Corrections - Other: $553,000
    Central Staff Services: $463,000
    Financial Administration: $281,000
    Parks & Recreation: $260,000
    Housing & Community Development: $252,000
    Health Services - Other: $251,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $205,000
    General Public Buildings: $92,000
    Libraries: $39,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $269,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,820,000

O'Brien County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $59,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $595,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $152,000
    Rents: $46,000
    Property Sale Other: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,673,000
    Public Welfare: $61,000
    Housing & Community Development: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,698,000
    Total General Sales: $367,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $95,000

O'Brien County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,218,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 202
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 188
  • Number of recipients under 18: 16
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 160
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 26
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 81
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 73
O'Brien County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
O'Brien County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in O'Brien County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19879.6 years
William12378.6 years
Henry10082.8 years
Anna7186.1 years
Mary7183.8 years
Robert6974.6 years
George6777.7 years
Helen5879.7 years
Donald5571.8 years
Marie5386.3 years
Most common last names in O'Brien County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4378.1 years
Smith3979.2 years
Petersen3677.3 years
Elgersma2878.9 years
Peters2779.3 years
Brown2781.5 years
Johnson2682.0 years
Anderson2579.6 years
Vanmeeteren2479.5 years
Hansen2475.0 years
Businesses in O'Brien County, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value2
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
New Balance1UPS1
RadioShack1