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Plymouth County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 24,874 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 24,849 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,733
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,966
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,255
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,176 (it was 2,117 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 864 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Plymouth County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (44.2%), Educational, health and social services (19.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Plymouth County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 12,317  (49.5%)
Females: 12,557  (50.5%)

Plymouth County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Plymouth County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,798 ($41,638 in 1999)

This county:

$58,798
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $489 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $568)
This county:

$489
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $145,686 (it was $90,100 in 2000)
Plymouth:

$145,686
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,565 - $223,193
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,104
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $414

Institutionalized population: 287

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 36
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2010: 44 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 43 buildings, average cost: $283,400
  • 2013: 58 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $265,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,730 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,806 (1.3%)

Plymouth County household income distribution in 2009 Plymouth County home values distribution Plymouth County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.8%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for Black residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.4% for other race residents, 34.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.6%
Plymouth County:

7.6%
Iowa:

12.2%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.8% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.3% for other race residents, 23.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 16 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Plymouth County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $671 a month.

Cities in this county include: Le Mars, Remsen, Akron, Kingsley, Hinton, Merrill, Westfield, Brunsville, Oyens, Craig.

Plymouth 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 Plymouth County: Bluebird Access (A), Sulphur Springs (B), Sunrise Campgrounds (C), Stille Turkey Farm (D), West Scott (E), Peach (F), Racine (G), Crozier (H), Blain (I), Nagel Hog Farm (J), Kracht Farm (K), Storm Lake Wastewater Plant (L), Iowa State University Allee Experimental Farm (M), Little Sioux Country Club (N), Lake Creek Country Club (O), Log Cabin Museum (P), Coon Townhall (Q), Buena Vista County Home (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plymouth County include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Elk Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Evangelical Free Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Saint John's Lutheran Church (F), Saint John Church (G), Saint Johns Church of Christ Church (H), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Varina Cemetery (1), Maple Valley Cemetery (2), Lincoln Township Cemetery (3), Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery (4), Cooke Cemetery (5), First M E Church Cemetery (6), Newell Catholic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Storm Lake (A), Pleasant Lake (B), Gustafson Lake (C), Pickerel Lake (D), Little Storm Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brooke Creek (A), Cottonwood Creek (B), Soldier Creek (C), Poor Farm Creek (D), Outlet Creek (E), Powell Creek (F), Fox Run (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Plymouth County include: Buena Vista County Park (1), Storm Lake State Wildlife Management Area (2), Little Storm Lake Game Management Area (3), Marathon Poland Park (4), Sturchler Pit Area (5), Three Water Wildlife Area (6), South Cove Park (7), Leo Grau Wildlife Area (8), Bur Oak Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Casino Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Buena Vista County , Clay County , Hancock County , Twin Falls County, Idaho , Ida County , Sac County , Sioux County , Woodbury County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 816
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 298 (39% naturalized citizens)

Plymouth County:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 109
  • 1990 to 1994: 65
  • 1985 to 1989: 29
  • 1980 to 1984: 14
  • 1975 to 1979: 23
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 38
Note: State values scaled to Plymouth County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.6%

Plymouth County marital status for males Plymouth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,052
  • One, attached: 187
  • Two: 202
  • 3 or 4: 343
  • 5 to 9: 245
  • 10 to 19: 109
  • 20 or more: 252
  • Mobile homes: 490

Housing units in Plymouth County with a mortgage: 3,034 (263 second mortgage, 237 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,292

Here:

57.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Plymouth County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
Plymouth 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: 6
Plymouth County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Plymouth County:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Plymouth County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Plymouth County:

Average size of farms: 397 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $207,911
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $242.68
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $170,627
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,211
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.24%
Corn for grain: 212944 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 201847 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Plymouth County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 5033166.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plymouth County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from Plymouth 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 136.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.9 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) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from Plymouth County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.1 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, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, 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 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, Incident Period: June 15, 1996 to June 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1133: August 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1133, 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
  • 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, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 18, 1990 to July 06, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-868: May 26, 1990, FEMA Id: 868, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Drought, Incident Period: March 31, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3036: March 31, 1977, FEMA Id: 3036, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (31%)
  • South Africa (11%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

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

  • German (53%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Plymouth County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,985 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,109 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 398 (3%)
  • Other means: 40 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 924 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 284 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 52 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 287 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,133.

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.97% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,996 average AGI)
1.84% relocated from other states ($13,368 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

1.84%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.63% ($35,648 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,400)
from Union County, SD  0.17% ($32,176)
from Polk County, IA  0.15% ($53,667)
from Dakota County, NE  0.14% ($46,214)
from Douglas County, NE  0.12% ($39,667)
from Cherokee County, IA  0.11% ($42,727)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.28% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($21,350 average AGI)
2.33% relocated to other states ($17,920 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

2.33%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.43% ($32,957 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.38% ($24,351)
to Polk County, IA  0.20% ($44,050)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.20% ($28,650)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.16% ($77,250)
to Union County, SD  0.15% ($43,333)
to Story County, IA  0.13% ($22,846)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Plymouth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Plymouth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Plymouth County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,326 (3,890 aged, 436 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 193 (3%)

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 Plymouth County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (402)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (206)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (188)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (183)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (157)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (145)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (139)
  • Unspecified dementia (99)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (89)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (88)

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: 4.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,142
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 177
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,847

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,066
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,637
  • In family households: 21,246 (5,671 male householders, 1,282 female householders)
    5,893 spouses, 7,458 children (6,831 natural, 244 adopted, 383 stepchildren), 228 grandchildren, 97 brothers or sisters, 84 parents, 86 other relatives, 391 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,391 (1,371 male householders (1,139 living alone)), 1,551 female householders (1,411 living alone)), 469 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 349 (287 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,407 2-persons, 1,276 3-persons, 1,259 4-persons, 656 5-persons, 253 6-persons, 102 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,550 1-person, 309 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

5,790 married couples with children.
976 single-parent households (302 men, 674 women).

96.9% of residents of Plymouth County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $117,909,000 ($4,731 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,639,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,868,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,179,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,943,000
Federal grants: $16,844,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,183,000 ($156,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,891,000 ($399,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $971,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,305,000
Federal Government insurance: $111,085,000

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

Births: 1,542
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,220
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +89
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -275
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Plymouth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 200
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,027
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,371
  • 1980 to 1989: 973
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,610
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,027
  • 1950 to 1959: 829
  • 1940 to 1949: 611
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,026
Note: State values scaled to Plymouth population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Plymouth County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 106
  • 4 rooms: 628
  • 5 rooms: 1,190
  • 6 rooms: 1,341
  • 7 rooms: 1,348
  • 8 rooms: 1,240
  • 9+ rooms: 1,393
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 181
  • 3 rooms: 362
  • 4 rooms: 542
  • 5 rooms: 349
  • 6 rooms: 210
  • 7 rooms: 184
  • 8 rooms: 139
  • 9+ rooms: 146
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Plymouth County population
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 119
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,491
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,221
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,856
  • 5+ bedrooms: 558
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 590
  • 2 bedrooms: 763
  • 3 bedrooms: 457
  • 4 bedrooms: 194
  • 5+ bedrooms: 107
Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Plymouth County population
  • no vehicle: 197
  • 1 vehicle: 1,500
  • 2 vehicles: 3,314
  • 3 vehicles: 1,484
  • 4 vehicles: 522
  • 5+ vehicles: 238
  • no vehicle: 276
  • 1 vehicle: 934
  • 2 vehicles: 636
  • 3 vehicles: 186
  • 4 vehicles: 64
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

62% of Plymouth County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Iowa.

Plymouth County:

62.5%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 20,481
  • Northeast: 115
  • Midwest: 2,859
  • South: 360
  • West: 691

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $74,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Plymouth County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.2%)
  • Electricity (15.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.6%)
  • Utility gas (41.2%)
  • Electricity (30.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 619
Here:

18.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 313
Here:

16.5%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 157
Here:

21.9%
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)

Plymouth County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,943,000
    Health Services - Other: $974,000
    Police Protection: $919,000
    Financial Administration: $637,000
    Central Staff Services: $365,000
    General - Other: $346,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $335,000
    Parks & Recreation: $261,000
    Corrections - Other: $225,000
    General Public Buildings: $189,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Libraries: $50,000
    Sewerage: $24,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,375,000

Plymouth County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $316,000
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $447,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $361,000
    Rents: $119,000
    Special Assessments: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,691,000
    General Support: $2,320,000
    All Other: $221,000
    Public Welfare: $82,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,820,000
    Public Utilities: $791,000
    Total General Sales: $183,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $166,000
    NEC: $87,000

Plymouth County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $560,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $475,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $85,000

Plymouth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,002,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 183
  • Number of aged recipients: 18
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 165
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 142
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 27
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 93
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 64
Plymouth County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Plymouth County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Plymouth County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23679.8 years
William14977.5 years
Mary14082.8 years
Anna10985.1 years
George10379.9 years
Henry8981.1 years
Margaret8383.3 years
Robert8272.7 years
Frank7882.5 years
Helen7581.8 years
Most common last names in Plymouth County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6781.4 years
Anderson5473.0 years
Miller5279.5 years
Hansen4780.5 years
Smith3680.9 years
Plueger3277.8 years
Frerichs3179.0 years
Lang3080.6 years
Klemme2879.4 years
Ludwigs2681.0 years
Businesses in Plymouth County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
Baymont Inn1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1Maurices1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Nike1
FedEx2Pizza Hut1
Ford2Sears1
Goodwill3Subway2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Jimmy John's1YMCA1