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Plymouth County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 25,286 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Plymouth County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (32.4%), Educational, health and social services (21.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Plymouth County, IA (2017)
    • 23,32493.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0814.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2861.2%Two or more races
    • 1730.7%Asian alone
    • 1420.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1260.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 400.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 130.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 12,455  (49.3%)
Females: 12,831  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Plymouth County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,761 ($41,638 in 1999)
This county:

$64,761
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $441, upper quartile is $647)
This county:

$515
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $163,629 (it was $90,100 in 2000)
Plymouth:

$163,629
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,872 - $241,751

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $186,012
Here:

$186,012
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $132,246
Here:

$132,246
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $133,608
Here:

$133,608
State:

$141,928

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,607
Here:

$82,607
State:

$167,742

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,232
Here:

$77,232
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $44,935
Here:

$44,935
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,138
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $424

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:

  • 1997: 105 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 1998: 110 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 1999: 96 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2000: 91 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 87 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2003: 84 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2005: 93 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2006: 89 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 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
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2016: 61 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2017: 37 buildings, average cost: $222,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Plymouth, IA residents
Average permit cost in Plymouth, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,884 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,965 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Plymouth, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Plymouth, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Plymouth, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.5%
Plymouth County:

7.5%
Iowa:

10.7%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for other race residents, 47.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.8 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 42.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 49.6 years old, American Indian residents: 38.3 years old, Asian residents: 20.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.1 years old, Other race residents: 27.4 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:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%

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

Current college students: 816
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: 20.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 698 (42.1% naturalized citizens)

Plymouth County:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2652010 or later
  • 2272000 to 2009
  • 391990 to 1999
  • 431980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 48Before 1970

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: 9,438
  • One, attached: 259
  • Two: 142
  • 3 or 4: 166
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 97
  • 20 to 49: 147
  • 50 or more: 155
  • Mobile homes: 368

Housing units in Plymouth County with a mortgage: 4,620 (154 second mortgage, 351 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,433

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Plymouth County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Plymouth

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,574 (82.1%)
  • Carpooled: 887 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 89 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 324 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 836 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Honduras (30%)
  • Guatemala (12%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Plymouth County


  • German (42%)
  • American (10%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $73,200.

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.87% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($30,103 average AGI)
2.12% relocated from other states ($17,264 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

2.12%
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 Woodbury County, IA  2.22% ($48,398 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.47% ($39,646)


5.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.35% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($28,959 average AGI)
2.12% relocated to other states ($18,249 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

2.12%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.79% ($51,414 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,472)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($67,444)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.20% ($44,850)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 25,286
  • In family households: 20,874 (3,885 male householders, 2,979 female householders)
    5,721 spouses, 7,244 children (6,531 natural, 337 adopted, 378 stepchildren), 172 grandchildren, 142 brothers or sisters, 62 parents, 168 other relatives, 461 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,000 (1,624 male householders (1,344 living alone)), 1,596 female householders (1,342 living alone)), 772 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 367

Size of family households: 3,477 2-persons, 1,051 3-persons, 1,289 4-persons, 848 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,681 1-person, 409 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

4,403 married couples with children.
1,466 single-parent households (363 men, 1,103 women).

94.8% of residents of Plymouth speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 28% speak English not 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:

7.2
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 1632014 or later
  • 1662010 to 2013
  • 9582000 to 2009
  • 1,1701990 to 1999
  • 9441980 to 1989
  • 1,5151970 to 1979
  • 1,0931960 to 1969
  • 9561950 to 1959
  • 6041940 to 1949
  • 3,2061939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 111 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1073 rooms
  • 5074 rooms
  • 1,0355 rooms
  • 1,4016 rooms
  • 1,4337 rooms
  • 1,3878 rooms
  • 2,2239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 811 room
  • 592 rooms
  • 2853 rooms
  • 4094 rooms
  • 3975 rooms
  • 3276 rooms
  • 2297 rooms
  • 1078 rooms
  • 1769+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 12no bedroom
  • 861 bedroom
  • 1,5332 bedrooms
  • 3,4083 bedrooms
  • 2,2214 bedrooms
  • 8545+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 80no bedroom
  • 3951 bedroom
  • 6182 bedrooms
  • 6693 bedrooms
  • 2654 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 178no vehicle
  • 1,5241 vehicle
  • 3,5952 vehicles
  • 1,6423 vehicles
  • 7584 vehicles
  • 3935+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 336no vehicle
  • 7851 vehicle
  • 5992 vehicles
  • 2543 vehicles
  • 1054 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

90.5% of Plymouth 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, 54% lived in Iowa.

Plymouth County:

90.5%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 19,406
  • Other state: 5,026
  • Northeast: 161
  • Midwest: 3,464
  • South: 621
  • West: 784
Year householders moved into unit in Plymouth County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Plymouth County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.2%Utility gas
  • 27.9%Electricity
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.5%Utility gas
  • 38.3%Electricity
  • 12.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 506
Here:

17.5%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 196
Here:

12.3%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 192
Here:

21.7%
Iowa:

24.7%

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

Plymouth County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,162,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,095,000
    Police Protection: $2,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,500,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,110,000
    Health - Other: $897,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Financial Administration: $791,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,623,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,556,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $302,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,189,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,110,000
    Other: $908,000
    General Local Government Support: $268,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,232,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,135,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $290,000
    Other License: $28,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,808,000

Plymouth County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,162,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,095,000
    Police Protection: $2,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,500,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,110,000
    Health - Other: $897,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Financial Administration: $791,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,623,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,556,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $302,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,189,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,110,000
    Other: $908,000
    General Local Government Support: $268,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,232,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,135,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $290,000
    Other License: $28,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,808,000

Plymouth County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,162,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,095,000
    Police Protection: $2,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,500,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,110,000
    Health - Other: $897,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Financial Administration: $791,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,623,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,556,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $302,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,189,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,110,000
    Other: $908,000
    General Local Government Support: $268,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,232,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,135,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $290,000
    Other License: $28,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,808,000

Plymouth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,162,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,095,000
    Police Protection: $2,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,500,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,110,000
    Health - Other: $897,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Financial Administration: $791,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,623,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,556,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $302,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,189,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,110,000
    Other: $908,000
    General Local Government Support: $268,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,232,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,135,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $290,000
    Other License: $28,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,808,000

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
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