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Pottawattamie County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 93,206 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 87,704 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,690
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,439
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,052
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,646 (it was 9,792 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

28%

Land area: 954 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 98 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pottawattamie County: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Pottawattamie County, IA (2019)
    • 81,80293.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,5468.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,7542.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6211.8%Two or more races
    • 7180.8%Asian alone
    • 3280.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 60.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 46,218  (49.6%)
Females: 46,988  (50.4%)
Average household size:
Pottawattamie County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,056 ($40,089 in 1999)
This county:

$60,056
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $734 (lower quartile is $553, upper quartile is $880)
This county:

$734
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,200 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Pottawattamie:

$145,200
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,100 - $232,400

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $193,732
Here:

$193,732
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $207,059
Here:

$207,059
State:

$195,638

In 2-unit structures: $76,734
Here:

$76,734
State:

$120,562

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,405
Here:

$141,405
State:

$159,145

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $130,253
Here:

$130,253
State:

$143,957

Mobile homes: $69,095
Here:

$69,095
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,203
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $497

Institutionalized population: 1,116

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 161
  • Thefts: 350
  • Auto thefts: 43

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 253
  • Thefts: 402
  • Auto thefts: 77
Pottawattamie County, IA map from a distance

Health of residents in Pottawattamie County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
59.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 270 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 1998: 288 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 1999: 333 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2000: 295 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2001: 351 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2002: 323 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2003: 327 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2004: 418 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2005: 488 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2006: 348 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2007: 259 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2008: 195 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2009: 177 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2010: 164 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2011: 135 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2012: 171 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2013: 149 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2014: 118 buildings, average cost: $204,400
  • 2015: 135 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2016: 114 buildings, average cost: $221,900
  • 2017: 127 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2018: 166 buildings, average cost: $249,000
  • 2019: 134 buildings, average cost: $263,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Pottawattamie, IA residents
Average permit cost in Pottawattamie, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,655 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,397 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Pottawattamie, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pottawattamie, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pottawattamie, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
Pottawattamie County:

10.4%
Iowa:

11.2%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.2% for American Indian residents, 28.5% for other race residents, 5.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.2 years old
(Males: 39.1 years old, Females: 42.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 42.8 years old, American Indian residents: 50.3 years old, Asian residents: 34.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.5 years old, Other race residents: 25.8 years old)

Area name: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pottawattamie County is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $884 a month.

Cities in this county include: Council Bluffs, Carter Lake, Avoca, Oakland, Treynor, Neola, Walnut, Underwood, Carson, Minden.

Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County: Griswold Country Club (A), Eranistan (B), Newtons Grove (C), Reno (D), McDill (E), Galion (F), Cass Centre (G), Hitchcock House (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pottawattamie County include: Buck Creek Church (A), First Evangelical Church (B), Mayflower Gospel Chapel (C), Noble Center Church (D), North Massena Church (E), Pine Grove Church (F), Congregational Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Saint Peters Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Atlantic Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2), Franklin Lutheran Cemetery (3), Lincoln Center Cemetery (4), Pleasant Township Cemetery (5), Norway Center Cemetery (6), Brighton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cold Springs (A), Lake Anita (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Branch (A), Buck Creek (B), Camp Creek (C), Crooked Creek (D), Spring Creek (E), Prosser Creek (F), Williams Creek (G), Whislers Branch (H), Pettitts Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pottawattamie County include: Cold Springs State Park (1), Hitchcock Park (2), Griswold Park (3), Nishna Valley Recreation Area (4), Cocklin Fish Farm (5), Indian Creek Wildlife Area (6), Iranistan Rock Quarry Park (7), Turkey Creek Education Area (8), Nodaway Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Audubon County , Cass County , Harrison County , Marion County , Mills County , Montgomery County , Polk County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.1%

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

Current college students: 3,618
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,657 (61.7% naturalized citizens)

Pottawattamie County:

3.9%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9592010 or later
  • 1,6572000 to 2009
  • 6761990 to 1999
  • 3931980 to 1989
  • 2331970 to 1979
  • 436Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.6%

Pottawattamie County marital status for males Pottawattamie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,530
  • One, attached: 750
  • Two: 876
  • 3 or 4: 1,140
  • 5 to 9: 1,491
  • 10 to 19: 2,091
  • 20 to 49: 929
  • 50 or more: 1,022
  • Mobile homes: 2,191
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 81

Housing units in Pottawattamie County with a mortgage: 15,637 (521 second mortgage, 1,149 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,305

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pottawattamie County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,43043
Evangelical Protestant11,36956
Catholic8,9479
Other2,3849
Orthodox801
None56,948-
Pottawattamie 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: 15
Pottawattamie County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Pottawattamie County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pottawattamie County:

8.0%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Pottawattamie County:

29.7%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Pottawattamie County:

Average size of farms: 431 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $130,093
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $241.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $112,253
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $113,421
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.73
Corn for grain: 218112 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 91 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 205719 harvested acres
Vegetables: 89 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 64 acres

Tornado activity:

Pottawattamie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2716273.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pottawattamie County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 302% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 344.4 miles away from Pottawattamie County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 403.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.6 miles away from Pottawattamie County center
On 12/17/2009 at 02:53:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2014 to June 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4181: July 14, 2014, FEMA Id: 4181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1998: June 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 1998, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1705: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pottawattamie County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pottawattamie

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,799 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 3,859 (9.9%)
  • Bus: 258 (0.7%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 497 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 72 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 620 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,876 (4.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (49%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pottawattamie County


  • German (30%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Danish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 722 people in nursing homes
  • 324 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 198 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 88 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 68 people in halfway houses
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 56 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 782 people in college/university student housing
  • 592 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 203 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 71 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 68 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 51 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,124.

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.38% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($10,983 average AGI)
4.15% relocated from other states ($33,115 average AGI)
Pottawattamie County:

4.15%
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 Douglas County, NE  1.93% ($44,970 average AGI)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.55% ($51,086)
from Mills County, IA  0.24% ($47,349)
from Harrison County, IA  0.20% ($51,757)
from Shelby County, IA  0.14% ($46,294)
from Polk County, IA  0.11% ($40,949)
from Cass County, IA  0.10% ($41,595)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.58% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($12,354 average AGI)
4.51% relocated to other states ($31,436 average AGI)
Pottawattamie County:

4.51%
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 Douglas County, NE  1.99% ($42,357 average AGI)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.58% ($45,800)
to Mills County, IA  0.29% ($58,067)
to Harrison County, IA  0.23% ($42,268)
to Shelby County, IA  0.17% ($46,750)
to Polk County, IA  0.11% ($55,250)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.09% ($41,903)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Pottawattamie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Pottawattamie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pottawattamie County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pottawattamie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pottawattamie County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pottawattamie County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pottawattamie County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pottawattamie County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pottawattamie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,223 (12,536 aged, 2,687 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,344 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,511)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,315)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,112)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (838)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (789)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (629)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (533)
  • Unspecified dementia (445)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (369)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (358)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,184
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 335
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,345

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,416
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,032
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 51.7. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.4
  • Poisoning - 38.8
  • Other - 43.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 93,206
  • Male householders: 18,418 (4,319 living alone), Female householders: 18,926 (5,568 living alone)
  • 17,757 spouses (17,757 opposite-sex spouses), 3,405 unmarried partners, (3,405 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 25,029 children (23,898 natural, 609 adopted, 522 stepchildren), 2,575 grandchildren, 776 brothers or sisters, 836 parents, 60 foster children, 653 other relatives, 2,722 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,049

Size of family households: 12,493 2-persons, 6,317 3-persons, 3,356 4-persons, 1,759 5-persons, 500 6-persons, 124 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,887 1-person, 2,515 2-persons, 262 3-persons, 131 4-persons.

11,257 married couples with children.
7,666 single-parent households (1,576 men, 6,090 women).

92.6% of residents of Pottawattamie speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $478,481,000 ($5,362 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,941,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $227,329,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $98,921,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $23,056,000
Federal grants: $99,349,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,229,000 ($3,151,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $22,597,000 ($9,524,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $672,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $38,153,000
Federal Government insurance: $193,581,000

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

Births: 6,381
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,498
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +289
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -125
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pottawattamie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.86 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • 8112014 or later
  • 5212010 to 2013
  • 4,7292000 to 2009
  • 4,8351990 to 1999
  • 1,5691980 to 1989
  • 5,0161970 to 1979
  • 3,8261960 to 1969
  • 4,7771950 to 1959
  • 1,6691940 to 1949
  • 12,3481939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 5943 rooms
  • 2,3874 rooms
  • 5,1635 rooms
  • 5,9416 rooms
  • 3,9767 rooms
  • 3,4368 rooms
  • 4,3939+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • 1951 room
  • 5812 rooms
  • 2,0263 rooms
  • 3,6754 rooms
  • 1,7455 rooms
  • 1,4236 rooms
  • 9947 rooms
  • 3198 rooms
  • 4449+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 5901 bedroom
  • 5,9952 bedrooms
  • 12,6323 bedrooms
  • 5,4514 bedrooms
  • 1,2745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • 315no bedroom
  • 2,3211 bedroom
  • 5,3512 bedrooms
  • 2,8143 bedrooms
  • 4084 bedrooms
  • 1935+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawattamie County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawattamie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawattamie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 542no vehicle
  • 4,8901 vehicle
  • 12,5742 vehicles
  • 5,0363 vehicles
  • 1,5644 vehicles
  • 1,3365+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawattamie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawattamie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,856no vehicle
  • 5,5061 vehicle
  • 2,4792 vehicles
  • 1,2803 vehicles
  • 2814 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.2% of Pottawattamie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Iowa.

Pottawattamie County:

87.2%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 48,679
  • Other state: 40,203
  • Northeast: 1,108
  • Midwest: 32,188
  • South: 3,020
  • West: 3,887
Year householders moved into unit in Pottawattamie County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pottawattamie County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.8%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 11.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.9%Utility gas
  • 25.9%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 647
Here:

7.0%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 447
Here:

10.3%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 500
Here:

16.0%
Iowa:

23.0%

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

Pottawattamie County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,595,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,356,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,340,000
    General - Other: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $12,166,000
    Regular Highways: $11,884,000
    General - Other: $10,208,000
    Police Protection: $6,480,000
    Health - Other: $3,924,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,900,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,742,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,245,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $767,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $724,000
    Libraries: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,560,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,019,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,019,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,125,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,378,000
    Interest Earnings: $137,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $486,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,828,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,045,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,020,000
    Other: $3,799,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Public Welfare: $296,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,403,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,570,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,811,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $779,000
    Other License: $251,000

Pottawattamie County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,595,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,356,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,340,000
    General - Other: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $12,166,000
    Regular Highways: $11,884,000
    General - Other: $10,208,000
    Police Protection: $6,480,000
    Health - Other: $3,924,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,900,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,742,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,245,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $767,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $724,000
    Libraries: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,560,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,019,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,019,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,125,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,378,000
    Interest Earnings: $137,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $486,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,828,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,045,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,020,000
    Other: $3,799,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Public Welfare: $296,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,403,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,570,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,811,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $779,000
    Other License: $251,000

Pottawattamie County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,595,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,356,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,340,000
    General - Other: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $12,166,000
    Regular Highways: $11,884,000
    General - Other: $10,208,000
    Police Protection: $6,480,000
    Health - Other: $3,924,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,900,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,742,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,245,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $767,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $724,000
    Libraries: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,560,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,019,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,019,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,125,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,378,000
    Interest Earnings: $137,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $486,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,828,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,045,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,020,000
    Other: $3,799,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Public Welfare: $296,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,403,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,570,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,811,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $779,000
    Other License: $251,000

Pottawattamie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,595,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,356,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,340,000
    General - Other: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $12,166,000
    Regular Highways: $11,884,000
    General - Other: $10,208,000
    Police Protection: $6,480,000
    Health - Other: $3,924,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,900,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,742,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,245,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $767,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $724,000
    Libraries: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,560,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,019,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,019,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,125,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,378,000
    Interest Earnings: $137,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $486,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,828,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,045,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,020,000
    Other: $3,799,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Public Welfare: $296,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,403,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,570,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,811,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $779,000
    Other License: $251,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,673
  • Number of aged recipients: 73
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,600
  • Number of recipients under 18: 315
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,175
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 183
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 672
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 818
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED596$119,443559$114,1662,279$137,952297$41,05113$200,308390$71,95126$67,615
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$106,77333$136,061227$131,09732$50,7500$017$65,7065$86,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED62$105,75899$92,010695$127,142172$30,9071$110,00036$56,63949$37,878
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$123,85244$110,318394$137,85023$74,6091$1,296,00012$109,6676$73,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$125,5007$125,85788$140,37513$51,0770$02$86,5006$50,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED70$121,58679$163,8860$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$146,84614$208,7143$136,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$171,34515$256,8670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$120,50010$222,3000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$108,2003$134,6671$36,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pottawattamie, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pottawattamie, IA - Value
Most common first names in Pottawattamie County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John53275.5 years
Mary46578.1 years
William46074.9 years
Robert39070.8 years
James33971.5 years
Donald28770.4 years
Charles26875.5 years
Helen26480.1 years
George25976.6 years
Dorothy23778.5 years
Most common last names in Pottawattamie County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27474.5 years
Johnson19178.7 years
Hansen17278.5 years
Jensen15679.0 years
Miller13876.5 years
Jones13473.3 years
Anderson12977.5 years
Petersen12478.2 years
Brown12274.9 years
Peterson11778.0 years
Businesses in Pottawattamie County, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's4
Aeropostale1Men's Wearhouse1
AmericInn1Menards1
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's3Motel 62
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike6
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster2OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King4Panda Express1
Caribou Coffee1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless2
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Cricket Wireless3PetSmart1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen4Popeyes1
Days Inn2Quality1
Deb1Quiznos1
DressBarn1RadioShack3
Dressbarn1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx12SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears2
GNC1Sephora1
GameStop2Shoe Carnival1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block3Starbucks3
Hardee's1Subaru1
Hilton2Subway7
Hobby Lobby1Super 83
Holiday Inn3Taco Bell3
Home Depot1Target1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jimmy John's22U-Haul9
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular3
Journeys1UPS13
KFC2Vans1
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger4Village Inn2
La Quinta1Walgreens3
Lane Bryant1Walmart1
Long John Silver's2Wendy's1
Marriott2YMCA1

Pottawattamie County on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"