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Poweshiek County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 18,668 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 18,815 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,266
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,188
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,316
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,101 (it was 2,082 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

28%

Land area: 585 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Poweshiek County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (49.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Poweshiek County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 9,136  (48.9%)
Females: 9,532  (51.1%)
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Poweshiek County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Poweshiek County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,495 ($37,836 in 1999)

This county:

$52,495
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $503 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $612)
This county:

$503
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $135,573 (it was $81,800 in 2000)
Poweshiek:

$135,573
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,023 - $201,921
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,142
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $471

Institutionalized population: 283

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 81
  • Auto thefts: 36

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 57
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $254,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,835 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,895 (1.4%)

Poweshiek County household income distribution in 2009 Poweshiek County home values distribution Poweshiek County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.4%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.4% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 74.5% for other race residents, 3.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.1%
Poweshiek County:

10.1%
Iowa:

12.2%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 40.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 75.0% for other race residents, 1.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Poweshiek County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grinnell, Montezuma, Brooklyn, Holiday Lake, Malcom, Deep River, Searsboro, Hartwick, Guernsey.

Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County: Cou Falls (A), Sandy Beach Campground (B), Devonian Fossil Gorge (C), Hi Point Golf Course (D), Fairview Golf Course (E), Coralville Dam Complex Campgrounds (F), Jolly Rogers Campground (G), Sleepy Hollow Campground (H), Sugar Bottom Campground (I), Lake MacBride Golf Course (J), Tiffin East Bound Rest Area (K), Tiffin West Bound Rest Area (L), Johnson County Fairgrounds (M), Pleasant Valley Golf Course (N), Bon Accord (O), Belle Air (P), Seventy Eight (Q), Morfordsville (R), Palestine (S), University of Iowa Observatory (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Poweshiek County include: Swank Church (A), Unity Church (B), Welsh Church (C), Windham Church (D), East Union Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Iowa City Church of Christ (G), New Horizons Church (H), Grace Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Oasis Cemetery (3), Oxford Cemetery (4), Bethel Cemetery (5), Blain Cemetery (6), Ridgewood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Twin Lake (A), Swan Lake (B), Matson Pond (C), Wisniewski Pond (D), Lake McBride (E), McDowell Lake (F), Timber Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bradley Creek (A), Buck Creek (B), Buffalo Creek (C), Clear Creek (D), Coon Creek (E), Crooked Creek (F), Davis Creek (G), Deer Creek (H), Snyder Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Poweshiek County include: Ryersons Woods (1), Mesquakie Park (2), Sandy Beach Public Use Area (3), Sugar Bottoms Public Use Area (4), Castek Park (5), Historic Amana Colonies State Historical Marker (6), Historic Iowa City State Historical Marker (7), Hoover Historic Site State Historical Marker (8), F W Kent County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashtabula County, Ohio , Benton County , Plymouth County, Massachusetts , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania , Jasper County , Pike County, Pennsylvania , Madison County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,742
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 398 (49% naturalized citizens)

Poweshiek County:

2.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 160
  • 1990 to 1994: 25
  • 1985 to 1989: 36
  • 1980 to 1984: 52
  • 1975 to 1979: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 108
Note: State values scaled to Poweshiek County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.1%

Poweshiek County marital status for males Poweshiek County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,315
  • One, attached: 192
  • Two: 288
  • 3 or 4: 433
  • 5 to 9: 238
  • 10 to 19: 250
  • 20 or more: 172
  • Mobile homes: 643
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 25

Housing units in Poweshiek County with a mortgage: 2,377 (160 second mortgage, 269 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,608

Here:

59.6% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Poweshiek County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,90520
Evangelical Protestant2,68218
Catholic1,6152
Other81
None9,704-
Poweshiek 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
Poweshiek County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Poweshiek County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

9.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Poweshiek County:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Poweshiek County:

27.5%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Poweshiek County:

Average size of farms: 373 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $120,066
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $268.67
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,352
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,144
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.71%
Corn for grain: 114815 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 110611 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Poweshiek County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2073315.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 40 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/13/2006, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 30 people and caused $12 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Poweshiek County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.5 miles away from Poweshiek County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 316.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 352.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.4 miles away from Poweshiek County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 333.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 26, 1997 to October 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1191: November 20, 1997, FEMA Id: 1191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • 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 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 24, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-443: June 24, 1974, FEMA Id: 443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Poweshiek County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 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
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (15%)
  • India (11%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Iran (6%)

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

  • German (30%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Poweshiek County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,554 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,178 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 107 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,080 (11%)
  • Other means: 103 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 521 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,075 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 327 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,307 people in college/university student housing
  • 274 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,788.

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.79% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($20,746 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($13,496 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

1.79%
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 Jasper County, IA  0.55% ($34,231 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.50% ($31,857)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($29,320)
from Marshall County, IA  0.30% ($25,143)
from Iowa County, IA  0.24% ($30,000)
from Tama County, IA  0.21% ($28,467)
from Story County, IA  0.16% ($32,000)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Iowa average:

5.94%


0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($124 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.18%
Iowa average:

0.02%

4.35% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($22,538 average AGI)
2.04% relocated to other states ($14,748 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

2.04%
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 Polk County, IA  0.63% ($42,600 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.56% ($25,650)
to Johnson County, IA  0.38% ($48,407)
to Iowa County, IA  0.32% ($28,174)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.31% ($30,909)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($32,706)
to Marshall County, IA  0.24% ($28,059)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Poweshiek County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Poweshiek County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Poweshiek County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,585 (3,230 aged, 355 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 218 (5%)

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 Poweshiek County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (295)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (220)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (217)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (185)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (171)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (158)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (127)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (90)
  • Unspecified dementia (85)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (77)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,028
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 268
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,303

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 861
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,078
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,287
  • In family households: 14,039 (3,694 male householders, 1,143 female householders)
    3,939 spouses, 4,523 children (4,140 natural, 114 adopted, 269 stepchildren), 206 grandchildren, 52 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 79 other relatives, 301 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,248 (1,273 male householders (1,015 living alone)), 1,445 female householders (1,284 living alone)), 530 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,627 (283 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,541 2-persons, 967 3-persons, 829 4-persons, 343 5-persons, 106 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,299 1-person, 350 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,188 married couples with children.
855 single-parent households (199 men, 656 women).

95.9% of residents of Poweshiek County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $99,778,000 ($5,242 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,398,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,902,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,432,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,039,000
Federal grants: $12,209,000
Federal procurement contracts: $938,000 ($111,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,257,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,890,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,020,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,887,000

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

Births: 1,029
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,167
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +129
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +133
Here +7 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Poweshiek County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.48 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 46
  • 2010 to 2013: 97
  • 2000 to 2009: 767
  • 1990 to 1999: 925
  • 1980 to 1989: 780
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,453
  • 1960 to 1969: 951
  • 1950 to 1959: 779
  • 1940 to 1949: 363
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,865
Note: State values scaled to Poweshiek population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Poweshiek County population
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 86
  • 4 rooms: 424
  • 5 rooms: 1,008
  • 6 rooms: 1,413
  • 7 rooms: 908
  • 8 rooms: 776
  • 9+ rooms: 651
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 409
  • 4 rooms: 544
  • 5 rooms: 393
  • 6 rooms: 308
  • 7 rooms: 117
  • 8 rooms: 121
  • 9+ rooms: 58
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Poweshiek County population
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 166
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,395
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,448
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,116
  • 5+ bedrooms: 173
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 532
  • 2 bedrooms: 850
  • 3 bedrooms: 484
  • 4 bedrooms: 153
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Poweshiek County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Poweshiek County population
  • no vehicle: 125
  • 1 vehicle: 1,322
  • 2 vehicles: 2,396
  • 3 vehicles: 1,067
  • 4 vehicles: 281
  • 5+ vehicles: 125
  • no vehicle: 260
  • 1 vehicle: 1,020
  • 2 vehicles: 590
  • 3 vehicles: 148
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 29

56% of Poweshiek County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Iowa.

Poweshiek County:

56.2%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 14,210
  • Northeast: 391
  • Midwest: 2,213
  • South: 745
  • West: 798

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,600


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 Poweshiek County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.7%)
  • Electricity (11.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Electricity (39.1%)
  • Utility gas (36.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

1.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,208
Here:

74.5%
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)

Poweshiek County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,003,000
    Health - Other: $1,033,000
    Financial Administration: $1,004,000
    Police Protection: $896,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $707,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $589,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $335,000
    Correctional Institutions: $287,000
    General - Other: $260,000
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000
    Central Staff Services: $200,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $208,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,900,000

Poweshiek County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $341,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $893,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $116,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,612,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,068,000
    General Local Government Support: $604,000
    All Other: $507,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,040,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $651,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $140,000
    Other License: $61,000

Poweshiek County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,481,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 187
  • Number of aged recipients: 10
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 177
  • Number of recipients under 18: 26
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 136
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 25
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 86
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 75
Poweshiek County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16982.8 years
John14479.8 years
William13278.2 years
Robert9975.4 years
George9580.5 years
Charles9479.5 years
James9177.7 years
Ruth8182.9 years
Margaret8182.3 years
Raymond7975.4 years
Most common last names in Poweshiek County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10279.4 years
Smith7981.3 years
Davis5779.1 years
Johnston5582.3 years
Jones4782.6 years
Thompson4679.0 years
Taylor4475.7 years
Miller3778.5 years
Anderson3678.5 years
Brown3279.0 years
Businesses in Poweshiek County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Maurices1
Chevrolet2McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1New Balance2
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Days Inn1Sleep Inn1
FedEx4Subway4
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value1
Jones New York2U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2