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Scott County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 171,387 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 158,668 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 33,272
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,381
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 43,950
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,112 (it was 18,384 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

28%

Land area: 458 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 374 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Scott County: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Scott County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 83,997  (49.0%)
Females: 87,390  (51.0%)
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Scott County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Scott County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,884 ($42,701 in 1999)

This county:

$53884
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $585 (lower quartile is $467, upper quartile is $736)
This county:

$585
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $146,600 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Scott:

$146,600
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,300 - $235,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $188,610
Here:

$188,610
State:

$159,697

Townhouses or other attached units: $188,109
Here:

$188,109
State:

$193,868

In 2-unit structures: $77,041
Here:

$77,041
State:

$120,896

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,906
Here:

$141,906
State:

$122,004

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,747
Here:

$114,747
State:

$118,952

Mobile homes: $29,671
Here:

$29,671
State:

$46,008
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,178
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Institutionalized population: 1,457

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 181
  • Auto thefts: 22

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 70
  • Thefts: 176
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Health of residents in Scott County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
78.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
76.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 407 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2008: 274 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2009: 231 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2010: 304 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2011: 428 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2012: 381 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2013: 371 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2014: 331 buildings, average cost: $231,100

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 2013: $2,465 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,361 (1.7%)

Scott County household income distribution in 2009 Scott County home values distribution Scott County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.4%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.1% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for American Indian residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 35.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.4%
Scott County:

14.4%
Iowa:

12.7%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.1% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for American Indian residents, 14.8% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Scott County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $575 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.

Cities in this county include: Davenport, Bettendorf, Eldridge, Le Claire, Park View, Walcott, Buffalo, Blue Grass, Princeton, Riverdale.

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

2012 air pollution in Scott County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.212 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bristol County, Rhode Island , Windham County, Connecticut , Grant County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,824
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,856 (43% naturalized citizens)

Scott County:

3.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,506
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,029
  • 1985 to 1989: 488
  • 1980 to 1984: 309
  • 1975 to 1979: 236
  • 1970 to 1974: 228
  • 1970 to 1974: 205
  • 1965 to 1969: 855

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.5%

Scott County marital status for males Scott County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,450
  • One, attached: 2,176
  • Two: 3,248
  • 3 or 4: 2,580
  • 5 to 9: 3,752
  • 10 to 19: 2,943
  • 20 or more: 3,196
  • Mobile homes: 2,284
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Scott County with a mortgage: 27,963 (3,372 second mortgage, 3,565 home equity loan, 86 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,911

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Scott County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,50813
Mainline Protestant25,03148
Evangelical Protestant19,20672
Other2,59817
Black Protestant2,0584
None85,823-
Scott 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: 24
Scott County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
Scott County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 126
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Scott County:

7.5%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

26.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Scott County:

Average size of farms: 305 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $127,620
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $316.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $114,252
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $131,268
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.05%
Corn for grain: 110564 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 80723 harvested acres
Vegetables: 73 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Earthquake activity:

Scott County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 258.7 miles away from Scott 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 237.6 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 87.3 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 289.1 miles away from the 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 258.4 miles away from Scott County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 244.5 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:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 3, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1420): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 8, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1367): May 2, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 26, 1993 to April 12, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-986): April 26, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-986, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 18, 1990 to July 6, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-868): May 26, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-868, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 24, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-443): June 24, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-386): May 23, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (20%)
  • Vietnam (17%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)

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

  • German (36%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Scott County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 66,538 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 6,821 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 568 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Railroad: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 26 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 114 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,471 (2%)
  • Other means: 452 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,451 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,104 people in nursing homes
  • 955 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 273 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 208 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 124 people in other group homes
  • 102 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 96 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 84 people in state prisons
  • 67 people in religious group quarters
  • 57 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 54 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 51 people in halfway houses
  • 48 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 48 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

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

  • 1,201 people in college/university student housing
  • 947 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 343 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 272 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 145 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 142 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 138 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,873.

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Iowa average:

5.75%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,049 average AGI)
Scott County:

0.07%
Iowa average:

0.01%

1.58% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($9,061 average AGI)
5.10% relocated from other states ($33,721 average AGI)
Scott County:

5.10%
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 Rock Island County, IL  1.28% ($43,038 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.28% ($31,717)
from Muscatine County, IA  0.19% ($36,438)
from Cook County, IL  0.19% ($34,927)
from Johnson County, IA  0.18% ($31,370)
from Henry County, IL  0.14% ($50,451)
from Polk County, IA  0.13% ($61,591)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Iowa average:

5.94%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($807 average AGI)
Scott County:

0.10%
Iowa average:

0.02%

1.40% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($10,244 average AGI)
4.71% relocated to other states ($34,177 average AGI)
Scott County:

4.71%
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 Rock Island County, IL  0.93% ($34,417 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IA  0.20% ($35,279)
to Clinton County, IA  0.19% ($39,992)
to Polk County, IA  0.17% ($50,078)
to Cook County, IL  0.17% ($27,500)
to Muscatine County, IA  0.16% ($50,404)
to Linn County, IA  0.13% ($45,282)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Scott County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Scott County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Scott County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Scott County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Scott County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,917 (20,086 aged, 3,831 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,788 (6%)

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 Scott County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1659)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1517)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1424)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1222)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (802)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (786)
  • Unspecified dementia (721)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (416)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (360)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (350)

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: 1.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13573.04
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 324.710
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41864.36

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1466.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 822.990
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.97

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55.49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89.44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 37.6. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.5
  • Suffocation - 27.8
  • Poisoning - 20.6
  • Other - 9.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 161,890
  • In family households: 132,614 (30,639 male householders, 12,505 female householders)
    32,255 spouses, 46,628 children (42,838 natural, 1,281 adopted, 2,509 stepchildren), 3,051 grandchildren, 1,067 brothers or sisters, 830 parents, 1,171 other relatives, 3,890 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29,276 (11,402 male householders (8,746 living alone)), 12,219 female householders (10,373 living alone)), 5,655 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,334 (1,457 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 19,531 2-persons, 9,691 3-persons, 8,184 4-persons, 3,817 5-persons, 1,252 6-persons, 669 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,119 1-person, 3,752 2-persons, 483 3-persons, 184 4-persons, 49 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

28,087 married couples with children.
10,427 single-parent households (1,930 men, 8,497 women).

94.4% of residents of Scott County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $797,843,000 ($4982 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $61,797,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $397,912,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $169,942,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,700,000
Federal grants: $136,985,000
Federal procurement contracts: $43,838,000 ($35,584,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $40,467,000 ($14,913,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $35,949,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $63,754,000
Federal Government insurance: $170,949,000

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

Births: 11,753
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,815
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,235
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,587
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Scott County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 19.89 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,204
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,657
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,323
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,832
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,604
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,943
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,821
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,876
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,420
Rooms in houses/apartments in Scott County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 80
  • 3 rooms: 684
  • 4 rooms: 3,883
  • 5 rooms: 9,530
  • 6 rooms: 9,587
  • 7 rooms: 7,717
  • 8 rooms: 6,287
  • 9+ rooms: 6,169
  • 1 room: 516
  • 2 rooms: 1,720
  • 3 rooms: 3,970
  • 4 rooms: 5,260
  • 5 rooms: 3,423
  • 6 rooms: 1,975
  • 7 rooms: 702
  • 8 rooms: 521
  • 9+ rooms: 297
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Scott County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 958
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,663
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,286
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,673
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,357
  • no bedroom: 726
  • 1 bedroom: 6,066
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,654
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,157
  • 4 bedrooms: 645
  • 5+ bedrooms: 136
Cars and other vehicles available in Scott County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,588
  • 1 vehicle: 11,185
  • 2 vehicles: 20,108
  • 3 vehicles: 8,111
  • 4 vehicles: 2,201
  • 5+ vehicles: 757
  • no vehicle: 3,035
  • 1 vehicle: 9,177
  • 2 vehicles: 4,995
  • 3 vehicles: 881
  • 4 vehicles: 224
  • 5+ vehicles: 72

55% of Scott County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Iowa.

Scott County:

54.7%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 99329
  • Northeast: 3661
  • Midwest: 37686
  • South: 7680
  • West: 4573

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,900


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 Scott County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (89.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)
  • Electricity (4.6%)
  • Utility gas (73.6%)
  • Electricity (20.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,265
Here:

11.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 639
Here:

6.8%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,944
Here:

35.4%
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)

Scott County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $933,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $7,062,000
    General - Other: $3,732,000
    Regular Highways: $1,559,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $16,794,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,181,000
    Police Protection: $6,005,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,012,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,311,000
    Financial Administration: $4,128,000
    Regular Highways: $3,938,000
    General - Other: $2,736,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,957,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,223,000
    Libraries: $1,085,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $933,000
    Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,876,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $260,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,539,000

Scott County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,646,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,020,000
    Regular Highways: $24,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $177,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,302,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $652,000
    Rents: $142,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,734,000
    All Other: $4,955,000
    Highways: $3,133,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,712,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,631,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,524,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,200,000
    Amusements Sales: $888,000
    Other License: $569,000
    Other Selective Sales: $102,000

Scott County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,765,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,700,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,065,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $21,875,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,635,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,400,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,210,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,570,000

Scott County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,493,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,620,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,525,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,199
  • Number of aged recipients: 161
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,038
  • Number of recipients under 18: 592
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,244
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 363
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,001
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,528
Scott County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 45 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 ORIGINATED1,231$125,9001,372$144,2305,591$150,080692$51,95826$411,577386$126,91219$43,842
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$126,90078$163,462449$132,24938$37,8420$022$107,5006$28,833
APPLICATIONS DENIED126$116,516152$121,2041,119$131,768215$26,3584$8,858,50064$137,64117$27,176
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN73$119,479110$131,8731,053$143,93572$71,2221$5,088,00049$89,8575$23,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$98,33313$106,000166$139,59614$61,2140$07$88,1430$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED341$156,985321$161,8262$140,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$173,56457$147,5613$125,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$176,50020$154,0001$88,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$173,64711$123,8180$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$189,0006$159,5001$193,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Scott County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John98474.1 years
William84375.6 years
Mary83778.2 years
Robert71370.9 years
James57871.9 years
Charles54775.0 years
Helen49180.3 years
George47576.9 years
Margaret45979.7 years
Dorothy42779.2 years
Most common last names in Scott County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30874.9 years
Miller25376.6 years
Johnson24275.4 years
Anderson16875.3 years
Jones16574.6 years
Williams14472.2 years
Brown14174.8 years
Meyer13378.7 years
Davis12772.0 years
Schroeder12478.4 years
Businesses in Scott County, IA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Kmart2
ALDI1Kohl's1
AT&T1Kroger10
Abercrombie & Fitch1La Quinta1
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture3
AmericInn1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's2Long John Silver's1
Arby's4Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott3
Audi1Marshalls1
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets27
BMW1Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1Mazda1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's9
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Baymont Inn1Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Best Western1New Balance5
Blockbuster2New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike5
Burger King5Nissan1
CVS3OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Panda Express1
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza3
Clarion1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske2
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn3Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Curves3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen4Quality2
Days Inn3Quiznos2
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry2Ramada1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza2Red Robin1
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge3Sam's Club1
Ethan Allen1Sears3
Express1Shoe Carnival1
Famous Footwear1Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx23Soma Intimates1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel6
Foot Locker1Staples1
Ford3Starbucks5
GNC2Steak 'n Shake2
GameStop4Subway14
Gap1Super 83
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell4
H&R Block7Talbots1
Hardee's4Target1
Hilton1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn3Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul5
Honda1U.S. Cellular4
Hot Topic1UPS40
Hyundai1Vans2
IHOP1Verizon Wireless4
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Village Inn4
Jimmy John's3Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens7
Jones New York3Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's5
Justice1Wet Seal1
KFC3YMCA7

Scott County on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"