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Story County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 94,073 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 79,981 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,183
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,938
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,123
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,615 (it was 12,260 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

28%

Land area: 573 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 164 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Story County: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Story County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.9%)
  • Asian alone (6.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  26.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 48,760  (51.8%)
Females: 45,313  (48.2%)
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Story County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Story County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $50,811 ($40,442 in 1999)

This county:

$50,811
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $753 (lower quartile is $603, upper quartile is $886)
This county:

$753
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $177,400 (it was $110,600 in 2000)
Story:

$177,400
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,900 - $251,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,390
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $492

Institutionalized population: 678

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 73
  • Thefts: 96
  • Auto thefts: 10

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 89
  • Thefts: 118
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 244 buildings, average cost: $244,800
  • 2008: 126 buildings, average cost: $264,900
  • 2009: 122 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2010: 93 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2011: 99 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 2012: 152 buildings, average cost: $239,200
  • 2013: 246 buildings, average cost: $244,900
  • 2014: 179 buildings, average cost: $260,500

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: $2,737 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,424 (1.5%)

Story County household income distribution in 2009 Story County home values distribution Story County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.7%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.0% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for American Indian residents, 49.6% for other race residents, 34.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.7%
Story County:

20.7%
Iowa:

12.2%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for American Indian residents, 50.5% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 25 years old
(Males: 24 years old, Females: 27 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 27 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Ames, IA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Story County is $536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $947 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ames, Nevada, Story City, Huxley, Roland, Slater, Gilbert, Colo, Cambridge, Maxwell.

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

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Neighboring counties: Boone County, Nebraska , Cook County, Illinois , Cedar County , Oneida County, Idaho , Jo Daviess County, Illinois , McHenry County, Illinois , Ogle County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 23,057
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 44.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,537 (17% naturalized citizens)

Story County:

6.9%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,358
  • 1990 to 1994: 791
  • 1985 to 1989: 411
  • 1980 to 1984: 401
  • 1975 to 1979: 153
  • 1970 to 1974: 110
  • 1970 to 1974: 122
  • 1965 to 1969: 191
Note: State values scaled to Story County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.6%

Story County marital status for males Story County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,906
  • One, attached: 1,423
  • Two: 1,510
  • 3 or 4: 1,864
  • 5 to 9: 1,927
  • 10 to 19: 2,111
  • 20 or more: 2,942
  • Mobile homes: 1,945
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Story County with a mortgage: 9,922 (880 second mortgage, 1,392 home equity loan, 82 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,989

Here:

71.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Story County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,81137
Evangelical Protestant14,23354
Catholic8,8256
Other2,07113
Orthodox211
None45,581-
Story 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: 10
Story County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Story County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 62
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Story County:

5.5%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Story County:

26.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Story County:

Average size of farms: 368 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $121,525
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $297.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $94,241
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $121,033
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.58%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.14%
Corn for grain: 163078 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 140082 harvested acres
Vegetables: 83 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 61 acres

Earthquake activity:

Story County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 386.9 miles away from Story County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from the 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 370.5 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) earthquake occurred 242.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from Story 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 397.6 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, 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, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 09, 2011 to July 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4016: August 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 4016, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 02, 1999 to August 10, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1282: July 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 1282, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Story County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Korea (12%)
  • India (9%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Taiwan (4%)
  • Indonesia (4%)
  • Malaysia (3%)

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

  • German (32%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Story County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,267 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 4,103 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,766 (4%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 43 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 757 (2%)
  • Walked: 4,223 (10%)
  • Other means: 141 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,550 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 8,619 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 521 people in nursing homes
  • 234 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 53 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in halfway houses
  • 36 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

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

  • 7,298 people in college/university student housing
  • 476 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 91 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 89 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 69 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 42 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,192.

8.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Iowa average:

5.75%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Story County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.01%

5.48% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($18,832 average AGI)
3.05% relocated from other states ($13,041 average AGI)
Story County:

3.05%
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 Polk County, IA  1.42% ($30,347 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.53% ($32,975)
from Linn County, IA  0.19% ($25,404)
from Marshall County, IA  0.18% ($33,255)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.18% ($35,189)
from Johnson County, IA  0.17% ($27,314)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.15% ($35,159)


10.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.39%
Iowa average:

5.94%


0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($295 average AGI)
Story County:

0.14%
Iowa average:

0.02%

5.80% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($19,101 average AGI)
4.45% relocated to other states ($17,282 average AGI)
Story County:

4.45%
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  2.39% ($37,997 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.56% ($32,176)
to Dallas County, IA  0.28% ($37,058)
to Johnson County, IA  0.23% ($29,414)
to Linn County, IA  0.22% ($35,727)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.15% ($32,872)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.15% ($24,370)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Story County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Story County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Story County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Story County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Story County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,447 (8,402 aged, 1,045 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,146 (7%)

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 Story County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (720)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (438)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (387)
  • Unspecified dementia (381)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (313)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (308)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (242)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (219)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (190)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (129)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,880
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 363
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,306

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,103
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 642
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 82.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 38.6
  • Other - 43.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 81,368
  • In family households: 54,866 (14,052 male householders, 4,441 female householders)
    15,291 spouses, 17,946 children (16,703 natural, 538 adopted, 705 stepchildren), 459 grandchildren, 578 brothers or sisters, 247 parents, 401 other relatives, 1,264 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26,502 (8,560 male householders (4,751 living alone)), 7,683 female householders (5,077 living alone)), 10,259 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,174 (678 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,162 2-persons, 3,849 3-persons, 3,413 4-persons, 1,392 5-persons, 461 6-persons, 216 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,828 1-person, 3,865 2-persons, 1,458 3-persons, 941 4-persons, 120 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

12,327 married couples with children.
2,285 single-parent households (514 men, 1,771 women).

90.6% of residents of Story County speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $607,500,000 ($7,556 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,261,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $136,919,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $70,666,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,725,000
Federal grants: $157,694,000
Federal procurement contracts: $164,916,000 ($9,167,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $63,580,000 ($5,278,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $183,079,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,244,000
Federal Government insurance: $100,227,000

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

Births: 4,743
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,413
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,008
Here:

+38 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,286
Here -66 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Story County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 210
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,937
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,336
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,080
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,710
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,639
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,326
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,032
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,084
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,204
Note: State values scaled to Story population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Story County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Story County population
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 123
  • 3 rooms: 353
  • 4 rooms: 1,516
  • 5 rooms: 2,656
  • 6 rooms: 3,581
  • 7 rooms: 3,065
  • 8 rooms: 2,604
  • 9+ rooms: 3,208
  • 1 room: 642
  • 2 rooms: 1,338
  • 3 rooms: 2,495
  • 4 rooms: 3,887
  • 5 rooms: 1,953
  • 6 rooms: 897
  • 7 rooms: 499
  • 8 rooms: 305
  • 9+ rooms: 244
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Story County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Story County population
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 448
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,575
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,238
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,948
  • 5+ bedrooms: 890
  • no bedroom: 740
  • 1 bedroom: 3,433
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,226
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,141
  • 4 bedrooms: 534
  • 5+ bedrooms: 186
Cars and other vehicles available in Story County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Story County population
  • no vehicle: 265
  • 1 vehicle: 4,045
  • 2 vehicles: 8,493
  • 3 vehicles: 3,104
  • 4 vehicles: 865
  • 5+ vehicles: 351
  • no vehicle: 1,085
  • 1 vehicle: 5,482
  • 2 vehicles: 3,956
  • 3 vehicles: 1,159
  • 4 vehicles: 377
  • 5+ vehicles: 201

41% of Story County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Iowa.

Story County:

41.1%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 52,848
  • Northeast: 1,949
  • Midwest: 13,335
  • South: 2,660
  • West: 3,191

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $117,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Story County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.1%)
  • Electricity (4.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (67.1%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 372
Here:

5.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 58
Here:

1.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 456
Here:

2.3%
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)

Story County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,116,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,474,000
    Health - Other: $7,422,000
    Regular Highways: $4,146,000
    Police Protection: $3,173,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,763,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,647,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,831,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,799,000
    Financial Administration: $1,283,000
    General - Other: $1,112,000
    General Public Buildings: $981,000
    Parks and Recreation: $800,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $296,000
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $424,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $221,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $375,000
    General - Other: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,736,000

Story County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,438,000
    All Other: $1,740,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $648,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $615,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,417,000
    Highways: $2,733,000
    All Other: $1,499,000
    General Local Government Support: $979,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,786,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,678,000
    Other License: $36,000

Story County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,485,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,705,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $780,000

Story County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 577
  • Number of aged recipients: 41
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 536
  • Number of recipients under 18: 69
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 434
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 74
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 220
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 232
Story County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Story 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 19 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 ORIGINATED379$140,005666$142,0022,136$149,599226$58,52734$1,120,882106$101,85822$25,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$126,00050$138,500227$152,8596$124,1671$1,000,00012$115,5837$67,714
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$145,00090$90,011323$159,20144$55,1821$327,00016$85,12537$29,216
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN30$137,66758$136,241362$155,62215$69,2000$014$111,5005$101,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$106,80010$114,80041$160,2682$116,0000$01$84,0005$29,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED140$156,764142$176,366
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$168,71434$176,265
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$123,00019$177,316
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$84,83311$182,364
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$127,6672$131,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Story County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28576.9 years
Mary25981.9 years
Robert22672.2 years
William21875.8 years
Charles17976.5 years
James17771.4 years
Helen17182.1 years
George16278.4 years
Ruth15182.9 years
Margaret14684.0 years
Most common last names in Story County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson17980.6 years
Anderson17179.4 years
Thompson13777.4 years
Olson13179.6 years
Smith13078.3 years
Larson10881.1 years
Peterson9177.9 years
Miller9076.2 years
Nelson8981.4 years
Brown7578.3 years
Businesses in Story County, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AmericInn1Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's5
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's2New Balance7
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Best Western1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express1
Burger King2Panera Bread1
Caribou Coffee1Papa John's Pizza2
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen5Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel1
Express1Staples1
FedEx11Starbucks3
Foot Locker1Subway10
Ford2Super 82
GNC1T-Mobile5
GameStop1Target1
Gap1Toyota1
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block3U-Haul2
Hilton2U.S. Cellular4
Hobby Lobby1UPS19
Holiday Inn2Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York4Village Inn1
Journeys1Walgreens1
Justice1Walmart2
KFC1Wendy's2
Kmart1YMCA1

Story County on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"