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Winnebago County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 10,600 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 11,723 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,954
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,517
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,614
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,126 (it was 1,135 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%

Land area: 400 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 27 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Winnebago County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.3%), Manufacturing (24.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Winnebago County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 5,383  (52.7%)
Females: 5,483  (47.3%)

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Average household size:
Winnebago County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,719 ($38,381 in 1999)
This county:

$46719
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $348 (lower quartile is $273, upper quartile is $441)
This county:

$348
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,553 (it was $64,200 in 2000)
Winnebago County:

$91,553
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,982 - $138,997

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $127,710
Here:

$127,710
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,661
Here:

$117,661
State:

$156,028

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $316,110
Here:

$316,110
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $469,092
Here:

$469,092
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $49,102
Here:

$49,102
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $968
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $294

Institutionalized population: 196

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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,036 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $985 (1.2%)


Winnebago County household income distribution in 2009 Winnebago County home values distribution


Winnebago County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.3%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for other race residents, 44.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Winnebago County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Forest City, Lake Mills, Buffalo Center, Thompson, Leland, Rake, Scarville.

Winnebago 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 Winnebago County: Norman (A), Mount Valley (B), Three Fingers Campground (C), Rice Lake Golf and Country Club (D), Neils Spur (E), Holtan Farm Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Winnebago County include: Trinity Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Center Church (C), Winnebago Church (D), Grant Church (E), Lime Creek Church (F), Linden Church (G), West Prairie Lutheran Church (H), North Prairie Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Memorial Cemetery (1), East Lutheran Cemetery (2), Synod Cemetery (3), Forest Home Cemetery (4), Graceland Cemetery (5), West Prairie Cemetery (6), Immanuel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Harmon Lake (A), Rice Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buffalo Creek (A), Pike Run (B), Lime Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Winnebago County include: Rice Lake State Park (1), Gruis Recreation Area (2), Thorpe Park (3), Russ Wildlife Area (4), Dahle Park (5), Quam Wildlife Area (6), Luke Rossiter Wildlife Area (7), Grant Township Wildlife Area (8), Lande River Conservation Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cerro Gordo County , Faribault County, Minnesota , Freeborn County, Minnesota , Hancock County , Kossuth County , Worth County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 567
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 215 (10% naturalized citizens)

Winnebago County:

1.8%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.6%

Winnebago County marital status for males
Winnebago County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Winnebago County with a mortgage: 1,643 (169 second mortgage, 178 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,333

Here:

55.2% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.95%
Here86.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,076
Total congregations: 26

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaBaptist General Conference
Adherents6,146 (61.0%)1,404 (13.9%)1,165 (11.6%)391 (3.9%)385 (3.8%)
Congregations11 (42.3%)4 (15.4%)3 (11.5%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)
Name Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceNorth American Baptist ConferenceGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents153 (1.5%)139 (1.4%)102 (1.0%)96 (1.0%)95 (0.9%)
Congregations1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)2 (7.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Winnebago County - Forest City, Lake Mills, Buffalo Center, Thompson, Leland

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Winnebago County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Winnebago County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

17.1%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Winnebago County:

Average size of farms: 381 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $155,036
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $258.37
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $140,166
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,511
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.83%
Corn for grain: 114913 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 93780 harvested acres
Vegetables: 240 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Winnebago County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 3.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/26/1984, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Winnebago County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,271 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 851 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 411 (7%)
  • Other means: 25 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 385 (6%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,823.

4.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.14% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($17,037 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($10,312 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

1.79%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hancock County, IA  0.73% ($28,031 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.57% ($25,840)
from Worth County, IA  0.37% ($25,375)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.32% ($21,714)
from Story County, IA  0.23% ($29,200)
from Freeborn County, MN  0.23% ($15,300)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,057 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.61% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($16,287 average AGI)
2.85% relocated to other states ($11,770 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

2.85%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.85% ($30,026 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.76% ($27,853)
to Worth County, IA  0.53% ($25,083)
to Polk County, IA  0.49% ($23,727)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.29% ($23,538)
to Freeborn County, MN  0.25% ($22,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Winnebago County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Winnebago County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Winnebago County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,467 (2,270 aged, 197 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 907.410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 951.460
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.81

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17.62

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,378

Size of family households: 1,594 2-persons, 539 3-persons, 452 4-persons, 215 5-persons, 74 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,456 1-person, 191 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 19 4-persons.

95.1% of residents of Winnebago County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,622,000 ($6200 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $955,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,949,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,307,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,684,000
Federal grants: $11,221,000
Federal procurement contracts: $682,000 ($3,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,778,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,840,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,888,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,939,000

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

Births: 592
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 690
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +135
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -397
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Winnebago County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Winnebago County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 270
  • 5 rooms: 703
  • 6 rooms: 808
  • 7 rooms: 699
  • 8 rooms: 533
  • 9+ rooms: 541
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 216
  • 4 rooms: 272
  • 5 rooms: 196
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9+ rooms: 52
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Winnebago County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 87
  • 2 bedrooms: 839
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,690
  • 4 bedrooms: 817
  • 5+ bedrooms: 179
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 257
  • 2 bedrooms: 433
  • 3 bedrooms: 284
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in Winnebago County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 92
  • 1 vehicle: 893
  • 2 vehicles: 1,658
  • 3 vehicles: 698
  • 4 vehicles: 186
  • 5+ vehicles: 87
  • no vehicle: 164
  • 1 vehicle: 542
  • 2 vehicles: 261
  • 3 vehicles: 103
  • 4 vehicles: 43
  • 5+ vehicles: 22

62% of Winnebago 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, 63% lived in Iowa.

Winnebago County:

61.7%
State average:

57.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Winnebago County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.2%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (54.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.1%)
  • Electricity (17.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 326
Here:

61.4%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Winnebago County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Winnebago County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Winnebago County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Winnebago County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Winnebago County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Winnebago County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11078.5 years
Anna7687.8 years
George4980.9 years
Mary4782.0 years
Henry4681.0 years
Clara4586.7 years
Robert4573.7 years
James4475.2 years
Helen4379.6 years
William4279.3 years
Most common last names in Winnebago County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9280.4 years
Peterson9178.7 years
Olson8780.9 years
Anderson7081.3 years
Larson6779.8 years
Thompson6681.3 years
Nelson6277.8 years
Hanson4482.3 years
Charlson2981.9 years
Hagen2782.1 years
Businesses in Winnebago County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
New Balance1UPS1
Pizza Hut1YMCA1
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