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Winneshiek County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 21,050 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 21,310 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,739
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,348
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,690
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,910 (it was 2,044 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%

Land area: 690 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Winneshiek County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.3%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Winneshiek County, IA (2017)
    • 19,81493.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4692.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2981.4%Asian alone
    • 1830.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 790.4%Two or more races
    • 370.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 10,522  (50.0%)
Females: 10,528  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Winneshiek County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,187 ($38,908 in 1999)
This county:

$61,187
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $528 (lower quartile is $382, upper quartile is $678)
This county:

$528
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $163,992 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Winneshiek:

$163,992
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,923 - $237,465

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $227,124
Here:

$227,124
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $174,682
Here:

$174,682
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $149,194
Here:

$149,194
State:

$141,928

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,360
Here:

$197,360
State:

$167,742

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,543
Here:

$137,543
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $58,757
Here:

$58,757
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,233
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $476

Institutionalized population: 262

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 20
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 4
Winneshiek County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 1998: 80 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2001: 69 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2002: 70 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2004: 97 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2005: 81 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2006: 73 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $244,600
  • 2009: 45 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $208,800
  • 2012: 39 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2013: 50 buildings, average cost: $269,200
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $255,100
  • 2016: 56 buildings, average cost: $233,000
  • 2017: 49 buildings, average cost: $252,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Winneshiek, IA residents
Average permit cost in Winneshiek, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,258 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,111 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Winneshiek, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Winneshiek, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Winneshiek, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
Winneshiek County:

7.0%
Iowa:

10.7%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.9 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 42.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.3 years old, Black residents: 22.5 years old, American Indian residents: 28.3 years old, Asian residents: 36.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.0 years old, Other race residents: 35.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Winneshiek County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $647 a month.

Cities in this county include: Decorah, Calmar, Ossian, Fort Atkinson, Spillville, Ridgeway, Castalia, Burr Oak, Jackson Junction.

Winneshiek 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 Winneshiek County: Osbourne (A), Cecilia (B), Camp Kiwanis (C), State Line Acres (D), Baarsch Farms (E), Ollendieck Farm (F), Myers Farm (G), Ludwig Farm (H), Neubauer Farms (I), Caffrey Farm (J), Pine Creek Farm (K), Triple R Farm (L), Foreston (M), New Oregon (N), Country Club (O), Jamestown Highway Rest Area (P), Albion Townhall (Q), Howard County Farm (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Winneshiek County include: Bonair Methodist Church (A), Zion Church (B), Holy Cross Church (C), Community Chapel (D), Our Lady of Lourdes Church (E), Granger Methodist Church (F), Saint Cecilia Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), Saratoga Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Albion Township Cemetery (1), Oak Lawn Cemetery (2), Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery (3), Phillips Cemetery (4), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (5), Reckner Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lyla Marsh (A), Lake Hendricks (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Chihaks Creek (B), Staff Creek (C), South Branch Turkey River (D), Little Turkey Creek (E), West Branch Turkey River (F), North Branch Turkey River (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Winneshiek County include: Vernon Springs County Park (1), Bonair County Park (2), McBride Park (3), Lylahs Marsh County Park (4), Lubbert Park (5), Roman Park (6), Lidtke County Park (7), Turkey River Area (8), Hayden Prairie State Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allamakee County , Chickasaw County , Freeborn County, Minnesota , Genesee County, Michigan , McCook County, South Dakota , Turner County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

2.8%

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

Current college students: 2,830
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 463 (27.0% naturalized citizens)

Winneshiek County:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 762010 or later
  • 2472000 to 2009
  • 421990 to 1999
  • 981980 to 1989
  • 251970 to 1979
  • 44Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.6%

Winneshiek County marital status for males Winneshiek County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,641
  • One, attached: 135
  • Two: 279
  • 3 or 4: 236
  • 5 to 9: 163
  • 10 to 19: 136
  • 20 to 49: 180
  • 50 or more: 28
  • Mobile homes: 235
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Winneshiek County with a mortgage: 3,721 (85 second mortgage, 402 home equity loan, 49 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,749

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Winneshiek County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,30828
Catholic6,3076
Evangelical Protestant5007
Other592
None3,882-
Winneshiek 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: 7
Winneshiek County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Winneshiek County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Winneshiek County:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Winneshiek County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Winneshiek County:

Average size of farms: 253 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,886
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $195.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.20%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,840
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.25%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,197
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.07%
Corn for grain: 118871 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 69199 harvested acres
Vegetables: 40 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Tornado activity:

Winneshiek County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1453692.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 16 fatalities and 494 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Winneshiek County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 392.7 miles away from Winneshiek County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 265.0 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 196.1 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 371.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 163.5 miles away from Winneshiek County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 275.0 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 23, 2016 to August 27, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4281: September 29, 2016, FEMA Id: 4281, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2015 to June 25, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4234: July 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2013 to June 28, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4135: July 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4135, 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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Winneshiek County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Winneshiek

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,637 (67.8%)
  • Carpooled: 878 (6.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 30 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 101 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 1,833 (14.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,197 (9.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (34%)
  • Peru (19%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Nepal (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Winneshiek County


  • German (35%)
  • Norwegian (25%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Czech (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,941 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 291 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 38 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 2,020 people in college/university student housing
  • 249 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,149.

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.33% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($23,645 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($23,151 average AGI)
Winneshiek County:

2.28%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allamakee County, IA  0.41% ($67,970 average AGI)
from Howard County, IA  0.36% ($38,379)
from Fayette County, IA  0.32% ($21,500)


4.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,847 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.85% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($21,817 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($18,030 average AGI)
Winneshiek County:

2.14%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allamakee County, IA  0.51% ($37,341 average AGI)
to Howard County, IA  0.41% ($34,061)
to Fayette County, IA  0.36% ($32,586)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Births per 1000 population in Winneshiek County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Winneshiek County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Winneshiek County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Winneshiek County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Winneshiek County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Winneshiek County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Winneshiek County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Winneshiek County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Winneshiek County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,652 (3,359 aged, 293 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 162 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Winneshiek County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (273)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (165)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (144)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (127)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (122)
  • Unspecified dementia (79)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (78)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (75)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (65)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,617
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 354
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,625

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 834
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 819
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,050
  • In family households: 15,050 (3,036 male householders, 2,293 female householders)
    4,703 spouses, 4,555 children (4,312 natural, 116 adopted, 121 stepchildren), 110 grandchildren, 71 brothers or sisters, 61 parents, 71 other relatives, 123 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,601 (1,542 male householders (1,236 living alone)), 1,412 female householders (1,193 living alone)), 639 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,371

Size of family households: 2,893 2-persons, 1,039 3-persons, 842 4-persons, 418 5-persons, 118 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,424 1-person, 416 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 49 4-persons.

3,282 married couples with children.
559 single-parent households (195 men, 364 women).

96.3% of residents of Winneshiek speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English well, 42% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $109,919,000 ($5,188 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,769,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,527,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,616,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,555,000
Federal grants: $16,815,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,147,000 ($146,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,260,000 ($4,581,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $16,453,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,317,000
Federal Government insurance: $35,659,000

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

Births: 994
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 940
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +210
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -313
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Winneshiek County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.74 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • 792014 or later
  • 1402010 to 2013
  • 1,0152000 to 2009
  • 9831990 to 1999
  • 5681980 to 1989
  • 1,1191970 to 1979
  • 4801960 to 1969
  • 6781950 to 1959
  • 4721940 to 1949
  • 3,3691939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • 41 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 943 rooms
  • 5774 rooms
  • 7555 rooms
  • 1,2106 rooms
  • 1,0137 rooms
  • 1,1068 rooms
  • 1,7379+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • 131 room
  • 1072 rooms
  • 2343 rooms
  • 4854 rooms
  • 3195 rooms
  • 1956 rooms
  • 2147 rooms
  • 1338 rooms
  • 1139+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • 4no bedroom
  • 1351 bedroom
  • 1,1252 bedrooms
  • 2,7063 bedrooms
  • 1,9534 bedrooms
  • 6055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • 12no bedroom
  • 3661 bedroom
  • 7492 bedrooms
  • 3973 bedrooms
  • 2054 bedrooms
  • 995+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Winneshiek County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Winneshiek County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Winneshiek County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 77no vehicle
  • 1,3511 vehicle
  • 2,8372 vehicles
  • 1,4113 vehicles
  • 6324 vehicles
  • 1815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Winneshiek County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Winneshiek County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 183no vehicle
  • 8411 vehicle
  • 5252 vehicles
  • 1893 vehicles
  • 764 vehicles
  • 335+ vehicles

88.3% of Winneshiek County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Iowa.

Winneshiek County:

88.3%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 14,337
  • Other state: 6,133
  • Northeast: 287
  • Midwest: 4,741
  • South: 505
  • West: 613
Year householders moved into unit in Winneshiek County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Winneshiek County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 35.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Electricity
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 33.5%Utility gas
  • 25.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 281
Here:

15.0%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,169
Here:

81.7%
Iowa:

24.7%

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

Winneshiek County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $57,105,000
    Other: $527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000
    Sewerage: $45,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,054,000
    Regular Highways: $888,000
    General - Other: $576,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $51,495,000
    Regular Highways: $7,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,664,000
    Police Protection: $1,443,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,176,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,034,000
    General - Other: $876,000
    Central Staff Services: $869,000
    Correctional Institutions: $821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $516,000
    Financial Administration: $425,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $140,000
    Libraries: $133,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $135,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,696,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,364,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $906,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $573,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Rents: $124,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $732,000
    Regular Highways: $520,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,887,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,861,000
    Other: $936,000
    General Local Government Support: $700,000
    Health and Hospitals: $674,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,683,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,433,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $107,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,965,000

Winneshiek County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $57,105,000
    Other: $527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000
    Sewerage: $45,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,054,000
    Regular Highways: $888,000
    General - Other: $576,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $51,495,000
    Regular Highways: $7,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,664,000
    Police Protection: $1,443,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,176,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,034,000
    General - Other: $876,000
    Central Staff Services: $869,000
    Correctional Institutions: $821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $516,000
    Financial Administration: $425,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $140,000
    Libraries: $133,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $135,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,696,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,364,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $906,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $573,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Rents: $124,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $732,000
    Regular Highways: $520,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,887,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,861,000
    Other: $936,000
    General Local Government Support: $700,000
    Health and Hospitals: $674,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,683,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,433,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $107,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,965,000

Winneshiek County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $57,105,000
    Other: $527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000
    Sewerage: $45,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,054,000
    Regular Highways: $888,000
    General - Other: $576,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $51,495,000
    Regular Highways: $7,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,664,000
    Police Protection: $1,443,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,176,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,034,000
    General - Other: $876,000
    Central Staff Services: $869,000
    Correctional Institutions: $821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $516,000
    Financial Administration: $425,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $140,000
    Libraries: $133,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $135,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,696,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,364,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $906,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $573,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Rents: $124,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $732,000
    Regular Highways: $520,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,887,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,861,000
    Other: $936,000
    General Local Government Support: $700,000
    Health and Hospitals: $674,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,683,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,433,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $107,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,965,000

Winneshiek County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $57,105,000
    Other: $527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000
    Sewerage: $45,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,054,000
    Regular Highways: $888,000
    General - Other: $576,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $51,495,000
    Regular Highways: $7,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,664,000
    Police Protection: $1,443,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,176,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,034,000
    General - Other: $876,000
    Central Staff Services: $869,000
    Correctional Institutions: $821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $516,000
    Financial Administration: $425,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $413,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $140,000
    Libraries: $133,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $135,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,696,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,364,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $906,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $573,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Rents: $124,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $732,000
    Regular Highways: $520,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,887,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,861,000
    Other: $936,000
    General Local Government Support: $700,000
    Health and Hospitals: $674,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,683,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,433,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $107,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,965,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 187
  • Number of aged recipients: 37
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 150
  • Number of recipients under 18: 20
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 116
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 51
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 113
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 71
Most common first names in Winneshiek County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12479.1 years
William8480.8 years
Mary8484.6 years
Anna7886.0 years
Joseph7178.5 years
Henry6679.8 years
George6576.8 years
Robert6573.5 years
Edward6280.5 years
Helen5982.7 years
Most common last names in Winneshiek County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8280.4 years
Anderson5781.7 years
Hageman4580.1 years
Peterson4481.6 years
Olson4177.9 years
Larson4080.6 years
Thompson3979.0 years
Haugen3780.9 years
Hanson3677.0 years
Nelson3676.9 years
Businesses in Winneshiek County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Nike5
Ashley Furniture1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Sears1
Ford2Slumberland1
Goodwill2Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
JCPenney1True Value2
La-Z-Boy2U-Haul1
Lane Furniture2U.S. Cellular2
MasterBrand Cabinets6UPS4
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's2