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Winneshiek County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 20,768 (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: 30 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Winneshiek County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (39.2%), Educational, health and social services (27.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Winneshiek County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 10,307  (49.6%)
Females: 10,461  (50.4%)
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Winneshiek County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Winneshiek County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,892 ($38,908 in 1999)

This county:

$50892
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $585)
This county:

$483
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $154,669 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Winneshiek:

$154,669
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,477 - $230,250
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,175
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $420

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,860 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,839 (1.3%)

Winneshiek County household income distribution in 2009 Winneshiek County home values distribution Winneshiek County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.8%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.7% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.7%
Winneshiek County:

8.7%
Iowa:

12.7%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 8.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.4% for American Indian residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 10 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 20 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 32 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:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,830
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 447 (25% naturalized citizens)

Winneshiek County:

2.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 238
  • 1990 to 1994: 42
  • 1985 to 1989: 61
  • 1980 to 1984: 37
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1965 to 1969: 32

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: 6,530
  • One, attached: 96
  • Two: 412
  • 3 or 4: 334
  • 5 to 9: 289
  • 10 to 19: 111
  • 20 or more: 57
  • Mobile homes: 374
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Winneshiek County with a mortgage: 2,028 (168 second mortgage, 299 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,685

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Winneshiek County

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:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 5, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1727): September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1688): March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: July 25, 1990 to August 31, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-879): September 6, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-879, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: August 14, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-269): August 14, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-269, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Winneshiek County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

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

  • Korea (13%)
  • Ghana (10%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Pakistan (8%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Other South Central Asia (5%)

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

  • German (38%)
  • Norwegian (32%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Czech (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Winneshiek County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,992 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 960 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,698 (15%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 903 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $49,889.

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.23% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($15,927 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($19,939 average AGI)
Winneshiek County:

2.28%
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 Allamakee County, IA  0.55% ($25,455 average AGI)
from Howard County, IA  0.30% ($26,292)
from Fayette County, IA  0.26% ($21,048)
from Fillmore County, MN  0.24% ($27,105)
from Linn County, IA  0.16% ($37,538)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.16% ($27,154)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.15% ($36,000)


4.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.66% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($17,113 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($13,079 average AGI)
Winneshiek County:

2.23%
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 Allamakee County, IA  0.35% ($30,929 average AGI)
to Fayette County, IA  0.35% ($27,000)
to Howard County, IA  0.30% ($31,333)
to Polk County, IA  0.24% ($32,316)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.18% ($22,357)
to Linn County, IA  0.16% ($34,385)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.14% ($23,545)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 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 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: 6616.950
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 353.970
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36624.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 833.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 819.440
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.71

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47.77
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65.93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,768
  • In family households: 15,309 (4,309 male householders, 884 female householders)
    4,470 spouses, 5,026 children (4,732 natural, 113 adopted, 181 stepchildren), 132 grandchildren, 70 brothers or sisters, 75 parents, 63 other relatives, 258 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,459 (1,406 male householders (1,087 living alone)), 1,398 female householders (1,217 living alone)), 655 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,288 (262 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,726 2-persons, 948 3-persons, 885 4-persons, 421 5-persons, 154 6-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,304 1-person, 406 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,169 married couples with children.
591 single-parent households (166 men, 425 women).

94.8% of residents of Winneshiek County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $109,919,000 ($5188 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:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 183
  • 2000 to 2004: 883
  • 1990 to 1999: 997
  • 1980 to 1989: 618
  • 1970 to 1979: 990
  • 1960 to 1969: 779
  • 1950 to 1959: 735
  • 1940 to 1949: 446
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,150
Rooms in houses/apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 83
  • 4 rooms: 480
  • 5 rooms: 869
  • 6 rooms: 1,276
  • 7 rooms: 1,082
  • 8 rooms: 940
  • 9+ rooms: 925
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 145
  • 3 rooms: 301
  • 4 rooms: 611
  • 5 rooms: 285
  • 6 rooms: 184
  • 7 rooms: 198
  • 8 rooms: 174
  • 9+ rooms: 128
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 121
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,155
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,629
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,441
  • 5+ bedrooms: 339
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 475
  • 2 bedrooms: 805
  • 3 bedrooms: 374
  • 4 bedrooms: 244
  • 5+ bedrooms: 106
Cars and other vehicles available in Winneshiek County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 126
  • 1 vehicle: 1,321
  • 2 vehicles: 2,417
  • 3 vehicles: 1,239
  • 4 vehicles: 403
  • 5+ vehicles: 184
  • no vehicle: 267
  • 1 vehicle: 888
  • 2 vehicles: 587
  • 3 vehicles: 203
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5+ vehicles: 45

61% of Winneshiek 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, 44% lived in Iowa.

Winneshiek County:

61.3%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 15661
  • Northeast: 138
  • Midwest: 4162
  • South: 350
  • West: 471

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Winneshiek County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.2%)
  • Electricity (6.0%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Utility gas (34.8%)
  • Electricity (29.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.4%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 565
Here:

24.9%
Iowa:

10.8%

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

1.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,238
Here:

80.6%
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)

Winneshiek County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $8,166,000
    Regular Highways: $1,786,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,678,000
    Regular Highways: $4,321,000
    Health - Other: $2,785,000
    Police Protection: $1,241,000
    Solid Waste Management: $792,000
    Financial Administration: $597,000
    Central Staff Services: $444,000
    General - Other: $269,000
    General Public Buildings: $244,000
    Correctional Institutions: $224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $209,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Libraries: $120,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $102,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $190,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $728,000
    General - Other: $217,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,702,000

Winneshiek County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $18,678,000
    All Other: $347,000
    Solid Waste Management: $164,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $358,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $338,000
    Rents: $108,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,508,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,581,000
    Health and Hospitals: $908,000
    Public Welfare: $437,000
    All Other: $237,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,429,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,091,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $177,000
    Other License: $13,000

Winneshiek County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,162,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,482,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,744,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,064,000

Winneshiek County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,035,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000

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
Winneshiek County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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