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Woodbury County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2017: 102,429 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 103,877 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,910
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,239
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,859
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,903 (it was 12,292 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

28%

Land area: 873 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 117 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Woodbury County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.6%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Woodbury County, IA (2017)
    • 75,91173.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,04816.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,6223.5%Two or more races
    • 3,4243.3%Asian alone
    • 2,6482.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8390.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 6080.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 170.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 50,589  (49.4%)
Females: 51,840  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Woodbury County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,273 ($38,509 in 1999)
This county:

$55,273
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $625 (lower quartile is $435, upper quartile is $740)
This county:

$625
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,200 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Woodbury:

$123,200
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,000 - $182,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $154,051
Here:

$154,051
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $242,787
Here:

$242,787
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $17,049
Here:

$17,049
State:

$141,928

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $38,733
Here:

$38,733
State:

$167,742

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $80,569
Here:

$80,569
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $64,910
Here:

$64,910
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $419

Institutionalized population: 788

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 87
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 37
  • Thefts: 67
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 190 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 1998: 184 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 1999: 193 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2000: 186 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2001: 191 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2002: 217 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2003: 178 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2004: 172 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2005: 146 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2006: 150 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2007: 104 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2008: 101 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2010: 68 buildings, average cost: $209,400
  • 2011: 62 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2012: 95 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2013: 138 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2014: 129 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2015: 146 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2016: 149 buildings, average cost: $242,000
  • 2017: 163 buildings, average cost: $220,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Woodbury, IA residents
Average permit cost in Woodbury, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,946 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,608 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Woodbury, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Woodbury, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Woodbury, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.4%
Woodbury County:

13.4%
Iowa:

10.7%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.6% for American Indian residents, 11.8% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.8 years old
(Males: 34.8 years old, Females: 36.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.5 years old, Black residents: 30.0 years old, American Indian residents: 26.5 years old, Asian residents: 41.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.4 years old, Other race residents: 23.8 years old)

Area name: Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Woodbury County is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $752 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, Moville, Sloan, Correctionville, Lawton, Anthon, Danbury, Pierson, Salix.

Woodbury 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 Woodbury County: Ida County Fairgrounds (A), Washta Access (B), Silver Creek Townhall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Woodbury County include: Battle Center Church (A), Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Arthur Church (C), Silver Creek Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Norwegian Cemetery (1), OLGC Cemetery (2), Sacred Heart Cemetery (3), Galva Township Cemetery (4), Galva Lutheran Cemetery (5), Battle Township Cemetery (6), Hayes Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Grell Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Aldrich Creek (A), Ashton Creek (B), Battle Creek (C), Buffalo Creek (D), Crawford Creek (E), Silver Creek (F), Odebolt Creek (G), Moorhead Creek (H), Lund Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Woodbury County include: Douglas Township Cemetery Area (1), Hieber Park (2), Crawford Creek County Recreation Area (3), Moorehead Pioneer Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Chautauqua County, New York , Berrien County, Michigan , Twin Falls County, Idaho , Ida County , Monona County , Plymouth County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

2.8%

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

Current college students: 4,797
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,360 (46.6% naturalized citizens)

Woodbury County:

9.1%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,9792010 or later
  • 3,0732000 to 2009
  • 2,5791990 to 1999
  • 1,8841980 to 1989
  • 7661970 to 1979
  • 375Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

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

Woodbury County marital status for males Woodbury County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,250
  • One, attached: 765
  • Two: 1,973
  • 3 or 4: 973
  • 5 to 9: 1,542
  • 10 to 19: 1,548
  • 20 to 49: 1,662
  • 50 or more: 652
  • Mobile homes: 972

Housing units in Woodbury County with a mortgage: 14,865 (328 second mortgage, 1,140 home equity loan, 55 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,970

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Woodbury County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,73213
Mainline Protestant17,71353
Evangelical Protestant17,16263
Other2,24011
Orthodox4502
Black Protestant1261
None41,749-
Woodbury 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: 19
Woodbury County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Woodbury County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 84
This county:

8.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Woodbury County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Woodbury County:

28.9%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Woodbury County:

Average size of farms: 385 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $123,994
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $247.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.74%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $106,757
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 75.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,817
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.94%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.15%
Corn for grain: 163517 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 150350 harvested acres
Vegetables: 682 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Tornado activity:

Woodbury County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 5792908.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Woodbury County-area historical earthquake activity is above Iowa state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.5 miles away from Woodbury County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 223.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.9 miles away from Woodbury County center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1998: June 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 1998, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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 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 Flooding, Incident Period: June 15, 1996 to June 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1133: August 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1133, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 18, 1990 to July 06, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-868: May 26, 1990, FEMA Id: 868, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Woodbury County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Woodbury

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,413 (83.8%)
  • Carpooled: 4,124 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 379 (0.7%)
  • Ferryboat: 22 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 757 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 61 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 827 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,324 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (49%)
  • Guatemala (13%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (2%)
  • Laos (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Woodbury County


  • German (25%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • African (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 983 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 813 people in nursing homes
  • 177 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 165 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 141 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 124 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 90 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 90 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 81 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 53 people in halfway houses
  • 45 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 40 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

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

  • 1,508 people in college/university student housing
  • 477 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 151 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 141 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 113 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 59 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 52 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 35 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 35 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,397.

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.51% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($12,335 average AGI)
3.74% relocated from other states ($29,446 average AGI)
Woodbury County:

3.74%
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 Dakota County, NE  0.78% ($32,083 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.47% ($51,414)
from Union County, SD  0.38% ($56,279)
from Monona County, IA  0.16% ($34,435)
from Douglas County, NE  0.12% ($50,196)
from Polk County, IA  0.10% ($37,405)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.07% ($28,929)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.71% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($12,365 average AGI)
4.06% relocated to other states ($33,586 average AGI)
Woodbury County:

4.06%
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 Dakota County, NE  0.60% ($33,586 average AGI)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.58% ($48,398)
to Union County, SD  0.47% ($76,862)
to Douglas County, NE  0.25% ($42,717)
to Polk County, IA  0.20% ($41,558)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.20% ($34,763)
to Monona County, IA  0.14% ($42,358)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.5

Births per 1000 population in Woodbury County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Woodbury County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Woodbury County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Woodbury County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Woodbury County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Woodbury County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Woodbury County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Woodbury County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Woodbury County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,613 (12,865 aged, 2,748 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,160 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,170)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (964)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (877)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (781)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (509)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (422)
  • Senility (392)
  • Unspecified dementia (390)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (336)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (304)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,560
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 417
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,181

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,572
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 931
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 32.1. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 122.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 46.0
  • Firearm - 44.6
  • Other - 32.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 102,429
  • In family households: 82,391 (12,351 male householders, 12,658 female householders)
    17,422 spouses, 29,641 children (26,820 natural, 589 adopted, 2,232 stepchildren), 2,776 grandchildren, 1,534 brothers or sisters, 1,419 parents, 1,696 other relatives, 2,894 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,202 (6,944 male householders (5,191 living alone)), 7,067 female householders (5,864 living alone)), 3,191 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,836

Size of family households: 10,508 2-persons, 5,325 3-persons, 5,268 4-persons, 2,298 5-persons, 973 6-persons, 637 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,055 1-person, 2,716 2-persons, 223 3-persons, 17 4-persons.

14,062 married couples with children.
8,995 single-parent households (3,183 men, 5,812 women).

84.4% of residents of Woodbury speak English at home.
11.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $560,998,000 ($5,441 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $42,773,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $226,558,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $119,554,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $17,581,000
Federal grants: $120,561,000
Federal procurement contracts: $21,385,000 ($12,543,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $55,358,000 ($22,355,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $836,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $31,264,000
Federal Government insurance: $155,413,000

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

Births: 8,524
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,825
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,125
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6,964
Here -68 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Woodbury County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 17.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • 7532014 or later
  • 4042010 to 2013
  • 1,9982000 to 2009
  • 3,7421990 to 1999
  • 2,8081980 to 1989
  • 4,6851970 to 1979
  • 4,2711960 to 1969
  • 5,6061950 to 1959
  • 3,2251940 to 1949
  • 14,8451939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Woodbury County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 1212 rooms
  • 2973 rooms
  • 2,3384 rooms
  • 4,6505 rooms
  • 4,2606 rooms
  • 5,9157 rooms
  • 3,2548 rooms
  • 5,0009+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • 9971 room
  • 7472 rooms
  • 1,3713 rooms
  • 4,1164 rooms
  • 2,1485 rooms
  • 1,6946 rooms
  • 9807 rooms
  • 4698 rooms
  • 6639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Woodbury County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • 50no bedroom
  • 7211 bedroom
  • 6,1502 bedrooms
  • 10,4063 bedrooms
  • 7,0114 bedrooms
  • 1,4975+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • 997no bedroom
  • 2,7681 bedroom
  • 5,1812 bedrooms
  • 3,1513 bedrooms
  • 7334 bedrooms
  • 3555+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Woodbury County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Woodbury County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Woodbury County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 342no vehicle
  • 5,9081 vehicle
  • 11,1122 vehicles
  • 5,7233 vehicles
  • 1,6324 vehicles
  • 1,1185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Woodbury County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Woodbury County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,932no vehicle
  • 5,3541 vehicle
  • 3,3072 vehicles
  • 1,0783 vehicles
  • 2124 vehicles
  • 3025+ vehicles

89.2% of Woodbury County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Iowa.

Woodbury County:

89.2%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 68,463
  • Other state: 24,124
  • Northeast: 1,508
  • Midwest: 14,960
  • South: 2,861
  • West: 4,795
Year householders moved into unit in Woodbury County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Woodbury County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 20.7%Electricity
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.5%Utility gas
  • 40.7%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,292
Here:

10.3%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 386
Here:

7.0%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,686
Here:

61.1%
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

Woodbury County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,280,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,369,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $386,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $616,000
    Regular Highways: $499,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,150,000
    Health - Other: $6,884,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,727,000
    Police Protection: $5,039,000
    Financial Administration: $3,873,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,839,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,229,000
    General - Other: $2,735,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,066,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,737,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,591,000
    Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Libraries: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $620,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $932,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,007,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,488,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $979,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $926,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $467,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,269,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Sale of Property: $274,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $710,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,384,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,734,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,335,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,436,000
    Public Welfare: $811,000
    Other: $439,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,234,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,292,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,741,000
    Other License: $345,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,062,000

Woodbury County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,280,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,369,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $386,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $616,000
    Regular Highways: $499,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,150,000
    Health - Other: $6,884,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,727,000
    Police Protection: $5,039,000
    Financial Administration: $3,873,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,839,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,229,000
    General - Other: $2,735,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,066,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,737,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,591,000
    Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Libraries: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $620,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $932,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,007,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,488,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $979,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $926,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $467,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,269,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Sale of Property: $274,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $710,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,384,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,734,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,335,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,436,000
    Public Welfare: $811,000
    Other: $439,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,234,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,292,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,741,000
    Other License: $345,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,062,000

Woodbury County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,280,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,369,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $386,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $616,000
    Regular Highways: $499,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,150,000
    Health - Other: $6,884,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,727,000
    Police Protection: $5,039,000
    Financial Administration: $3,873,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,839,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,229,000
    General - Other: $2,735,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,066,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,737,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,591,000
    Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Libraries: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $620,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $932,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,007,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,488,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $979,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $926,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $467,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,269,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Sale of Property: $274,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $710,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,384,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,734,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,335,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,436,000
    Public Welfare: $811,000
    Other: $439,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,234,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,292,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,741,000
    Other License: $345,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,062,000

Woodbury County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,280,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,369,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $386,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $616,000
    Regular Highways: $499,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,150,000
    Health - Other: $6,884,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,727,000
    Police Protection: $5,039,000
    Financial Administration: $3,873,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,839,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,229,000
    General - Other: $2,735,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,066,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,737,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,591,000
    Parks and Recreation: $361,000
    Libraries: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $620,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $932,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,007,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,488,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $979,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $926,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $467,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,269,000
    General Revenue - Other: $456,000
    Sale of Property: $274,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $710,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,384,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,734,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,335,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,436,000
    Public Welfare: $811,000
    Other: $439,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,234,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,292,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,741,000
    Other License: $345,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,062,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,925
  • Number of aged recipients: 154
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,771
  • Number of recipients under 18: 328
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,290
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 307
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 773
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 793
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 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 ORIGINATED543$98,552512$105,4061,854$113,259401$23,84315$214,600228$59,81126$52,923
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$91,29238$77,658154$106,64921$21,2381$188,0008$67,1258$57,625
APPLICATIONS DENIED94$87,05394$70,979627$96,555182$30,2474$672,50040$49,55023$37,391
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN55$88,69155$96,927525$107,13348$45,9170$034$70,0002$84,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$116,2503$76,66760$117,6337$44,0000$02$46,0001$89,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED112$133,268128$131,8591$142,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$94,69230$116,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$126,60017$147,4120$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$55,3335$183,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$73,7502$106,0001$76,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Woodbury, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Woodbury, IA - Value
Most common first names in Woodbury County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John77576.0 years
Mary66079.5 years
William60876.7 years
Robert49872.2 years
James39872.5 years
George39277.4 years
Helen39180.9 years
Charles37575.7 years
Margaret33481.1 years
Dorothy31678.3 years
Most common last names in Woodbury County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson42577.0 years
Anderson28180.0 years
Smith25477.4 years
Miller18776.3 years
Brown17176.9 years
Hansen16076.5 years
Nelson13777.3 years
Peterson13579.0 years
Davis13176.3 years
Olson12780.4 years
Businesses in Woodbury County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture5
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's2Long John Silver's1
Arby's2Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture3Marriott1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Blockbuster2McDonald's6
Buffalo Wild Wings1Men's Wearhouse1
Burger King5Menards1
Caribou Coffee1Motherhood Maternity2
Carson Pirie Scott1New Balance5
Charlotte Russe1Nike4
Chevrolet1Nissan1
Chick-Fil-A1Old Navy1
Chico's1Olive Garden1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback1
Cinnabon 1Outback Steakhouse1
Clarion1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Panera Bread1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Curves2Penske1
Dairy Queen7PetSmart1
Days Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Deb1Pizza Hut4
Domino's Pizza2Quiznos1
DressBarn1RadioShack2
Dressbarn1Ramada1
Econo Lodge1Red Lobster1
Eddie Bauer1Red Robin1
Famous Footwear1Rodeway Inn1
Fashion Bug1Rue211
FedEx14SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford2Sears2
GNC2Shoe Carnival1
GameStop2Slumberland1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block5Staples2
Hardee's2Starbucks2
Hilton1Subaru1
Hobby Lobby1Subway9
Holiday Inn2Super 82
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell2
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1U-Haul3
IHOP1UPS22
JCPenney1Vans1
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless3
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York2Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens2
Justice1Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's3
Kincaid1Wet Seal1
Kmart1

Woodbury County on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"