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Plymouth County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 25,192 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 24,849 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,733
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,966
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,255
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,176 (it was 2,117 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 864 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Plymouth County: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.0%), Manufacturing (19.2%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Plymouth County, IA (2019)
    • 22,94391.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3745.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2571.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2511.0%Two or more races
    • 1630.6%Asian alone
    • 1190.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 100.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 12,389  (49.2%)
Females: 12,803  (50.8%)
Average household size:
Plymouth County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,595 ($41,638 in 1999)
This county:

$68,595
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $528 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $664)
This county:

$528
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $175,779 (it was $90,100 in 2000)
Plymouth:

$175,779
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,804 - $278,863

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $212,675
Here:

$212,675
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $143,367
Here:

$143,367
State:

$195,638

In 2-unit structures: $136,285
Here:

$136,285
State:

$120,562

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,004
Here:

$83,004
State:

$159,145

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,947
Here:

$188,947
State:

$143,957

Mobile homes: $71,687
Here:

$71,687
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,222
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $445

Institutionalized population: 287

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 36
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 7
Plymouth County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 105 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 1998: 110 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 1999: 96 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2000: 91 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 87 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2003: 84 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2005: 93 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2006: 89 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2010: 44 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 43 buildings, average cost: $283,400
  • 2013: 58 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $265,200
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2016: 61 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2017: 37 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2018: 57 buildings, average cost: $284,400
  • 2019: 50 buildings, average cost: $289,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Plymouth, IA residents
Average permit cost in Plymouth, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,059 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,155 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Plymouth, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Plymouth, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Plymouth, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.9%
Plymouth County:

8.9%
Iowa:

11.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.5% for American Indian residents, 36.8% for other race residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.3 years old
(Males: 39.5 years old, Females: 42.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 35.2 years old, American Indian residents: 70.6 years old, Asian residents: 54.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.0 years old, Other race residents: 23.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Plymouth County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $671 a month.

Cities in this county include: Le Mars, Remsen, Akron, Kingsley, Hinton, Merrill, Westfield, Brunsville, Oyens, Craig.

Plymouth 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 Plymouth County: Bluebird Access (A), Sulphur Springs (B), Sunrise Campgrounds (C), Stille Turkey Farm (D), West Scott (E), Peach (F), Racine (G), Crozier (H), Blain (I), Nagel Hog Farm (J), Kracht Farm (K), Storm Lake Wastewater Plant (L), Iowa State University Allee Experimental Farm (M), Little Sioux Country Club (N), Lake Creek Country Club (O), Log Cabin Museum (P), Coon Townhall (Q), Buena Vista County Home (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plymouth County include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Elk Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Evangelical Free Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Saint John's Lutheran Church (F), Saint John Church (G), Saint Johns Church of Christ Church (H), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Varina Cemetery (1), Maple Valley Cemetery (2), Lincoln Township Cemetery (3), Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery (4), Cooke Cemetery (5), First M E Church Cemetery (6), Newell Catholic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Storm Lake (A), Pleasant Lake (B), Gustafson Lake (C), Pickerel Lake (D), Little Storm Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brooke Creek (A), Cottonwood Creek (B), Soldier Creek (C), Poor Farm Creek (D), Outlet Creek (E), Powell Creek (F), Fox Run (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Plymouth County include: Buena Vista County Park (1), Storm Lake State Wildlife Management Area (2), Little Storm Lake Game Management Area (3), Marathon Poland Park (4), Sturchler Pit Area (5), Three Water Wildlife Area (6), South Cove Park (7), Leo Grau Wildlife Area (8), Bur Oak Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Casino Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Buena Vista County , Clay County , Hancock County , Twin Falls County, Idaho , Ida County , Sac County , Sioux County , Woodbury County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

3.1%

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

Current college students: 816
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 833 (42.0% naturalized citizens)

Plymouth County:

3.3%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2202010 or later
  • 2752000 to 2009
  • 1911990 to 1999
  • 431980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 48Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.6%

Plymouth County marital status for males Plymouth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,157
  • One, attached: 267
  • Two: 250
  • 3 or 4: 174
  • 5 to 9: 269
  • 10 to 19: 148
  • 20 to 49: 194
  • 50 or more: 42
  • Mobile homes: 389

Housing units in Plymouth County with a mortgage: 4,411 (215 second mortgage, 295 home equity loan, 40 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,621

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Plymouth County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
Plymouth 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: 6
Plymouth County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Plymouth County:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Plymouth County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Plymouth County:

Average size of farms: 397 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $207,911
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $242.68
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $170,627
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,211
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.24%
Corn for grain: 212944 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 201847 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Plymouth County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 5033166.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plymouth County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 215% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from Plymouth County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 136.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 439.4 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 69.9 miles away from Plymouth 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 134.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe 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 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Plymouth

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,299 (79.6%)
  • Carpooled: 875 (7.5%)
  • Bus: 23 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 160 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 472 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 838 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (39%)
  • Honduras (32%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • South Africa (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Plymouth County


  • German (44%)
  • American (8%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 284 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 52 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 287 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,200.

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.87% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($30,103 average AGI)
2.12% relocated from other states ($17,264 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

2.12%
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 Woodbury County, IA  2.22% ($48,398 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.47% ($39,646)


5.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.35% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($28,959 average AGI)
2.12% relocated to other states ($18,249 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

2.12%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.79% ($51,414 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,472)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($67,444)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.20% ($44,850)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Plymouth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Plymouth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Plymouth County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Plymouth County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,326 (3,890 aged, 436 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 193 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Plymouth County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (454)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (228)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (214)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (163)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (115)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (105)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (70)
  • Unspecified dementia (51)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (35)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,142
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 177
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,847

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,066
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,192
  • Male householders: 5,714 (1,305 living alone), Female householders: 4,699 (1,307 living alone)
  • 5,849 spouses (5,792 opposite-sex spouses), 768 unmarried partners, (756 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,027 children (6,352 natural, 381 adopted, 316 stepchildren), 155 grandchildren, 47 brothers or sisters, 128 parents, 0 foster children, 150 other relatives, 292 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 336

Size of family households: 3,772 2-persons, 1,212 3-persons, 1,303 4-persons, 832 5-persons, 110 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,623 1-person, 359 2-persons, 59 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

4,304 married couples with children.
1,469 single-parent households (468 men, 1,001 women).

94.3% of residents of Plymouth speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $117,909,000 ($4,731 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,639,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,868,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,179,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,943,000
Federal grants: $16,844,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,183,000 ($156,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,891,000 ($399,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $971,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,305,000
Federal Government insurance: $111,085,000

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

Births: 1,542
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,220
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +89
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -275
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Plymouth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 4272014 or later
  • 1212010 to 2013
  • 9792000 to 2009
  • 1,2211990 to 1999
  • 9361980 to 1989
  • 1,6351970 to 1979
  • 1,0501960 to 1969
  • 8991950 to 1959
  • 4811940 to 1949
  • 3,2281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1703 rooms
  • 6534 rooms
  • 9635 rooms
  • 1,1836 rooms
  • 1,3497 rooms
  • 1,2448 rooms
  • 2,4549+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 931 room
  • 942 rooms
  • 3783 rooms
  • 5134 rooms
  • 3305 rooms
  • 4156 rooms
  • 1727 rooms
  • 1838 rooms
  • 1899+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1441 bedroom
  • 1,3832 bedrooms
  • 3,4133 bedrooms
  • 2,1384 bedrooms
  • 9635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa
  • 94no bedroom
  • 4651 bedroom
  • 8002 bedrooms
  • 6313 bedrooms
  • 3464 bedrooms
  • 405+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 160no vehicle
  • 1,4301 vehicle
  • 3,5922 vehicles
  • 1,6893 vehicles
  • 7794 vehicles
  • 3855+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Plymouth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 308no vehicle
  • 9711 vehicle
  • 7452 vehicles
  • 1743 vehicles
  • 1504 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

89.3% of Plymouth County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Iowa.

Plymouth County:

89.3%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 18,883
  • Other state: 5,297
  • Northeast: 243
  • Midwest: 3,688
  • South: 476
  • West: 882
Year householders moved into unit in Plymouth County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Plymouth County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.8%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Electricity
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.8%Electricity
  • 40.0%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 537
Here:

18.9%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 150
Here:

11.4%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

9.8%
Iowa:

23.0%

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

Plymouth County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,315,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,398,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,381,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,481,000
    Police Protection: $2,424,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,314,000
    Health - Other: $1,062,000
    General - Other: $946,000
    Financial Administration: $937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $422,000
    Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $231,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $105,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,489,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,227,000
    Interest Earnings: $492,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $235,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $993,000
    Other: $812,000
    General Local Government Support: $240,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,395,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,151,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $294,000
    Other License: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,903,000

Plymouth County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,315,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,398,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,381,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,481,000
    Police Protection: $2,424,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,314,000
    Health - Other: $1,062,000
    General - Other: $946,000
    Financial Administration: $937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $422,000
    Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $231,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $105,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,489,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,227,000
    Interest Earnings: $492,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $235,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $993,000
    Other: $812,000
    General Local Government Support: $240,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,395,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,151,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $294,000
    Other License: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,903,000

Plymouth County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,315,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,398,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,381,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,481,000
    Police Protection: $2,424,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,314,000
    Health - Other: $1,062,000
    General - Other: $946,000
    Financial Administration: $937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $422,000
    Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $231,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $105,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,489,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,227,000
    Interest Earnings: $492,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $235,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $993,000
    Other: $812,000
    General Local Government Support: $240,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,395,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,151,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $294,000
    Other License: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,903,000

Plymouth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,315,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,398,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,381,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,481,000
    Police Protection: $2,424,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,314,000
    Health - Other: $1,062,000
    General - Other: $946,000
    Financial Administration: $937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $422,000
    Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $231,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $105,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,489,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,422,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,227,000
    Interest Earnings: $492,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $235,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $993,000
    Other: $812,000
    General Local Government Support: $240,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,395,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,151,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $294,000
    Other License: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,903,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 183
  • Number of aged recipients: 18
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 165
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 142
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 27
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 93
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 64
Most common first names in Plymouth County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23679.8 years
William14977.5 years
Mary14082.8 years
Anna10985.1 years
George10379.9 years
Henry8981.1 years
Margaret8383.3 years
Robert8272.7 years
Frank7882.5 years
Helen7581.8 years
Most common last names in Plymouth County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6781.4 years
Anderson5473.0 years
Miller5279.5 years
Hansen4780.5 years
Smith3680.9 years
Plueger3277.8 years
Frerichs3179.0 years
Lang3080.6 years
Klemme2879.4 years
Ludwigs2681.0 years
Businesses in Plymouth County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
Baymont Inn1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1Maurices1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Nike1
FedEx2Pizza Hut1
Ford2Sears1
Goodwill3Subway2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Jimmy John's1YMCA1