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Poweshiek County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 18,479 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 18,815 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,266
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,188
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,316
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,101 (it was 2,082 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

28%

Land area: 585 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Poweshiek County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Poweshiek County, IA (2019)
    • 16,81889.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6173.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3922.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3922.1%Asian alone
    • 2021.1%Two or more races
    • 20.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 8,906  (48.2%)
Females: 9,573  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Poweshiek County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,891 ($37,836 in 1999)
This county:

$54,891
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $557 (lower quartile is $445, upper quartile is $695)
This county:

$557
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $151,697 (it was $81,800 in 2000)
Poweshiek:

$151,697
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,146 - $237,264
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,279
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $517

Institutionalized population: 283

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 81
  • Auto thefts: 36

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 57
  • Auto thefts: 12
Poweshiek County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1999: 62 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2001: 49 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2003: 64 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2005: 60 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $254,400
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $236,200
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $246,900
  • 2018: 19 buildings, average cost: $247,700
  • 2019: 25 buildings, average cost: $229,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Poweshiek, IA residents
Average permit cost in Poweshiek, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,149 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,070 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Poweshiek, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Poweshiek, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Poweshiek, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
Poweshiek County:

9.7%
Iowa:

11.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.8 years old
(Males: 39.9 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.9 years old, Black residents: 23.2 years old, American Indian residents: 24.5 years old, Asian residents: 21.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.0 years old, Other race residents: 45.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Poweshiek County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grinnell, Montezuma, Brooklyn, Holiday Lake, Malcom, Deep River, Searsboro, Hartwick, Guernsey.

Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County: Cou Falls (A), Sandy Beach Campground (B), Devonian Fossil Gorge (C), Hi Point Golf Course (D), Fairview Golf Course (E), Coralville Dam Complex Campgrounds (F), Jolly Rogers Campground (G), Sleepy Hollow Campground (H), Sugar Bottom Campground (I), Lake MacBride Golf Course (J), Tiffin East Bound Rest Area (K), Tiffin West Bound Rest Area (L), Johnson County Fairgrounds (M), Pleasant Valley Golf Course (N), Bon Accord (O), Belle Air (P), Seventy Eight (Q), Morfordsville (R), Palestine (S), University of Iowa Observatory (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Poweshiek County include: Swank Church (A), Unity Church (B), Welsh Church (C), Windham Church (D), East Union Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Iowa City Church of Christ (G), New Horizons Church (H), Grace Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Oasis Cemetery (3), Oxford Cemetery (4), Bethel Cemetery (5), Blain Cemetery (6), Ridgewood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Twin Lake (A), Swan Lake (B), Matson Pond (C), Wisniewski Pond (D), Lake McBride (E), McDowell Lake (F), Timber Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bradley Creek (A), Buck Creek (B), Buffalo Creek (C), Clear Creek (D), Coon Creek (E), Crooked Creek (F), Davis Creek (G), Deer Creek (H), Snyder Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Poweshiek County include: Ryersons Woods (1), Mesquakie Park (2), Sandy Beach Public Use Area (3), Sugar Bottoms Public Use Area (4), Castek Park (5), Historic Amana Colonies State Historical Marker (6), Historic Iowa City State Historical Marker (7), Hoover Historic Site State Historical Marker (8), F W Kent County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashtabula County, Ohio , Benton County , Plymouth County, Massachusetts , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania , Jasper County , Pike County, Pennsylvania , Madison County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%

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

Current college students: 1,742
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 537 (30.9% naturalized citizens)

Poweshiek County:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2932010 or later
  • 702000 to 2009
  • 1141990 to 1999
  • 881980 to 1989
  • 171970 to 1979
  • 108Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.1%

Poweshiek County marital status for males Poweshiek County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,945
  • One, attached: 250
  • Two: 419
  • 3 or 4: 356
  • 5 to 9: 318
  • 10 to 19: 236
  • 20 to 49: 220
  • 50 or more: 52
  • Mobile homes: 379
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Poweshiek County with a mortgage: 2,896 (62 second mortgage, 346 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,490

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Poweshiek County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,90520
Evangelical Protestant2,68218
Catholic1,6152
Other81
None9,704-
Poweshiek 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
Poweshiek County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Poweshiek County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

9.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Poweshiek County:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Poweshiek County:

27.5%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Poweshiek County:

Average size of farms: 373 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $120,066
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $268.67
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,352
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,144
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.71%
Corn for grain: 114815 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 110611 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Poweshiek County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2073315.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 40 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/13/2006, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 30 people and caused $12 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Poweshiek County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 177% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.5 miles away from Poweshiek County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 433.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 333.5 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 316.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from Poweshiek County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 352.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Incident Period: August 10, 2020, FEMA Id: 4557, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • 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, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 26, 1997 to October 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1191: November 20, 1997, FEMA Id: 1191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Poweshiek County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 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 - Poweshiek

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,479 (70.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,282 (12.1%)
  • Bus: 13 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 80 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 78 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 1,183 (11.1%)
  • Worked at home: 480 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (23%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • India (7%)
  • Nicaragua (6%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Uzbekistan (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Poweshiek County


  • German (21%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Norwegian (4%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,075 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 327 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,307 people in college/university student housing
  • 274 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,115.

6.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.03% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($38,348 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($11,052 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

1.37%
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 Jasper County, IA  0.90% ($44,548 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.48% ($54,121)
from Marshall County, IA  0.40% ($50,429)
from Iowa County, IA  0.39% ($41,370)
from Tama County, IA  0.36% ($38,520)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($40,375)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($35,231 average AGI)
1.98% relocated to other states ($18,031 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

1.98%
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 Jasper County, IA  1.28% ($44,742 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.63% ($90,591)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.39% ($31,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Poweshiek County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Poweshiek County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Poweshiek County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Poweshiek County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,585 (3,230 aged, 355 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 218 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (319)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (260)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (218)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (177)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (151)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (150)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (88)
  • Unspecified dementia (49)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (20)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,028
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 268
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,303

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 861
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,078
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,479
  • Male householders: 3,966 (1,167 living alone), Female householders: 3,934 (1,341 living alone)
  • 3,654 spouses (3,616 opposite-sex spouses), 509 unmarried partners, (484 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,067 children (3,624 natural, 190 adopted, 268 stepchildren), 228 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 15 foster children, 125 other relatives, 249 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,644

Size of family households: 2,484 2-persons, 900 3-persons, 809 4-persons, 413 5-persons, 171 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,508 1-person, 545 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 11 5-persons.

2,467 married couples with children.
768 single-parent households (226 men, 542 women).

94.6% of residents of Poweshiek speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $99,778,000 ($5,242 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,398,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,902,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,432,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,039,000
Federal grants: $12,209,000
Federal procurement contracts: $938,000 ($111,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,257,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,890,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,020,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,887,000

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

Births: 1,029
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,167
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +129
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +133
Here +7 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Poweshiek County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.48 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • 2752014 or later
  • 2332010 to 2013
  • 7622000 to 2009
  • 9851990 to 1999
  • 9491980 to 1989
  • 1,3361970 to 1979
  • 1,0481960 to 1969
  • 9631950 to 1959
  • 3021940 to 1949
  • 2,3621939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • 31 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 1573 rooms
  • 4174 rooms
  • 9165 rooms
  • 1,1786 rooms
  • 9347 rooms
  • 6108 rooms
  • 1,1299+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • 741 room
  • 552 rooms
  • 4583 rooms
  • 6164 rooms
  • 5975 rooms
  • 3946 rooms
  • 1237 rooms
  • 1028 rooms
  • 999+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • 12no bedroom
  • 1441 bedroom
  • 1,2852 bedrooms
  • 2,3883 bedrooms
  • 1,2364 bedrooms
  • 3025+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poweshiek County, Iowa
  • 75no bedroom
  • 4701 bedroom
  • 1,1992 bedrooms
  • 6233 bedrooms
  • 1464 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Poweshiek County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Poweshiek County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Poweshiek County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 96no vehicle
  • 1,1821 vehicle
  • 2,1522 vehicles
  • 1,2603 vehicles
  • 4404 vehicles
  • 2535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Poweshiek County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Poweshiek County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 321no vehicle
  • 1,1631 vehicle
  • 6892 vehicles
  • 3063 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

80.0% of Poweshiek County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Iowa.

Poweshiek County:

80.0%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 13,707
  • Other state: 4,118
  • Northeast: 522
  • Midwest: 1,967
  • South: 799
  • West: 845
Year householders moved into unit in Poweshiek County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Poweshiek County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.5%Utility gas
  • 29.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.2%Electricity
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 94
Here:

5.9%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,440
Here:

85.2%
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

Poweshiek County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,091,000
    Police Protection: $2,656,000
    Financial Administration: $915,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    General Public Buildings: $310,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $281,000
    Housing and Community Development: $68,000
    Libraries: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,689,000
    Public Welfare: $58,000
    Other: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,848,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $197,000
    Other License: $196,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,702,000

Poweshiek County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,091,000
    Police Protection: $2,656,000
    Financial Administration: $915,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    General Public Buildings: $310,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $281,000
    Housing and Community Development: $68,000
    Libraries: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,689,000
    Public Welfare: $58,000
    Other: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,848,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $197,000
    Other License: $196,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,702,000

Poweshiek County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,091,000
    Police Protection: $2,656,000
    Financial Administration: $915,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    General Public Buildings: $310,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $281,000
    Housing and Community Development: $68,000
    Libraries: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,689,000
    Public Welfare: $58,000
    Other: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,848,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $197,000
    Other License: $196,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,702,000

Poweshiek County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,091,000
    Police Protection: $2,656,000
    Financial Administration: $915,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    General Public Buildings: $310,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $281,000
    Housing and Community Development: $68,000
    Libraries: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,689,000
    Public Welfare: $58,000
    Other: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,848,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $197,000
    Other License: $196,000
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,702,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 187
  • Number of aged recipients: 10
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 177
  • Number of recipients under 18: 26
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 136
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 25
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 86
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 75
Most common first names in Poweshiek County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16982.8 years
John14479.8 years
William13278.2 years
Robert9975.4 years
George9580.5 years
Charles9479.5 years
James9177.7 years
Ruth8182.9 years
Margaret8182.3 years
Raymond7975.4 years
Most common last names in Poweshiek County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10279.4 years
Smith7981.3 years
Davis5779.1 years
Johnston5582.3 years
Jones4782.6 years
Thompson4679.0 years
Taylor4475.7 years
Miller3778.5 years
Anderson3678.5 years
Brown3279.0 years
Businesses in Poweshiek County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Maurices1
Chevrolet2McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1New Balance2
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Days Inn1Sleep Inn1
FedEx4Subway4
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value1
Jones New York2U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2