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Iowa in Focus: Census Bureau Caucus Snapshot

     Iowa, which held its caucus on Jan. 3, has a 2007 population of about 3 million, including a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of Hispanics and blacks than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 71 percent of Iowa's voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election. The national rate was 64 percent.

     These and other statistics about Iowa's population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>.

     Highlights include the following:

 Selected Characteristics Iowa U.S.
 Median age 37.8 36.4
 Women 50.6% 50.7%
 White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 91.0% 66.4%
 Black alone 2.5% 12.8%
 Hispanic or Latino 3.8% 14.8%
 Median household income $44,491 $48,451
 Foreign born 3.8% 12.5%
 Persons below poverty 11.0% 13.3%
 Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+) 24.0% 27.0%
 Median home value $112,600 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014