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Des Moines County, Iowa; Lucas County, Iowa; Louisa County, Iowa

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Des Moines County, Iowa
Lucas County, Iowa
Louisa County, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 38,967 8,600 11,035
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 38,967 8,600 11,035
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 40,325 8,900 11,387
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.4% -3.4% -3.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 40,325 8,898 11,387
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
6.6%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
22.8%
21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.2%
22.4%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
48.8%
49.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.5%
97.6%
93.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.2%
0.6%
1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
0.4%
3.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
1.0%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.4%
2.4%
16.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
86.7%
95.7%
78.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,955 557 602
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.8% 3.1% 9.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18,615 4,204 5,060
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 72.5% 77.2% 76.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $103,600 $87,600 $108,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,086 $1,016 $1,118
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $469 $421 $467
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $770 $663 $620
Building permits, 2019 39 8 18
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 16,840 3,642 4,343
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.31 2.32 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 82.1% 88.2% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.4% 4.8% 18.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.4% 84.8% 82.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 74.9% 74.2% 76.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 91.6% 92.8% 81.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.5% 17.0% 14.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.4% 10.0% 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.9%
5.2%
9.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.8% 61.0% 64.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.8% 59.3% 59.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 4,136
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 323,744 33,598 15,465
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,626,705 D D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,096,191 D 242,214
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 684,189 86,141 60,672
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,961 $9,833 $5,380
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 16.4 21.2 23.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $49,977 $50,206 $53,943
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,234 $28,900 $27,041
Persons in poverty, percent
12.7%
15.1%
10.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,106 187 211
Total employment, 2018 19,819 3,375 3,055
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 806,697 137,192 113,596
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.0% -2.0% 0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,337 629 638
All firms, 2012 3,319 690 846
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,544 398 534
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,245 193 267
Minority-owned firms, 2012 235 F 57
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,877 664 763
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 231 146 133
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,819 521 657
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 96.9 20.7 28.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 416.12 430.59 401.77
FIPS Code 19057 19117 19115
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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