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Des Moines County, Iowa; O'Brien County, Iowa

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Des Moines County, Iowa
O'Brien County, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 39,138 13,840
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 39,138 13,840
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 40,325 14,398
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -2.9% -3.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 40,325 14,398
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.5%
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.8%
20.7%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.6%
96.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.1%
1.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
1.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.1%
5.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.1%
92.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 3,179 1,007
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 1.7% 2.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18,597 6,707
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 72.1% 71.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $101,400 $108,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,042 $1,001
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $459 $402
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $743 $617
Building permits, 2018 35 5
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 16,772 6,101
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.34 2.22
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 82.7% 86.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.2% 4.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.8% 83.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 74.0% 70.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.0% 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.8% 19.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.3% 8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.3%
5.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.4% 68.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.2% 61.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 323,744 82,445
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,626,705 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,096,191 776,706
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 684,189 204,481
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,961 $14,429
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 15.9 16.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $47,524 $56,314
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $27,168 $32,051
Persons in poverty, percent
13.5%
7.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 1,120 508
Total employment, 2017 20,226 5,262
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 814,612 168,535
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -1.0% -0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,389 973
All firms, 2012 3,319 1,525
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,544 724
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,245 533
Minority-owned firms, 2012 235 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,877 1,452
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 231 101
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,819 1,361
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 96.9 25.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 416.12 573.04
FIPS Code 19057 19141
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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