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

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O'Brien County, Iowa
Des Moines County, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 13,840 39,138
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 13,840 39,138
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 14,398 40,325
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -3.9% -2.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 14,398 40,325
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.8%
22.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.7%
20.8%
Female persons, percent
49.9%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.5%
89.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.3%
6.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.0%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.1%
3.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.1%
87.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,007 3,179
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.7% 1.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,707 18,597
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 71.0% 72.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $108,000 $101,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,001 $1,042
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $402 $459
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $617 $743
Building permits, 2018 5 35
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 6,101 16,772
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.22 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.5% 82.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 4.6% 3.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.7% 83.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.9% 74.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.4% 92.0%
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 8.3% 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.6%
5.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.5% 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.8% 59.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 82,445 323,744
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,626,705
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 776,706 1,096,191
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 204,481 684,189
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,429 $16,961
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 16.3 15.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $56,314 $47,524
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $32,051 $27,168
Persons in poverty, percent
7.7%
13.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 509 1,119
Total employment, 2016 5,311 20,428
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 165,856 783,580
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -2.5% 1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 973 2,389
All firms, 2012 1,525 3,319
Men-owned firms, 2012 724 1,544
Women-owned firms, 2012 533 1,245
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 235
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,452 2,877
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 101 231
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,361 2,819
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 25.1 96.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 573.04 416.12
FIPS Code 19141 19057
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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