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Palo Alto County, Iowa

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Palo Alto County, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 8,929
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 8,929
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 9,421
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -5.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 9,421
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.9%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 691
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,610
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 75.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $98,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $892
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $425
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $562
Building permits, 2018 1
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 3,823
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.29
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 85.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 74.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 94.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 25.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 43,498
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 48,209
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 676,450
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 262,853
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 81,111
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,745
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 15.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $50,470
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $27,902
Persons in poverty, percent
10.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 283
Total employment, 2016 2,877
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 94,474
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 724
All firms, 2012 714
Men-owned firms, 2012 467
Women-owned firms, 2012 100
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 646
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 112
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 517
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 16.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 563.84
FIPS Code 19147
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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