Iowa City, IA

74,384 Population
25.7 square miles 2,892.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.4%
was 2.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Population Density
2,892.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
29.2%
was 32.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
16.4%
was 12.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Percent Under 18
14.9%
was 17.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Percent 65 and Over
10.4%
was 9.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2
was 2.5
Ranked 2nd Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
29.4%
was 30.0%
Ranked 6th Lowest in IA
Median Household Income
$42,720
was $47,593
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Gini Income Distribution
 
53.6
48.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
259.2
was 321.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,569.7
was 2,611.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
33,462
was 31,203
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Median Rent
$854
was $872
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Total Building Permits
698
was 399
 
Occupied Housing Units
30,431
was 28,675
 
Homeownership Rate
47.6%
was 48.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Single Family Building Permits
219
was 223
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,290.3
was 1,205.4
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.0%
was 14.5%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Multifamily Building Permits
479
was 176
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.4
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
22.8
was 13.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
9.7
was 5.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
91.3%
was 98.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.7%
was 94.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
58.5%
was 56.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA

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