Black Hawk County, IA

132,904 Population
565.8 square miles 234.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.2%
was 4.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Population Density
234.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.3%
was 50.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.5%
was 4.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Percent Under 18
21.4%
was 21.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in IA
Percent 65 and Over
15.6%
was 15.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in IA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.3
was 4.5
Ranked 15th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
17.1%
was 13.7%
Ranked 8th Lowest in IA
Median Household Income
$50,348
was $50,169
Ranked 9th Highest in IA
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.3
46.1
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,413
Ranked 71st Highest in IA
Patents per 100,000
28
Ranked 18th Highest in IA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 10th Highest in IA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
20.2
Ranked 61st Highest in IA
Property Crimes per 100,000
95.1
Ranked 69th Highest in IA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
57,308
was 57,073
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Median Rent
$765
was $700
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Total Building Permits
317
was 492
 
Occupied Housing Units
52,479
was 52,253
 
Homeownership Rate
64.9%
was 66.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in IA
Single Family Building Permits
259
was 298
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
101.3
was 100.9
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.8%
was 21.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Multifamily Building Permits
58
was 194
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.5
Ranked 8th Highest in IA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.6
was 8.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.4
was 3.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.1%
was 91.2%
Ranked 10th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.3%
was 91.0%
Ranked 8th Highest in IA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.1%
was 29.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in IA

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