Pottawattamie County, IA

93,582 Population
950.3 square miles 98.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.0%
was 3.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in IA
Population Density
98.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.0%
was 54.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.3%
was 5.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in IA
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 23.5%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Percent 65 and Over
16.5%
was 16.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 3.6
Ranked 9th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
8.7%
was 14.0%
Ranked 2nd Lowest in IA
Median Household Income
$53,260
was $53,117
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.7
40.1
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,139
Ranked 84th Highest in IA
Patents per 100,000
10
Ranked 50th Highest in IA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 10th Highest in IA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
74.8
was 74.4
Ranked 23rd Highest in IA
Property Crimes per 100,000
332.5
was 458.3
Ranked 37th Highest in IA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
39,631
was 39,628
Ranked 8th Highest in IA
Median Rent
$791
was $729
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Total Building Permits
149
was 171
 
Occupied Housing Units
36,094
was 37,126
 
Homeownership Rate
66.3%
was 67.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Single Family Building Permits
149
was 171
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
41.7
was 41.7
Ranked 10th Highest in IA
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.5%
was 17.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.8
was 4.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.6
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.2%
was 98.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.5%
Ranked 10th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 100%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.5%
was 87.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.6%
was 21.0%
Ranked 10th Highest in IA

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