Iowa

3,134,693 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

55,856.9 square miles 56.1 people per square mile 99 Counties       1,009 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
1.0%
was 1.0%
Ranked 30th Highest in US
Population Density
56.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.5%
was 54.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.1%
was 4.8%
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 23.3%
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
16.4%
was 16.0%
Ranked 15th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3
was 3.7
Ranked 3rd Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
11.8%
was 12.2%
Ranked 18th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$54,570
was $54,736
Ranked 25th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.5
43.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,606
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
32
was 32
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
48,703
was 47,601
Ranked 20th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.3
was 1.4
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
286.1
was 271.4
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,047.3
was 2,193.9
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
8
was 8
Ranked 17th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
2
was 2
Ranked 45th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
10
was 10
Ranked 26th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,380,087
was 1,369,379
Ranked 30th Highest in US
Median Rent
$741
was $718
Ranked 45th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
10,952
was 9,501
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,247,932
was 1,247,249
 
Homeownership Rate
70.6%
was 70.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
7,653
was 6,814
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
24.7
was 24.5
Ranked 37th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.5%
was 25.0%
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
3,299
was 2,687
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 47th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.1
was 7.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.5
was 3.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 96.5%
Ranked 9th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.8%
was 91.7%
Ranked 11th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.4%
was 26.8%
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
8.9%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
26,868
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,570
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
871
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
67
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
148
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,521
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
454
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
3,366
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
7.9%
was 8.6%
Ranked 12th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
66.7%
was 64.5%
Ranked 24th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
3.9%
was 4.2%
Ranked 42nd Highest in US

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