Iowa Demographic Data

Iowa Demographic Summary

  • Population: 3,074,186
  • Area: 56,273.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 55,858.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 415.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 54.62 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 1,003.28 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

Iowa Heat Map by County Population

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Iowa Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
1,574,610
50.4%
50.8
Male
1,549,290
49.6%
49.2
Total Population
3,123,900
 
 

Iowa Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
195,084
6.2% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
206,688
6.6% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
203,473
6.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
220,961
7.1% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
223,189
7.1% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
392,752
12.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
368,059
11.8% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
399,872
12.8% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
210,096
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
202,573
6.5% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
267,973
8.6% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
153,759
4.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
79,420
2.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,395,150
76.7%
77.1
Female
1,218,000
50.9%
51.4%
Male
1,177,140
49.1%
48.6%
21 Years and over
2,250,740
72.0%
72.9
62 Years and over
618,004
19.8%
18.3
65 Years and over
501,152
16.0%
14.9
Female
279,708
55.8%
55.9%
Male
221,444
44.2%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
38

Iowa Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
3,064,030
98.1% 
96.9
White
2,826,670
90.5% 
73.1
Black or African American
106,610
3.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
11,554
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
68,505
2.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
12,653
0.4% 
1.2
Chinese
14,695
0.5% 
1.3
Filipino
5,194
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
1,527
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
5,193
0.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
10,329
0.3% 
0.5
Other Asian
18,914
0.6% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,282
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,132
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
625
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
51
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,474
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
47,404
1.5% 
4.8
Two or More Races
59,872
1.9% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
174,318
5.6% 
17.6
Mexican
136,205
4.4% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
5,768
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
1,506
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
30,839
1.0% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,949,580
94.4% 
82.4

Iowa Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
66,506
3.2% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
105,159
5.1% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
664,912
32.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
444,608
21.4% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
236,728
11.4% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
377,035
18.2% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
179,556
8.7% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
171,665
8.3%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
1,902,839
91.8%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
556,591
26.9%
30.6

Iowa Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
744,266
29.6%
33.5
Now Married
1,311,976
52.1%
47.5
Divorced
272,190
10.8%
11.0
Separated
31,658
1.3%
2.1
Widowed
158,564
6.3%
5.8

Iowa Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,703,580
92.3%
78.5%
Languages other than english
225,231
7.7%
21.5%
Spanish
117,207
4.0%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
45,810
1.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
46,332
1.6%
3.5%
Other Languages
15,882
0.5%
1.0%

Iowa Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
73,157
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
64,033
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
125,813
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
126,949
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
175,507
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
254,753
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
173,284
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
162,993
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
49,121
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
41,639
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
54,736
 
55,775
Per capita income
28,628
 
29,979

Iowa Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
60,661
3.8%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
122,600
7.7%
9.8
Construction
101,009
6.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
388,003
24.3%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
117,400
7.3%
6.5
Information
27,504
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
251,893
15.7%
10.3
Other services except public administration
64,782
4.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
113,881
7.1%
11.3
Public administration
47,860
3.0%
4.6
Retail trade
186,627
11.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
74,075
4.6%
5.1
Wholesale trade
43,598
2.7%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
152,311
9.5%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
551,098
34.4%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
272,726
17.0%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
355,226
22.2%
23.6
Service occupations
268,532
16.8%
18.0

Iowa Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,574,830
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,274,960
81.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
135,819
8.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
21,648
1.4%
5.2
Walked
54,044
3.4%
2.8
Other means
24,108
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
64,248
4.1%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.0

Iowa Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
73,020
5.9%
8.9
1 vehicles
370,009
29.7%
33.5
2 vehicles
491,819
39.4%
37.2
3 or more
312,401
25.0%
20.3

Iowa Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,247,250
91.1%
87.7
Owner Occupied
881,480
70.7%
63.0
Renter Occupied
365,769
29.3%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
122,130
8.9%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Iowa Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,369,380
1 room
21,475
1.6%
2.3
2 rooms
30,595
2.2%
2.5
3 rooms
102,456
7.5%
9.0
4 rooms
206,779
15.1%
16.6
5 rooms
244,228
17.8%
20.0
6 rooms
233,515
17.1%
17.9
7 rooms
175,921
12.8%
12.1
8 rooms
144,619
10.6%
8.5
9 rooms or more
209,791
15.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Iowa Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,369,380
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
997,917
72.9%
61.4
1-unit, attached
52,567
3.8%
5.8
2-units
34,012
2.5%
3.7
3 or 4 units
48,006
3.5%
4.5
5 to 9 units
50,836
3.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
57,104
4.2%
4.6
20 or more units
76,758
5.6%
8.8
Mobile home
51,921
3.8%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
258
0.0%
0.1

Iowa Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
359,610
26.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
71,551
5.2%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
135,585
9.9%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
142,505
10.4%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
205,930
15.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
102,026
7.5%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
148,016
10.8%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Iowa Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
758,106
60.8%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
162,877
13.1%
4.7
Electricity
283,022
22.7%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
7,202
0.6%
5.1
Coal or coke
261
0.0%
0.1
Wood
18,554
1.5%
2.0
Solar energy
416
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
9,391
0.8%
0.5
No fuel used
7,420
0.6%
1.2

Iowa Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
527,408
 
47140700.0
$3,000 or more
11,360
2.2%
1.5%
Less than $500
11,600
2.2%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
14,223
2.7%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
35,061
6.6%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
88,820
16.8%
$500 to $999
174,195
33.0%
42.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
192,149
36.4%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
289,219
55.0%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
83,610
15.9%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
48,193
9.2%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
31,221
5.9%
7.3%
35.0% or more
73,828
14.0%
22.3%
Not Computed
1,337
NR
NR

Iowa Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
341,503 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
47,662
14.0%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
9,385
2.7%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
4,269
1.3%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
996
0.3%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
2,139
0.6%
1.5%
$500 to $999
209,128
61.2%
42.7%
Less than $500
67,924
19.9%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
24,266
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
718
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
63,637
19.0%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
44,465
13.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
41,663
12.5%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
38,170
11.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
28,636
8.6%
9.2%
35.0% or more
117,929
35.3%
41.4%
Not Computed
31,269
NR
NR

Iowa Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
881,480
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
88,351
10.0%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
204,577
23.2%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
198,981
22.6%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
154,047
17.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
143,822
16.3%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
66,710
7.6%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
20,147
2.3%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
4,845
0.5%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
136,100
 
194,500
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