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
1,578,020
50.3%
50.8
Male
1,556,670
49.7%
49.2
Total Population
3,134,690
 
 

Iowa Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
197,487
6.3% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
203,791
6.5% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
203,968
6.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
219,509
7.0% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
222,918
7.1% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
395,052
12.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
369,788
11.8% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
391,352
12.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
212,454
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
204,632
6.5% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
281,065
9.0% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
153,991
4.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
78,686
2.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,407,730
76.8%
77.2
Female
1,224,710
50.9%
51.3%
Male
1,183,020
49.1%
48.7%
21 Years and over
2,261,900
72.2%
73.1
62 Years and over
636,828
20.3%
18.8
65 Years and over
513,742
16.4%
15.2
Female
285,795
55.6%
55.8%
Male
227,947
44.4%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
38
0.0%
0.0

Iowa Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
3,077,400
98.2% 
96.8
White
2,834,160
90.4% 
72.6
Black or African American
111,867
3.6% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
10,488
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
74,805
2.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
16,588
0.5% 
1.2
Chinese
17,039
0.5% 
1.3
Filipino
4,195
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
1,136
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
6,110
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
7,274
0.2% 
0.6
Other Asian
22,463
0.7% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,949
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,318
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
146
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
29
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
2,456
0.1% 
0.1
Some Other Race
42,129
1.3% 
5.1
Two or More Races
57,293
1.8% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
179,062
5.7% 
17.8
Mexican
135,179
4.3% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
7,970
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
1,585
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
34,328
1.1% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,955,630
94.3% 
82.2

Iowa Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
66,242
3.2% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
105,856
5.1% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
649,532
31.1% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
438,173
21.0% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
234,055
11.2% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
398,242
19.1% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
194,920
9.3% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
172,098
8.3%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,914,922
91.7%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
593,162
28.4%
31.2

Iowa Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
753,338
29.8%
33.7
Now Married
1,320,569
52.2%
47.5
Divorced
272,673
10.8%
11.0
Separated
28,687
1.1%
2.0
Widowed
154,180
6.1%
5.8

Iowa Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,711,050
92.3%
78.4%
Languages other than english
226,154
7.7%
21.6%
Spanish
118,206
4.0%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
47,942
1.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
42,522
1.4%
3.5%
Other Languages
17,484
0.6%
1.1%

Iowa Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
72,996
5.8%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
54,335
4.4%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
123,298
9.9%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
126,904
10.2%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
175,478
14.1%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
242,344
19.4%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
173,355
13.9%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
173,564
13.9%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
56,555
4.5%
5.8
$200,000 or more
49,103
3.9%
6.4
Median household income
56,247
 
57,617
Per capita income
30,047
 
31,128

Iowa Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
61,710
3.8%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
117,275
7.3%
9.8
Construction
101,416
6.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
390,754
24.2%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
130,067
8.1%
6.6
Information
27,484
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
229,519
14.2%
10.1
Other services except public administration
75,377
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
117,708
7.3%
11.4
Public administration
48,521
3.0%
4.6
Retail trade
188,730
11.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
75,908
4.7%
5.2
Wholesale trade
49,149
3.0%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
154,016
9.5%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
582,168
36.1%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
255,125
15.8%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
358,254
22.2%
23.3
Service occupations
264,055
16.4%
18.1

Iowa Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,583,510
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,286,540
81.2%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
129,304
8.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
17,064
1.1%
5.1
Walked
54,449
3.4%
2.7
Other means
21,321
1.3%
1.8
Worked at home
74,833
4.7%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.6

Iowa Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
71,853
5.8%
8.7
1 vehicles
368,114
29.5%
33.2
2 vehicles
485,419
38.9%
37.1
3 or more
322,546
25.8%
21.0

Iowa Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,247,930
90.4%
87.6
Owner Occupied
881,435
70.6%
63.1
Renter Occupied
366,497
29.4%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
132,155
9.6%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.2
0.0%
2.5

Iowa Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,380,090
1 room
17,812
1.3%
2.4
2 rooms
29,560
2.1%
2.7
3 rooms
101,576
7.4%
9.1
4 rooms
208,633
15.1%
16.5
5 rooms
240,151
17.4%
19.8
6 rooms
235,762
17.1%
17.8
7 rooms
180,264
13.1%
12.0
8 rooms
148,746
10.8%
8.6
9 rooms or more
217,583
15.8%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Iowa Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,380,090
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,016,660
73.7%
61.5
1-unit, attached
53,074
3.8%
5.9
2-units
30,920
2.2%
3.6
3 or 4 units
48,610
3.5%
4.4
5 to 9 units
53,202
3.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
53,120
3.8%
4.4
20 or more units
73,089
5.3%
9.0
Mobile home
50,996
3.7%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
418
0.0%
0.1

Iowa Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
354,263
25.7%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
71,069
5.1%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
139,963
10.1%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
146,459
10.6%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
197,963
14.3%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
107,115
7.8%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
147,006
10.7%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Iowa Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
758,616
60.8%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
161,914
13.0%
4.7
Electricity
287,406
23.0%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
5,726
0.5%
4.8
Coal or coke
422
0.0%
0.1
Wood
16,908
1.4%
1.9
Solar energy
619
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
9,885
0.8%
0.5
No fuel used
6,436
0.5%
1.1

Iowa Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
534,153
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
11,341
2.1%
10.7%
$3,000 or more
14,517
2.7%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
15,337
2.9%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
37,301
7.0%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
92,230
17.3%
11.9%
$500 to $999
174,684
32.7%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
188,743
35.3%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
298,034
55.9%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
81,934
15.4%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
47,368
8.9%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
30,379
5.7%
7.0%
35.0% or more
75,173
14.1%
21.3%
Not Computed
1,265
0.0%
0.0%

Iowa Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
341,654 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
54,059
15.8%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
10,868
3.2%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,217
0.6%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,104
0.3%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
1,697
0.5%
1.8%
$500 to $999
212,392
62.2%
41.0%
Less than $500
59,317
17.4%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
24,843
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
741
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
59,788
17.9%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
45,824
13.7%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
44,370
13.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
36,146
10.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
28,070
8.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
120,456
36.0%
40.7%
Not Computed
31,843
0.0%
0.0%

Iowa Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
881,435
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
78,668
8.9%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
194,002
22.0%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
195,867
22.2%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
150,333
17.1%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
153,227
17.4%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
83,091
9.4%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
21,291
2.4%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
4,956
0.6%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
142,300
 
205,000
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