Black Hawk County IA Information


Black Hawk County Subdivisions

Black Hawk County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 135,400
Population in Households 129,845
Population in Familes 96,635
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,555
Population Density1 239
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 54,515
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 33,069
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 58,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,029 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,486 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,677 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $140,666
Average Home Value $164,975


Median Household Income $48,170
Average Household Income $62,974
Per Capita Income $25,750
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.49%
Households 0.61% 0.53%
Families 0.47% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Black Hawk County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Hawk County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 96th
Population Density1 # 4 97th
Diversity Index2 # 13 88th
Median Household Income # 63 37th
Per Capita Income # 62 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.