Calhoun County IA Information


Calhoun County Subdivisions

Calhoun County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 10,002
Population in Households 9,257
Population in Familes 7,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 745
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 4,214
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,302 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 912 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 894 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $79,623
Average Home Value $110,895


Median Household Income $46,909
Average Household Income $60,849
Per Capita Income $26,170
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% -0.37%
Households -0.13% -0.3%
Families -0.3% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Calhoun County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calhoun County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 77 23rd
Population Density1 # 83 17th
Diversity Index2 # 50 52nd
Median Household Income # 70 30th
Per Capita Income # 48 53rd

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