Cerro Gordo County IA Information


Cerro Gordo County Subdivisions

Cerro Gordo County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 43,701
Population in Households 42,521
Population in Familes 32,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,180
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 19,348
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 11,649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,522 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,826 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,053 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $134,380
Average Home Value $178,507


Median Household Income $44,890
Average Household Income $57,008
Per Capita Income $25,445
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.12%
Families -0.27% -0.29%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   3.28%
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.


Cerro Gordo County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cerro Gordo County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 13 88th
Population Density1 # 15 86th
Diversity Index2 # 34 68th
Median Household Income # 79 21st
Per Capita Income # 46 55th

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