Dickinson County IA Information


Dickinson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,440
Population in Households 17,229
Population in Familes 13,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 7,849
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 5,006
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,051 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,798 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,942 (43.1%)
Median Home Value $178,871
Average Home Value $254,636


Median Household Income $54,075
Average Household Income $72,045
Per Capita Income $32,593
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.8%
Households 0.61% 0.73%
Families 0.48% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.


Dickinson County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickinson 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 # 44 57th
Population Density1 # 26 75th
Diversity Index2 # 84 15th
Median Household Income # 20 81st
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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