Hardin County IA Information


Hardin County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,451
Population in Households 16,579
Population in Familes 13,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 872
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 7,319
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,675
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,422 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,897 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 965 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $87,817
Average Home Value $104,288


Median Household Income $49,504
Average Household Income $62,708
Per Capita Income $26,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.01%
Households 0.06% 0.09%
Families -0.13% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.


Hardin County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardin 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 # 42 59th
Population Density1 # 41 59th
Diversity Index2 # 39 62nd
Median Household Income # 56 44th
Per Capita Income # 40 61st

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