Pottawattamie County IA Information


Pottawattamie County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 94,357
Population in Households 92,142
Population in Familes 73,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,215
Population Density1 99
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 37,126
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 24,557
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 39,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,919 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,207 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,830 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $142,521
Average Home Value $181,598


Median Household Income $53,557
Average Household Income $67,461
Per Capita Income $26,828
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.14%
Households 0.15% 0.13%
Families 0.03% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.


Pottawattamie County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pottawattamie 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 # 9 92nd
Population Density1 # 11 90th
Diversity Index2 # 21 80th
Median Household Income # 25 76th
Per Capita Income # 49 52nd

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