Poweshiek County IA Information


Poweshiek County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,858
Population in Households 17,246
Population in Familes 13,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,612
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 7,499
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,759
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,332 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,167 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,478 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $140,588
Average Home Value $172,248


Median Household Income $54,527
Average Household Income $70,438
Per Capita Income $28,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.04%
Households -0.12% -0.09%
Families -0.26% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Poweshiek County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poweshiek 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 # 37 64th
Population Density1 # 38 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 37 64th
Median Household Income # 19 82nd
Per Capita Income # 16 85th

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