Black Hawk County IA Information


Black Hawk County Subdivisions

Black Hawk County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 135,882
Daytime Population: Workers 74,581
Daytime Population: Residents 72,160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 146,741
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 130,297
Population in Familes 96,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,585
Population Density2 240
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $48,704
Average Household Income $63,579
Per Capita Income $25,905


Total Housing Units 58,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,117 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,402 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,925 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $140,023
Average Home Value $165,309


Total Households 54,519
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 32,931
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.52%
Households 0.53% 0.52%
Families 0.35% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.96%


Black Hawk County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Hawk County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 5 96th
Population Density # 5 96th
Diversity Index # 14 87th
Median Household Income # 79 21st
Per Capita Income # 68 32nd

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