Cerro Gordo County IA Information


Cerro Gordo County Subdivisions

Cerro Gordo County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 43,661
Daytime Population: Workers 26,375
Daytime Population: Residents 20,174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,549
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 42,591
Population in Familes 32,473
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,070
Population Density2 77
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $49,854
Average Household Income $64,078
Per Capita Income $28,748


Total Housing Units 22,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,529 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,826 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,983 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $134,222
Average Home Value $174,904


Total Households 19,355
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 11,632
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 -0.15% -0.24%
Households 0.0% -0.16%
Families -0.18% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


Cerro Gordo County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cerro Gordo 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 # 14 87th
Population Density # 15 86th
Diversity Index # 30 70th
Median Household Income # 66 34th
Per Capita Income # 24 77th

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