Dallas County IA Information


Dallas County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 85,873
Daytime Population: Workers 31,096
Daytime Population: Residents 41,844
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 72,940
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 85,373
Population in Familes 71,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $78,997
Average Household Income $101,400
Per Capita Income $38,692


Total Housing Units 35,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,207 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,487 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,322 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $221,570
Average Home Value $257,165


Total Households 32,694
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 22,689
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 3.67% 3.54%
Households 3.63% 3.52%
Families 3.49% 3.43%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.39%


Dallas County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dallas 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 # 10 91st
Population Density # 8 93rd
Diversity Index # 13 88th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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