Dickinson County IA Information


Dickinson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,685
Daytime Population: Workers 10,803
Daytime Population: Residents 6,529
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 17,474
Population in Familes 13,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $54,794
Average Household Income $71,807
Per Capita Income $32,819


Total Housing Units 13,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,212 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,830 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,773 (41.8%)
Median Home Value $180,115
Average Home Value $266,508


Total Households 8,042
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 5,108
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 0.82% 0.97%
Households 0.87% 1.01%
Families 0.7% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


Dickinson County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickinson 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 # 42 59th
Population Density # 24 77th
Diversity Index # 87 13th
Median Household Income # 22 79th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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