Hardin County IA Information


Hardin County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,648
Daytime Population: Workers 7,757
Daytime Population: Residents 9,640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 16,781
Population in Familes 13,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 867
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $53,344
Average Household Income $68,188
Per Capita Income $28,765


Total Housing Units 8,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,438 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,872 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 930 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $97,915
Average Home Value $128,954


Total Households 7,310
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,659
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 0.09% 0.01%
Households 0.03% -0.03%
Families -0.14% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.58%


Hardin County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardin 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 # 43 58th
Population Density # 40 61st
Diversity Index # 39 62nd
Median Household Income # 37 64th
Per Capita Income # 23 78th

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