Hardin County IA Information


Hardin County Subdivisions

Hardin County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,346
Population in Households 16,591
Population in Familes 13,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 755
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $54,657
Average Household Income $71,212
Per Capita Income $30,295


Total Housing Units 8,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,693 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,574 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 924 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $100,928
Average Home Value $129,580


Total Households 7,267
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,623
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.13% -0.08%
Households -0.05% -0.08%
Families -0.22% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.77%


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, 2018 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 # 44 57th
Population Density # 41 60th
Diversity Index # 40 61st
Median Household Income # 33 68th
Per Capita Income # 22 79th

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