Kossuth County IA Information


Kossuth County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 15,224
Daytime Population: Workers 7,824
Daytime Population: Residents 7,007
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,831
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 14,967
Population in Familes 12,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 257
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $53,219
Average Household Income $71,901
Per Capita Income $31,383


Total Housing Units 7,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,152 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,455 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 879 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $104,983
Average Home Value $147,176


Total Households 6,607
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,293
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 -0.29% -0.43%
Households -0.19% -0.38%
Families -0.35% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.86%


Kossuth County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kossuth 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 # 53 47th
Population Density # 89 12th
Diversity Index # 75 25th
Median Household Income # 38 63rd
Per Capita Income # 8 93rd

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