O'Brien County IA Information

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O'Brien County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

O'Brien County IA Housing Affordability Index is 228
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

O'Brien County IA Wealth Index is 90
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 14,273 (100%)
Population in Households 13,907 (97.4%)
Population in Families 11,127 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 366 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 25
Diversity Index2 21
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,965
Average Household Income $75,706
Per Capita Income $32,132
Wealth Index4 90

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,162 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,890 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 652 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $117,310
Housing Affordability Index3 228
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,052
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,852
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.09% -0.21%
Households -0.03% -0.17%
Families -0.21% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

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O'Brien County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares O'Brien County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 56 44th
Population Density # 56 45th
Diversity Index # 35 66th
Median Household Income # 28 73rd
Per Capita Income # 13 88th

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