Palo Alto County IA Information


Palo Alto County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 9,243
Population in Households 8,944
Population in Familes 6,880
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,429
Average Household Income $64,935
Per Capita Income $28,107


Total Housing Units 4,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,920 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,032 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 676 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $90,046
Average Home Value $129,024


Total Households 3,952
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,447
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 -0.23% -0.31%
Households -0.13% -0.29%
Families -0.31% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.86%


Palo Alto County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palo Alto 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 # 81 19th
Population Density # 84 16th
Diversity Index # 58 42nd
Median Household Income # 72 28th
Per Capita Income # 54 46th

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