Pottawattamie County IA Information


Pottawattamie County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 95,284
Daytime Population: Workers 41,612
Daytime Population: Residents 46,771
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 88,383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 93,011
Population in Familes 74,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,273
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $54,119
Average Household Income $68,233
Per Capita Income $27,108


Total Housing Units 40,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,200 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,251 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,632 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $143,192
Average Home Value $180,553


Total Households 37,451
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 24,686
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 0.31% 0.29%
Households 0.25% 0.28%
Families 0.1% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.99%


Pottawattamie County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pottawattamie 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 # 9 92nd
Population Density # 11 90th
Diversity Index # 21 80th
Median Household Income # 28 73rd
Per Capita Income # 51 49th

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