Poweshiek County IA Information


Poweshiek County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,725
Daytime Population: Workers 10,971
Daytime Population: Residents 9,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,197
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 17,100
Population in Familes 13,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,625
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $57,292
Average Household Income $72,434
Per Capita Income $29,560


Total Housing Units 8,949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,275 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,129 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,545 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $145,148
Average Home Value $175,431


Total Households 7,404
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 4,683
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 -0.14% -0.29%
Households -0.28% -0.4%
Families -0.45% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.15%


Poweshiek County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poweshiek 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 # 37 64th
Population Density # 37 63rd
Diversity Index # 34 67th
Median Household Income # 17 84th
Per Capita Income # 15 86th

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