Palo Alto County, Iowa Population 2019

Palo Alto County, Iowa's estimated population is 9,059 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Palo Alto County, Iowa is the 83rd largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20188,929-130-1.44%
20179,059310.34%
20169,028-109-1.19%
20159,137160.18%
20149,121-45-0.49%
20139,166-113-1.22%
20129,279-76-0.81%
20119,355-44-0.47%
20109,399-1,270-11.90%
199010,669-2,052-16.13%
198012,721-568-4.27%
197013,289-1,447-9.82%
196014,736-1,155-7.27%
195015,891-279-1.73%
194016,1707725.01%
193015,398-88-0.57%
192015,4861,64111.85%
191013,845-509-3.55%
190014,3545,03654.05%
18909,3185,187125.56%
18804,1312,795209.21%
18701,3361,204912.12%
18601320.00%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White8,780
Black or African American183
Two or More Races71
Asian46
Some Other Race16
American Indian and Alaska Native14

Palo Alto County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

Palo Alto County, Iowa Median Age

42.3


Total

40.6


Male

45


Female

Palo Alto County, Iowa Adults

There are 7,069 adults, (1,924 of whom are seniors) in Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Palo Alto County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

4,570

50.16%

Male

4,540

49.84%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Households and Families

Palo Alto County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Palo Alto County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All75%25%
Female63.3%36.7%
Male60.4%39.6%
Non Family59.5%40.5%

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8232.2975
Married2,0782.9587.6
Non Family1,4091.259.5
Female2402.6863.3
Male962.9260.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Palo Alto County, Iowa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade791.26%
9th to 12th Grade2704.30%
High School Graduate1,82029.00%
Some College1,47123.44%
Associates Degree1,03116.43%
Bachelors Degree1,23219.63%
Graduate Degree3725.93%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,0105,6791,478
Hispanic14313573
Black898949
Asian26248
Multiple Races14149
Native American91
Other Race44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 64.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,591$41,054$27,065
Less Than High School$27,454$32,500$25,268
High School Grad$25,978$34,792$21,797
Some College$33,378$42,125$26,988
Bachelors Degree$38,993$41,371$35,764
Graduate Degree$51,442$64,250$44,167

$33,591

Average Earnings

$41,054

Average Male

$27,065

Average Female

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language by Age

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language

96.15% of Palo Alto County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,2765887.10%
Multiple711926.76%
Hispanic208104.81%
Black163106.13%
Native1417.14%

7.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.81%

Male Poverty Rate

8.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palo Alto County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palo Alto County, Iowa is Multiple, with 26.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palo Alto County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.55%
High School6.92%
Some College5.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.84%
Female Unemployed30.77%
Female Employed3.66%
Male Employed3.19%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Income

Palo Alto County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,470$65,008
Families$67,027$77,713
Married Families$73,188-
Non Families$28,647$41,939

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Palo Alto County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans

691

Number of Veterans

639

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam247
Korea117
Second Gulf War85
First Gulf War84
World War II78

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White68810.01%
Hispanic31.86%
2 or More323.08%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Education

2.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palo Alto County, Iowa Employment Status

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Palo Alto County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Emmetsburg39043758-146-3.74%
Graettinger844806-38-4.50%
West Bend 785755-30-3.82%
Ruthven737700-37-5.02%
Mallard274266-8-2.92%
Ayrshire143139-4-2.80%
Cylinder8885-3-3.41%
Curlew5856-2-3.45%
Rodman4544-1-2.22%
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