Palo Alto County, Iowa Population 2018

Palo Alto County, Iowa's estimated population is 9,092 with a growth rate of -0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Palo Alto County, Iowa is the 81st largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20179,092-63-0.69%
20169,1551131.25%
20169,042-96-1.05%
20159,138200.22%
20149,118-41-0.45%
20139,159-116-1.25%
20129,275-74-0.79%
20119,349-49-0.52%
20109,398-1,271-11.91%
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
White8,833
Black or African American166
Two or More Races82
Asian46
Some Other Race16
American Indian and Alaska Native12

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Palo Alto County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Palo Alto County, Iowa Median Age

42.6


Total

39.7


Male

45.5


Female

Palo Alto County, Iowa Adults

There are 7,086 adults, (1,932 of which are seniors) in Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Age Dependency

77.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Palo Alto County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

4,588

50.11%

Male

4,567

49.89%

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
Married86.3%13.7%
All74.1%25.9%
Female67.2%32.8%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Male52.6%47.4%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palo Alto County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8772.2774.1
Married2,0532.8986.3
Non Family1,4341.1859.6
Female2742.9267.2
Male1163.352.6

2.86

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Palo Alto County, Iowa Households

Palo Alto County, Iowa Education

Palo Alto County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1191.89%
9th to 12th Grade2844.52%
High School Graduate1,89930.20%
Some College1,58425.19%
Associates Degree1,01416.13%
Bachelors Degree1,07017.02%
Graduate Degree3185.06%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,0665,7061,320
Hispanic1087217
Black888850
Multiple Races28136
Asian25238
Native American944
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 black people with a rate of 56.82%.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,666$40,580$26,310
Less Than High School$29,107$35,231$25,385
High School Grad$27,188$35,750$20,750
Some College$31,735$40,798$25,841
Bachelors Degree$40,559$42,435$32,188
Graduate Degree$50,625$71,705$47,813

$32,666

Average Earnings

$40,580

Average Male

$26,310

Average Female

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language by Age

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language

96.68% of Palo Alto County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.32% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.81% of the population.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,3667609.08%
Hispanic1982110.61%
Multiple821923.17%
Black1461711.64%
Asian3712.70%

9.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.72%

Male Poverty Rate

10.41%

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 23.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palo Alto County, Iowa is Asian, with 2.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.96%.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.49%
Some College7.55%
High School6.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed54.84%
Female Unemployed24.14%
Female Employed5.16%
Male Employed3.57%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Income

Palo Alto County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,109$62,429
Families$63,837$74,509
Married Families$68,438$
Non Families$28,079$40,048

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by War

704

Number of Veterans

662

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam250
Korea117
World War II91
First Gulf War91
Second Gulf War50

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+284
65 to 74169
35 to 54123
55 to 64113
18 to 3415

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White69810.14%
Hispanic43.23%
Indian433.33%
2 or More26.06%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Education

5.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palo Alto County, Iowa Employment Status

Palo Alto County, Iowa Employment by Age

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Palo Alto County, Iowa Employment by Race

Palo Alto County, Iowa Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990