Pottawattamie County, Iowa Population 2020

Pottawattamie County, Iowa's estimated population is 93,510 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pottawattamie County, Iowa is the 9th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201893,533230.02%
201793,510-82-0.09%
201693,592-16-0.02%
201593,6083340.36%
201493,2744100.44%
201392,864-55-0.06%
201292,919-575-0.62%
201193,4941290.14%
201093,36510,73712.99%
199082,628-3,933-4.54%
198086,561-430-0.49%
197086,9913,8894.68%
196083,10213,42019.26%
195069,6822,9264.38%
194066,756-3,132-4.48%
193069,8888,33813.55%
192061,5505,71810.24%
191055,8321,4962.75%
190054,3366,90614.56%
189047,4307,58019.02%
188039,85022,957135.90%
187016,89311,925240.04%
18604,968-2,860-36.54%
18507,8280.00%

How Many People Live in Pottawattamie County, Iowa?

93,510

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White86,90592.94%
Two or More Races2,1632.31%
Some Other Race2,1222.27%
Black or African American1,3661.46%
Asian6310.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native3050.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.01%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2020

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Median Age

39.5


Total

38.3


Male

40.9


Female

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Adults

There are 71,354 adults, (15,466 of whom are seniors) in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

47,580

50.89%

Male

45,923

49.11%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Households and Families

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All68.2%31.8%
Male63.7%36.3%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
Female48.4%51.6%

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,8812.4768.2
Married17,9083.1184.5
Non Family12,7481.2152.9
Female4,4443.2648.4
Male1,7813.0963.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1773.45%
9th to 12th Grade4,4767.09%
High School Graduate20,86133.07%
Some College15,39024.39%
Associates Degree6,79010.76%
Bachelors Degree9,32114.77%
Graduate Degree4,0756.46%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White57,73352,65512,761
Hispanic3,5062,087382
Other Race1,132583141
Multiple Races753720195
Black61255631
Asian44440651
Native American19515011
Islander1111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 25.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,377$44,829$33,018
Less Than High School$27,781$32,816$20,589
High School Grad$33,069$39,217$25,384
Some College$37,805$46,883$31,158
Bachelors Degree$52,570$59,229$45,912
Graduate Degree$66,236$72,380$63,673

$39,377

Average Earnings

$44,829

Average Male

$33,018

Average Female

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Language

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Language by Age

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Language

93.46% of Pottawattamie County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 6.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.38% of the population.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Poverty

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White80,4497,9449.87%
Hispanic6,9321,52522.00%
Other2,07372434.93%
Multiple2,07729414.16%
Black1,00722522.34%
Native2617428.35%
Asian599254.17%

11.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.59%

Male Poverty Rate

12.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pottawattamie County, Iowa is Other, with 34.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pottawattamie County, Iowa is Asian, with 4.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.60%
High School10.95%
Some College7.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Income

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,467$73,301
Families$72,711$87,331
Married Families$84,430$99,269
Non Families$32,776$42,425

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Marital Status

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Pottawattamie 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.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans

6,953

Number of Veterans

6,651

Male Veterans

302

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,684
First Gulf War1,302
Second Gulf War1,053
Korea660
World War II173

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,70810.00%
2 or More17616.65%
Hispanic1423.24%
Asian244.79%
Indian207.46%
Black131.25%
Other120.89%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans by Education

5.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Employment Status

66.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.18%

Born in Iowa

95.83%

Native Born

4.17%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.83% of Pottawattamie County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 51.18% having been born in Iowa. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Council Bluffs62229625242950.47%
Carter Lake37853784-1-0.03%
Avoca1508151350.33%
Oakland15271509-18-1.18%
Treynor919950313.37%
Underwood941939-2-0.21%
Neola845859141.66%
Carson81281530.37%
Walnut785779-6-0.76%
Shelby 641626-15-2.34%
Crescent61761700.00%
Minden599594-5-0.83%
Macedonia246245-1-0.41%
Hancock196195-1-0.51%
McClelland151150-1-0.66%
  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