Story County, Iowa Population 2018

Story County, Iowa's estimated population is 97,502 with a growth rate of 2.81% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Story County, Iowa is the 7th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201797,5022,6682.81%
201694,834-1,982-2.05%
201696,8164680.49%
201596,3481,0381.09%
201495,3101,8481.98%
201393,4621,7321.89%
201291,7309331.03%
201190,7971,1701.31%
201089,62715,37520.71%
199074,2521,9262.66%
198072,3269,54315.20%
197062,78313,45627.28%
196049,3275,03311.36%
195044,29410,86032.48%
194033,4342,2937.36%
193031,1414,95618.93%
192026,1852,1028.73%
191024,0839243.99%
190023,1595,03227.76%
189018,1271,2217.22%
188016,9065,25545.10%
187011,6517,600187.61%
18604,0510.00%

Story County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White83,040
Asian6,523
Two or More Races2,575
Black or African American2,136
Some Other Race320
American Indian and Alaska Native211
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander29

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

Story County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Story County, Iowa Median Age

25.8


Total

24.7


Male

27.7


Female

Story County, Iowa Adults

There are 78,617 adults, (10,242 of which are seniors) in Story County, Iowa.

Story County, Iowa Age Dependency

38.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Story County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

45,485

47.96%

Male

49,349

52.04%

Story County, Iowa Households and Families

Story County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Story County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All52.9%47.1%
Female49.8%50.2%
Male43.7%56.3%
Non Family26.9%73.1%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Story County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,5442.3452.9
Non Family17,4781.6826.9
Married16,1612.9181.9
Female2,0353.1849.8
Male870343.7

2.86

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Story County, Iowa Households

Story County, Iowa Education

Story County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5571.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,2182.50%
High School Graduate8,97518.46%
Some College8,94418.39%
Associates Degree4,4989.25%
Bachelors Degree13,63128.03%
Graduate Degree10,80622.22%

Story County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,88141,74720,876
Asian3,0002,8602,456
Hispanic1,162909377
Black1,061829458
Multiple Races470452299
Native American118115
Other Race715949
Islander2929

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 islander people with a rate of 81.87%.

Story County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,143$45,007$32,365
Less Than High School$16,060$20,740$
High School Grad$33,023$38,903$23,036
Some College$35,528$41,374$28,865
Bachelors Degree$42,022$50,964$33,491
Graduate Degree$53,450$61,250$48,083

$40,143

Average Earnings

$45,007

Average Male

$32,365

Average Female

Story County, Iowa Language

Story County, Iowa Language by Age

Story County, Iowa Language

89.79% of Story County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 10.21% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 5.17% of the population.

Story County, Iowa Poverty

Story County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White72,00514,27719.83%
Asian6,3592,43238.25%
Multiple2,34288737.87%
Hispanic2,56783332.45%
Black1,94069435.77%
Other25812347.67%
Native2106330.00%

22.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.03%

Male Poverty Rate

21.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Story County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Story County, Iowa is Other, with 47.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Story County, Iowa is White, with 19.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.38%.

Story County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.58%
High School11.30%
Some College8.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.62%

Story County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.21%
Female Unemployed42.84%
Female Employed22.69%
Male Employed17.49%

Story County, Iowa Income

Story County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,201$66,278
Families$78,828$92,551
Married Families$88,215$
Non Families$25,142$35,952

Story County, Iowa Marital Status

Story County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Story County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Story County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Story County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Story County, Iowa Veterans

Story County, Iowa Veterans by War

4,227

Number of Veterans

3,892

Male Veterans

335

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,194
Second Gulf War1,090
First Gulf War731
Korea490
World War II312

Story County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,153
35 to 54885
18 to 34803
65 to 74797
55 to 64589

Story County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9195.66%
2 or More1247.65%
Black925.51%
Hispanic512.43%
Indian3821.11%
Asian250.45%
Hawaiian2172.41%
Other82.86%

Story County, Iowa Veterans by Education

6.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Story County, Iowa Employment Status

Story County, Iowa Employment by Age

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Story County, Iowa Employment by Race

Story County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Story County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Ames5901166191718012.17%
Nevada6796680590.13%
Huxley331736042878.65%
Story City34313410-21-0.61%
Slater1489149780.54%
Roland12841297131.01%
Gilbert10761126504.65%
Maxwell92292640.43%
Colo876852-24-2.74%
Cambridge827815-12-1.45%
Zearing554534-20-3.61%
Collins495477-18-3.64%
McCallsburg333330-3-0.90%
Sheldahl 31932120.63%
Kelley309307-2-0.65%
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