Adel, Iowa Population 2021

6,513
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Adel is a city located in Dallas County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Dallas County. With a 2020 population of 6,513, it is the 61st largest city in Iowa and the 4119th largest city in the United States . Adel is currently growing at a rate of 8.84% annually and its population has increased by 76.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,682 in 2010. Adel reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Adel has a population density of 1,342 people per square mile.

The average household income in Adel is $84,836 with a poverty rate of 10.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $708 per month, and the median house value is $180,300. The median age in Adel is 38.2 years, 37.1 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Adel Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Adelwas:

  • White: 97.89%
  • Two or more races: 1.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Asian: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Adel, Iowa is 6,513 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,455.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,682.

Adel, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,49197.89%
Two or More Races621.35%
Black or African American270.59%
Asian80.17%
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Adel Population by Race

Adel Population Pyramid $2021

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Adel Median Age

38.2


Total

37.1


Male

38.9


Female

Adel Adults

There are 3,264 adults, (700 of whom are seniors) in Adel.

Adel Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Adel Sex Ratio

Female

2,412

52.57%

Male

2,176

47.43%

Adel Population by Age

Adel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Adel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family63%37%
All78.5%21.5%
Female81%19%
Married87.7%12.3%
Male100%0%

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Adel Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8282.4578.5
Married9523.3187.7
Non Family6951.1563
Female1002.6481
Male813.15100

3.17

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Adel Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade451.51%
9th to 12th Grade712.38%
High School Graduate70423.57%
Some College65021.76%
Associates Degree39413.19%
Bachelors Degree87529.29%
Graduate Degree2488.30%
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Adel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Adel Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,8892,7841,103
Hispanic4040
2+ Races312020
Black1919
Asian88

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 2+ races people with a rate of 64.52%.

Adel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,355$58,512$38,750
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$30,395$42,292$25,804
Some College$36,111$46,528$31,932
Bachelors Degree$65,909$67,775$64,688
Graduate Degree$81,184$90,208$72,656

$48,355

Average Earnings

$58,512

Average Male

$38,750

Average Female

Adel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Adel Language by Age

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Adel Language

98.80% of Adel residents speak only English, while 1.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Adel Language

Adel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,37146210.57%
Multiple621117.74%

10.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.92%

Male Poverty Rate

12.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Adel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Adel is Multiple, with 17.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Adel is White, with 10.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Adel Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.72%
High School10.19%
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

Adel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed76.00%
Female Unemployed39.13%
Female Employed7.44%
Male Employed4.10%

Adel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Adel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,000$84,836
Families$100,428$106,558
Married Families$106,768-
Non Families$32,153$45,244
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Income by Household Type

Adel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Adel Married by Age and Sex

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Adel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Adel Marital Status by Race

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Adel Marital Status

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231

Number of Veterans

209

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War78
Second Gulf War71
Vietnam48
World War II10
Korea10

Adel Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5480
75+56
55 to 6435
18 to 3435
65 to 7425

Adel Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2056.39%
Black1684.21%
2+ Races1032.26%

Adel Veterans by Race

Adel Veterans by Education

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5.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Adel Veterans by Education

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74.1%

Labor Force Participation

72%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Adel Employment by Age

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Adel Employment by Race

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Adel Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.21%

Born in Adel

99.22%

Native Born

0.78%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.22% of Adel residents were born in the United States, with 82.21% having been born in Iowa. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Adel Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,5135298.84%
20205,9845299.70%
20195,45552910.74%
20184,92654412.41%
20174,3821814.31%
20164,2012215.55%
20153,980-63-1.56%
20144,043681.71%
20133,975892.29%
20123,886701.83%
20113,816902.42%
20103,7262910.82%
20003,4351310.39%
19903,3044581.50%
19802,8460.00%

Adel Population by Year