Decorah, Iowa Population 2024

7,856

Decorah is a city located in Winneshiek County Iowa. Decorah has a 2024 population of 7,856. It is also the county seat of Winneshiek County.Decorah is currently growing at a rate of 1.13% annually and its population has increased by 3.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,573 in 2020.

The average household income in Decorah is $80,659 with a poverty rate of 9.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Decorah is 34.8 years, 34.6 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Decorah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Decorah was:

  • White: 94.52%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Asian: 1.45%
  • Black or African American: 1.12%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
7.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,103.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.74% (283)
The current population of Decorah, Iowa is 7,856 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,573.

Decorah, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,19494.52%
Two or more races1872.46%
Asian1101.45%
Black or African American851.12%
Other race350.46%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Decorah Population by Race

Decorah Population Pyramid 2024

Decorah Median Age

34.8

Total

34.6

Male

35.6

Female

Decorah Adults

There are 6,560 adults, (1,821 of whom are seniors) in Decorah.

Decorah Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Decorah Sex Ratio

Female3,95351.94%
Male3,65848.06%

Decorah Population by Age

Decorah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,827263.136.9
Married1,3062.7586.613.4
Non Family1,2631.1241.558.5
Female2272.4443.256.8
Male313.031000
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2.6

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Decorah Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Decorah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decorah Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Decorah Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,893

Average Earnings

$43,712

Average Male

$44,107

Average Female

Decorah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decorah Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Decorah Language

95.48% of Decorah residents speak only English, while 4.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.47% of the population.

Decorah Language

Decorah Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,2894568.62%
Hispanic796075.95%
Asian522751.92%
Other16318.75%
Black5511.82%
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9.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decorah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decorah is Hispanic, with 75.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decorah is Black, with 1.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.6%.

Decorah Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.78%
Some College13.98%
Bachelors or Greater5.32%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Decorah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed18.18%
Female Employed6.68%
Male Employed5.66%
Female Unemployed
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Decorah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decorah Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Decorah Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Decorah Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Decorah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Decorah Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Decorah Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

391

Number of Veterans

358

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Decorah Veterans by War

count

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Decorah Veterans by Age

count

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Decorah Veterans by Race

Decorah Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decorah Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Decorah Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Decorah Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Decorah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.74%

Born in Decorah

96.93%

Native Born

3.07%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.93% of Decorah residents were born in the United States, with 53.74% having been born in Iowa. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Decorah Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,296881.07%
20288,208881.08%
20278,120881.1%
20268,032881.11%
20257,944881.12%
20247,856881.13%
20237,768881.15%
20227,680881.16%
20217,592190.25%
20207,573470.62%
20197,526-42-0.55%
20187,568-52-0.68%
20177,620-130-1.68%
20167,750-216-2.71%
20157,966650.82%
20147,901-81-1.01%
20137,982-116-1.43%
20128,098-18-0.22%
20118,116-18-0.22%
20108,134-38-0.47%
20008,1721091.35%
19908,063720.9%
19807,9915337.15%
19707,4581,02315.9%
19606,4353756.19%
19506,06075714.27%
19405,30372215.76%
19304,58154213.42%
19204,03944712.44%
19103,59234610.66%
19003,24644515.89%
18902,801-150-5.08%
18802,951
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Decorah Population by Year