Garner, Iowa Population 2024

3,056

Garner is a city located in Hancock County Iowa. Garner has a 2024 population of 3,056. It is also the county seat of Hancock County.Garner is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 0.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,055 in 2020.

The average household income in Garner is $79,968 with a poverty rate of 12.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Garner is 46.3 years, 40.5 years for males, and 52.2 years for females.

Garner Demographics

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

  • White: 95.04%
  • Black or African American: 2.61%
  • Two or more races: 1.66%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,394.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.03% (1)
The current population of Garner, Iowa is 3,056 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,055.

Garner, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,91395.04%
Black or African American802.61%
Two or more races511.66%
Other race210.69%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Garner Population by Race

Garner Population Pyramid 2024

Garner Median Age

46.3

Total

40.5

Male

52.2

Female

Garner Adults

There are 2,470 adults, (917 of whom are seniors) in Garner.

Garner Age Dependency

97.4

Age Dependency Ratio

59

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Garner Sex Ratio

Female1,58051.55%
Male1,48548.45%

Garner Population by Age

Garner Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2872.3277.222.8
Married7512.728713
Non Family3601.1961.138.9
Female1252.5855.244.8
Male513.731000
showing: 5 rows

2.75

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Garner 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

Garner Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Garner 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 white people with a rate of 23.82%.

Garner Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,042

Average Earnings

$58,627

Average Male

$37,014

Average Female

Garner Earnings by Educational Attainment

Garner Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Garner Language

97.6% of Garner residents speak only English, while 2.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.2% of the population.

Garner Language

Garner Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,71927610.15%
Black746891.89%
Other211780.95%
Hispanic1501711.33%
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12.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.45%

Male Poverty Rate

14.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Garner

The race most likely to be in poverty in Garner is Black, with 91.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Garner is White, with 10.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 17.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.2%.

Garner Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.54%
Some College12.82%
High School7.13%
Bachelors or Greater0.59%
showing: 4 rows

Garner Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed8.78%
Male Employed5.28%
showing: 4 rows

Garner Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Garner Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Garner Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Garner Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Garner 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.

Garner Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Garner Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

248

Number of Veterans

232

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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Garner Veterans by War

count

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Garner Veterans by Age

count

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Garner Veterans by Race

Garner Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Garner Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Garner Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Garner Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Garner 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

75.89%

Born in Garner

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

1.24%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.37% of Garner residents were born in the United States, with 75.89% having been born in Iowa. 1.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Garner Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,056
20283,056
20273,056
20263,056
20253,056
20243,056
20233,056
20223,056
20213,05610.03%
20203,055-2-0.07%
20193,057-1-0.03%
20183,058
20173,058-25-0.81%
20163,083-28-0.9%
20153,111120.39%
20143,099-11-0.35%
20133,110-7-0.22%
20123,117-14-0.45%
20113,13150.16%
20103,1262046.98%
20002,92260.21%
19902,91680.28%
19802,908
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Garner Population by Year