Oelwein, Iowa Population 2022

5,852
map placeholder

Oelwein is a city located in Fayette County Iowa. Oelwein has a 2020 population of 5,852. Oelwein is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -8.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,408 in 2010.

The average household income in Oelwein is $54,535 with a poverty rate of 11.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $650 per month, and the median house value is $82,200. The median age in Oelwein is 42.5 years, 40.1 years for males, and 46.2 years for females.

Oelwein Demographics

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

  • White: 94.30%
  • Black or African American: 2.89%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oelwein, Iowa is 5,852 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,852.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,408.

Oelwein, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,63894.30%
Black or African American1732.89%
Two or More Races1342.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.40%
Some Other Race100.17%
Loading...

Oelwein Population by Race

Oelwein Population Pyramid $2022

Loading...

Oelwein Median Age

42.5


Total

40.1


Male

46.2


Female

Oelwein Adults

There are 4,610 adults, (1,346 of whom are seniors) in Oelwein.

Oelwein Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Oelwein Sex Ratio

Female

3,130

52.35%

Male

2,849

47.65%

Oelwein Population by Age

Oelwein Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

map placeholder

Oelwein Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Female54.2%45.8%
Male56%44%
All68.8%31.2%
Married95.8%4.2%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oelwein Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5882.2568.8
Married1,0852.995.8
Non Family1,0231.1446.7
Female3302.9654.2
Male1503.5856

2.87

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

Loading...

Oelwein Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade942.24%
9th to 12th Grade3508.33%
High School Graduate1,70040.46%
Some College98723.49%
Associates Degree3768.95%
Bachelors Degree4129.80%
Graduate Degree2836.73%
Loading...

Oelwein Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oelwein Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9413,506630
Hispanic12912935
Black909030
2+ Races3633
Native American2418
Other Race1010

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 black people with a rate of 33.33%.

Oelwein Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,173$35,466$25,227
Less Than 9th Grade$30,577$31,071$29,167
High School Graduate$27,482$33,571$22,743
Some College$30,406$45,041$25,424
Bachelors Degree$23,750$31,047$14,155
Graduate Degree$55,859$$55,536

$30,173

Average Earnings

$35,466

Average Male

$25,227

Average Female

Oelwein Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oelwein Language by Age

Loading...

Oelwein Language

97.85% of Oelwein residents speak only English, while 2.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Oelwein Language

Oelwein Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,29060411.42%
Hispanic1913317.28%
Multiple1262923.02%
Black173179.83%
OtherNaN%

11.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.99%

Male Poverty Rate

13.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oelwein

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oelwein is White, with 11.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oelwein is Hispanic, with 17.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.91%.

Oelwein Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.79%
Some College10.67%
High School9.42%
Bachelors or Greater7.65%

Oelwein Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.00%
Female Employed6.79%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Oelwein Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oelwein Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$41,849$54,535
Families$53,325$69,310
Married Families$67,188-
Non Families$22,367$28,429
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Oelwein Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Oelwein Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Oelwein 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.

Oelwein Marital Status by Race

map placeholder

Oelwein Marital Status

Loading...

450

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam165
First Gulf War127
Second Gulf War67
World War II33
Korea16

Oelwein Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54168
75+111
55 to 64108
65 to 7463
18 to 34

Oelwein Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White3878.83%
2+ Races3357.89%
Black3021.90%

Oelwein Veterans by Race

Oelwein Veterans by Education

Loading...

4.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oelwein Veterans by Education

Loading...

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Oelwein Employment by Age

Loading...

Oelwein Employment by Race

Loading...

Oelwein Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

79.43%

Born in Oelwein

99.85%

Native Born

0.15%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.85% of Oelwein residents were born in the United States, with 79.43% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Oelwein Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20225,852-16-0.27%
20215,868-16-0.27%
20205,884-16-0.27%
20195,900-16-0.27%
20185,916-28-0.47%
20175,944-80-1.33%
20166,024-79-1.29%
20156,103-69-1.12%
20146,172-65-1.04%
20136,237-100-1.58%
20126,337-90-1.40%
20116,427190.30%
20106,408-284-0.43%
20006,6921990.30%
19906,493-1,071-1.52%
19807,564-171-0.22%
19707,735-547-0.68%
19608,2824240.53%
19507,858570.07%
19407,80170.01%
19307,7943390.45%
19207,4551,4272.15%
19106,0288861.60%
19005,1420.00%

Oelwein Population by Year