Peterson, Iowa Population 2024

319

Peterson is a city located in Clay County Iowa. Peterson has a 2024 population of 319. Peterson is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -0.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 320 in 2020.

The average household income in Peterson is $84,746 with a poverty rate of 5.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Peterson is 38.8 years, 35 years for males, and 50.5 years for females.

Peterson Demographics

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

  • White: 96.07%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Other race: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.79%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
614.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.31% (-1)
The current population of Peterson, Iowa is 319 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 320.

Peterson, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36796.07%
Two or more races61.57%
Other race51.31%
Native American30.79%
Black or African American10.26%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Peterson Population by Race

Peterson Population Pyramid 2024

Peterson Median Age

38.8

Total

35

Male

50.5

Female

Peterson Adults

There are 286 adults, (91 of whom are seniors) in Peterson.

Peterson Age Dependency

95.9

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Peterson Sex Ratio

Female18047.12%
Male20252.88%

Peterson Population by Age

Peterson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1602.398515
Married763.3396.13.9
Non Family751.287624
Female554060
Male421000
showing: 5 rows

3.22

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

85.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Peterson 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

Peterson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Peterson 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Peterson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,667

Average Earnings

$57,083

Average Male

$26,705

Average Female

Peterson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Peterson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Peterson Language

98% of Peterson residents speak only English, while 2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2% of the population.

Peterson Language

Peterson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White351123.42%
Other55100%
Native33100%
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5.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.53%

Male Poverty Rate

8.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peterson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peterson is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peterson is White, with 3.42% 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 9.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.05%.

Peterson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater11.29%
High School7.69%
Some College2.83%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Peterson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed6.33%
Male Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Peterson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Peterson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Peterson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Peterson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Peterson 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 55-64.

Peterson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Peterson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

41

Number of Veterans

41

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Peterson Veterans by War

count

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Peterson Veterans by Age

count

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Peterson Veterans by Race

Peterson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peterson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Peterson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Peterson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Peterson 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

78.01%

Born in Peterson

95.29%

Native Born

4.71%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

3.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.29% of Peterson residents were born in the United States, with 78.01% having been born in Iowa. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Peterson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029314-1-0.32%
2028315-1-0.32%
2027316-1-0.32%
2026317-1-0.31%
2025318-1-0.31%
2024319-1-0.31%
2023320-1-0.31%
2022321-1-0.31%
202132220.63%
2020320103.23%
2019310-1-0.32%
201831110.32%
2017310-6-1.9%
2016316-6-1.86%
2015322-1-0.31%
2014323-1-0.31%
2013324-4-1.22%
2012328
2011328-3-0.91%
2010331
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Peterson Population by Year