Primghar, Iowa Population 2024

905

Primghar is a city located in O'Brien County Iowa. Primghar has a 2024 population of 905. It is also the county seat of O'Brien County.Primghar is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 0.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 904 in 2020.

The average household income in Primghar is $90,258 with a poverty rate of 9.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Primghar is 40.2 years, 36.8 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

Primghar Demographics

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

  • White: 90.92%
  • Black or African American: 4.48%
  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.49%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
654.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.11% (1)
The current population of Primghar, Iowa is 905 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 904.

Primghar, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White79190.92%
Black or African American394.48%
Asian273.1%
Two or more races131.49%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Primghar Population by Race

Primghar Population Pyramid 2024

Primghar Median Age

40.2

Total

36.8

Male

47.5

Female

Primghar Adults

There are 625 adults, (172 of whom are seniors) in Primghar.

Primghar Age Dependency

92.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Primghar Sex Ratio

Female40045.98%
Male47054.02%

Primghar Population by Age

Primghar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3302.58317
Married1783.1496.13.9
Non Family1091.076733
Female353.4662.937.1
Male83.381000
showing: 5 rows

3.13

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Primghar 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

Primghar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Primghar 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 hispanic people with a rate of 46.15%.

Primghar Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,375

Average Earnings

$53,875

Average Male

$49,643

Average Female

Primghar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Primghar Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Primghar Language

97.63% of Primghar residents speak only English, while 2.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Primghar Language

Primghar Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White732466.28%
Black393589.74%
showing: 2 rows

9.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.24%

Male Poverty Rate

7.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Primghar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Primghar is Black, with 89.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Primghar is White, with 6.28% 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 11.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.78%.

Primghar Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.42%
Bachelors or Greater5.08%
High School3.05%
Some College2.94%
showing: 4 rows

Primghar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.11%
Female Employed3.61%
Male Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Primghar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Primghar Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Primghar Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Primghar Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Primghar Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Primghar Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Primghar Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

39

Number of Veterans

37

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Primghar Veterans by War

count

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Primghar Veterans by Age

count

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Primghar Veterans by Race

Primghar Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Primghar Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Primghar Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Primghar Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Primghar 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

78.28%

Born in Primghar

96.78%

Native Born

3.22%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.78% of Primghar residents were born in the United States, with 78.28% having been born in Iowa. 1.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Primghar Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202991520.22%
202891320.22%
202791120.22%
202690920.22%
202590720.22%
202490520.22%
202390320.22%
202290120.22%
2021899-5-0.55%
2020904354.03%
201986910.12%
201886810.12%
2017867-8-0.91%
201687550.57%
2015870-15-1.69%
2014885-2-0.23%
2013887-2-0.22%
2012889-9-1%
2011898-11-1.21%
2010909
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Primghar Population by Year