Story City, Iowa Population 2021

3,254
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Story City is a city located in Story County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 3,254, it is the 114th largest city in Iowa and the 6003rd largest city in the United States . Story City is currently declining at a rate of -1.00% annually and its population has decreased by -5.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,431 in 2010. Story City reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Story City has a population density of 1,179 people per square mile.

The average household income in Story City is $75,403 with a poverty rate of 8.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $736 per month, and the median house value is $145,500. The median age in Story City is 45.5 years, 46.2 years for males, and 45 years for females.

Story City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Story Citywas:

  • White: 96.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.33%
  • Native American: 1.21%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Story City, Iowa is 3,254 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,320.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,431.

Story City, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,24696.12%
Two or More Races451.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native411.21%
Asian330.98%
Black or African American120.36%
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Story City Population by Race

Story City Population Pyramid $2021

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Story City Median Age

45.5


Total

46.2


Male

45


Female

Story City Adults

There are 2,683 adults, (860 of whom are seniors) in Story City.

Story City Age Dependency

85.2

Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Story City Sex Ratio

Female

1,836

54.37%

Male

1,541

45.63%

Story City Population by Age

Story City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Story City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female35%65%
Non Family54.3%45.7%
Male72.6%27.4%
All72.8%27.2%
Married89.5%10.5%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Story City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4622.2172.8
Married7512.989.5
Non Family5141.0554.3
Male1172.5672.6
Female802.7535

2.76

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Story City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade361.47%
9th to 12th Grade532.16%
High School Graduate61525.08%
Some College65426.67%
Associates Degree37015.09%
Bachelors Degree55722.72%
Graduate Degree1676.81%
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Story City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Story City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,3812,292724
Hispanic2323
Native American2222
Asian1414
Black1212

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 white people with a rate of 30.41%.

Story City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,000$60,578$35,295
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$34,750$50,313$28,333
Some College$42,355$68,558$29,737
Bachelors Degree$55,764$64,904$49,028
Graduate Degree$52,031$60,846$50,234

$45,000

Average Earnings

$60,578

Average Male

$35,295

Average Female

Story City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Story City Language by Age

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Story City Language

93.77% of Story City residents speak only English, while 6.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.26% of the population.

Story City Language

Story City Poverty by Race

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8.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.59%

Male Poverty Rate

10.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Story City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Story City is White, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Story City is White, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.97%.

Story City Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.34%
Some College4.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.78%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Story City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed7.63%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Story City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Story City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,656$75,403
Families$84,859$89,447
Married Families$90,069-
Non Families$29,674$47,436
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Income by Household Type

Story City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Story City Married by Age and Sex

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Story City 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 45-54.

Story City Marital Status by Race

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Story City Marital Status

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219

Number of Veterans

197

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam62
World War II39
First Gulf War38
Korea31
Second Gulf War

Story City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+136
35 to 5438
55 to 6428
65 to 7417
18 to 34

Story City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1977.60%
Native American2253.66%

Story City Veterans by Race

Story City Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Story City Veterans by Education

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Story City Employment by Age

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Story City Employment by Race

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Story City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.94%

Born in Story City

96.42%

Native Born

3.58%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

3.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.42% of Story City residents were born in the United States, with 73.94% 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.

Story City Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,254-33-1.00%
20203,287-33-0.99%
20193,320-33-0.98%
20183,353-41-1.21%
20173,394-20-0.59%
20163,414-2-0.06%
20153,416-34-0.99%
20143,45040.12%
20133,446210.61%
20123,425-20-0.58%
20113,44590.26%
20103,4362080.63%
20003,2282690.87%
19902,9591970.69%
19802,7620.00%

Story City Population by Year