Story City, Iowa Population 2024

3,361

Story City is a city located in Story County Iowa. Story City has a 2024 population of 3,361. Story City is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually but its population has increased by 0.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,345 in 2020.

The average household income in Story City is $82,344 with a poverty rate of 14.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Story City is 39.4 years, 38.2 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Story City Demographics

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

  • White: 97.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.03%
  • Black or African American: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,217.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.48% (16)
The current population of Story City, Iowa is 3,361 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,345.

Story City, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,25397.05%
Two or more races682.03%
Black or African American230.69%
Native American80.24%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Story City Population by Race

Story City Population Pyramid 2024

Story City Median Age

39.4

Total

38.2

Male

41.5

Female

Story City Adults

There are 2,472 adults, (793 of whom are seniors) in Story City.

Story City Age Dependency

99.6

Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Story City Sex Ratio

Female1,90456.8%
Male1,44843.2%

Story City Population by Age

Story City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4642.217129
Married7062.9689.810.2
Non Family5831.0862.137.9
Female1482.8919.680.4
Male273.2251.948.1
showing: 5 rows

2.92

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Story City 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

Story City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Story City 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 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Story City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,083

Average Earnings

$69,514

Average Male

$32,917

Average Female

Story City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Story City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Story City Language

96.17% of Story City residents speak only English, while 3.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Story City Language

Story City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,08243814.21%
Hispanic1081614.81%
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14.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.12%

Male Poverty Rate

11.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Story City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Story City is Hispanic, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Story City is White, with 14.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.93%.

Story City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.82%
Some College10.59%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Story City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed14.52%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Story City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Story City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Story City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Story City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Story City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

101

Number of Veterans

101

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Story City Veterans by War

count

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Story City Veterans by Age

count

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Story City Veterans by Race

Story City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Story City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Story City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Story City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Story City 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

81.98%

Born in Story City

96.78%

Native Born

3.22%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

1.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.78% of Story City residents were born in the United States, with 81.98% having been born in Iowa. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Story City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,331-6-0.18%
20283,337-6-0.18%
20273,343-6-0.18%
20263,349-6-0.18%
20253,355-6-0.18%
20243,361-6-0.18%
20233,367-6-0.18%
20223,373-6-0.18%
20213,379341.02%
20203,345180.54%
20193,327-18-0.54%
20183,345-51-1.5%
20173,396-22-0.64%
20163,418-1-0.03%
20153,419-32-0.93%
20143,45150.15%
20133,446200.58%
20123,426-20-0.58%
20113,446100.29%
20103,4362086.44%
20003,2282699.09%
19902,9591977.13%
19802,762
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Story City Population by Year