Black Hawk County, Iowa Population 2023

131,159

Black Hawk County, Iowa's estimated 2023 population is 131,159 with a growth rate of 0% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Black Hawk County, Iowa is the 5th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 131,090 and has seen a growth of 0.05% since that time.

Note: data after 2021 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2010131,090
2011131,09550%
2012131,10050%
2013131,10550%
2014131,11050%
2015131,11550%
2016131,12050%
2017131,12550%
2018131,13050%
2019131,13550%
2020131,14490.01%
2021131,14950%
2022131,15450%
2023131,15950%
showing: 14 rows
2023 Growth Rate
0% (5)
County Website
Black Hawk County
State
Iowa
Founded
1843
County Seat
Waterloo
2010 Population
131,090
Growth Since 2010
0.05% (69)

Black Hawk County, Iowa Population 2023

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White107,94782.15%
Black or African American12,5389.54%
Two or more races4,8413.68%
Asian3,5442.7%
Other race1,7781.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4100.31%
Native American3380.26%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Black Hawk County, Iowa Population by Race

Black Hawk County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2023

Black Hawk County, Iowa Median Age

35.6

Total

34.9

Male

36

Female

Black Hawk County, Iowa Adults

There are 102,553 adults, (21,710 of whom are seniors) in Black Hawk County, Iowa.

Black Hawk County, Iowa Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Black Hawk County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female66,52150.63%
Male64,87549.37%

Black Hawk County, Iowa Population by Age

Black Hawk County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All53,4652.3765.434.6
Married23,8313.0486.613.4
Non Family22,0061.3649.350.7
Female5,1993.2244.555.5
Male2,4293.2549.850.2
showing: 5 rows

2.99

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Black Hawk County, Iowa 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

Black Hawk County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Black Hawk County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.37%.

Black Hawk County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,685

Average Earnings

$47,215

Average Male

$34,851

Average Female

Black Hawk County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Black Hawk County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Black Hawk County, Iowa Language

90.96% of Black Hawk County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 9.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.76% of the population.

Black Hawk County, Iowa Language

Black Hawk County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White100,80813,20813.1%
Black12,2103,20126.22%
Hispanic5,9561,42523.93%
Multiple4,67993319.94%
Other1,76535119.89%
Asian3,4783078.83%
Native33810831.95%
Islander410327.8%
showing: 8 rows

14.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.66%

Male Poverty Rate

17.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Black Hawk County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Black Hawk County, Iowa is Native, with 31.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Black Hawk County, Iowa is Islander, with 7.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.71%.

Black Hawk County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.84%
High School13.04%
Some College10.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%
showing: 4 rows

Black Hawk County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed34.55%
Female Unemployed33.8%
Female Employed14.04%
Male Employed7.3%
showing: 4 rows

Black Hawk County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Black Hawk County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Black Hawk County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Black Hawk County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Black Hawk County, Iowa 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 45-54.

Black Hawk County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Black Hawk County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,321

Number of Veterans

5,772

Male Veterans

549

Female Veterans

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Black Hawk County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Black Hawk County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Black Hawk County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Black Hawk County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Black Hawk County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Black Hawk County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Black Hawk County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Black Hawk County, Iowa 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

76.07%

Born in Black Hawk County, Iowa

96.86%

Native Born

6.77%

Foreign Born

4.03%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.86% of Black Hawk County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 76.07% having been born in Iowa. 4.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Black Hawk County, Iowa Place of Birth

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