Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Population 2024

41,705

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 41,705 with a growth rate of -0.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cerro Gordo County, Iowa is the 14th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 44,097 and has seen a growth of -5.42% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202939,945-352-0.87%
202840,297-352-0.87%
202740,649-352-0.86%
202641,001-352-0.85%
202541,353-352-0.84%
202441,705-352-0.84%
202342,057-352-0.83%
202242,409-352-0.82%
202142,761-262-0.61%
202043,0235461.29%
201942,477-166-0.39%
201842,643-387-0.9%
201743,030-77-0.18%
201643,1071010.23%
201543,006-218-0.5%
201443,224-313-0.72%
201343,537-167-0.38%
201243,704-267-0.61%
201143,971-126-0.29%
201044,097
199046,733-1,725-3.56%
198048,458-877-1.78%
197049,335-559-1.12%
196049,8943,8418.34%
195046,0532,2085.04%
194043,8455,36913.95%
193038,4763,80110.96%
192034,6759,66438.64%
191025,0114,33920.99%
190020,6725,80839.07%
189014,8643,40329.69%
188011,4616,739142.71%
18704,7223,782402.34%
1860940-39,005-97.65%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.84% (-352)
County Website
Cerro Gordo County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
44,097
Area
568 mi²
Density
73 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.42% (-2,392)
Founded
1851

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White39,58392.1%
Two or more races1,6103.75%
Black or African American7851.83%
Asian5381.25%
Other race2460.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1220.28%
Native American950.22%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Population by Race

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Median Age

44.3

Total

41.8

Male

46.7

Female

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Adults

There are 34,060 adults, (9,612 of whom are seniors) in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female21,54650.13%
Male21,43349.87%

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Population by Age

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,4502.1571.628.4
Married8,9392.8187.412.6
Non Family8,2031.1756.943.1
Female1,5263.154.545.5
Male7823.1478.921.1
showing: 5 rows

2.8

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cerro Gordo 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

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cerro Gordo 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 white people with a rate of 95.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.63%.

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,709

Average Earnings

$53,037

Average Male

$35,845

Average Female

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Language

96.28% of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Language

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White37,6543,3238.83%
Hispanic2,29429212.73%
Multiple1,55616710.73%
Black70411015.63%
Other2338536.48%
Native945053.19%
Islander1224436.07%
showing: 7 rows

9.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.04%

Male Poverty Rate

10.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa is Native, with 53.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa is White, with 8.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.14%.

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.71%
High School11.03%
Some College7.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%
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Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.38%
Male Unemployed26.47%
Female Employed6.81%
Male Employed4.28%
showing: 4 rows

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cerro Gordo 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 35-44.

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,585

Number of Veterans

2,365

Male Veterans

220

Female Veterans

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Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cerro Gordo 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

74.7%

Born in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

1.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.75% of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 74.7% having been born in Iowa. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Place of Birth

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