Palo Alto County, Iowa Population 2021

Palo Alto County, Iowa's estimated population is 8,852 with a growth rate of -0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Palo Alto County, Iowa is the 84th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 9,398 and has seen a growth of -5.81% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,852-17-0.19%
20208,869-17-0.19%
20198,886-17-0.19%
20188,903-149-1.65%
20179,052180.20%
20169,034-106-1.16%
20159,140200.22%
20149,120-44-0.48%
20139,164-115-1.24%
20129,279-75-0.80%
20119,354-44-0.47%
20109,398-1,271-11.91%
199010,669-2,052-16.13%
198012,721-568-4.27%
197013,289-1,447-9.82%
196014,736-1,155-7.27%
195015,891-279-1.73%
194016,1707725.01%
193015,398-88-0.57%
192015,4861,64111.85%
191013,845-509-3.55%
190014,3545,03654.05%
18909,3185,187125.56%
18804,1312,795209.21%
18701,3361,204912.12%
18601320.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.19% (-17)
County Website
State
Founded
January 15, 1851
County Seat
2010 Population
9,398
Growth Since 2010
-5.81% (-546)
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Palo Alto County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,62595.80%
Black or African American2142.38%
Two or More Races901.00%
Asian300.33%
Some Other Race240.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.22%
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Palo Alto County, Iowa Population by Race

Palo Alto County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Palo Alto County, Iowa Median Age

41.4


Total

38.8


Male

44.6


Female

Palo Alto County, Iowa Adults

There are 6,873 adults, (1,938 of whom are seniors) in Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Age Dependency

82.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Palo Alto County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

4,535

50.37%

Male

4,468

49.63%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Population by Age

Palo Alto County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palo Alto County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female57.7%42.3%
Male59.6%40.4%
Non Family59.8%40.2%
All72.3%27.7%
Married84.3%15.7%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palo Alto County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7022.3472.3
Married1,9253.0584.3
Non Family1,3791.1759.8
Female2842.857.7
Male1143.3259.6

2.98

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Palo Alto County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1021.66%
9th to 12th Grade3475.65%
High School Graduate1,79529.21%
Some College1,43623.37%
Associates Degree89914.63%
Bachelors Degree1,12418.29%
Graduate Degree4427.19%
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Palo Alto County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palo Alto County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8775,4711,485
Hispanic13811652
Black938635
Asian2120
Native American152
2+ Races992
Other Race88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 37.68%.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,132$44,276$29,696
Less Than 9th Grade$28,036$31,786$22,266
High School Graduate$29,583$39,792$23,650
Some College$32,962$44,009$28,750
Bachelors Degree$44,087$46,802$40,787
Graduate Degree$65,147$76,154$54,559

$36,132

Average Earnings

$44,276

Average Male

$29,696

Average Female

Palo Alto County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language by Age

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Palo Alto County, Iowa Language

96.15% of Palo Alto County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Language

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,0895356.61%
Black201136.47%
Hispanic24883.23%
Multiple9022.22%
Native20210.00%

6.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.41%

Male Poverty Rate

6.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palo Alto County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palo Alto County, Iowa is Native, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palo Alto County, Iowa is Multiple, with 2.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.87%.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.80%
High School9.47%
Some College4.28%
Bachelors or Greater1.28%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed28.57%
Female Unemployed8.00%
Male Employed3.38%
Female Employed2.89%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palo Alto County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,932$67,392
Families$71,098$83,626
Married Families$80,625-
Non Families$30,412$37,800
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Income by Household Type

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Palo Alto County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Palo Alto 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.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Palo Alto County, Iowa Marital Status

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654

Number of Veterans

602

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam268
Korea80
First Gulf War79
Second Gulf War67
World War II24

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+224
65 to 74206
35 to 5495
55 to 6492
18 to 3437

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6519.72%
Hispanic95.84%
2+ Races225.00%
Black10.97%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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3.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palo Alto County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Palo Alto County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Palo Alto County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Palo Alto County, Iowa 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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77.52%

Born in Palo Alto County, Iowa

97.55%

Native Born

2.45%

Foreign Born

2.13%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.55% of Palo Alto County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 77.52% having been born in Iowa. 2.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Palo Alto County, Iowa Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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