Pottawattamie County, Iowa Population 2021

Pottawattamie County, Iowa's estimated population is 93,090 with a growth rate of -0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pottawattamie County, Iowa is the 11th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 93,363 and has seen a growth of -0.29% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202193,090-58-0.06%
202093,148-58-0.06%
201993,206-58-0.06%
201893,264-152-0.16%
201793,416-102-0.11%
201693,518-45-0.05%
201593,5633050.33%
201493,2584030.43%
201392,855-61-0.07%
201292,916-582-0.62%
201193,4981350.14%
201093,36310,73512.99%
199082,628-3,933-4.54%
198086,561-430-0.49%
197086,9913,8894.68%
196083,10213,42019.26%
195069,6822,9264.38%
194066,756-3,132-4.48%
193069,8888,33813.55%
192061,5505,71810.24%
191055,8321,4962.75%
190054,3366,90614.56%
189047,4307,58019.02%
188039,85022,957135.90%
187016,89311,925240.04%
18604,968-2,860-36.54%
18507,8280.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.06% (-58)
County Website
State
Founded
September 21, 1848
County Seat
2010 Population
93,363
Growth Since 2010
-0.29% (-273)
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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White86,81692.96%
Some Other Race2,0422.19%
Two or More Races1,8041.93%
Black or African American1,6381.75%
Asian7280.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native3550.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.01%
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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Population by Race

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Median Age

39.7


Total

38.4


Male

41.5


Female

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Adults

There are 71,402 adults, (15,838 of whom are seniors) in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

47,357

50.71%

Male

46,036

49.29%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Population by Age

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female48%52%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
Male63.9%36.1%
All68.4%31.6%
Married84.7%15.3%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,7992.4868.4
Married17,8863.0984.7
Non Family12,6821.2353.5
Female4,5863.2748
Male1,6453.1763.9

3.03

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0573.25%
9th to 12th Grade4,6017.28%
High School Graduate20,65232.68%
Some College15,04823.81%
Associates Degree7,27311.51%
Bachelors Degree9,31514.74%
Graduate Degree4,2526.73%
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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White57,73052,66112,917
Hispanic3,5722,157411
Other Race1,041551101
Black73167247
2+ Races621555165
Asian48844662
Native American2191594
Islander1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 26.57%.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,036$45,519$33,983
Less Than 9th Grade$29,726$33,574$21,993
High School Graduate$33,828$40,075$26,101
Some College$38,317$47,252$31,757
Bachelors Degree$52,808$60,946$47,156
Graduate Degree$67,811$73,364$65,950

$40,036

Average Earnings

$45,519

Average Male

$33,983

Average Female

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Language by Age

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Language

93.23% of Pottawattamie County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 6.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.39% of the population.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Language

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White80,2627,7309.63%
Hispanic7,0241,62623.15%
Other2,01368934.23%
Black1,24921317.05%
Multiple1,7381277.31%
Asian701618.70%
Native3195015.67%

10.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.50%

Male Poverty Rate

11.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pottawattamie County, Iowa is Other, with 34.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pottawattamie County, Iowa is Multiple, with 7.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.41%.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.18%
High School10.70%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.72%
Male Unemployed24.48%
Female Employed6.09%
Male Employed4.18%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,065$75,030
Families$73,958$88,428
Married Families$85,613$100,575
Non Families$34,198$44,560
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Income by Household Type

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Pottawattamie 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.

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Marital Status

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6,719

Number of Veterans

6,401

Male Veterans

318

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,387
First Gulf War1,387
Second Gulf War1,068
Korea549
World War II112

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,909
35 to 541,545
75+1,406
55 to 641,388
18 to 34471

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,4989.68%
2+ Races16016.97%
Hispanic1162.61%
Asian345.71%
Native American144.53%
Other Race131.05%

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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4.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pottawattamie County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Pottawattamie 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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50.63%

Born in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

95.79%

Native Born

4.21%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

1.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.79% of Pottawattamie County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 50.63% having been born in Iowa. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pottawattamie 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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