Poweshiek County, Iowa Population 2024

18,195

Poweshiek County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 18,195 with a growth rate of -0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Poweshiek County, Iowa is the 39th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 18,926 and has seen a growth of -3.86% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,515-136-0.77%
202817,651-136-0.76%
202717,787-136-0.76%
202617,923-136-0.75%
202518,059-136-0.75%
202418,195-136-0.74%
202318,331-136-0.74%
202218,467-136-0.73%
202118,603-25-0.13%
202018,6281700.92%
201918,458-3-0.02%
201818,4611020.56%
201718,359620.34%
201618,297-82-0.45%
201518,379-245-1.32%
201418,62460.03%
201318,618-116-0.62%
201218,734-166-0.88%
201118,900-26-0.14%
201018,926
199019,033-273-1.41%
198019,3065032.68%
197018,803-497-2.58%
196019,300-44-0.23%
195019,3445863.12%
194018,758310.17%
193018,727-1,183-5.94%
192019,9103211.64%
191019,5891750.9%
190019,4141,0205.55%
189018,394-542-2.86%
188018,9363,35521.53%
187015,5819,913174.89%
18605,6685,053821.63%
1850615-16,900-96.49%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.74% (-136)
County Website
Poweshiek County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
18,926
Area
585 mi²
Density
31 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.86% (-731)
Founded
1843

Poweshiek County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,17992.32%
Two or more races5583%
Asian4142.22%
Black or African American2201.18%
Other race1961.05%
Native American410.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Poweshiek County, Iowa Population by Race

Poweshiek County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Poweshiek County, Iowa Median Age

40.7

Total

39.4

Male

41.8

Female

Poweshiek County, Iowa Adults

There are 14,914 adults, (3,859 of whom are seniors) in Poweshiek County, Iowa.

Poweshiek County, Iowa Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Poweshiek County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female9,47950.94%
Male9,12949.06%

Poweshiek County, Iowa Population by Age

Poweshiek County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7612.1970.529.5
Married3,6112.9588.111.9
Non Family3,3261.1653.646.4
Female4463.0740.859.2
Male3782.985.714.3
showing: 5 rows

2.9

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Poweshiek 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

Poweshiek County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poweshiek 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Poweshiek County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,705

Average Earnings

$53,935

Average Male

$37,992

Average Female

Poweshiek County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poweshiek County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Poweshiek County, Iowa Language

95% of Poweshiek County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.25% of the population.

Poweshiek County, Iowa Language

Poweshiek County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,9491,71310.74%
Multiple4579320.35%
Hispanic5065611.07%
Black10044%
showing: 4 rows

10.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.54%

Male Poverty Rate

14.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poweshiek County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poweshiek County, Iowa is Multiple, with 20.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poweshiek County, Iowa is Black, with 4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.88%.

Poweshiek County, Iowa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.24%
Some College15.11%
High School12.06%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%
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Poweshiek County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed79.05%
Male Unemployed11.07%
Female Employed5.32%
Male Employed5.06%
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Poweshiek County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poweshiek County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Poweshiek County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Poweshiek County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Poweshiek County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Poweshiek County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Poweshiek County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,089

Number of Veterans

990

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

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Poweshiek County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Poweshiek County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Poweshiek County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Poweshiek County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poweshiek County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Poweshiek County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Poweshiek County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Poweshiek 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

72.47%

Born in Poweshiek County, Iowa

96.81%

Native Born

3.19%

Foreign Born

2.44%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.81% of Poweshiek County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 72.47% having been born in Iowa. 2.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Poweshiek County, Iowa Place of Birth

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