Iowa
Demographic Data






Iowa POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Iowa Population & Age Distribution

Total Population
3,155,070

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.3%
5 - 17:
17.0%
18 - 24:
10.3%
25 - 34:
12.6%
35 - 54:
24.3%
55 - 64:
13.2%
Over 65 Years:
16.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
92.0%
92.0%
College Graduated
28.2%
28.2%
Attending College
5.9%
5.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Iowa
$31,085
$31,085
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Iowa
$58,580
$58,580
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
11.7%

Employment Industries in IA

Manufacturing
14.9%
14.9%
Healthcare
14.4%
14.4%
Retail
11.7%
11.7%
Education
10.0%
10.0%
Finance
6.5%
6.5%
Construction
6.4%
6.4%
Accommodation
5.7%
5.7%
Other
4.2%
4.2%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.2%
4.2%
Transportation
3.9%
3.9%
Agriculture
3.6%
3.6%
Administration
3.1%
3.1%
Public Service
3.1%
3.1%
Wholesale
2.9%
2.9%
Arts
1.6%
1.6%
Information Technology
1.6%
1.6%
Real Estate
1.1%
1.1%
Utilities
0.8%
0.8%
Mining
0.1%
0.1%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
86.1%
86.1%
Black Or African American
3.4%
3.4%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Asian
2.4%
2.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.9%
1.9%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.9%
5.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
33.6%
33.6%
Unclassified
23.0%
23.0%
Irish
13.1%
13.1%
English
7.6%
7.6%
Norwegian
4.7%
4.7%
Dutch
4.0%
4.0%
Swedish
2.6%
2.6%
French
2.0%
2.0%
Italian
2.0%
2.0%
Danish
1.7%
1.7%
Czech
1.7%
1.7%
Scottish
1.5%
1.5%
European
1.3%
1.3%
Polish
1.3%
1.3%
Scots-Irish
0.8%
0.8%
Welsh
0.7%
0.7%
Swiss
0.5%
0.5%
British
0.4%
0.4%
African
0.4%
0.4%
Scandinavian
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
92.0%
92.0%
Spanish
4.0%
4.0%
German
0.5%
0.5%
Chinese
0.4%
0.4%
Indic languages
0.3%
0.3%
Serbo-Croatian
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Arabic
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born IA Residents
5.2%