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Iowa




Polk County, Iowa

   People QuickFactsPolk CountyIowa
Population, 2005 estimate 401,0062,966,334
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 7.0%1.4%
Population, 2000 374,6012,926,324
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 7.5%6.1%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 24.7%22.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 11.0%14.7%
Female persons, percent, 2005 51.3%50.8%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)90.3%94.9%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)4.9%2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.3%0.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)3.0%1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.1%0.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.4%0.9%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)5.7%3.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 84.9%91.5%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 49.8%56.9%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 5.9%3.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 8.9%5.8%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 88.3%86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 29.7%21.2%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 56,254446,665
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 18.218.5
 
Housing units, 2005 176,7301,306,943
Homeownership rate, 2000 68.8%72.3%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 26.9%18.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $103,100$82,500
 
Households, 2000 149,1121,149,276
Persons per household, 2000 2.452.46
Median household income, 2003 $49,236$42,278
Per capita money income, 1999 $23,654$19,674
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 8.6%9.1%
   Business QuickFactsPolk CountyIowa
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 11,80581,5651
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 245,1031,241,8641
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 0.4%-1.8%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 26,810188,954
 
Total number of firms, 2002 32,173236,515
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.6%0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5%0.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.5%0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NA0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.0%0.6%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 30.1%27.0%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 4,794,60565,042,043
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 8,267,36733,546,948
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 5,443,84231,195,012
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $14,151$10,629
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 664,8083,698,955
Building permits, 2005 4,78216,766
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 2,915,95819,217,8991
   Geography QuickFactsPolk CountyIowa
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 56955,869
Persons per square mile, 2000 658.352.4
FIPS Code 15319
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Des Moines, IA Metro Area 

1: Includes data not distributed by county.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:04:34 EST

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