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Decatur County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 531.9 square miles
Population Density 15.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 8,136
Population change -3.8%
Under 5 years of age 5.1%
Under 18 21.3%
65 and over 18.8%
Females 49.9%
White 95.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.5
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 1.9%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 85%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.4%
Veterans 612
Households and Housing
Households 3,106
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 80.5%
Median household income $36,326
The per capita income $18,845
Live below the poverty line. 19.5%
housing units 3,831
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $77,700
Residents owning their homes. 70.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 869
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $39,590
Retail sales per capita $4,746
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $76,650