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Palo Alto County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 563.8 square miles
Population Density 16.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 9,185
Population change -2.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 21.9%
65 and over 21.4%
Females 50.2%
White 97.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.9
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1%
Black or African American 0.7%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.5%
Veterans 782
Households and Housing
Households 3,948
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.8%
Median household income $44,663
The per capita income $25,055
Live below the poverty line. 9.2%
housing units 4,599
Multi-unit structures 12%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $83,400
Residents owning their homes. 77.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 937
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 $65,829
Retail sales per capita $6,988
Manufacturers shipments $401,373
Merchant wholesaler sales $132,484