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Social Characteristics of Iowa

Iowa Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    1,232,228
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    797,031
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    64.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    349,344
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    28.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    632,945
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    51.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    245,233
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    19.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    49,991
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    30,025
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    114,095
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    74,086
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    6.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    435,197
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    35.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    354,507
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    28.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    138,530
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    11.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    374,628
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    30.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    322,108
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    26.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.42
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    2.98
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    2,978,349
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    1,232,228
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    41.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    632,388
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    21.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    842,641
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    28.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    100,679
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    3.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    170,413
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    5.7%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    77,880
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    1,217,529
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    388,027
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    31.9%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    662,761
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    54.4%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    12,790
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    31,615
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    122,336
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    10.0%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    1,257,647
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    317,239
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    25.2%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    655,021
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    52.1%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    18,310
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    124,814
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    9.9%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    142,263
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    11.3%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    40,039
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    12,666
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    31.6%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    35
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    57
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    15
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    107
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    22
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    37,891
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    16,159
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    42.6%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    4,507
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    11.9%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    3,896
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    2,868
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    7.6%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    4,888
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    12.9%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    16,159
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    9,763
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    60.4%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    12,059
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    74.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    812,470
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    56,157
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    43,253
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    5.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    319,115
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    39.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    162,407
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    20.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    231,538
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    28.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    2,038,942
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    71,083
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    3.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    106,989
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    5.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    662,847
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    32.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    439,849
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    21.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    220,869
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    10.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    366,812
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    18.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    170,493
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    8.4%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    91.3%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    26.4%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    2,350,916
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    219,006
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    3,033,245
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    344,894
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    11.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    723,081
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    27,352
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    3.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    1,864,103
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    172,777
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    446,061
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    144,765
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    32.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    3,040,558
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    2,580,320
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    84.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    447,471
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    14.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    262,454
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    8.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    185,017
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    109,750
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    3.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    75,267
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    12,767
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    3,078,116
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    2,934,406
  • Percentage of Native persons
    95.3%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    2,918,795
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    94.8%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    2,201,198
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    71.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    717,597
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    23.3%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    15,611
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    143,710
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    4.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    143,710
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    54,017
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    37.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    89,693
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    62.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    159,321
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    15,611
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    15611%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    1,308
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    8.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    14,303
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    91.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    143,710
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    19,794
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    13.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    123,916
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    86.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    143,710
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    20,957
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    14.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    49,302
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    34.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    11,995
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    8.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    1,118
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    56,528
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    39.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    3,810
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    2.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    2,881,441
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    2,668,657
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    92.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    212,784
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    7.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    87,886
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    3.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    113,588
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    3.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    49,357
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    1.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    46,619
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    13,045
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    38,754
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    20,268
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    13,823
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    5,216
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    3,078,116
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    195,616
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    8,208
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    58,090
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    57,234
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    133,766
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    4.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    270,404
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    8.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    70,971
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    9,141
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    1,125,669
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    36.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    6,693
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    3,661
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    433,232
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    14.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    64,731
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    2,761
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    164,259
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    5.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    39,261
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    1,748
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    11,138
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    26,218
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    46,556
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    1,510
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    17,211
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    89,751
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    14,348
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    2,854
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    20,532
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    1,760
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    0.1%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.