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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Creston is 7,846, which is 3.28% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 5.19% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Creston population density is 1,494.23 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 54.70 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Creston is white, which represent 96.78% of the total population. The average Creston education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 7,846. #51

Population Growth Since 2000, #378

Creston, IA

Population Density, #101

Creston, IA
1,494.23 per square mile
54.70 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:7,593 (96.78%, #662)
Black:158 (2.01%, #97)
Hispanic:213 (2.71%, #294)
Asian:10 (0.13%, #311)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):22 (0.28%, #192)
One Race, Other:1 (0.01%, see rank)
Two or More Races:62 (0.79%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

5,713 (72.81%) out of the total population of 7,846 reported first ancestry.

 Creston, IA% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.27%0.56%
Czech1061.35%, see rank1.89%0.47%
Danish2503.19%, see rank1.86%0.42%
Dutch2192.79%, see rank4.35%1.40%
English7119.06%, see rank8.78%8.02%
French2192.79%, see rank2.60%3.34%
German1,91624.42%, see rank36.73%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.12%0.46%
Irish1,24315.84%, see rank14.07%10.80%
Italian1151.47%, see rank2.10%5.52%
Norwegian2002.55%, see rank5.34%1.42%
Polish650.83%, see rank1.28%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian100.13%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish570.73%, see rank0.85%0.99%
Scottish1431.82%, see rank1.51%1.72%
Subsaharan African140.18%, see rank0.56%0.95%
Swedish2923.72%, see rank2.92%1.27%
Swiss160.20%, see rank0.47%0.30%
Ukrainian100.13%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American82510.51%, see rank6.36%7.12%
Welsh480.61%, see rank0.67%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 3,670 (46.78%, see rank)
Females: 4,176 (53.22%, see rank)

Creston, IA
Male: 46.78%
Female: 53.22%
Male: 49.58%
Female: 50.42%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Creston, IA
39.80 years old
38.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Creston, IA
38.20 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Creston, IA
42.10 years old
39.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Creston, IA% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years5266.70%, see rank6.39%6.36%
5 to 9 years4726.02%, see rank6.62%6.51%
10 to 14 years4675.95%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years5256.69%, see rank6.96%6.85%
20 to 24 years5006.37%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years95212.13%, see rank12.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years93411.90%, see rank11.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years86711.05%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,13814.50%, see rank12.80%12.29%
65 to 74 years6898.78%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 5246.68%, see rank4.98%4.25%
85 years and over2523.21%, see rank2.48%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Creston, IAIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population5,356, 100%2,038,942209,056,129
Less Than High School426, 7.95%, see rank8.73%13.67%
High School Graduate1,910, 35.66%, see rank32.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,101, 39.23%, see rank32.40%29.09%
Bachelor Degree737, 13.76%, see rank17.99%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree182, 3.40%, see rank8.36%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.25, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Creston, IA IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten34669.94%30.06%78.45%21.55%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)71395.65%, see rank4.35%, see rank89.39%10.61%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)40998.78%, see rank1.22%, see rank92.11%7.89%90.60%9.40%
College37394.10%, see rank5.90%, see rank74.24%25.76%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School60100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank64.78%35.22%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Creston, IAIowaU.S.
Total Households3,322, 100%1,232,228116,211,092
Average Household Size2.29, see rank2.422.63
1 Person Households1,126, 33.90%, see rank28.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,196, 66.10%, see rank71.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)1,983, 59.69%, see rank64.68%66.22%
Average Family Size3.03, see rank3.053.32
Married-Couple Family1,602, 48.22%, see rank51.37%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,339, 40.31%, see rank35.32%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Creston, IA%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total6,381see rank2,475,176252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over2,901100%, see rank1,217,529123,281,364
Never Married80627.78%, see rank31.87%35.77%
Married1,61255.57%, see rank55.49%52.04%
Widowed1164.00%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced36712.65%, see rank10.05%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over3,480100%, see rank1,257,647129,692,771
Never Married96727.79%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married1,65447.53%, see rank53.54%49.19%
Widowed44712.84%, see rank9.92%9.16%
Divorced41211.84%, see rank11.31%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Creston, IA%IowaU.S.
Native7,71198.28%, see rank95.33%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence6,04076.98%, see rank71.51%58.73%
Born in Different State1,55619.83%, see rank23.31%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1151.47%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Foreign Born1351.72%, see rank4.67%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship470.60%, see rank1.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship881.12%, see rank2.91%7.09%
Born In Europe340.43%, see rank0.68%1.53%
Born In Asia170.22%, see rank1.60%3.82%
Born In Africa140.18%, see rank0.39%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America140.18%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America560.71%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Creston, IA%IowaU.S.
English3,23297.29%, see rank92.20%79.39%
Spanish431.29%, see rank3.98%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages290.87%, see rank1.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages120.36%, see rank1.36%3.36%
Other60.18%, see rank0.50%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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