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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Pottawattamie County is 93,153, which is 6.21% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 5.19% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Pottawattamie County population density is 97.12 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 54.70 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Pottawattamie County is white, which represent 94.59% of the total population. The average Pottawattamie County 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: 93,153. #8

Population Growth Since 2000, #11

Pottawattamie County

Population Density, #10

Pottawattamie County
97.12 per square mile
54.70 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:88,114 (94.59%, #74)
Black:1,054 (1.13%, #32)
Hispanic:6,407 (6.88%, #16)
Asian:598 (0.64%, #31)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):346 (0.37%, #25)
One Race, Other:1,114 (1.20%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,927 (2.07%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:5,524 (86.22%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:51 (0.80%, see rank)
Cuban:30 (0.47%, see rank)
Central American:394 (6.15%, see rank)
South American:139 (2.17%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

77,890 (83.62%) out of the total population of 93,153 reported first ancestry.

 Pottawattamie County% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab2410.26%, see rank0.27%0.56%
Czech1,6851.81%, see rank1.89%0.47%
Danish4,9985.37%, see rank1.86%0.42%
Dutch2,1512.31%, see rank4.35%1.40%
English11,41112.25%, see rank8.78%8.02%
French2,6562.85%, see rank2.60%3.34%
German33,86936.36%, see rank36.73%15.03%
Greek1340.14%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian1490.16%, see rank0.12%0.46%
Irish13,69214.70%, see rank14.07%10.80%
Italian2,4222.60%, see rank2.10%5.52%
Norwegian2,6812.88%, see rank5.34%1.42%
Polish1,6601.78%, see rank1.28%3.01%
Portuguese170.02%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian2300.25%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish8650.93%, see rank0.85%0.99%
Scottish1,2401.33%, see rank1.51%1.72%
Subsaharan African340.04%, see rank0.56%0.95%
Swedish2,7692.97%, see rank2.92%1.27%
Swiss2670.29%, see rank0.47%0.30%
Ukrainian1350.14%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American5,0545.43%, see rank6.36%7.12%
Welsh5510.59%, see rank0.67%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 45,790 (49.16%, see rank)
Females: 47,363 (50.84%, see rank)

Pottawattamie County
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%
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)
Pottawattamie County
38.70 years old
38.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Pottawattamie County
37.30 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Pottawattamie County
40.30 years old
39.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Pottawattamie County% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years6,1526.60%, see rank6.39%6.36%
5 to 9 years6,3816.85%, see rank6.62%6.51%
10 to 14 years6,0496.49%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years6,2766.74%, see rank6.96%6.85%
20 to 24 years6,0336.48%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years11,72912.59%, see rank12.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years10,90611.71%, see rank11.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years13,32514.30%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years12,48013.40%, see rank12.80%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,3147.85%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 4,2714.58%, see rank4.98%4.25%
85 years and over2,2372.40%, see rank2.48%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Pottawattamie CountyIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population62,262, 100%2,038,942209,056,129
Less Than High School6,449, 10.36%, see rank8.73%13.67%
High School Graduate22,156, 35.59%, see rank32.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree21,395, 34.36%, see rank32.40%29.09%
Bachelor Degree8,941, 14.36%, see rank17.99%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree3,321, 5.33%, see rank8.36%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.22, 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

 Pottawattamie County IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,02880.35%19.65%78.45%21.55%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)9,54393.26%, see rank6.74%, see rank89.39%10.61%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)5,02791.25%, see rank8.75%, see rank92.11%7.89%90.60%9.40%
College4,74288.02%, see rank11.98%, see rank74.24%25.76%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School89355.43%, see rank44.57%, see rank64.78%35.22%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Pottawattamie CountyIowaU.S.
Total Households36,615, 100%1,232,228116,211,092
Average Household Size2.48, see rank2.422.63
1 Person Households9,962, 27.21%, see rank28.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households26,653, 72.79%, see rank71.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)24,527, 66.99%, see rank64.68%66.22%
Average Family Size3.10, see rank3.053.32
Married-Couple Family17,993, 49.14%, see rank51.37%48.42%
Nonfamily Households12,088, 33.01%, see rank35.32%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Pottawattamie County%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total74,571see rank2,475,176252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over36,171100%, see rank1,217,529123,281,364
Never Married11,59532.06%, see rank31.87%35.77%
Married19,39253.61%, see rank55.49%52.04%
Widowed9142.53%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced4,27011.81%, see rank10.05%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over38,400100%, see rank1,257,647129,692,771
Never Married9,20423.97%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married19,61651.08%, see rank53.54%49.19%
Widowed3,91310.19%, see rank9.92%9.16%
Divorced5,66714.76%, see rank11.31%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Pottawattamie County%IowaU.S.
Native90,08096.70%, see rank95.33%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence50,94154.69%, see rank71.51%58.73%
Born in Different State38,68041.52%, see rank23.31%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4590.49%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Foreign Born3,0733.30%, see rank4.67%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,3461.44%, see rank1.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,7271.85%, see rank2.91%7.09%
Born In Europe2860.31%, see rank0.68%1.53%
Born In Asia4780.51%, see rank1.60%3.82%
Born In Africa330.04%, see rank0.39%0.55%
Born In Oceania190.02%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America2,1852.35%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America720.08%, see rank0.12%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Pottawattamie County%IowaU.S.
English34,28893.64%, see rank92.20%79.39%
Spanish1,8685.10%, see rank3.98%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2920.80%, see rank1.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1200.33%, see rank1.36%3.36%
Other470.13%, see rank0.50%0.99%

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

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