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What are Demographics? How are different towns different in Iowa?

Iowa Demographics – Find and compare 6 towns on wikipedia and compare their demographics from each eachother. Answer the each of the questions below. Choose 1 town from each congressional district, plus find information on Riceville.

1. What is the racial make up of the community?

2. What is the median age of the community?

3. What is the average household size?

4. What is the population of the community?

5. One other random statistic.

 

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  1. 1. Decorah- 94.6% White, 1.5% African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.6% other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. 2.0% Hispanic or Latino population.

    Iowa City- 82.5% White, 5.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 6.9% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

    Des Moines- 76.4% White, 10.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 4.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.0% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races 12% Hispanic or Latino.

    Boone- 96.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races,1.3% from two or more races and, 2.0%Hispanic or Latino.

    Riceville- 97.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races, and 2.2% Hispanic or Latino.

    2. Decorah- 29.6 years

    Iowa City- 25.6 years

    Des Moines- 33.5 years

    Boone- 38.1 years

    Riceville- 45 years

    3. Decorah- 2.09

    Iowa City- 2.223

    Des Moines- 2.43

    Boone- 2.32

    Riceville- 2.22

    4. Decorah- 8,109

    Iowa City- 70,133

    Des Moines- 206,688

    Boone- 12,546

    Riceville- 793

    5. Decorah- 1,527 families residing in the city

    Iowa City- 11,743 families residing in the city

    Des Moines- 47,491 families residing in the city

    Boone- 3,278 families residing in the city

    Riceville- 166 families residing in the city

  2. 2 cedar rapids –

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 34.7
    What is the average household size? 2.36
    What is the population of the community? 120,758
    One other random statistic. the population of males is 58,833

    4 mason city –

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 38.2
    What is the average household size? 2.27
    What is the population of the community? 29,172
    One other random statistic. Households with people under 18 years old 3,719.

    4 spencer –

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 39.2
    What is the average household size? 2.28
    What is the population of the community? 11,317
    One other random statistic. total household units are 5151

    3 – Council Bluffs

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 34.6
    What is the average household size? 2.49
    What is the population of the community? 58,268
    One other random statistic. average family size is 3.03

    1 dubuque –

    What is the racial makeup of the community? Hispanic
    What is the median age of the community? 36.9
    What is the average household size? 2.37
    What is the population of the community? 57,686
    One other random statistic. 1,557 people are over the age of 85.

    1 riceville –

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 45.7
    What is the average household size? 2.22
    What is the population of the community? 785
    One other random statistic. indian that lives in riceville is 1

  3. Rock Rapids, Population is 2,549, city has a total area of 3.96 square miles,
    racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, median age in the city was 42.1 years, average household in Rock Rapids in 4.

    Glenwood, The population is 5,269, racial makeup of the city was 97.26% White, 1,863 households, and 1,276 families residing in the city, average household is 3, median age was 36 years.

    Wakon, population was 3,897, average family size was 3, racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White1,781 households, and 1,008 families residing in the city, The median age in the city was 48 years.

    Cresco, The population was 3,868, median age in the city was 39, The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female, racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White, Family size was 3.

    Riceville, The population was 802, 298 households, and 166 families, racial makeup of the city was 97.7, median age in the city was 45, family size was 3

  4. Riceville-What is the racial make up of the community? 97.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races
    What is the median age of the community? 45
    What is the average household size? 2.22
    What is the population of the community? 502
    One other random statistic. 1900 had a population of 804
    Osage-What is the racial make up of the community? 98.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races
    What is the median age of the community? 45.2
    What is the average household size? 2.19
    What is the population of the community? 3,619
    One other random statistic. 1870 population was 1,400
    Iowa city-What is the racial make up of the community? 82.5% White, 5.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 6.9% Asian, 2.1% from other races,
    What is the median age of the community? 25.6
    What is the average household size? 2.22
    What is the population of the community? 67,862
    One other random statistic. It is were the University of Iowa is
    Spencer-What is the racial make up of the community? 96.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races
    What is the median age of the community? 41.5
    What is the average household size? 2.19
    What is the population of the community? 11,233
    One other random statistic.

    Red Oak-What is the racial make up of the community? The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races.
    What is the median age of the community?42.
    What is the average household size? 2.26
    What is the population of the community? 1,453
    One other random statistic.

  5. Riceville:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    97.7%White, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino Of any race were 2.2% of the population.
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    45.7 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.22
    4. What is the population of the community?
    502
    5. One other random statistic.
    47.9% male and 52.1% female

    Osage:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    98.1%White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    45.2 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.16
    4. What is the population of the community?
    3,619
    5. One other random statistic.
    46.5% male and 53.5% female

    Ames:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    84.5% White, 3.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.8% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    23.8 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.25
    4. What is the population of the community?
    58,965
    5. One other random statistic.
    53.0% male and 47.0% female

    North Liberty:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    90.2%White, 4.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    29.2 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.44
    4. What is the population of the community?
    13,374
    5. One other random statistic.
    49.0% male and 51.0% female

    Ankeny:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    94.7% White, 1.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    31.9 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.58
    4. What is the population of the community?
    45,582
    5. One other random statistic.
    49.0% male and 51.0% female

  6. Story City-
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 97.2%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 42 years of age.
    3. What is the average household size? 2.23
    4. What is the population of the community? 3,431 people
    5. One other random statistic. 22.7% of the people were under the age of 18
    Iowa City-
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 82.5%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 25.6
    3. What is the average household size? 2.22
    4. What is the population of the community? 67,862
    5. One other random statistic. 14.9% of the people were under the age of 18
    Riceville-
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 97.7%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 45.7
    3. What is the average household size? 2.22
    4. What is the population of the community? 502
    5. One other random statistic. 166 families resiting in the city.

    Decorah –
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 94.6%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    3. What is the average household size? 2.09
    4. What is the population of the community? 8,127gmail

    5. One other random statistic. 1.527 families residing in the city.
    Ankeny –

    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 94.7%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 31.9
    3. What is the average household size? 2.58
    4. What is the population of the community? 45,582
    5. One other random statistic. 12,087 families residing in the city.

  7. Riceville
    population 608
    The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population
    298 households, and 166 families residing in the city The median is 45 years old

    Elkader
    As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,273 people, 577 households, and 342 families residing in the city. The population density was 915.8 inhabitants per square mile (353.6 /km2). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 451.1 per square mile (174.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.1%African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

    Sioux city
    As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 82,684 people, 31,571 households, and 20,144 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,441.7 inhabitants per square mile (556.6 /km2). There were 33,425 housing units at an average density of 582.8 per square mile (225.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.6% White, 2.9% African American, 2.6% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.4% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.4% of the population.There were 31,571 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.14.

    As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 7,834 people, 3,378 households, and 1,973 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,509.4 inhabitants per square mile (582.8 /km2). There were 3,773 housing units at an average density of 727.0 per square mile (280.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
    There were 3,378 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.6% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.87.
    The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

  8. Story City: 1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 97.2%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 42 years of age.
    3. What is the average household size? 2.23
    4. What is the population of the community? 3,431 people
    5. One other random statistic. 22.7% of the people were under the age of 18
    Iowa City:1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 82.5%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 25.6
    3. What is the average household size? 2.22
    4. What is the population of the community? 67,862
    5. One other random statistic. 14.9% of the people were under the age of 18
    Riceville:1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 97.7%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 45.7
    3. What is the average household size? 2.22
    4. What is the population of the community? 502
    5. One other random statistic. 166 families resiting in the city.
    Decorah:1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 94.6%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    3. What is the average household size? 2.09
    4. What is the population of the community? 8,127gmail
    5. One other random statistic. 1.527 families residing in the city.
    Ankeny:1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 94.7%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 31.9
    3. What is the average household size? 2.58
    4. What is the population of the community? 45,582
    5. One other random statistic. 12,087 families residing in the city.

  9. Story City-
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 97.2%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 42 years of age.
    3. What is the average household size? 2.23
    4. What is the population of the community? 3,431 people
    5. One other random statistic. 22.7% of the people were under the age of 18

    Ames:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    84.5% White, 3.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.8% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    23.8 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.25
    4. What is the population of the community?
    58,965
    5. One other random statistic.
    53.0% male and 47.0% female

    Wakon, population was 3,897, average family size was 3, racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White1,781 households, and 1,008 families residing in the city, The median age in the city was 48 years.

    dubuque –

    What is the racial makeup of the community? Hispanic
    What is the median age of the community? 36.9
    What is the average household size? 2.37
    What is the population of the community? 57,686
    One other random statistic. 1,557 people are over the age of 85.

    Riceville- What is the racial make up of the community? 97.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races
    What is the median age of the community? 45
    What is the average household size? 2.22
    What is the population of the community? 502
    One other random statistic. 1900 had a population of 804

  10. Dubuque
    1. 96.15% white 1.21% black
    2. 38
    3. 2.28
    4.58,155
    5.The city has a large health care.

    Council bluffs
    1.90.9% White 1.9% African American 0.6% Native American 0.7%Asian, 3.6% from other races
    2.35
    3.2.43
    4.62,230
    5. Council bluffs is more than a decade older than omaha.

    Mason City
    1. 93.8% White, 1.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.3% from other races
    2.40
    3.2.27
    4.28,079
    5.Its 28.10 square miles

    Iowa City
    1. 82.5% White 5.8% African American 0.2% Native American 6.9% Asian 2.1% from other
    2.25
    3.2.22
    4.70,133
    5.Its the 5th largest city in the state.

    Riceville
    1.97.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races
    2.45
    3.2.22
    4.502
    5.The average family size is 2.84

  11. Riceville-
    population 608,
    Racial makeup of the city was 97.7%
    White, 0.1%
    Native American, 0.8% from other races,
    1.4% from two or more races.
    Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population
    298 households, and 166 families residing in the city The median is 45 years old

    Decorah –
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 94.6%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    3. What is the average household size? 2.09
    4. What is the population of the community? 8,127gmail

    Iowa City-
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community? 82.5%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 25.6
    3. What is the average household size? 2.22
    4. What is the population of the community? 67,862
    5. One other random statistic. 14.9% of the people were under the age of 18

    Osage:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    98.1%White, 0.2%
    African American, 0.1%
    Native American, 0.3%
    Asian, 0.6% from other races,
    and 0.7% from two or more races.
    Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%
    2. What is the median age of the community? 45.2 years
    3. What is the average household size? 16
    4. What is the population of the community? 3,619
    5. One other random statistic. 46.5% male and 53.5% female

    Cresco,
    The population was 3,868,
    median age in the city was 39,
    The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female,
    racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White,
    Family size was 5.

  12. -Spencer-
    -What is the racial makeup of the community?
    Mostly White
    -What is the median age of the community?
    About 38.2
    -What is the average household size?
    About 2.28
    -What is the population of the community?
    Estimated at 11,192 (2012)
    -One other random statistic.
    First store was opened there in 1869

    -Cedar Rapids-
    -What is the racial makeup of the community?
    White
    -What is the median age of the community?
    About 35
    -What is the average household size?
    About 2.36
    -What is the population of the community?
    About 120, 759
    -One other random statistic.
    The first permanent settler, Osgood Shepherd, arrived in 1838

    -Council Bluffs-
    -What is the racial makeup of the community?
    White
    -What is the median age of the community?
    About 35
    -What is the average household size?
    About 2.48
    -What is the population of the community?
    About 58,268
    -One other random statistic.
    The city was named for an 1804 meeting of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the Otoe tribe

    -Mason City-
    -What is the racial makeup of the community?
    Mostly White
    -What is the median age of the community?
    About 37
    -What is the average household size?
    About 2.25
    -What is the population of the community?
    About 29,172
    -One other random statistic.
    The region around what would later be first called Shibboleth was a summer home to the Sioux and Winnebago natives.

    -Dubuque-
    -What is the racial makeup of the community?
    Mostly Hispanic
    -What is the median age of the community?
    About 37
    -What is the average household size?
    About 36.7
    -What is the population of the community?
    About 57,686
    -One other random statistic.
    The City of Dubuque is among the oldest European settlements west of the Mississippi River.

    -Riceville-
    -What is the racial makeup of the community?
    White
    -What is the median age of the community?
    About 46
    -What is the average household size?
    About 2.24
    -What is the population of the community?
    About 786
    -One other random statistic.
    One of the most famous citizens of Riceville has been Jane Elliott, an elementary school teacher who developed a famous and controversial exercise about the nature of prejudice and racism in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

  13. 1. Decorah- 94.6% White, 1.5% African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.6% other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. 2.0% Hispanic or Latino population.
    2. What is the median age of the community? 42 yrs. old

  14. Riceville:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    97.7%White, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino Of any race were 2.2% of the population.
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    45.7 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.22
    4. What is the population of the community?
    502
    5. One other random statistic.
    47.9% male and 52.1% female

    Osage:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    98.1%White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    45.2 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.16
    4. What is the population of the community?
    3,619
    5. One other random statistic.
    46.5% male and 53.5% female

    Ames:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    84.5% White, 3.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.8% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    23.8 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.25
    4. What is the population of the community?
    58,965
    5. One other random statistic.
    53.0% male and 47.0% female

    North Liberty:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    90.2%White, 4.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    29.2 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.44
    4. What is the population of the community?
    13,374
    5. One other random statistic.
    49.0% male and 51.0% female

    Ankeny:
    1. What is the racial makeup of the community?
    94.7% White, 1.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3%
    2. What is the median age of the community?
    31.9 years
    3. What is the average household size?
    2.58
    4. What is the population of the community?
    45,582
    5. One other random statistic.
    49.0% male and 51.0% female

  15. What is the racial makeup of the community? 97.7% Caucasian 0.1% African American 0.8% other races Hispanic 2.2%
    What is the median age of the community? 45 years-old
    Average household size? 2.24
    Population of the community? 786
    Other random statistics? The median household in the city is 30,982$, and the median income is 41,786$.

  16. 2 cedar rapids

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 34.7
    What is the average household size? 2.36
    What is the population of the community? 120,758
    One other random statistic. the population of males is 58,833
    4 mason city

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 38.2
    What is the average household size? 2.27
    What is the population of the community? 29,172
    One other random statistic. Households with people under 18 years old 3,719.
    4 spencer –

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 39.2
    What is the average household size? 2.28
    What is the population of the community? 11,317
    One other random statistic. total household units are 5151
    3 Council Bluffs

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 34.6
    What is the average household size? 2.49
    What is the population of the community? 58,268
    One other random statistic. average family size is 3.03
    1 dubuque

    What is the racial makeup of the community? Hispanic
    What is the median age of the community? 36.9
    What is the average household size? 2.37
    What is the population of the community? 57,686
    One other random statistic. 1,557 people are over the age of 85.
    1 riceville

    What is the racial makeup of the community? White
    What is the median age of the community? 45.7
    What is the average household size? 2.22
    What is the population of the community? 785
    One other random statistic. indian that lives in riceville is 1

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