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People QuickFacts Iowa USA
?  Population, 2000 2,926,324281,421,906
?  Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 5.4%13.1%
?  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 6.4%6.8%
?  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 25.1%25.7%
?  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 14.9%12.4%
?  White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 93.9%75.1%
?  Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 2.1%12.3%
?  American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.3%0.9%
?  Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.3%3.6%
?  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z0.1%
?  Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 1.3%5.5%
?  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.1%2.4%
?  Female population, percent, 2000 50.9%50.9%
?  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 2.8%12.5%
?  White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 92.6%69.1%
?  High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 1,422,998119,524,718
?  College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 299,39232,310,253
?  Housing units, 2000 1,232,511115,904,641
?  Homeownership rate, 2000 72.3%66.2%
?  Households, 2000 1,149,276105,480,101
?  Persons per household, 2000 2.462.59
?  Households with persons under 18 years, percent, 2000 33.3%36.0%
?  Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $35,427$37,005
?  Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 9.9%13.3%
?  Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 13.7%19.9%

Business QuickFacts Iowa USA
?  Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 1998 80,8386,941,822
?  Private nonfarm employment, 1998 1,213,285108,117,731
?  Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1998 20.4%15.7%
?  Nonemployer establishments, 1997 164,26715,439,609
?  Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 62,413,6873,842,061,405
?  Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 26,723,8222,460,886,012
?  Retail sales per capita, 1997 $9,362$9,190
?  Minority-owned firms, 1992 2,9391,965,565
?  Women-owned firms, 1992 71,0405,888,883
?  Housing units authorized by building permits, 1999 13,4411,663,533
?  Federal funds and grants, 1999 ($1000) 15,601,5251,516,775,001
?  Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 112,66710,227,429

Geography QuickFacts Iowa USA
?  Land area, 2000 (square miles) 55,8693,537,441
?  Persons per square mile, 2000 52.479.6

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

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