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|People QuickFacts||Kossuth County||Iowa|
|Population, 2013 estimate||15,321||3,090,416|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||15,543||3,046,857|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-1.4%||1.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.6%||6.3%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||22.2%||23.4%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||22.0%||15.6%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||49.8%||50.4%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||97.8%||92.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.6%||3.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||2.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||0.8%||1.6%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||2.0%||5.5%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||96.2%||87.6%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||90.5%||84.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||1.0%||4.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||2.4%||7.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||92.2%||91.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||18.3%||25.7%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||15.5||18.8|
|Housing units, 2013||7,467||1,349,617|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||80.5%||72.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||10.7%||18.4%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$91,100||$124,300|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.25||2.42|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$29,127||$27,027|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$51,812||$51,843|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||8.7%||12.4%|
|Business QuickFacts||Kossuth County||Iowa|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||564||80,6491|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||5,547||1,293,6941|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-0.6%||2.4%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||1,432||203,701|
|Total number of firms, 2007||1,822||259,931|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.8%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||25.8%||25.5%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||474,756||97,592,051|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||318,352||41,068,338|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||195,827||39,234,649|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$12,670||$13,172|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||11,502||4,737,719|
|Building permits, 2012||17||9,501|
|Geography QuickFacts||Kossuth County||Iowa|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||972.72||55,857.13|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||16.0||54.5|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|