Appanoose County is located in south-central Iowa. The County Seat is Centerville and the largest city is Centerville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.appanoosecounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,661 and the 2010 census population was 12,887. The land area is 497.29 square miles and there are 25.9 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,600, there are 5,534 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,599, the median household income is $39,208, and 15.2% of the persons in Appanoose County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,428. Retail sales (in $1000) were $133,534, and sales per capita were $10,331.
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