Cerro Gordo County is located in north-central Iowa. The County Seat is Mason City and the largest city is Mason City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 43,254 and the 2010 census population was 44,151. The land area is 568.31 square miles and there are 77.7 persons per square mile.
95.7% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 4.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 92% have a high school degree or higher, and 21% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $110,800, there are 19,967 households, an average of 2.14 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,291, the median household income is $44,795, and 13.2% of the persons in Cerro Gordo County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,952. Retail sales (in $1000) were $887,071, and sales per capita were $20,200. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.2%.
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