Dallas County is located in central Iowa. The County Seat is Adel and the largest city is West Des Moines. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 77,400 and the 2010 census population was 66,137. The land area is 588.45 square miles and there are 112.4 persons per square mile.
93.1% of the population is White, 1.7% is Black or African American, 6.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 94.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 43.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $184,100, there are 26,262 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $35,844, the median household income is $73,847, and 6.4% of the persons in Dallas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,613. Retail sales (in $1000) were $905,710, and sales per capita were $15,813. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.9%.
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