Dickinson County is located in northwest Iowa. The County Seat is Spirit Lake and the largest city is Spirit Lake. The Official Web Site is located at http://dickinsoncountyiowa.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,935 and the 2010 census population was 16,667. The land area is 380.61 square miles and there are 43.8 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 93.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 25.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $159,700, there are 7,981 households, an average of 2.07 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,790, the median household income is $56,136, and 7.8% of the persons in Dickinson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,088. Retail sales (in $1000) were $255,190, and sales per capita were $15,386. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.6%.
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