Linn County is located in east-central Iowa. The County Seat is Cedar Rapids and the largest city is Cedar Rapids. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.linncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 217,751 and the 2010 census population was 211,226. The land area is 716.88 square miles and there are 294.6 persons per square mile.
91% of the population is White, 4.3% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 93.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 31.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $144,300, there are 86,052 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,943, the median household income is $57,260, and 9.7% of the persons in Linn County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 16,967. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,592,845, and sales per capita were $17,502. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.1%.
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