Black Hawk County is located in northeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Waterloo and the largest city is Waterloo. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 132,897 and the 2010 census population was 131,090. The land area is 565.77 square miles and there are 231.7 persons per square mile.
86.6% of the population is White, 8.9% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 89.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 25.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,600, there are 52,276 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,273, the median household income is $45,747, and 17% of the persons in Black Hawk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,739. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,929,430, and sales per capita were $15,224. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.1%.
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