Clarke County is located in south-central Iowa. The County Seat is Osceola and the largest city is Osceola. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.clarkecountyiowa.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,217 and the 2010 census population was 9,286. The land area is 431.17 square miles and there are 21.5 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 11.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 87.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $84,900, there are 3,672 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,472, the median household income is $43,216, and 13.7% of the persons in Clarke County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 752. Retail sales (in $1000) were $95,388, and sales per capita were $10,579. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.5%.
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