Hardin County is located in central Iowa. The County Seat is Eldora and the largest city is Iowa Falls. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.hardin.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,311 and the 2010 census population was 17,534. The land area is 569.31 square miles and there are 30.8 persons per square mile.
96.7% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 91.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $89,900, there are 7,061 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,153, the median household income is $49,342, and 8.6% of the persons in Hardin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,812. Retail sales (in $1000) were $161,778, and sales per capita were $9,242. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21%.
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