Henry County is located in southeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Mount Pleasant and the largest city is Mount Pleasant. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.henrycountyiowa.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,217 and the 2010 census population was 20,145. The land area is 434.33 square miles and there are 46.4 persons per square mile.
92.8% of the population is White, 2.6% is Black or African American, 4.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 91.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $103,700, there are 7,493 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,687, the median household income is $46,376, and 17.9% of the persons in Henry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,547. Retail sales (in $1000) were $214,737, and sales per capita were $10,665. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.4%.
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