Kossuth County is located in north-central Iowa. The County Seat is Algona and the largest city is Algona. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.kossuth.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,222 and the 2010 census population was 15,543. The land area is 972.72 square miles and there are 16 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 92.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,100, there are 6,728 households, an average of 2.25 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,127, the median household income is $51,812, and 8.7% of the persons in Kossuth County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,822. Retail sales (in $1000) were $195,827, and sales per capita were $12,670. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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