O'Brien County is located in northwest Iowa. The County Seat is Primghar and the largest city is Sheldon. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.obriencounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,056 and the 2010 census population was 14,398. The land area is 573.04 square miles and there are 25.1 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 91.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,000, there are 6,098 households, an average of 2.27 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,086, the median household income is $48,185, and 11.3% of the persons in O'Brien County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,337. Retail sales (in $1000) were $169,740, and sales per capita were $12,093. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.5%.
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