Poweshiek County is located in southeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Montezuma and the largest city is Grinnell. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.poweshiekcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,668 and the 2010 census population was 18,914. The land area is 584.93 square miles and there are 32.3 persons per square mile.
95.2% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 92.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,600, there are 7,488 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,318, the median household income is $50,349, and 12.8% of the persons in Poweshiek County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,781. Retail sales (in $1000) were $241,342, and sales per capita were $12,932. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.4%.
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