Pottawattamie County Geographic Mobility Demographics and Statistics

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The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates on geographic mobility each year. Mobility measures key components of migration patterns: how many people have moved to new homes in the past year, and from where, broken down further by demographics and other characteristics. 

Unlike the Census, which is an exact count of people and households every ten years, ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period.

How many people recently moved into new homes in Pottawattamie County, Iowa ?

And from how far away?

How old are new residents in Pottawattamie County, Iowa?

Nationally, recent movers tend to be younger than long-time residents. This chart compares the median ages of long-term and new residents in Pottawattamie County, as well as the overall median ages of each category throughout Iowa and the United States. 

Note: Use the time-slider beneath the chart to see data for other years.

How much money do new Pottawattamie County residents make?

This chart shows the median incomes for new and long-term residents in Pottawattamie County, compared with the median income for each category of residents throughout Iowa and the United States.