Story County, IA Population by Age

The median age in Story County, IA is 26.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 13.91% were under the age of 15, 40.51% aged 15 to 29, 33.32% aged 30 to 64, 10.54% aged 65 to 84, and 1.72% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Story County, IA population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Story County's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 4,368 4.45%
5 to 9 years 4,974 5.07%
10 to 14 years 4,306 4.39%
15 to 19 years 10,908 11.12%
20 to 24 years 21,309 21.72%
25 to 29 years 7,521 7.67%
30 to 34 years 5,302 5.4%
35 to 39 years 5,775 5.89%
40 to 44 years 4,217 4.3%
45 to 49 years 4,055 4.13%
50 to 54 years 4,076 4.15%
55 to 59 years 4,665 4.76%
60 to 64 years 4,600 4.69%
65 to 69 years 4,156 4.24%
70 to 74 years 2,892 2.95%
75 to 79 years 1,768 1.8%
80 to 84 years 1,525 1.55%
85 years and over 1,689 1.72%
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Story County, IA population by age group

Key stats
45,865
Population under 25 years
22,815
Population aged 25-44
17,396
Population aged 45-64
12,030
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Story County's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Story County, IA population by age group. The largest age group was 20-24 years with a poulation of 21,309 (21.72% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Story County, IA was for the group of age 20-24 years with a population of 21,309 (21.72%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Story County, IA was the 80-84 years with a population of 1,525 (1.55%).

Story County, IA population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Story County, IA's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Story County's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Story County, IA population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 69,760 (71.11% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 16,316 16.63%
18 to 64 years 69,760 71.11%
85 years and over 12,030 12.26%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Story County's population under 18 was 16.63%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Story County's working population (between 18 and 64) was 71.11%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Story County's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 12.26% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Story County, IA population pyramid

Population pyramid for Story County, IA is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Story County's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Story County, IA, is 18.8.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Story County, IA, is 16.6.
  • Total dependency ratio for Story County, IA is 35.5.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Story County, IA is 6.0.
The graph shows Story County's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Story County, IA population pyramid i.e. Story County population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Story County, IA's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 2,229 2,139 4,368
5 to 9 years 2,606 2,368 4,974
10 to 14 years 2,141 2,165 4,306
15 to 19 years 5,629 5,279 10,908
20 to 24 years 12,215 9,094 21,309
25 to 29 years 4,203 3,318 7,521
30 to 34 years 2,876 2,426 5,302
35 to 39 years 3,215 2,560 5,775
40 to 44 years 2,031 2,186 4,217
45 to 49 years 2,069 1,986 4,055
50 to 54 years 2,079 1,997 4,076
55 to 59 years 2,147 2,518 4,665
60 to 64 years 2,490 2,110 4,600
65 to 69 years 2,046 2,110 4,156
70 to 74 years 1,311 1,581 2,892
75 to 79 years 841 927 1,768
80 to 84 years 621 904 1,525
85 years and over 620 1,069 1,689
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Things to know

What is the population of Story County, IA under 18?

Story County's population under the age of 18 is 16,316, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 16.63% of the total resident population of Story County, IA.

What is the aging population in Story County, IA?

Story County's population aged 65 years and above was 12,030. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 12.26% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Story County, IA Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Story County age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Story County population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Story County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Story County by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Story County.

Key observations

The largest age group in Story County, IA was for the group of age 20-24 years with a population of 21,309 (21.72%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Story County, IA was the 80-84 years with a population of 1,525 (1.55%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Story County population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Story County is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Story County total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Story County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Story County, IA Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Story County - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Story County population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Story County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Story County population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Story County population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Story County is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Story County is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Story County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Story County, IA Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Story County, IA population pyramid, which represents the Story County population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Story County, IA, is 18.8.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Story County, IA, is 16.6.
  • Total dependency ratio for Story County, IA is 35.5.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Story County, IA is 6.0.

Story County population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Story County population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Story County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Story County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Story County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Story County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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