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2010 Census Information
Story County Statistics
The following statistics were gathered by the 2010 U.S. Census.


Story County had a population of 89,542, a 12% increase from the 2000 Census. Of that number:
  • 17.8% of those people are under the age of 18, and 10% are over the age of 65.
  • 95.1% of those people (age 25+) are high school graduates, and 45.4% (age 25+) hold at least a bachelors degree.

Commuting Time
Story County workers age 16 and older spent an average of 16.6 minutes traveling to work between 2005 and 2009.

Workforce Data
There were 45,010 individuals working in Story County and 81.5% of those people live in Story County. The remaining percentages break down as follows:
  • 6.8% live in Boone County (directly west)
  • 4.2% live in Polk County (directly south)
  • 2.1% live in Hamilton County (directly north)
  • 1.2% live in Hardin County (directly north)
  • 1.1% live in Marshal County (directly east).

There were 43,839 working individuals who lived in Story County and worked anywhere, and 83.7% of those people worked in Story County.

Household Data

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the median household income in 2009 was $48,165, with an average of 2.41 people per household between 2005 and 2009.

The per capita money income in the past 12 months (2009 dollars) between 2005 and 2009 was $24,202.