2017 HUD Median Income for Iowa Counties

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Median household income is used for a variety of reasons, including defining eligibility for low to moderate mortgage loans; identified as CRA (Community Reinvestment Act). Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each have a special mortgage program that is partially dependent on the household median income (i.e. Home Possible Mortgage and the My Community Mortgage). If you’re searching for a mortgage and your household income is at or lower than  the amounts listed below, mention this to the lender or mortgage broker. The benefit may be a lower down payment, closing cost assistance, grant money, cheaper interest rate or reduced mip/pmi.

The U.S. Census Bureau defines median household income as follows:
“Median income is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount. Mean income (average) is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate income of a group by the number of units in that group. The means and medians for households and families are based on all households and families. Means and medians for people are based on people 15 years old and over with income”

2017 Iowa Median Income




80% of HUD Median Income
County Name MSA HUD AREA INCOME 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People
Adair County Adair County, IA 60,700 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Adams County Adams County, IA 58,700 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Allamakee County Allamakee County, IA 59,100 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Appanoose County Appanoose County, IA 57,400 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Audubon County Audubon County, IA 64,200 35,950 41,100 46,250 51,350 55,500 59,600 63,700 67,800
Benton County Benton County, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 75,300 42,200 48,200 54,250 60,250 65,100 69,900 74,750 79,550
Black Hawk County Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 68,000 38,100 43,550 49,000 54,400 58,800 63,150 67,500 71,850
Boone County Boone County, IA 69,400 38,850 44,400 49,950 55,500 59,950 64,400 68,850 73,300
Bremer County Bremer County, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 78,700 44,100 50,400 56,700 62,950 68,000 73,050 78,100 83,100
Buchanan County Buchanan County, IA 72,300 40,500 46,300 52,100 57,850 62,500 67,150 71,750 76,400
Buena Vista County Buena Vista County, IA 62,500 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Butler County Butler County, IA 64,600 36,200 41,400 46,550 51,700 55,850 60,000 64,150 68,250
Calhoun County Calhoun County, IA 59,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Carroll County Carroll County, IA 68,500 38,400 43,850 49,350 54,800 59,200 63,600 68,000 72,350
Cass County Cass County, IA 53,400 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Cedar County Cedar County, IA 69,000 38,650 44,200 49,700 55,200 59,650 64,050 68,450 72,900
Cerro Gordo County Cerro Gordo County, IA 64,400 36,050 41,200 46,350 51,500 55,650 59,750 63,900 68,000
Cherokee County Cherokee County, IA 68,200 37,950 43,350 48,750 54,150 58,500 62,850 67,150 71,500
Chickasaw County Chickasaw County, IA 59,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Clarke County Clarke County, IA 61,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Clay County Clay County, IA 67,300 37,700 43,100 48,500 53,850 58,200 62,500 66,800 71,100
Clayton County Clayton County, IA 59,800 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Clinton County Clinton County, IA 66,400 37,200 42,500 47,800 53,100 57,350 61,600 65,850 70,100
Crawford County Crawford County, IA 58,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Dallas County Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 82,200 46,050 52,600 59,200 65,750 71,050 76,300 81,550 86,800
Davis County Davis County, IA 54,400 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Decatur County Decatur County, IA 52,500 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Delaware County Delaware County, IA 69,400 38,850 44,400 49,950 55,500 59,950 64,400 68,850 73,300
Des Moines County Des Moines County, IA 53,900 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Dickinson County Dickinson County, IA 70,500 39,500 45,150 50,800 56,400 60,950 65,450 69,950 74,450
Dubuque County Dubuque, IA MSA 66,400 37,200 42,500 47,800 53,100 57,350 61,600 65,850 70,100
Emmet County Emmet County, IA 66,300 37,150 42,450 47,750 53,050 57,300 61,550 65,800 70,050
Fayette County Fayette County, IA 61,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Floyd County Floyd County, IA 57,500 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Franklin County Franklin County, IA 58,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Fremont County Fremont County, IA 67,200 37,650 43,000 48,400 53,750 58,050 62,350 66,650 70,950
Greene County Greene County, IA 59,000 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Grundy County Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 68,000 38,100 43,550 49,000 54,400 58,800 63,150 67,500 71,850
Guthrie County Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 82,200 46,050 52,600 59,200 65,750 71,050 76,300 81,550 86,800
Hamilton County Hamilton County, IA 59,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Hancock County Hancock County, IA 66,600 37,350 42,650 48,000 53,300 57,600 61,850 66,100 70,400
Hardin County Hardin County, IA 70,000 39,200 44,800 50,400 56,000 60,500 65,000 69,450 73,950
Harrison County Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA HUD Metro FMR Area 75,000 42,000 48,000 54,000 60,000 64,800 69,600 74,400 79,200
Henry County Henry County, IA 62,700 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Howard County Howard County, IA 60,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Humboldt County Humboldt County, IA 61,400 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Ida County Ida County, IA 60,900 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Iowa County Iowa County, IA 74,600 41,800 47,800 53,750 59,700 64,500 69,300 74,050 78,850
Jackson County Jackson County, IA 59,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Jasper County Jasper County, IA 68,400 38,300 43,800 49,250 54,700 59,100 63,500 67,850 72,250
Jefferson County Jefferson County, IA 61,500 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Johnson County Iowa City, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 86,800 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Jones County Jones County, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 67,100 37,600 43,000 48,350 53,700 58,000 62,300 66,600 70,900
Keokuk County Keokuk County, IA 58,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Kossuth County Kossuth County, IA 68,700 38,500 44,000 49,500 54,950 59,350 63,750 68,150 72,550
Lee County Lee County, IA 58,100 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Linn County Cedar Rapids, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 79,900 44,750 51,150 57,550 63,900 69,050 74,150 79,250 84,350
Louisa County Louisa County, IA 62,100 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Lucas County Lucas County, IA 58,100 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Lyon County Lyon County, IA 66,800 37,450 42,800 48,150 53,450 57,750 62,050 66,300 70,600
Madison County Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 82,200 46,050 52,600 59,200 65,750 71,050 76,300 81,550 86,800
Mahaska County Mahaska County, IA 61,200 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Marion County Marion County, IA 73,200 41,000 46,850 52,700 58,550 63,250 67,950 72,650 77,300
Marshall County Marshall County, IA 62,800 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Mills County Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA HUD Metro FMR Area 75,000 42,000 48,000 54,000 60,000 64,800 69,600 74,400 79,200
Mitchell County Mitchell County, IA 63,100 36,600 41,800 47,050 52,250 56,450 60,650 64,800 69,000
Monona County Monona County, IA 58,400 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Monroe County Monroe County, IA 59,800 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Montgomery County Montgomery County, IA 56,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Muscatine County Muscatine County, IA 65,200 36,550 41,750 46,950 52,150 56,350 60,500 64,700 68,850
O'Brien County O'Brien County, IA 66,800 37,450 42,800 48,150 53,450 57,750 62,050 66,300 70,600
Osceola County Osceola County, IA 65,500 36,700 41,950 47,200 52,400 56,600 60,800 65,000 69,200
Page County Page County, IA 61,700 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Palo Alto County Palo Alto County, IA 62,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Plymouth County Plymouth County, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 74,000 41,450 47,400 53,300 59,200 63,950 68,700 73,450 78,150
Pocahontas County Pocahontas County, IA 59,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Polk County Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 82,200 46,050 52,600 59,200 65,750 71,050 76,300 81,550 86,800
Pottawattamie County Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA HUD Metro FMR Area 75,000 42,000 48,000 54,000 60,000 64,800 69,600 74,400 79,200
Poweshiek County Poweshiek County, IA 71,300 39,950 45,650 51,350 57,050 61,650 66,200 70,750 75,350
Ringgold County Ringgold County, IA 54,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Sac County Sac County, IA 64,500 36,150 41,300 46,450 51,600 55,750 59,900 64,000 68,150
Scott County Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA 67,100 37,600 43,000 48,350 53,700 58,000 62,300 66,600 70,900
Shelby County Shelby County, IA 65,500 36,700 41,950 47,200 52,400 56,600 60,800 65,000 69,200
Sioux County Sioux County, IA 70,700 39,600 45,250 50,900 56,550 61,100 65,600 70,150 74,650
Story County Ames, IA MSA 80,000 44,800 51,200 57,600 64,000 69,150 74,250 79,400 84,500
Tama County Tama County, IA 64,400 36,050 41,200 46,350 51,500 55,650 59,750 63,900 68,000
Taylor County Taylor County, IA 53,800 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Union County Union County, IA 58,700 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Van Buren County Van Buren County, IA 57,900 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Wapello County Wapello County, IA 53,000 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Warren County Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 82,200 46,050 52,600 59,200 65,750 71,050 76,300 81,550 86,800
Washington County Washington County, IA HUD Metro FMR Area 71,600 40,150 45,850 51,600 57,300 61,900 66,500 71,100 75,650
Wayne County Wayne County, IA 59,600 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Webster County Webster County, IA 57,500 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Winnebago County Winnebago County, IA 64,700 36,250 41,400 46,600 51,750 55,900 60,050 64,200 68,350
Winneshiek County Winneshiek County, IA 68,400 38,300 43,800 49,250 54,700 59,100 63,500 67,850 72,250
Woodbury County Sioux City, IA-NE-SD HUD Metro FMR Area 62,300 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Worth County Worth County, IA 63,500 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500
Wright County Wright County, IA 62,400 35,800 40,900 46,000 51,100 55,200 59,300 63,400 67,500