Audubon County, Iowa is a rural county located in the west-central part of the state. The county has a population of 8,764 people, according to the 2020 census. The median age is 43.7 years, and the median household income is $52,937. The unemployment rate is 3.5%, which is lower than the national average.
The economy of Audubon County is largely driven by agriculture, with corn and soybeans being the primary crops. Other industries include manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and tourism. In 2019, the county had a total gross domestic product (GDP) of $323.8 million.
The demographics of Audubon County are mostly white (96.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1.3%), and Black or African American (0.5%). The population is spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
Education in Audubon County is provided by the Audubon Community School District, which consists of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district is rated as “Good” by the Iowa Department of Education. The county also has several private schools, including St. Mary’s Catholic School and Audubon Christian Academy.
Real estate in Audubon County is relatively affordable, with a median home value of $117,400. The median rent is $715 per month. The county has a variety of housing options, from single-family homes to large farms and ranches. The county also has a number of recreational areas, including lakes, parks, and trails.