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O'Brien County, IA Public Records

District Court
155 S Hayes Ave
Primghar, IA 51245 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F CST
P: 712-957-3255, 712-957-5860
F: 712-957-2965
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health records released
Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

O'Brien County, IA Vital Records

Contact the O'Brien County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

O'Brien County
County Recorder
155 S Hayes Ave
Primghar, IA 51245 www.obriencounty.com/index.php?pa...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 712-957-3045
Fax: 712-957-3046
Recorded Documents

O'Brien County Vital Certificates

O'Brien County Vital Certificates

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O'Brien County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 573.08 sq mi
Population (2009): 13,928
  • Females: 50.2%
  • White: 97.7%
  • Black/African American: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 94.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,174
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 9.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.42
Housing Units (2000): 6,509
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.9%
Migration Flow to O'Brien County, IA from (2007-2008):

O'Brien County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $295,931
  • Construction: $13,954
  • Retail Trade: $18,126
  • Professional and Technical Services: $7,996
  • Healthcare: $39,992
  • Banking: $14,291
  • Retail Trade: $18,126
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $3,584
  • Manufacturing: $26,598
  • Farms: $58,475
  • Government: $42,471
Employed (2000): 7,379
Unemployed (2000): 226
Unemployment Rate (2009): 4.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,467
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,006
Local Government Revenue (2007): $47,775 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $21,153 (thou. dol.)

O'Brien County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 176
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.5
Deaths (2007): 205
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.0

O'Brien County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 11
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 10
Property Crimes (2008): 130
  • Burglary: 35
  • Larceny-Theft: 84
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 11

O'Brien County Genealogy Records