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Story County, IA Public Records

District Court - Nevada
1315 S B Ave
Nevada, IA 50201 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F CST
P: 515-382-7410
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No sealed, pending dissolution of marriage, mental health, or expunged records released
Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims. Also has a branch in Ames that handles minor misdemeanors, traffic, and small claims at 515-239-5140.
Ames Associate District Court
PO Box 748
Ames, IA 50010 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F CST
P: 515-239-5140
Couriers: 515 Clark St
Ames, IA 50010
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor (Minor), Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed or expunged records released
Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Story County, IA Vital Records

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

Story County
County Recorder
900 6th St
Admin Bldg
Nevada, IA 50201
8AM-5PM (No recording after 3:30PM) CST
Phone: 515-382-7230
Fax: 515-382-7239
Recorded Documents

Story County Vital Certificates

Story County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Story County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 572.86 sq mi
Population (2009): 87,214
  • Females: 48.9%
  • White: 90.8%
  • Black/African American: 2.4%
  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 88.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 7,233
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 93.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 44.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.39
Housing Units (2000): 30,630
Homeownership Rate (2000): 58.3%
Migration Flow to Story County, IA from (2007-2008):

Story County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,375,566
  • Construction: $116,799
  • Retail Trade: $130,887
  • Professional and Technical Services: $109,252
  • Healthcare: $168,696
  • Banking: $47,261
  • Retail Trade: $130,887
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $55,639
  • Manufacturing: $402,277
  • Farms: $26,174
  • Government: $974,192
Employed (2000): 44,535
Unemployed (2000): 2,046
Unemployment Rate (2009): 4.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,942
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $289,066 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $131,082 (thou. dol.)

Story County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,042
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.2
Deaths (2007): 517
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.8

Story County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 245
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 5
  • Forcible rape: 38
  • Robbery: 10
  • Aggravated Assault: 192
Property Crimes (2008): 2,297
  • Burglary: 499
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,697
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 101

Story County Genealogy Records