Population: 44,000

Serving as the multi-county region’s commercial, industrial, retail, government and employment hub, Cerro Gordo County draws workers to it from outlying areas as far as 55 miles, providing business in county seat Mason City and sizable Clear Lake a laborforce pool of more than 140,000 to draw from. Overseen by a three-person Board of Supervisors, Cerro Gordo County features one of the most diverse lifestyle and economic environments in all of Iowa, featuring heavy industry and high art, shopping centers and state parks, productive farmland and a sought-after lake experience. Learn more about cerro gordo county