In 2016, more residents of Des Moines County lived below the poverty line than in years past, and their rent likely went up, too.

The U.S. Census Bureau released various batches of county-level data from 2016 today. 

The data, which is produced using estimations and isn't quite as accurate as the full census conducted every 10 years, shows an increase in poverty rates in Des Moines County. In 2016, 16.7 percent of Des Moines County's population was below the poverty level. In 2015, 15.2 percent were below the poverty level. 

Among county residents ages 18 to 34, 25.8 percent are below the poverty line. Only 11.5 percent of people ages 35 to 64 are below it, and 8.4 percent of people over 65 are. 

Half of the black people in Des Moines County are below the poverty line, compared to 14.4 percent of white people. 

Finishing high school seems to cut impoverished populations in half: 34.2 percent of high school dropouts are below the line, compared to to 14.7 percent of people who only complete high school. Only 3.7 percent of bachelor's degree holders are below the line. 

New data also shows rent prices increased in Des Moines County last year. The median monthly rent was $675, up from $637.

The change is consistent with micropolitan areas nationwide. In such areas, rent increased more than twice as often as it decreased.

A $7.25-an-hour minimum wage job worked for 40 hours a week will produce $1,160 a month. If only 30 percent of income is to go toward housing, that's a budget of $348 a month.

Among 4,430 rental properties in Des Moines County, according to census data, there are 516 rental units available on that budget.

The data also includes median household incomes, and Des Moines County shows a tiny rise from $44,423 in 2015 to $44,516 in 2016. In 2010, it was $41,937.