Living in Iwate

Iwate Prefecture is the largest prefecture on Honshu, and the second largest in all of Japan, after Hokkaido. It also has the second lowest population density, again after Hokkaido. Iwate Prefecture's total population is just above 1,330,000, with 330,700 in the capital city of Morioka. The famous Buddhist temples in Hiraizumi, Chuson-ji and Motsu-ji, attract many tourists each year, as well as Morioka Castle, located in Morioka City. Unfortunately, Iwate Prefecture has been victim to many natural disasters over the years, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

10 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,303,000

Foreign Residents

5,372

Foreigner Birth

71

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.44

Age of household heads (years old)

48.5

Income

408,926

Expenditure

354,082

Savings

9,710,000

Liabilities

3,858,000

annual crime

6,480

annual income

4,907,110

Expenditure Detail

Food

63,457

Rents for dwelling & land

47,192

Imputed rent for owned houses

64,159

Fuel, light & water charges

20,268

Electricity

7,707

Gas

4,936

Furniture & household utensils

8,291

Clothing & footwear

10,410

Medical care

13,106

Transportation & communication

50,367

Public transportation

4,529

Private transportation

30,605

Communication

15,232

Education

9,401

Culture & recreation

24,390

Foreign Nationalities

China

2298

Korea ( South and North )

1055

Philippines

885

United States

179

Vietnam

142

Indonesia

107

Brasil

68

Thailand

63

United Kingdom

45

Canada

34

All data shown has been published by The Japanese Meteorological Agency and The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Information provided by City-Cost is for educational purposes and we hope the data posted here helps you.

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