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Adair County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Adair County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Greenfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

570 sq mi (1,477 km²)
569 sq mi (1,474 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,243
14/sq mi (6/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 8,243. Its county seat is Greenfield.[1]

The county is part of Iowa's 5th congressional district, which has a score of R+9 (strongly Republican) in the Cook Partisan Voting Index.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 570 square miles (1,477 km²), of which 569 square miles (1,474 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.18%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Adair County was formed in 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named for John Adair, a general in the War of 1812, and the eighth Governor of Kentucky.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adair County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 16,192
1910 14,420 −10.9%
1920 14,259 −1.1%
1930 13,891 −2.6%
1940 13,196 −5.0%
1950 12,292 −6.9%
1960 10,893 −11.4%
1970 9,487 −12.9%
1980 9,509 0.2%
1990 8,409 −11.6%
2000 8,243 −2.0%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,243 people, 3,398 households, and 2,324 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,690 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.91% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,398 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,179, and the median income for a family was $42,884. Males had a median income of $29,008 versus $21,680 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,262. About 4.90% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Religion

As of 2000, 67.9% of the population (5,597) had a declared religious affiliation, in every case Christian. The leading religious denomination was the United Methodist church, with 23.6% of the population (1,944 members); second was the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, with 15.4% (1,268 members); third was the Roman Catholic church, with 12% of the population (1,003 members); and fourth was the Evangelical Lutheran church, with 11.8% of the population (978 members). [3]

Cities

Townships

Adair County is divided into seventeen townships:

Education

The county is served by two school districts[4]:

The schools in the Nodaway Valley Community School District are[5]:

The schools in the Orient-Macksburg Community School District are[6]:

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Religious Congregations & Membership: 2000" (jpg). Glenmary Research Center. http://www.glenmary.org/grc/RCMS_2000/maps/Largest_Group.jpg. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  4. ^ Education, Iowa Department of (2009). "Iowa Educational Directory" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=8278&Itemid=1507. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  5. ^ Nodaway Valley Community School District (2009-12-17). "Nodaway Valley CSD". Nodaway Valley Community School District. http://www.nod-valley.k12.ia.us/. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  6. ^ Orient-Macksburg Community Schools (2009-11-18). "Orient-Macksburg CSD". Orient-Macksburg Community Schools. http://www.orient-macks.k12.ia.us/. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°19′50″N 94°28′16″W / 41.33056°N 94.47111°W / 41.33056; -94.47111


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Adair County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Adair County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Greenfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8243
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 8,243. Its county seat is Greenfield.6 The county was created in 1851 and named for John Adair, a general in the War of 1812.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,477 km² (570 sq mi). 1,474 km² (569 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.18%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adair County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,243 people, 3,398 households, and 2,324 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (14/sq mi). There were 3,690 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.91% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,398 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,179, and the median income for a family was $42,884. Males had a median income of $29,008 versus $21,680 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,262. About 4.90% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°19′50″N, 94°28′16″WLatitude: 41°19′50″N
Longitude: 94°28′16″W


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