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

425 sq mi (1,101 km²)
424 sq mi (1,098 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.44%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,482
10/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded March 12, 1853
Website www.adamscountyia.com

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 4,482. According to the 2000 census it is the county in Iowa with the fewest residents. Its county seat is Corning.[1]

Contents

History

Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (sources differ). The county was finally organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was later reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union Counties.

The first county seat was Quincy. In 1872, it was moved to Corning.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 425 square miles (1,102 km²), of which 424 square miles (1,097 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) (0.44%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adams County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 13,601
1910 10,998 −19.1%
1920 10,521 −4.3%
1930 10,437 −0.8%
1940 10,156 −2.7%
1950 8,753 −13.8%
1960 7,468 −14.7%
1970 6,322 −15.3%
1980 5,731 −9.3%
1990 4,866 −15.1%
2000 4,482 −7.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,482 people, 1,867 households, and 1,235 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,109 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.91% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,867 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,453, and the median income for a family was $40,030. Males had a median income of $26,510 versus $20,645 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,550. About 6.40% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

Townships

Notes

  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. ^ Adams County
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°01′45″N 94°41′57″W / 41.02917°N 94.69917°W / 41.02917; -94.69917


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Adams County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Adams County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 12, 1853
Seat Corning
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.44%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4482
Website: www.adamscountyia.com

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 4,482. According to the 2000 census it is the county in Iowa with the fewest residents. Its county seat is Corning.6

Contents

History

Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (sources differ). The county was finally organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was later reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union Counties.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,102 km² (425 sq mi). 1,097 km² (424 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.44%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adams County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,482 people, 1,867 households, and 1,235 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 2,109 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.91% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,867 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,453, and the median income for a family was $40,030. Males had a median income of $26,510 versus $20,645 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,550. About 6.40% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°01′45″N, 94°41′57″WLatitude: 41°1′45″N
Longitude: 94°41′57″W


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