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View of the Mississippi from Effigy Mounds National Monument
Allamakee County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Allamakee County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Waukon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

659 sq mi (1,706 km²)
640 sq mi (1,656 km²)
19 sq mi (50 km²), 2.91%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,675
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1847
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Allamakee County (pronounced AL-uh-muh-KEY) is the northeastern-most county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 14,675. Its county seat is Waukon.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 659 square miles (1,706 km²), of which 640 square miles (1,656 km²) is land and 19 square miles (50 km²) (2.91%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Allamakee County was formed on February 20, 1847 from free territory.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Allamakee County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 18,711
1910 17,328 −7.4%
1920 17,285 −0.2%
1930 16,328 −5.5%
1940 17,184 5.2%
1950 16,351 −4.8%
1960 15,982 −2.3%
1970 14,968 −6.3%
1980 15,108 0.9%
1990 13,855 −8.3%
2000 14,675 5.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,675 people, 5,722 households, and 3,931 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,142 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.88% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.82% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 3.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,722 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,967, and the median income for a family was $40,589. Males had a median income of $26,122 versus $19,098 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,599. About 6.40% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Notable sites

Hydrology and Geology

In the northern part of the county is the Upper Iowa River. In the southern part is the Yellow River. The eastern boundary is the Mississippi River. All offer scenic and recreational opportunities, particularly in Yellow River State Forest.

French Creek flows north of Waukon, outside the city limits. Paint Creek, named after Paint Rock Bluff, flows out of the south of Waukon. Norfolk creek originates in the western outskirts of Waukon and is effluent to the Yellow River. Clear Creek flows into Lansing. Village Creek flows through essentially rural terrain. All are tributary to the Mississippi River.

The landforms enountered in the county are very unlike those found in most of Iowa, which is on the whole is absent Glacial Drift. As part of the Driftless Area, the county was ice free during the last ice age, and as one progresses to the Mississippi River, the streams and rivers display high-walled canyons carved of Silurian era bedrock. This Driftless Area also includes parts of Clayton, Fayette, Winneshiek, Howard, Dubuque, and Jackson Counties.[3]

Localities

Cities

Townships

Allamakee County is divided into eighteen townships:

Unincorporated community

Local newspapers

References

External links

Coordinates: 43°17′12″N 91°22′27″W / 43.28667°N 91.37417°W / 43.28667; -91.37417


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View of the Mississippi from Effigy Mounds National Monument
Allamakee County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Allamakee County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1847
Seat Waukon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.91%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14675
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 14,675. Its county seat is Waukon.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,706 km² (659 sq mi). 1,656 km² (640 sq mi) of it is land and 50 km² (19 sq mi) of it (2.91%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Allamakee County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,675 people, 5,722 households, and 3,931 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 7,142 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.88% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.82% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 3.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,722 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,967, and the median income for a family was $40,589. Males had a median income of $26,122 versus $19,098 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,599. About 6.40% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Notable sites

Hydrology and Geology

In the northern part of the county is the Upper Iowa River. In the southern part is the Yellow River. The eastern boundary, of course, is the Mississippi River. All offer scenic and recreational opportunities, particularly in Yellow River State Forest.

French Creek flows north of Waukon, outside the city limits. Paint Creek, named afer Paint Rock Bluff, flows out of the south of Waukon. Norfolk creek originates in the western outskirts of Waukon and is effluent to the Yellow River. Clear Creek flows into Lansing. Village Creek flows through essentially rural terrain. All are tributary to the Mississippi River.

The landforms enountered in the county are very unlike those found in most of Iowa, which is on the whole is absent glacial drift. As part of the Driftless Area, the county was ice free during the last ice age, and as one progresses to the Mississippi River, the streams and rivers display high-walled canyons carved of Silurian era bedrock. This Driftless Area also includes parts of Clayton, Fayette, Winneshiek, Howard, Dubuque, and Jackson Counties.[1]

Cities and towns

References

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°17′12″N, 91°22′27″WLatitude: 43°17′12″N
Longitude: 91°22′27″W


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