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

516 sq mi (1,337 km²)
496 sq mi (1,285 km²)
20 sq mi (52 km²), 3.89%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,721
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded 1843
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Appanoose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 13,721. Its county seat is Centerville.[1]

The county was once a major coal-mining region. In recent decades, the state has made an effort to develop manufacturing as an alternate form of employment. A Rubbermaid plant was the county's largest private employer, until the company announced, in June 2006, that the plant, located in the Centerville industrial park, would close in October 2006.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 516 square miles (1,337 km²), of which 496 square miles (1,285 km²) is land and 20 square miles (52 km²) (3.89%) is water. Rathbun Reservoir, created by damming the Chariton River is its main physical feature.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Chief Appanoose, from A.R. Fulton's Red Men of Iowa 1882.

Appanoose County was formed on February 17, 1843, from open territory. It was named for the Meskwaki Chief Appanoose, who did not engage in war against Black Hawk, advocating peace. The present county seat was formerly called Chaldea, and was later renamed to Senterville in honor of Governor Senter of Tennessee. In April 1848, the courthouse, constructed at the expense of $160, was put into use and served as such until 1857. The second courthouse was opened in 1864, and was burned down to the first floor during an explosive Fourth of July fireworks demonstration. The third courthouse was dedicated on May 21, 1903, and remains in use.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Appanoose County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 25,927
1910 28,701 10.7%
1920 30,535 6.4%
1930 24,835 −18.7%
1940 24,245 −2.4%
1950 19,683 −18.8%
1960 16,015 −18.6%
1970 15,007 −6.3%
1980 15,511 3.4%
1990 13,743 −11.4%
2000 13,721 −0.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,721 people, 5,779 households, and 3,802 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 6,697 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,779 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% 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 2.89.

23.70% of the people are under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,612, and the median income for a family was $35,980. Males had a median income of $27,449 versus $20,452 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,644. About 10.10% of families and 14.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

Townships

Appanoose County is divided into seventeen 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. ^ Appanoose County
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 92°52′02″W / 40.73806°N 92.86722°W / 40.73806; -92.86722


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Appanoose County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Appanoose County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1843
Seat Centerville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.89%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13721
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Appanoose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 13,721. Its county seat is Centerville.6

The county was once a major coal-mining region. In recent decades, the state has made an effort to develop manufacturing as an alternate form of employment. A Rubbermaid plant was the county's largest private employer, until the company announced, in June 2006, that the plant, located in the Centerville industrial park, would close in October 2006.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,337 km² (516 sq mi). 1,285 km² (496 sq mi) of it is land and 52 km² (20 sq mi) of it (3.89%) is water. Rathbun Reservoir, created by damming the Chariton River is its main physical feature.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Appanoose County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,721 people, 5,779 households, and 3,802 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (28/sq mi). There were 6,697 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,779 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% 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 2.89.

23.70% of the people are under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,612, and the median income for a family was $35,980. Males had a median income of $27,449 versus $20,452 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,644. About 10.10% of families and 14.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 40°44′17″N, 92°52′02″WLatitude: 40°44′17″N
Longitude: 92°52′2″W


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