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Calhoun County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Rockwell City
Largest city 572 square miles (1,482 km²). 570 square miles (1,477 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.37%
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

572 sq mi (1,482 km²)
570 sq mi (1,477 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,115
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1855
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.calhouncountyiowa.com

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 11,115. Its county seat is Rockwell City.[1]

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History

Calhoun County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land originally named Fox County. It was renamed in 1853 after the seventh US Vice President John C. Calhoun. When the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad were laid through the county in 1870, the county seat was moved from Lake City to Rockwell City. The first train reached Rockwell City on August 7, 1882 and the population count doubled in the same year. The first courthouse, built of wood, burned to the ground in 1884 and the county government moved into a nearby hotel. In 1913, the currently used courthouse was built.

On July 6, 1893, Pomeroy was struck by a tornado that measured F5 on the Fujita scale. With a damage path 500 yards (460 m) wide and 55 miles (89 km) long, the tornado destroyed about 80% of the homes in Pomeroy. The tornado killed 71 people and injured 200.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,482 km²), of which 570 square miles (1,477 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.37%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Calhoun County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 18,569
1910 17,090 −8.0%
1920 17,783 4.1%
1930 17,605 −1.0%
1940 17,584 −0.1%
1950 16,925 −3.7%
1960 15,923 −5.9%
1970 14,287 −10.3%
1980 13,542 −5.2%
1990 11,508 −15.0%
2000 11,115 −3.4%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,115 people, 4,513 households, and 3,014 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,219 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.06% White, 0.69% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,513 households out of which 27.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% 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 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,286, and the median income for a family was $41,583. Males had a median income of $28,787 versus $20,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,498. 10.10% of the population and 7.10% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.50% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Townships

Calhoun County is divided into sixteen townships:

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°23′10″N 94°38′50″W / 42.38611°N 94.64722°W / 42.38611; -94.64722


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Calhoun County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Calhoun County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1855
Seat Rockwell City
Largest City 1,482 km² (572 sq mi). 1,477 km² (570 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.37%
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11115
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.calhouncountyiowa.com

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 11,115. Its county seat is Rockwell City.6

Contents

History

On July 6, 1893, Pomeroy was struck by a tornado that measured F5 on the Fujita scale. With a damage path 500 yards wide and 55 miles long, the tornado destroyed about 80% of the homes in Pomeroy. The tornado killed 71 people and injured 200.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,482 km² (572 sq mi). 1,477 km² (570 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.37%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Calhoun County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,115 people, 4,513 households, and 3,014 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 5,219 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.06% White, 0.69% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,513 households out of which 27.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% 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 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,286, and the median income for a family was $41,583. Males had a median income of $28,787 versus $20,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,498. 10.10% of the population and 7.10% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.50% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°23′10″N, 94°38′50″WLatitude: 42°23′10″N
Longitude: 94°38′50″W


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