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

570 sq mi (1,477 km²)
569 sq mi (1,475 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.16%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,421
38/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.carroll.ia.us

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. As of 2000, the population was 21,421. Its county seat is Carroll.[1]

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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 (1,475 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.16%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Carroll County was formed on January 15, 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, the only Roman Catholic and longest-living signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1855, the county government was established in Carrolton and in 1858, the first courthouse was built. In 1869, the seat was moved to Carroll City (today Carroll) which was centrally located and connected to the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company. The courthouse was destroyed in 1886 by fire. The present courthouse was erected in 1965. However the courthouse is set to go under construction in the near future

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Carroll County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 20,319
1910 20,117 −1.0%
1920 21,549 7.1%
1930 22,326 3.6%
1940 22,770 2.0%
1950 23,065 1.3%
1960 23,431 1.6%
1970 22,912 −2.2%
1980 22,951 0.2%
1990 21,423 −6.7%
2000 21,421 0%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,421 people, 8,486 households, and 5,668 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 9,019 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.87% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,486 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,275, and the median income for a family was $47,040. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,595. About 4.50% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships

Carroll County is divided into sixteen townships:

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°02′14″N 94°51′32″W / 42.03722°N 94.85889°W / 42.03722; -94.85889


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Carroll County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Carroll County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Carroll
Largest City 1,477 km² (570 sq mi). 1,475 km² (569 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.16%
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.16%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21421
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.carroll.ia.us

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. As of 2000, the population was 21,421. Its county seat is Carroll.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,477 km² (570 sq mi). 1,475 km² (569 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.16%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Carroll County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,421 people, 8,486 households, and 5,668 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (38/sq mi). There were 9,019 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.87% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,486 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,275, and the median income for a family was $47,040. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,595. About 4.50% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°02′14″N, 94°51′32″WLatitude: 42°2′14″N
Longitude: 94°51′32″W


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