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

582 sq mi (1,507 km²)
580 sq mi (1,502 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.42%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

18,079
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1837
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.cedarcounty.org

Cedar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named for the Red Cedar River, which runs through the county, and is the only Iowa county which shares the name of a tree. In 2000, the population was 18,187. A 2008 estimate shows a slight decrease in population to 18,079.[1] Its county seat is Tipton.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 582 square miles (1,507 km²), of which 580 square miles (1,501 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.42%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Cedar County was formed on December 21, 1837, from sections of Dubuque County.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Cedar County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 19,371
1910 17,765 −8.3%
1920 17,560 −1.2%
1930 16,760 −4.6%
1940 16,884 0.7%
1950 16,910 0.2%
1960 17,791 5.2%
1970 17,655 −0.8%
1980 18,635 5.6%
1990 17,381 −6.7%
2000 18,187 4.6%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 18,187 people, 7,147 households, and 5,138 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 7,570 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,147 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,198, and the median income for a family was $48,850. Males had a median income of $32,008 versus $23,260 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,200. About 4.00% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities

Other localities

  • Cedar Bluff
  • Cedar Valley
  • Centerdale
  • Downey
  • Lime City
  • Plato
  • Rochester

Townships

Cedar County is divided into seventeen townships:

History

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°46′05″N 91°07′43″W / 41.76806°N 91.12861°W / 41.76806; -91.12861


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Cedar County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Cedar County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Tipton
Largest City 1,507 km² (582 sq mi). 1,501 km² (580 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.42%
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.42%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18187
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Cedar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named for the Red Cedar River, which runs through the county, and is the only Iowa county which has a name which is also the name of a tree. As of 2000, the population is 18,187. Its county seat is Tipton.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,507 km² (582 sq mi). 1,501 km² (580 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.42%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Cedar County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,187 people, 7,147 households, and 5,138 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 7,570 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,147 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,198, and the median income for a family was $48,850. Males had a median income of $32,008 versus $23,260 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,200. About 4.00% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities

Other localities

History

Herbert Hoover, the 31st US president, was born in West Branch in 1874.

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°46′05″N, 91°07′43″WLatitude: 41°46′5″N
Longitude: 91°7′43″W


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