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

577 sq mi (1,494 km²)
577 sq mi (1,494 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.03%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,035
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1851
Website www.cherokeecountyiowa.com

Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 13,035. Its county seat is Cherokee.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,495 km²), of which 577 square miles (1,495 km²) is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) (0.03%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Cherokee County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open territory. It was named after the Cherokee Indians.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Cherokee County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 16,570
1910 16,741 1.0%
1920 17,760 6.1%
1930 18,737 5.5%
1940 19,258 2.8%
1950 19,052 −1.1%
1960 18,598 −2.4%
1970 17,269 −7.1%
1980 16,238 −6.0%
1990 14,098 −13.2%
2000 13,035 −7.5%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,035 people, 5,378 households, and 3,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,850 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.33% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,378 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,142, and the median income for a family was $42,897. Males had a median income of $29,612 versus $21,181 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,934. About 5.50% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships

Cherokee County is divided into sixteen townships:

References

Coordinates: 42°44′05″N 95°37′27″W / 42.73472°N 95.62417°W / 42.73472; -95.62417


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Cherokee County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Cherokee County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Cherokee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.03%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13035
Website: www.chickasawcoia.org

Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 13,035. Its county seat is Cherokee.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,495 km² (577 sq mi). 1,495 km² (577 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Cherokee County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,035 people, 5,378 households, and 3,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 5,850 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.33% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,378 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,142, and the median income for a family was $42,897. Males had a median income of $29,612 versus $21,181 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,934. About 5.50% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°44′05″N, 95°37′27″WLatitude: 42°44′5″N
Longitude: 95°37′27″W


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