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

505 sq mi (1,309 km²)
505 sq mi (1,307 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.17%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,095
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Built in 1929, the Chickasaw County County Courthouse serves as the center for county services.

Chickasaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named for the southern Indian Nation whose chief was Bradford. As of 2000, the population was 13,095. Its county seat is New Hampton.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 505 square miles (1,309 km²), of which 505 square miles (1,307 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.17%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Chickasaw County was founded on January 15, 1851. It was named after the Chickasaw tribe, which lived in the Southern United States at the time.

The first white settlers came in 1848 and the first county seat was from 1854 in Bradford, in the southwestern corner of the county. In the spring of 1857, the seat was moved to New Hampton, located near the geographic center, and was then called Chickasaw Center. The first offices needed of the county government were housed in private houses and the school building. In 1865, the first courthouse was erected, which was expanded in 1876, and completely destroyed by a fire on March 26, 1880.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Chickasaw County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 17,037
1910 15,375 −9.8%
1920 15,431 0.4%
1930 14,637 −5.1%
1940 15,227 4.0%
1950 15,228 0%
1960 15,034 −1.3%
1970 14,969 −0.4%
1980 15,437 3.1%
1990 13,295 −13.9%
2000 13,095 −1.5%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,095 people, 5,192 households, and 3,644 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 5,593 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.75% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,192 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,649, and the median income for a family was $44,306. Males had a median income of $30,099 versus $21,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,237. About 5.90% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Chickasaw County posted the highest county unemployment rate in Iowa in the 2000 Census with 8% of the workforce unemployed. This figure, however, was still relatively low compared to the problems faced by many other counties in the Midwest.

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References

  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. ^ Chickasaw County
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 43°03′36″N 92°19′08″W / 43.06°N 92.31889°W / 43.06; -92.31889


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.17%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13095
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Chickasaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named for the southern Indian Nation whose chief was Bradford. As of 2000, the population is 13,095. Its county seat is New Hampton.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,309 km² (505 sq mi). 1,307 km² (505 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.17%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Chickasaw County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,095 people, 5,192 households, and 3,644 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 5,593 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.75% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,192 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,649, and the median income for a family was $44,306. Males had a median income of $30,099 versus $21,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,237. About 5.90% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Chickasaw County posted the highest county unemployment rate in Iowa in the 2000 Census with 8% of the workforce unemployed. This figure, however, was still relatively low compared to the problems faced by many other counties in the Midwest.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°03′36″N, 92°19′08″WLatitude: 43°3′36″N
Longitude: 92°19′8″W


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