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

432 sq mi (1,118 km²)
431 sq mi (1,117 km²)
2 sq mi (1 km²), 0.14%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,133
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1846
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.clarkecountyiowa.org

Clarke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of James Clarke, who was appointed Governor of Iowa Territory in November 1845 and was the last Territorial Governor, since Iowa was admitted to the Union on December 28, 1846. As of 2000, the population is 9,133. Its county seat is Osceola.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 432 square miles (1,118 km²), of which 431 square miles (1,117 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.14%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Clarke County was formed on January 13, 1846. It was named for James Clarke, a Governor of the Iowa Territory.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clarke County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 12,440
1910 10,736 −13.7%
1920 10,506 −2.1%
1930 10,384 −1.2%
1940 10,233 −1.5%
1950 9,369 −8.4%
1960 8,222 −12.2%
1970 7,581 −7.8%
1980 8,612 13.6%
1990 8,287 −3.8%
2000 9,133 10.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,133 people, 3,584 households, and 2,498 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 3,934 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.64% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 4.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,584 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,474, and the median income for a family was $42,171. Males had a median income of $29,648 versus $20,522 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,409. About 6.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Clarke County Courthouse in Osceola

Cities

Townships

Notes

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

Coordinates: 41°01′22″N 93°47′11″W / 41.02278°N 93.78639°W / 41.02278; -93.78639


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Clarke County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Clarke County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1846
Seat Osceola
Largest City 1,118 km² (432 sq mi). 1,117 km² (431 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.14%
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.14%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9133
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.clarkecountyiowa.org

Clarke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of James Clarke, who was appointed Governor of Iowa Territory in November 1845 and was the last Territorial Governor, since Iowa was admitted to the Union on Dec. 28, 1846. As of 2000, the population is 9,133. Its county seat is Osceola.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,118 km² (432 sq mi). 1,117 km² (431 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.14%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clarke County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,133 people, 3,584 households, and 2,498 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 3,934 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.64% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 4.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,584 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,474, and the median income for a family was $42,171. Males had a median income of $29,648 versus $20,522 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,409. About 6.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Clarke County Courthouse in Osceola

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°01′22″N, 93°47′11″WLatitude: 41°1′22″N
Longitude: 93°47′11″W


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