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

793 sq mi (2,054 km²)
779 sq mi (2,018 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 1.77%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,678
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1837
Website www.claytoncountyiowa.net

Clayton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was established in 1837 and was named in honor of John M. Clayton, United States Senator from Delaware and later Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor. As of 2000, the population was 18,678. Its county seat is Elkader.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 793 square miles (2,053 km²), of which 779 square miles (2,017 km²) is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) (1.77%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected areas

Geology

Clayton County is part of the Driftless Area, a region that completely missed being ice-covered during the last ice age. Streams have deeply carved valleys, while the Mississippi River has spectacular bluffs.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clayton County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 27,750
1910 25,576 −7.8%
1920 25,032 −2.1%
1930 24,559 −1.9%
1940 24,334 −0.9%
1950 22,522 −7.4%
1960 21,962 −2.5%
1970 20,606 −6.2%
1980 21,098 2.4%
1990 19,054 −9.7%
2000 18,678 −2.0%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,678 people, 7,375 households, and 5,132 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 8,619 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.93% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,375 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 26.30% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,068, and the median income for a family was $40,199. Males had a median income of $27,165 versus $19,644 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,930. About 5.70% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Clayton County is divided into these townships:

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°50′37″N 91°20′36″W / 42.84361°N 91.34333°W / 42.84361; -91.34333


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Clayton County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Clayton County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Elkader
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18678
Website: www.claytoncountyiowa.net

Clayton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was established in 1837 and was named in honor of John M. Clayton, United States Senator from Delaware and later Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor. As of 2000, the population was 18,678. Its county seat is Elkader.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,053 km² (793 sq mi). 2,017 km² (779 sq mi) of it is land and 36 km² (14 sq mi) of it (1.77%) is water.

Major Highways

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Geology

Clayton County is part of the Driftless Area, a region that completely missed being ice-covered during the last ice age. Streams have deeply carved valleys, while the Mississippi River has spectacular bluffs.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clayton County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,678 people, 7,375 households, and 5,132 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 8,619 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.93% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,375 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 26.30% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,068, and the median income for a family was $40,199. Males had a median income of $27,165 versus $19,644 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,930. About 5.70% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Ghost towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°50′37″N, 91°20′36″WLatitude: 42°50′37″N
Longitude: 91°20′36″W


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