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

710 sq mi (1,839 km²)
695 sq mi (1,800 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 2.14%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

48,942
73/sq mi (28/km²)
Founded 1837
Website www.clintoncounty-ia.com

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 50,149. A 2008 estimate shows the population has decreased slightly to 48,942.[1] Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton. Its county seat is Clinton.[2]

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History

Clinton County was formed on December 21, 1837. It was named for DeWitt Clinton, a Governor of New York and most ardent advocate for the construction of the Erie Canal. The cities of DeWitt and Clinton were also named after him.

In 1835, Elijah Buell built a log cabin for himself and his family and was thus the first settler of the region. In 1854, the first newspaper was issued and in 1858, the Lyons Female College for girls opened its doors. The tuition was set at $175 per student.[3]

The county has used three courthouses in its history. The structure currently in use was constructed in Romanesque style and opened in 1897.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 710 square miles (1,839 km²), of which 695 square miles (1,800 km²) is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) (2.14%) is water. It includes the easternmost point in the state of Iowa, on the Mississippi River in Elk River township in the northeast section of the county.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clinton County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 43,832
1910 45,394 3.6%
1920 43,371 −4.5%
1930 44,377 2.3%
1940 44,722 0.8%
1950 49,664 11.1%
1960 55,060 10.9%
1970 56,749 3.1%
1980 57,122 0.7%
1990 51,040 −10.6%
2000 50,149 −1.7%
Est. 2006 49,782 −0.7%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 50,149 people, 20,105 households, and 13,671 families residing in the county. The population density was 72 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 21,585 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.87% White, 1.89% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,105 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,423, and the median income for a family was $46,450. Males had a median income of $35,049 versus $21,333 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,724. About 7.70% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

Townships

Clinton County is divided into these townships:

Unincorporated communities

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2008-01-19.xls
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Looking Back at the history of Clinton County Iowa
  4. ^ History of Clinton County Iowa
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°53′34″N 90°31′39″W / 41.89278°N 90.5275°W / 41.89278; -90.5275


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.14%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

50149
Website: www.clintoncountyiowa.com

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 50,149. Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton. Its county seat is Clinton.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,839 km² (710 sq mi). 1,800 km² (695 sq mi) of it is land and 39 km² (15 sq mi) of it (2.14%) is water. It includes the easternmost point in the state of Iowa, on the Mississippi River in Elk River township in the northeast section of the county.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clinton County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 50,149 people, 20,105 households, and 13,671 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (72/sq mi). There were 21,585 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.87% White, 1.89% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,105 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,423, and the median income for a family was $46,450. Males had a median income of $35,049 versus $21,333 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,724. About 7.70% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°53′34″N, 90°31′39″WLatitude: 41°53′34″N
Longitude: 90°31′39″W


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