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

592 sq mi (1,533 km²)
586 sq mi (1,519 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 0.89%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,750
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Founded 1846
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.dallas.ia.us

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 40,750. Its county seat is Adel.[1] It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk. Dallas County is one of the five counties that make up the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

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History

Dallas County was formed in 1846. It was named after the US Vice President George Mifflin Dallas.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,533 km²), of which 586 square miles (1,519 km²) is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) (0.89%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dallas County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 23,058
1910 23,628 2.5%
1920 25,120 6.3%
1930 25,493 1.5%
1940 24,649 −3.3%
1950 23,661 −4.0%
1960 24,123 2.0%
1970 26,085 8.1%
1980 29,513 13.1%
1990 29,755 0.8%
2000 40,750 37.0%
Est. 2006 54,525 33.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 40,750 people, 15,584 households, and 11,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 16,529 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.75% White, 0.74% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 5.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,584 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,528, and the median income for a family was $58,293. Males had a median income of $37,243 versus $27,026 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,970. About 4.00% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

‡ Cities mostly in Polk County

Townships

Dallas County is divided into these townships:

Unincorporated community

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°40′58″N 94°02′06″W / 41.68278°N 94.035°W / 41.68278; -94.035


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Dallas County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Dallas County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1846
Seat Adel
Largest City West Des Moines
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.89%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40750
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.dallas.ia.us

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 40,750. Its county seat is Adel.6 It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk. Dallas County is one of the five counties that make up the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,533 km² (592 sq mi). 1,519 km² (586 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.89%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dallas County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,750 people, 15,584 households, and 11,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (70/sq mi). There were 16,529 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.75% White, 0.74% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 5.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,584 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,528, and the median income for a family was $58,293. Males had a median income of $37,243 versus $27,026 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,970. About 4.00% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

‡ Cities mostly in Polk County

Other locality

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf|title=Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°40′58″N, 94°02′06″WLatitude: 41°40′58″N
Longitude: 94°2′6″W


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