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

430 sq mi (1,113 km²)
416 sq mi (1,078 km²)
14 sq mi (35 km²), 3.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42,351
102/sq mi (39/km²)
Founded 1834
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.des-moines.ia.us

Des Moines County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 42,351. Its county seat is Burlington.[1] The county is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is one of Iowa's two original counties along with Dubuque County; both were organized by the Michigan Territorial legislature in 1834.

Des Moines County should not be confused with the city of Des Moines, which is the capital of Iowa. Des Moines County sits on Iowa's eastern border alongside the Mississippi River. The city of Des Moines is in Polk County in south-central Iowa.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 430 square miles (1,113 km²), of which 416 square miles (1,078 km²) is land and 14 square miles (35 km²) (3.18%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Des Moines County was formed on October 1, 1834. It was named after the Des Moines River. [2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Des Moines County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 35,989
1910 36,145 0.4%
1920 35,520 −1.7%
1930 38,162 7.4%
1940 36,804 −3.6%
1950 42,056 14.3%
1960 44,605 6.1%
1970 46,982 5.3%
1980 46,203 −1.7%
1990 42,614 −7.8%
2000 42,351 −0.6%
Est. 2006 40,885 −3.5%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 42,351 people, 17,270 households, and 11,536 families residing in the county. The population density was 102 people per square mile (39/km²). There were 18,643 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.69% White, 3.57% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,270 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,790, and the median income for a family was $45,089. Males had a median income of $34,880 versus $22,530 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,701. About 8.20% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

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

Coordinates: 40°55′40″N 91°11′02″W / 40.92778°N 91.18389°W / 40.92778; -91.18389


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Des Moines County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Des Moines County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1834
Seat Burlington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42351
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.des-moines.ia.us

Des Moines County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 42,351. Its county seat is Burlington.6 It is one of Iowa's two original counties along with Dubuque County; both were organized by the Michigan Territorial legislature in 1834.

Des Moines County should not be confused with the city of Des Moines, which is the capital of Iowa. Des Moines County sits on Iowa's eastern border alongside the Mississippi River. The city of Des Moines is in Polk County in south-central Iowa.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,113 km² (430 sq mi). 1,078 km² (416 sq mi) of it is land and 35 km² (14 sq mi) of it (3.18%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Des Moines County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,351 people, 17,270 households, and 11,536 families residing in the county. The population density was 39/km² (102/sq mi). There were 18,643 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (45/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.69% White, 3.57% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,270 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,790, and the median income for a family was $45,089. Males had a median income of $34,880 versus $22,530 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,701. About 8.20% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 40°55′40″N, 91°11′02″WLatitude: 40°55′40″N
Longitude: 91°11′2″W


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