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

404 sq mi (1,046 km²)
381 sq mi (987 km²)
23 sq mi (60 km²), 5.61%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,424
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Founded 1857
Website www.co.dickinson.ia.us

Dickinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 16,424. Its county seat is Spirit Lake.[1] The county was organized in 1857 and is named in honor of Daniel S. Dickinson, a U.S. Senator for New York.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 404 square miles (1,046 km²), of which 381 square miles (987 km²) is land and 23 square miles (59 km²) (5.61%) is water. In land area, it is the smallest county in Iowa.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dickinson County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 7,995
1910 8,137 1.8%
1920 10,241 25.9%
1930 10,982 7.2%
1940 12,185 11.0%
1950 12,756 4.7%
1960 12,574 −1.4%
1970 12,565 −0.1%
1980 15,629 24.4%
1990 14,909 −4.6%
2000 16,424 10.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,424 people, 7,103 households, and 4,759 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 11,375 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.90% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,103 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,020, and the median income for a family was $47,739. Males had a median income of $30,523 versus $22,131 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,929. 6.00% of the population and 4.20% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty 5.90% of those under the age of 18 and 7.00% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Townships

Dickinson County is divided into twelve townships:

References

External links

Coordinates: 43°22′33″N 95°08′59″W / 43.37583°N 95.14972°W / 43.37583; -95.14972


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Dickinson County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Dickinson County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1857
Seat Spirit Lake
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 5.61%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16424
Website: www.co.dickinson.ia.us

Dickinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 16,424. Its county seat is Spirit Lake.6 The county was organized in 1857 and is named in honor of Daniel S. Dickinson, a U.S. Senator for New York.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,046 km² (404 sq mi). 987 km² (381 sq mi) of it is land and 59 km² (23 sq mi) of it (5.61%) is water. In land area, it is the smallest county in Iowa.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dickinson County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,424 people, 7,103 households, and 4,759 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (43/sq mi). There were 11,375 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.90% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,103 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,020, and the median income for a family was $47,739. Males had a median income of $30,523 versus $22,131 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,929. 6.00% of the population and 4.20% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty 5.90% of those under the age of 18 and 7.00% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

External link

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°22′33″N, 95°08′59″WLatitude: 43°22′33″N
Longitude: 95°8′59″W


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