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

731 sq mi (1,894 km²)
731 sq mi (1,893 km²)
<1 sq mi (1 km²), 0.07%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22,008
30/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1837
Website www.fayettecountyia.com

Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 22,008. Its county seat is West Union.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 731 square miles (1,894 km²), of which 731 square miles (1,893 km²) is land and 1 square mile (1 km²) (0.07%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Fayette County was founded in 1837. It was named after Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, a French general and politician, who came to America in 1777 in order to fight in the Revolutionary War, and who was named Major General of the Continental Army.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Fayette County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 29,845
1910 27,919 −6.5%
1920 29,251 4.8%
1930 29,145 −0.4%
1940 29,151 0%
1950 28,294 −2.9%
1960 28,581 1.0%
1970 26,898 −5.9%
1980 25,488 −5.2%
1990 21,843 −14.3%
2000 22,008 0.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,008 people, 8,778 households, and 5,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 9,505 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,778 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,453, and the median income for a family was $39,960. Males had a median income of $27,493 versus $20,099 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,271. About 8.20% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Fayette County is divided into twenty townships:

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°51′54″N 91°50′58″W / 42.865°N 91.84944°W / 42.865; -91.84944


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Fayette County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Fayette County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat West Union
Largest City Oelwain
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.07%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22008
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 22,008. Its county seat is West Union.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,894 km² (731 sq mi). 1,893 km² (731 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.07%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Fayette County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,008 people, 8,778 households, and 5,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 9,505 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,778 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,453, and the median income for a family was $39,960. Males had a median income of $27,493 versus $20,099 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,271. About 8.20% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°51′54″N, 91°50′58″WLatitude: 42°51′54″N
Longitude: 91°50′58″W


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