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

503 sq mi (1,302 km²)
503 sq mi (1,301 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.01%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,369
25/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.grundycounty.org

Grundy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 12,369. Its county seat is Grundy Center.[1] The county is named for Felix Grundy, former U.S. Attorney General. It is one of the three counties that make up the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 503 square miles (1,302 km²), of which 503 square miles (1,301 km²) is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) (0.01%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Grundy County was formed on January 15, 1851, and became self-governing in 1856. It was named after Felix Grundy of Tennessee, a statesman, Senator, member of the House of Representatives and Attorney General under President James K. Polk.

The first courthouse was built in 1861. The wooden, two-storey building contained a courtroom, but was used for other purposes, including housing the office of the sheriff, county treasurer, the judge, as well as a chamber for the jury. The cornerstone for a second courthouse was laid on November 11, 1891.[3]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Grundy County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 13,757
1910 13,574 −1.3%
1920 14,420 6.2%
1930 14,133 −2.0%
1940 13,518 −4.4%
1950 13,722 1.5%
1960 14,132 3.0%
1970 14,119 −0.1%
1980 14,366 1.7%
1990 12,029 −16.3%
2000 12,369 2.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 12,369 people, 4,984 households, and 3,583 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 5,304 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.97% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,984 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,396, and the median income for a family was $46,627. Males had a median income of $32,006 versus $22,003 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,142. About 3.30% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.60% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 42°24′06″N 92°47′15″W / 42.40167°N 92.7875°W / 42.40167; -92.7875


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Grundy County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Grundy County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Grundy Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.01%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12369
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.grundycounty.org

Grundy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 12,369. Its county seat is Grundy Center.6 The county is named for Felix Grundy, former U.S. Attorney General. It is one of the three counties that make up the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,302 km² (503 sq mi). 1,301 km² (503 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.01%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Grundy County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,369 people, 4,984 households, and 3,583 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 5,304 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.97% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,984 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,396, and the median income for a family was $46,627. Males had a median income of $32,006 versus $22,003 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,142. About 3.30% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.60% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°24′06″N, 92°47′15″WLatitude: 42°24′6″N
Longitude: 92°47′15″W


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