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

577 sq mi (1,496 km²)
577 sq mi (1,494 km²)
<1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.13%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,438
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded 1856
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.hamiltoncounty.org

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named in honor of William W. Hamilton, who served as President of the Iowa State Senate for a time. As of 2000, the population was 16,438. Its county seat is Webster City.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,496 km²), of which 577 square miles (1,494 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.13%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Hamilton County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 19,514
1910 19,242 −1.4%
1920 19,531 1.5%
1930 20,978 7.4%
1940 19,922 −5.0%
1950 19,660 −1.3%
1960 20,032 1.9%
1970 18,383 −8.2%
1980 17,862 −2.8%
1990 16,071 −10.0%
2000 16,438 2.3%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,438 people, 6,692 households, and 4,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 7,082 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.71% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,692 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,658, and the median income for a family was $45,771. Males had a median income of $30,579 versus $23,595 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,801. About 4.30% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.70% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 42°22′55″N 93°42′39″W / 42.38194°N 93.71083°W / 42.38194; -93.71083


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Hamilton County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Hamilton County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1856
Seat Webster City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.13%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16438
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.hamiltoncounty.org

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named in honor of William W. Hamilton, who served as President of the Iowa State Senate for a time. As of 2000, the population is 16,438. Its county seat is Webster City.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,496 km² (577 sq mi). 1,494 km² (577 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.13%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Hamilton County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,438 people, 6,692 households, and 4,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (28/sq mi). There were 7,082 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.71% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,692 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,658, and the median income for a family was $45,771. Males had a median income of $30,579 versus $23,595 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,801. About 4.30% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.70% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°22′55″N, 93°42′39″WLatitude: 42°22′55″N
Longitude: 93°42′39″W


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