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Hardin County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Hardin County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Eldora
Largest city Iowa Falls
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

570 sq mi (1,476 km²)
569 sq mi (1,474 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,812
33/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named in honor of Col. John J. Hardin, of Illinois, who was killed in the Mexican War. As of 2000, the population was 18,812. Its county seat is Eldora.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 570 square miles (1,476 km²), of which 569 square miles (1,474 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.12%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Hardin County was formed in 1851. It was named after Colonel John J. Hardin, who fell in the Mexican-American War.

In its history the county has had three courthouses. The first was a small wood framed building, which burned down in the 1850s. The second courthouse was a two-story building and stood on the site of the current office of the county sheriff. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1892 and opened on September 19, 1893. The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[2]

Hardin County, along with Story County, was also a primary filming location for the 1996 movie Twister, starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Hardin County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 22,794
1910 20,921 −8.2%
1920 23,337 11.5%
1930 22,947 −1.7%
1940 22,530 −1.8%
1950 22,218 −1.4%
1960 22,533 1.4%
1970 22,248 −1.3%
1980 21,776 −2.1%
1990 19,094 −12.3%
2000 18,812 −1.5%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 18,812 people, 7,628 households, and 5,087 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,318 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.14% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,628 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.70% 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 90.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,429, and the median income for a family was $41,891. Males had a median income of $30,515 versus $21,068 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,537. About 5.50% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

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

External links

Coordinates: 42°22′26″N 93°14′41″W / 42.37389°N 93.24472°W / 42.37389; -93.24472


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.21%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18812
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named in honor of Col. John J. Hardin, of Illinois, who was killed in the Mexican War. As of 2000, the population was 18,812. Its county seat is Eldora.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,476 km² (570 sq mi). 1,474 km² (569 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Hardin County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,812 people, 7,628 households, and 5,087 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi). There were 8,318 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.14% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,628 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.70% 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 90.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,429, and the median income for a family was $41,891. Males had a median income of $30,515 versus $21,068 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,537. About 5.50% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°22′26″N, 93°14′41″WLatitude: 42°22′26″N
Longitude: 93°14′41″W


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