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

437 sq mi (1,131 km²)
434 sq mi (1,125 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.51%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

20,336
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Founded 1836
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.henrycountyiowa.us

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named for General Henry Dodge, governor of Wisconsin Territory. As of 2000, the population was 20,336. Its county seat is Mount Pleasant.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 437 square miles (1,131 km²), of which 434 square miles (1,125 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.51%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Henry County was formed on December 7, 1836. It was named for General Henry Dodge.[2]

In 1839, construction of the first courthouse was begun and completed in 1840. In 1871, construstion of a second courthouse began and on August 4, 1914, the third courthouse was completed which is still presently used as such.[3]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Henry County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 20,022
1910 18,640 −6.9%
1920 18,298 −1.8%
1930 17,660 −3.5%
1940 17,994 1.9%
1950 18,708 4.0%
1960 18,187 −2.8%
1970 18,114 −0.4%
1980 18,890 4.3%
1990 19,226 1.8%
2000 20,336 5.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 20,336 people, 7,626 households, and 5,269 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 8,246 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.78% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,626 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,087, and the median income for a family was $46,985. Males had a median income of $31,801 versus $23,075 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,192. About 6.70% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities

Other community

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. ^ Henry County
  3. ^ Henry County Courthouse History
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 40°59′12″N 91°32′31″W / 40.98667°N 91.54194°W / 40.98667; -91.54194


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Henry County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Henry County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Mount Pleasant
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.51%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

20336
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.henry.ia.us

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named for General Henry Dodge, governor of Wisconsin Territory. As of 2000, the population was 20,336. Its county seat is Mount Pleasant.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,131 km² (437 sq mi). 1,125 km² (434 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.51%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Henry County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 20,336 people, 7,626 households, and 5,269 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/sq mi). There were 8,246 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.78% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,626 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,087, and the median income for a family was $46,985. Males had a median income of $31,801 versus $23,075 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,192. About 6.70% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Winfield Historical Society & Museum - www.winfieldhistoricalsociety.com

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 40°59′12″N, 91°32′31″WLatitude: 40°59′12″N
Longitude: 91°32′31″W


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