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

474 sq mi (1,228 km²)
473 sq mi (1,225 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.08%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,932
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1851
Website www.howard-county.com

Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 9,932. Its county seat is Cresco.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 474 square miles (1,227 km²), of which 473 square miles (1,226 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.08%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Howard County was founded in 1851. It was named after General Tilghman Ashurst Howard, a Representative of Indiana.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Howard County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 14,512
1910 12,920 −11.0%
1920 13,705 6.1%
1930 13,082 −4.5%
1940 13,531 3.4%
1950 13,105 −3.1%
1960 12,734 −2.8%
1970 11,442 −10.1%
1980 11,114 −2.9%
1990 9,809 −11.7%
2000 9,932 1.3%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,932 people, 3,974 households, and 2,650 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,327 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.06% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,974 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% 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 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,641, and the median income for a family was $43,284. Males had a median income of $28,856 versus $21,367 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,842. About 5.6% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

References

External links

Coordinates: 43°21′27″N 92°18′56″W / 43.3575°N 92.31556°W / 43.3575; -92.31556


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.08%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9932
Website: www.crescoia.com/howardcounty/

Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 9,932. Its county seat is Cresco.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,227 km² (474 sq mi). 1,226 km² (473 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.08%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Howard County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,932 people, 3,974 households, and 2,650 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 4,327 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.06% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,974 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% 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 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,641, and the median income for a family was $43,284. Males had a median income of $28,856 versus $21,367 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,842. About 5.60% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°21′27″N, 92°18′56″WLatitude: 43°21′27″N
Longitude: 92°18′56″W


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