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

436 sq mi (1,129 km²)
434 sq mi (1,125 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.30%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,381
24/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1857
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Humboldt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was created in 1857 and is named in honor of Alexander von Humboldt. As of 2000, the population was 10,381. Its county seat is Dakota City.[1]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,129 km²), of which 434 square miles (1,125 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.30%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Humboldt County is divided into 12 townships.

Humboldt County was established in 1851 as the smallest county in Iowa. It was named after Alexander von Humboldt.

On July 1, 1855, the county lines were newly established and on February 26, 1857, the old borders were reestablished. In 1872, Humboldt College was opened and closed in 1916 because there was no agreement with the county about taxation.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Humboldt County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 12,667
1910 12,182 −3.8%
1920 12,951 6.3%
1930 13,202 1.9%
1940 13,459 1.9%
1950 13,117 −2.5%
1960 13,156 0.3%
1970 12,519 −4.8%
1980 12,246 −2.2%
1990 10,756 −12.2%
2000 10,381 −3.5%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,381 people, 4,295 households, and 2,881 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 4,645 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,295 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 21.00% 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 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,201, and the median income for a family was $46,510. Males had a median income of $31,004 versus $22,312 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,300. About 5.30% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Berkhimer Bridge, located northwest of Humboldt, was built in 1899.

References

Coordinates: 42°46′38″N 94°12′15″W / 42.77722°N 94.20417°W / 42.77722; -94.20417


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Humboldt County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Humboldt County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1857
Seat Dakota City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.30%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10381
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Humboldt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was created in 1857 and is named in honor of Alexander von Humboldt. As of 2000, the population is 10,381. Its county seat is Dakota City.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,129 km² (436 sq mi). 1,125 km² (434 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.30%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Humboldt County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,381 people, 4,295 households, and 2,881 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 4,645 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,295 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 21.00% 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 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,201, and the median income for a family was $46,510. Males had a median income of $31,004 versus $22,312 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,300. About 5.30% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°46′38″N, 94°12′15″WLatitude: 42°46′38″N
Longitude: 94°12′15″W


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