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

587 sq mi (1,521 km²)
586 sq mi (1,519 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,671
27/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1843
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.iowa.ia.us

Iowa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 15,671. Its county seat is Marengo.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 587 square miles (1,521 km²), of which 586 square miles (1,519 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.15%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Iowa County was formed on February 17, 1843. It was named for the Iowa River, which flows through the county.[2]

The first courthouse was a log cabin built in 1847. This was rented by the county until 1850 when a second courthouse was completed. In 1861 construction of a third courthouse was begun. The current courthouse was built in 1892 after the county had outgrown the previous one.[3]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Iowa County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 19,544
1910 18,409 −5.8%
1920 18,600 1.0%
1930 17,332 −6.8%
1940 17,016 −1.8%
1950 15,835 −6.9%
1960 16,396 3.5%
1970 15,419 −6.0%
1980 15,429 0.1%
1990 14,630 −5.2%
2000 15,671 7.1%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 15,671 people, 6,163 households, and 4,301 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,545 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.70% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,163 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,222, and the median income for a family was $48,946. Males had a median income of $31,220 versus $24,652 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,884. About 3.40% of families and 5.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.50% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the 2008 US presidential election, an exactly equal number of Iowa county voters voted for each major candidate.[5]

Cities and towns

Other places

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. ^ History
  3. ^ Iowa County at Iowa State Association of Counties, retrieved July 26, 2008.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Local and National Election Results - Election Center 2008[1], accessed November 5, 2008.

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Coordinates: 41°41′10″N 92°04′01″W / 41.68611°N 92.06694°W / 41.68611; -92.06694


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Iowa County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Iowa County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1843
Seat Marengo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.15%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15671
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.iowa.ia.us

Iowa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 15,671. Its county seat is Marengo.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,521 km² (587 sq mi). 1,519 km² (586 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.15%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Iowa County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,671 people, 6,163 households, and 4,301 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 6,545 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.70% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,163 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,222, and the median income for a family was $48,946. Males had a median income of $31,220 versus $24,652 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,884. About 3.40% of families and 5.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.50% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Other places

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°41′10″N, 92°04′01″WLatitude: 41°41′10″N
Longitude: 92°4′1″W


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