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

650 sq mi (1,683 km²)
636 sq mi (1,647 km²)
14 sq mi (35 km²), 2.10%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

19,965
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1837
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.jackson.ia.us

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of 2000, the population was 20,296. A 2008 estimate shows a slight decrease to 19,965.[1] Its county seat is Maquoketa.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,683 km²), of which 636 square miles (1,647 km²) is land and 14 square miles (35 km²) (2.10%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

History

Jackson County was formed on December 21, 1837. It was named after US President Andrew Jackson.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jackson County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 23,615
1910 21,258 −10.0%
1920 19,931 −6.2%
1930 18,481 −7.3%
1940 19,181 3.8%
1950 18,622 −2.9%
1960 20,754 11.4%
1970 20,839 0.4%
1980 22,503 8.0%
1990 19,950 −11.3%
2000 20,296 1.7%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 20,296 people, 8,078 households, and 5,589 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,949 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.96% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,078 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,529, and the median income for a family was $42,526. Males had a median income of $29,334 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,329. About 7.70% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The three-member board of supervisors that governs Jackson County is composed of Steve Flynn, Larry Koos, and Jack Willey, and the county sheriff is Russ Kettmann.[4]

Sheriff's office

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is a law enforcement agency located in the county. The headquarters for the Sheriff's Department are in Maquoketa, Iowa. The department is led by an elected Sheriff. The current Sheriff is Russ Kettmann.

The Sheriff's Department provides law enforcement for unincorporated areas in the county, and performs various civil procedures. Like other departments, the department uses the Jeep Grand Cherokee as its primary patrol vehicle.

Localities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

  • Alma
  • Amoy
  • America
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookfield
  • Buckhorn
  • Canton
  • Carrollport
  • Centerville
  • Charleston
  • Charkstown
  • Cobb
  • Coloma
  • Copper Creek
  • Cottonville
  • Crabb
  • Crabb's Mill
  • Crabbtown
  • Deventersville
  • Duggan
  • Duke
  • Emeline
  • Fremont
  • Fulton
  • Garry Owen
  • Gordon's Ferry
  • Hickory Grove
  • Higginsport
  • Hugo
  • Hurstville
  • Fairfield
  • Farmers Creek
  • Franklin
  • Iron Hill
  • East Iron Hill
  • Isabel
  • Lainsville
  • Lowell
  • Millrock
  • Mount Algor
  • Nashville
  • New Castle
  • New Rochester
  • North Maquoketa
  • Otter Creek
  • Ozark
  • Pass
  • Prairie Springs
  • Rolley
  • Silsbee
  • Smiths Ferry
  • Springfield
  • Spruce Mills
  • Sterling
  • Sullivan
  • Summer Hill
  • Sylva
  • Tetes des Morts
  • Union Center
  • Van Buren
  • Wagonersburgh
  • Waterford
  • Wickliffe

Ref:[1]

Townships

Jackson County is divided into 18 townships:

  • Bellevue
  • Brandon
  • Butler
  • Fairfield
  • Farmers Creek
  • Iowa
  • Jackson
  • Maquoketa
  • Monmouth
  • Otter Creek
  • Perry
  • Prairie Springs
  • Richland
  • South Fork
  • Tete Des Morts
  • Union
  • Van Buren
  • Washington

State parks

Bibliography

  • Sorensen, Lucille. Holihan, Grace. Ghost Towns of Jackson County Iowa/History of Jackson County, Vol. 1, Jackson County Historical Society 1988 and 2000.

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°10′13″N 90°34′30″W / 42.17028°N 90.575°W / 42.17028; -90.575


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Jackson County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Jackson County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Maquoketa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.10%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

20296
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of 2000, the population was 20,296. Its county seat is Maquoketa.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,683 km² (650 sq mi). 1,647 km² (636 sq mi) of it is land and 35 km² (14 sq mi) of it (2.10%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jackson County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 20,296 people, 8,078 households, and 5,589 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 8,949 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.96% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,078 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,529, and the median income for a family was $42,526. Males had a median income of $29,334 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,329. About 7.70% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The three-member board of supervisors that governs Jackson County is composed of Steve Flynn, Larry Koos, and Jack Willey, and the county sheriff is Russ Kettmann.

Localities

Cities

Unincorporated community

Ghost towns

  • Alma
  • Amoy
  • America
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookfield
  • Buckhorn
  • Canton
  • Carrollport
  • Centerville
  • Charleston
  • Charkstown
  • Cobb
  • Coloma
  • Copper Creek
  • Cottonville
  • Crabb
  • Crabb's Mill
  • Crabbtown
  • Deventersville
  • Duggan
  • Duke
  • Emeline
  • Fremont
  • Fulton
  • Garry Owen
  • Gordon's Ferry
  • Hickory Grove
  • Higginsport
  • Hugo
  • Hurstville
  • Fairfield
  • Farmers Creek
  • Franklin
  • Iron Hill
  • East Iron Hill
  • Isabel
  • Lainsville
  • Lowell
  • Millrock
  • Mount Algor
  • Nashville
  • New Castle
  • New Rochester
  • North Maquoketa
  • Otter Creek
  • Ozark
  • Pass
  • Pairie Springs
  • Rolley
  • Silsbee
  • Smiths Ferry
  • Springfield
  • Spruce Mills
  • Sterling
  • Sullivan
  • Summer Hill
  • Sylva
  • Tetes des Morts
  • Union Center
  • Van Buren
  • Wagonersburgh
  • Waterford
  • Wickliffe

Ref:[1]

State parks

Bibliography

  • Sorensen, Lucille. Holihan, Grace. Ghost Towns of Jackson County Iowa/History of Jackson County, Vol. 1, Jackson County Historical Society 1988 and 2000.

See also

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°10′13″N, 90°34′30″WLatitude: 42°10′13″N
Longitude: 90°34′30″W


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