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

623 sq mi (1,614 km²)
614 sq mi (1,590 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.42%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

125,692
202/sq mi (78/km²)
Founded 1838
Website www.johnson-county.com

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 111,006. The 2007 estimate was 125,692. [1] Its county seat is Iowa City,[1] also home of the University of Iowa. Johnson County is one of the two counties that make up the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2] It is named for Richard Mentor Johnson, the ninth vice president of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 623 square miles (1,614 km²), of which, 614 square miles (1,592 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (23 km²) of it is water. The total area is 1.42% water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Johnson County was created on December 21, 1837 by the legislature of the Wisconsin Territory. The county was carved out of territory formerly in Dubuque County, and was not initially provided with a civil government, instead being governed by Cedar County officials. It was named for the US Vice President Richard M. Johnson.[3]

The first courthouse in the county was a two story log cabin structure, built in 1838 in the town of Napoleon, two miles south of Iowa City. Napoleon, was located in a flood plain, however, and the second courthouse in the county was built on the hills north of Napoleon in the area that became Iowa City.

A third courthouse, built in Iowa City, was destroyed by fire on election night in 1856, while officials were busily counting votes. A third brick structure was built in 1857 and used until it was declared structurally unsafe in 1899.

The Richardsonian Romanesque style courthouse in use today was designed and built in 1900 by the Chicago architecture firm of A.W. Rush at a cost of $111,000. The building's tower was based on Richardson's design for the spire of Trinity Church in Boston. The building was dedicated on June 8, 1901.[4]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Johnson County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 24,817
1910 25,914 4.4%
1920 26,462 2.1%
1930 30,276 14.4%
1940 33,191 9.6%
1950 45,756 37.9%
1960 53,663 17.3%
1970 72,127 34.4%
1980 81,717 13.3%
1990 96,119 17.6%
2000 111,006 15.5%
Est. 2007 125,692 13.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990 [2]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 111,006 people, 44,080 households, and 23,582 families residing in the county. The population density was 181 people per square mile (70/km²). There were 45,831 housing units at an average density of 75 per square mile (29/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.13% White, 2.90% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 4.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 2.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 44,080 households out of which 26.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.90% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.50% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.10% under the age of 18, 23.40% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 18.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,060, and the median income for a family was $60,112. Males had a median income of $36,279 versus $29,793 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,220. About 5.20% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.10% of those under age 18 and 3.80% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

Localities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

  • Big Grove Township
  • Cedar Township
  • Clear Creek Township
  • East Lucas Township
  • Fremont Township
  • Graham Township
  • Hardin Township
  • Jefferson Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Lincoln Township
  • Madison Township
  • Monroe Township
  • Newport Township
  • Oxford Township
  • Penn Township
  • Pleasant Valley Township
  • Scott Township
  • Sharon Township
  • Union Township
  • Washington Township

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°40′08″N 91°35′22″W / 41.66889°N 91.58944°W / 41.66889; -91.58944


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.42%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

111006
Website: www.johnson-county.com

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 111,006. Its county seat is Iowa City,6 also home of the University of Iowa. Johnson County is one of the two counties that make up the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] It is named for Richard Mentor Johnson, the ninth vice president of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,614 km² (623 sq mi). 1,592 km² (614 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it is water. The total area is 1.42% water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Johnson County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 111,006 people, 44,080 households, and 23,582 families residing in the county. The population density was 70/km² (181/sq mi). There were 45,831 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (75/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.13% White, 2.90% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 4.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 2.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 44,080 households out of which 26.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.90% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.50% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.10% under the age of 18, 23.40% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 18.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,060, and the median income for a family was $60,112. Males had a median income of $36,279 versus $29,793 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,220. About 5.20% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.10% of those under age 18 and 3.80% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

Localities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf|title=Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°40′08″N, 91°35′22″WLatitude: 41°40′8″N
Longitude: 91°35′22″W


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