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

577 sq mi (1,494 km²)
575 sq mi (1,490 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), 0.24%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

20,221
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Founded December 21, 1837
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.jones.ia.us

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 20,221. Its county seat is Anamosa.[1] The county was named in honor of George W. Jones, one of Iowa's first United States Senators. It is one of the three counties that make up the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,494 km²), of which 575 square miles (1,490 km²) is land and 1 square mile (4 km²) (0.24%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Harvesting corn during the record 2009 season in Jones County.

Jones County was founded on December 21, 1837. It was named after George Wallace Jones, a United States Senator and member of Congress.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jones County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 21,954
1910 19,050 −13.2%
1920 18,607 −2.3%
1930 19,206 3.2%
1940 19,950 3.9%
1950 19,401 −2.8%
1960 20,693 6.7%
1970 19,868 −4.0%
1980 20,401 2.7%
1990 19,444 −4.7%
2000 20,221 4.0%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 20,221 people, 7,560 households, and 5,299 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 8,126 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.68% White, 1.79% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,560 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.30% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,449, and the median income for a family was $44,269. Males had a median income of $31,039 versus $22,075 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,816. About 6.20% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities

Other communities

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Coordinates: 42°07′12″N 91°08′05″W / 42.12°N 91.13472°W / 42.12; -91.13472


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Jones County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Jones 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 Anamosa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.24%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

20221
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.jones.ia.us

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 20,221. Its county seat is Anamosa.6 The county was named in honor of George W. Jones, one of Iowa's first United States Senators. It is one of the three counties that make up the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,494 km² (577 sq mi). 1,490 km² (575 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.24%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jones County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 20,221 people, 7,560 households, and 5,299 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (35/sq mi). There were 8,126 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.68% White, 1.79% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,560 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.30% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,449, and the median income for a family was $44,269. Males had a median income of $31,039 versus $22,075 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,816. About 6.20% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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: 42°07′12″N, 91°08′05″WLatitude: 42°7′12″N
Longitude: 91°8′5″W


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