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

580 sq mi (1,502 km²)
579 sq mi (1,500 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.13%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,400
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded February 17, 1843
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.keokukcountyia.com

Keokuk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 11,400. Its county seat is Sigourney.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 580 square miles (1,502 km²), of which 579 square miles (1,500 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.13%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Keokuk County was formed in 1837. It was named for the eponymous chief of the Sac Indians, who advocated peace with the white settlers. In May 1843, the county opened for public settlement and was self-governed from 1844. Previously it was governed by Washington County. After a debate lasting a few years for the location for the county seat, the right went to Sigourney in 1856.[2] Keokuk County is unusual in that it has two county fairs. The Keokuk County Fair is held in What Cheer and immediately followed by the Keokuk County Expo which is held in Sigourney.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Keokuk County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 24,979
1910 21,160 −15.3%
1920 20,983 −0.8%
1930 19,148 −8.7%
1940 18,406 −3.9%
1950 16,797 −8.7%
1960 15,492 −7.8%
1970 13,943 −10.0%
1980 12,921 −7.3%
1990 11,624 −10.0%
2000 11,400 −1.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,400 people, 4,586 households, and 3,155 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,013 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.00% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,586 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,025, and the median income for a family was $41,818. Males had a median income of $28,306 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,120. About 7.50% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

Keokuk County Courthouse

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. ^ Keokuk County History
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°20′10″N 92°10′47″W / 41.33611°N 92.17972°W / 41.33611; -92.17972


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Keokuk County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Keokuk 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 Sigourney
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.13%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11400
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.keokukcountyia.com

Keokuk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 11,400. Its county seat is Sigourney.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,502 km² (580 sq mi). 1,500 km² (579 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.13%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Keokuk County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,400 people, 4,586 households, and 3,155 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 5,013 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.00% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,586 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,025, and the median income for a family was $41,818. Males had a median income of $28,306 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,120. About 7.50% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

Keokuk County Courthouse

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°20′10″N, 92°10′47″WLatitude: 41°20′10″N
Longitude: 92°10′47″W


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