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

418 sq mi (1,082 km²)
402 sq mi (1,041 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 3.77%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

11,725
30/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.louisacountyiowa.org

Louisa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 12,183. A 2008 estimate shows a slight decrease in population to 11,725.[1] Its county seat is Wapello.[2] In Iowa, it is pronounced as low-WHY-zuh (and not as loo-WHEEZE-uh).

Louisa County is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,082 km²), of which 402 square miles (1,041 km²) is land and 16 square miles (41 km²) (3.77%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Louisa County was formed on December 7, 1836. It was named after Louisa Massey, who was very well-known here at the time because she avenged the murder of her brother when she shot the party responsible.

The first courthouse was a simple wood-framed building. In 1840, a second courthouse, measuring 40' x 20' (about 12 x 6 m), was constructed of stone. In 1854, a third structure was built. The courthouse used today was erected in 1928.[3]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Louisa County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 13,516
1910 12,855 −4.9%
1920 12,179 −5.3%
1930 11,575 −5.0%
1940 11,384 −1.7%
1950 11,101 −2.5%
1960 10,290 −7.3%
1970 10,682 3.8%
1980 12,055 12.9%
1990 11,592 −3.8%
2000 12,183 5.1%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 12,183 people, 4,519 households, and 3,316 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 5,133 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.91% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.56% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 12.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,519 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,086, and the median income for a family was $43,972. Males had a median income of $31,293 versus $22,085 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,644. About 7.00% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated community

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2008-01-19.xls
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Louisa County, Iowa
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°13′05″N 91°15′36″W / 41.21806°N 91.26°W / 41.21806; -91.26


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Louisa County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Louisa 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 Wapello
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12183
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.louisacountyiowa.org

Louisa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 12,183. Its county seat is Wapello.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,082 km² (418 sq mi). 1,041 km² (402 sq mi) of it is land and 41 km² (16 sq mi) of it (3.77%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Louisa County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,183 people, 4,519 households, and 3,316 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 5,133 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.91% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.56% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 12.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,519 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,086, and the median income for a family was $43,972. Males had a median income of $31,293 versus $22,085 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,644. About 7.00% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°13′05″N, 91°15′36″WLatitude: 41°13′5″N
Longitude: 91°15′36″W


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