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

562 sq mi (1,456 km²)
561 sq mi (1,453 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,019
25/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.madisoncoia.us

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 14,019. Its county seat is Winterset[1], and it is one of the five counties that make up the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

Madison County is famous for being the county where John Wayne was born, and for a number of covered bridges. These bridges were featured in the 1992 book and 1995 movie The Bridges of Madison County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 562 square miles (1,456 km²), of which 561 square miles (1,453 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.21%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Madison County was formed on January 13, 1846. It has been self-governed since 1849. It was named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Madison County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 17,710
1910 15,621 −11.8%
1920 15,020 −3.8%
1930 14,331 −4.6%
1940 14,525 1.4%
1950 13,131 −9.6%
1960 12,295 −6.4%
1970 11,558 −6.0%
1980 12,597 9.0%
1990 12,483 −0.9%
2000 14,019 12.3%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,019 people, 5,326 households, and 3,925 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 5,661 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.57% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,326 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.90% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,845, and the median income for a family was $48,289. Males had a median income of $31,126 versus $24,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,357. About 4.60% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.60% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Covered bridges

Hogback Bridge, one of the six remaining covered bridges in Madison County

There are only six extant bridges in Madison County:

Tunnel

Madison county is home to the only highway tunnel in Iowa, Harmon Tunnel, through the neck of an incised meander of the Middle River in Pammel Park.[4]

Localities

Cities

Madison County courthouse

Other community

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°20′N 94°01′W / 41.33°N 94.01°W / 41.33; -94.01


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Madison County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Madison 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 Winterset
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.21%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14019
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 14,019. Its county seat is Winterset6, and it is one of the five counties that make up the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Madison County is famous for being the county where John Wayne was born, and for a number of covered bridges. These bridges were featured in the book and movie, The Bridges of Madison County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,456 km² (562 sq mi). 1,453 km² (561 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.21%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Madison County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,019 people, 5,326 households, and 3,925 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 5,661 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.57% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,326 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.90% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,845, and the median income for a family was $48,289. Males had a median income of $31,126 versus $24,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,357. About 4.60% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.60% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Covered bridges

Holliwell Bridge, one of the six remaining covered bridges in Madison County

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

External links

Coordinates: 41°20′N 94°01′W / 41.33, -94.01


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