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

469 sq mi (1,216 km²)
469 sq mi (1,214 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,874
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of John Mitchel. As of 2000, the population was 10,874. Its county seat is Osage.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 469 square miles (1,216 km²), of which 469 square miles (1,214 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.10%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Mitchell County was founded in 1851. It was named after John Mitchel, an Irish patriot.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mitchell County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 14,916
1910 13,435 −9.9%
1920 13,921 3.6%
1930 14,065 1.0%
1940 14,121 0.4%
1950 13,945 −1.2%
1960 14,043 0.7%
1970 13,108 −6.7%
1980 12,329 −5.9%
1990 10,928 −11.4%
2000 10,874 −0.5%
IA Counties 1900-1990

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mitchell County's 99% White population makes it the county with the smallest percentage of minorities. [3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10,874 people, 4,294 households, and 2,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 4,594 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,294 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% 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 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,843, and the median income for a family was $41,233. Males had a median income of $29,601 versus $22,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,809. About 7.00% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Mitchell County was the whitest county in the country, at 99.27%, to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election. Obama garnered 56% of the vote, while John McCain received 44%.[5]

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

References

  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. ^ Mitchell County
  3. ^ Census Bureau data, cited in "Minorities now in the majority in nearly 10% of U.S. counties", Associated Press August 8, 2007, Lexington Herald-Leader p A8
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ NYT Electoral explorer

Coordinates: 43°21′20″N 92°47′23″W / 43.35556°N 92.78972°W / 43.35556; -92.78972


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Mitchell County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Mitchell 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 Osage
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.10%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10874
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of John Mitchel, Irish patriot. As of 2000, the population is 10,874. Its county seat is Osage.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,216 km² (469 sq mi). 1,214 km² (469 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mitchell County.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mitchell County's 99% White population makes it the county with the smallest percentage of minorities. [1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,874 people, 4,294 households, and 2,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 4,594 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,294 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% 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 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,843, and the median income for a family was $41,233. Males had a median income of $29,601 versus $22,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,809. About 7.00% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°21′20″N, 92°47′23″WLatitude: 43°21′20″N
Longitude: 92°47′23″W

References

  1. ^ Census Bureau data, cited in "Minorities now in the majority in nearly 10% of U.S. counties", Associated Press August 8, 2007, Lexington Herald-Leader p A8


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