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

449 sq mi (1,163 km²)
439 sq mi (1,136 km²)
10 sq mi (27 km²), 2.32%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

42,405
95/sq mi (37/km²)
Founded December 7, 1836
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.muscatine.ia.us

Muscatine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. In 2000, the population was 41,722. A 2008 estimate shows a slight increase to 42,405.[1] Its county seat is Muscatine.[2]

Muscatine 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 449 square miles (1,163 km²), of which 439 square miles (1,136 km²) is land and 10 square miles (27 km²) (2.32%) is water.

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Major highways

Other roadways

County highways

  • County Highway F58
  • County Highway F70
  • County Highway G28
  • County Highway G38
  • County Highway X61

Adjacent counties

History

Muscatine County was formed on December 7, 1836. One history of the county claims it was named for Muscatine Island in the Mississippi River.[3] The island lies opposite Muscatine County and was allegedly named after the Mascouten native American tribe members who formerly lived there.[3]

In 1833, Colonel George Davenport of Illinois sent three representatives into the territory for the purpose of establishing a trade post. These were the first whites to maintain residency here. In the same year, James W. Casey and John Vanatta came to the area. They opened a supply depot for steamships in the area on June 1, 1833, named Casey’s Woodpile. The first public land sale was held in November, 1838. One year later, the construction of the courthouse and a jail was begun.

On December 23, 1864, the courthouse was complete gutted by a fire and within two years a new structure was completed on the same site. The construction of the courthouse still used today was completed on September 26, 1907.[4]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adair County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 28,242
1910 29,505 4.5%
1920 29,042 −1.6%
1930 29,385 1.2%
1940 31,296 6.5%
1950 32,148 2.7%
1960 33,840 5.3%
1970 37,181 9.9%
1980 40,436 8.8%
1990 39,907 −1.3%
2000 41,722 4.5%
Est. 2006 42,883 2.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 41,722 people, 15,847 households, and 11,283 families residing in the county. The population density was 95 people per square mile (37/km²). There were 16,786 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.72% White, 0.70% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.05% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 11.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,847 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,803, and the median income for a family was $48,373. Males had a median income of $36,329 versus $24,793 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,625. About 6.30% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

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. ^ a b History Section, 1879, History of Muscatine County Iowa, http://iagenweb.org/muscatine/biographies1879/thename.htm, retrieved 11 May 2009 
  4. ^ History
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°28′52″N 91°07′11″W / 41.48111°N 91.11972°W / 41.48111; -91.11972


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.32%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

41722
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.muscatine.ia.us

Muscatine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 41,722. Its county seat is Muscatine.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,163 km² (449 sq mi). 1,136 km² (439 sq mi) of it is land and 27 km² (10 sq mi) of it (2.32%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adair County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,722 people, 15,847 households, and 11,283 families residing in the county. The population density was 37/km² (95/sq mi). There were 16,786 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (38/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.72% White, 0.70% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.05% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 11.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,847 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,803, and the median income for a family was $48,373. Males had a median income of $36,329 versus $24,793 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,625. About 6.30% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°28′52″N, 91°07′11″WLatitude: 41°28′52″N
Longitude: 91°7′11″W


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