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

399 sq mi (1,035 km²)
398 sq mi (1,033 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,003
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.osceolacountyia.com

Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named for Seminole war chief Osceola. As of 2000, the population was 7,003. Its county seat is Sibley, named for H. H. Sibley of Minnesota.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 399 square miles (1,035 km²), of which 398 square miles (1,033 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.18%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Osceola County was formed in 1871. It was named after the eponymous chief of the Seminole. It is the smallest and most recent county in Iowa. In the same year the first settler arrived, Captain Eldred Huff, and laid his claim. On January 1, 1872, the county government conferred for the first time. The first courthouse, constructed of wood, was built in November of the following year and simultaneously served as the conference chamber, school and church. In September 1903, the second courthouse was finished and was wired for electricity in October, 1915. .

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Osceola County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 8,725
1910 8,956 2.6%
1920 10,223 14.1%
1930 10,182 −0.4%
1940 10,607 4.2%
1950 10,181 −4.0%
1960 10,064 −1.1%
1970 8,555 −15.0%
1980 8,371 −2.2%
1990 7,267 −13.2%
2000 7,003 −3.6%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,003 people, 2,778 households, and 1,941 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.04% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,778 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,274, and the median income for a family was $41,977. Males had a median income of $29,624 versus $20,522 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,463. About 6.00% of families and 7.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.90% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

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

Coordinates: 43°22′40″N 95°37′40″W / 43.37778°N 95.62778°W / 43.37778; -95.62778


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7003
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.osceolacountyia.com

Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named for Indian Chief Osceola. As of 2000, the population is 7,003. Its county seat is Sibley.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,035 km² (399 sq mi). 1,033 km² (398 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.18%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Osceola County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,003 people, 2,778 households, and 1,941 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (18/sq mi). There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.04% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,778 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,274, and the median income for a family was $41,977. Males had a median income of $29,624 versus $20,522 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,463. About 6.00% of families and 7.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.90% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°22′40″N, 95°37′40″WLatitude: 43°22′40″N
Longitude: 95°37′40″W


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