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

569 sq mi (1,475 km²)
564 sq mi (1,460 km²)
6 sq mi (14 km²), 0.98%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,147
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Palo Alto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 10,147. It is named for the first battlefield victory in the Mexican-American War. Its county seat is Emmetsburg.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 569 square miles (1,475 km²), of which 564 square miles (1,460 km²) is land and 6 square miles (14 km²) (0.98%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Palo Alto County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 14,354
1910 13,845 −3.5%
1920 15,486 11.9%
1930 15,398 −0.6%
1940 16,170 5.0%
1950 15,891 −1.7%
1960 14,736 −7.3%
1970 13,289 −9.8%
1980 12,721 −4.3%
1990 10,669 −16.1%
2000 10,147 −4.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,147 people, 4,119 households, and 2,673 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,631 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.62% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,119 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 30.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,409, and the median income for a family was $41,808. Males had a median income of $28,344 versus $19,655 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,733. About 6.60% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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°04′48″N 94°40′51″W / 43.08°N 94.68083°W / 43.08; -94.68083


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Palo Alto County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Palo Alto 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 Emmetsburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.98%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10147
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Palo Alto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 10,147. It is named for the first battlefield victory in the Mexican-American War. Its county seat is Emmetsburg.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,475 km² (569 sq mi). 1,460 km² (564 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.98%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Palo Alto County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,147 people, 4,119 households, and 2,673 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (18/sq mi). There were 4,631 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.62% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,119 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 30.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,409, and the median income for a family was $41,808. Males had a median income of $28,344 versus $19,655 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,733. About 6.60% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°04′48″N, 94°40′51″WLatitude: 43°4′48″N
Longitude: 94°40′51″W


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