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

864 sq mi (2,238 km²)
864 sq mi (2,238 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.05%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

24,849
197/sq mi (76/km²)
Founded information needed
Website www.co.plymouth.ia.us

Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 24,849. Its county seat is Le Mars.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,238 km²), of which 864 square miles (2,237 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.05%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Plymouth County was formed on January 15, 1851. Settlement began in 1856. In October, 1859, the first courthouse was built and the first public school opened its doors with 32 pupils. In 1872, the county seat was moved to Le Mars and a new courthouse and a jail were built there in 1873. The courthouse in present use was built in 1900 of red sandstone.[2]

During the Great Depression, the farmers organized a group, which they named the Farmers Holiday Group. The goal was to keep farm products off the market until the desired price was met. A radical group among them abducted Judge Bradley from his court chamber and threatened to hang him in the front of the courthouse. Bradley was freed, but the governor ordered the national guard to Plymouth County and declared state of emergency, which meant the end of the Farmers Holiday Group.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Plymouth County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 22,209
1910 23,129 4.1%
1920 23,584 2.0%
1930 24,159 2.4%
1940 23,502 −2.7%
1950 23,252 −1.1%
1960 23,906 2.8%
1970 24,312 1.7%
1980 24,743 1.8%
1990 23,388 −5.5%
2000 24,849 6.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 24,849 people, 9,372 households, and 6,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 9,880 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,372 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,638, and the median income for a family was $50,009. Males had a median income of $33,566 versus $22,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,442. About 4.40% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

The Pappas Telecasting Tower, with a height of 603.5 metres (1,980 ft), is one of the tallest masts in the world.

Notable natives

Cities

Notes

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

Coordinates: 42°44′18″N 96°13′13″W / 42.73833°N 96.22028°W / 42.73833; -96.22028


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Plymouth County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Plymouth 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 Le Mars
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.05%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

24849
Website: www.co.plymouth.ia.us

Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 24,849. Its county seat is Le Mars.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,238 km² (864 sq mi). 2,237 km² (864 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.05%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Plymouth County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 24,849 people, 9,372 households, and 6,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 9,880 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 6.3% of the population identify themselves as gay men; 5.9% as gay women. A further 9.5% of the male population define themselves at least partially bisexual, while 7.7% of the women declare the same. 3.1% define themselves as either transgendered or gender-queer. 8.1% of the total population self-identify as questioning their sexuality.

There were 9,372 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,638, and the median income for a family was $50,009. Males had a median income of $33,566 versus $22,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,442. About 4.40% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

The Pappas Telecasting Tower, with a height of 603.5 metres (1,980 ft), is one of the tallest masts in the world.

Notable natives

  • Jim Nicholson Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Republican National Chairman and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. Born and raised in Struble.
  • Isaac S. Struble, Congressman (1883-1891) for whom Struble is named.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°44′18″N, 96°13′13″WLatitude: 42°44′18″N
Longitude: 96°13′13″W


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