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

579 sq mi (1,500 km²)
578 sq mi (1,496 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), 0.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,662
15/sq mi (6/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Pocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 8,662. Its county seat is Pocahontas.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles (1,500 km²), of which 578 square miles (1,496 km²) is land and 1 square mile (4 km²) (0.25%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Pocahontas County was formed in 1851. It was named for the fabled Indian Princess Pocahontas, daughter of the Chief Powhatan and wife of Englishman John Rolfe.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Pocahontas County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 15,339
1910 14,808 −3.5%
1920 15,602 5.4%
1930 15,687 0.5%
1940 16,266 3.7%
1950 15,496 −4.7%
1960 14,234 −8.1%
1970 12,729 −10.6%
1980 11,369 −10.7%
1990 9,525 −16.2%
2000 8,662 −9.1%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,662 people, 3,617 households, and 2,430 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,988 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,617 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 21.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,362, and the median income for a family was $40,568. Males had a median income of $27,929 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,006. About 6.60% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 6.50% of those age 65 or over.

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

Coordinates: 42°44′04″N 94°40′39″W / 42.73444°N 94.6775°W / 42.73444; -94.6775


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.25%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8662
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Pocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of Pocahontas, the Virginia Indian princess who is said to saved Captain John Smith's life and who married John Rolfe. As of 2000, the population is 8,662. Its county seat is Pocahontas.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,500 km² (579 sq mi). 1,496 km² (578 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.25%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Pocahontas County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,662 people, 3,617 households, and 2,430 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 3,988 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,617 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 21.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,362, and the median income for a family was $40,568. Males had a median income of $27,929 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,006. About 6.60% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 6.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°44′04″N, 94°40′39″WLatitude: 42°44′4″N
Longitude: 94°40′39″W


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