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

539 sq mi (1,396 km²)
538 sq mi (1,393 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.23%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,469
10/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded February 24, 1847
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Ringgold County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 5,469. Its county seat is Mount Ayr.[1] It is named after Maj. Samuel Ringgold, a hero of the Battle of Palo Alto fought in May 1846, during the Mexican-American War. It is one of the 26 Iowa counties which has a name not borne by any other county in the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 539 square miles (1,396 km²), of which 538 square miles (1,393 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.23%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Ringgold County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 15,325
1910 12,904 −15.8%
1920 12,919 0.1%
1930 11,966 −7.4%
1940 11,137 −6.9%
1950 9,528 −14.4%
1960 7,910 −17.0%
1970 6,373 −19.4%
1980 6,112 −4.1%
1990 5,420 −11.3%
2000 5,469 0.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,469 people, 2,245 households, and 1,537 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,789 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.07% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,245 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.60% 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 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 21.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,110, and the median income for a family was $34,472. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $20,606 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,023. About 9.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 16.40% 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: 40°43′56″N 94°14′53″W / 40.73222°N 94.24806°W / 40.73222; -94.24806


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Ringgold County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Ringgold 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 Mount Ayr
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.23%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5469
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Ringgold County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 5,469. Its county seat is Mount Ayr.6 It is named after Maj. Samuel Ringgold, a hero of the Battle of Palo Alto fought in May 1846, during the Mexican-American War. It is one of the 26 Iowa counties which has a name not borne by any other county in the United States.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,396 km² (539 sq mi). 1,393 km² (538 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.23%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Ringgold County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,469 people, 2,245 households, and 1,537 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/sq mi). There were 2,789 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.07% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,245 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.60% 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 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 21.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,110, and the median income for a family was $34,472. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $20,606 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,023. About 9.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 16.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 40°43′56″N, 94°14′53″WLatitude: 40°43′56″N
Longitude: 94°14′53″W


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