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

578 sq mi (1,498 km²)
576 sq mi (1,491 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.44%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,529
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded January 15, 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Sac County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 11,529. Its county seat is Sac City.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,498 km²), of which 576 square miles (1,491 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (0.44%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Sac County was formed on January 15, 1851. It was named after the tribe of the Sac Indians. Sac City was appointed the county seat in 1856, and the first Sac County Courthouse was erected in 1862. The courthouse served its purpose well until 1873 when citizens of Sac County realized the county had outgrown the tiny building. Thus, a second courthouse was built. The building was eighty-five feet by fifty-six feet, a beautiful building of brick with limestone foundations and an impressive tower on the top. It was declared to be one of the best county buildings in Iowa. This courthouse was first used in January 1874, and the old courthouse was sold shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, in 1888 a prisoner set fire to the jail attached to the courthouse while attempting to escape, and both buildings were destroyed. Sac City erected a third courthouse at a cost of thirty thousand dollars. This courthouse has been in use since with minimal structural changes, save for an extensive addition which was completed in the 1980's.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sac County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 17,639
1910 16,555 −6.1%
1920 17,500 5.7%
1930 17,641 0.8%
1940 17,639 0%
1950 17,518 −0.7%
1960 17,007 −2.9%
1970 15,573 −8.4%
1980 14,118 −9.3%
1990 12,324 −12.7%
2000 11,529 −6.5%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,529 people, 4,746 households, and 3,198 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,460 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.53% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,746 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% 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 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,874, and the median income for a family was $40,504. Males had a median income of $26,183 versus $19,753 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,902. About 6.80% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Best Places to Live in Rural America

In February 2007, in its third annual list of the “Best Places to Live in Rural America”, Progressive Farmer magazine placed Sac County as #7 in the overall rankings.[4] In 2009, the magazine ranked Sac County as the tenth "Best Place" in the Midwest Region.[5]

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. ^ [1], Accessed 2010-02-26.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ [2], Accessed 2010-02-26.
  5. ^ [3], Accessed 2010-02-26.

External links

Coordinates: 42°22′52″N 95°06′46″W / 42.38111°N 95.11278°W / 42.38111; -95.11278


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.44%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11529
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Sac County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 11,529. Its county seat is Sac City.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,498 km² (578 sq mi). 1,491 km² (576 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.44%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sac County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,529 people, 4,746 households, and 3,198 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 5,460 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.53% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,746 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% 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 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,874, and the median income for a family was $40,504. Males had a median income of $26,183 versus $19,753 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,902. About 6.80% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°22′52″N, 95°06′46″WLatitude: 42°22′52″N
Longitude: 95°6′46″W


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