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Scott County, Iowa
Seal of Scott County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Davenport
Largest city Davenport
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

468 sq mi (1,605 km²)
458 sq mi (1,570 km²)
10 sq mi (27 km²), 2.19%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

164,690
355.1/sq mi (103.6/km²)
Founded 1837
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.scottcountyiowa.com

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 158,668. A 2008 estimate indicates the county has grown slightly to 164,690[1] Its county seat is Davenport[2].

Scott County is one of the four counties that make up the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 468 square miles (1,213 km²), of which 458 square miles (1,186 km²) is land and 10 square miles (27 km²) (2.19%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

The newly redesigned courthouse

The first American settlement in the area now known as Scott County was Valley City (now known as Pleasant Valley) in 1833. Other early towns included Davenport (now the county seat and largest city) and Rockingham (which ceased to exist in 1847). The area was fully surveyed in 1837, and the county was established by the Wisconsin legislature in that same year. Scott County is named for General Winfield Scott[4], who was the presiding officer at the signing of the peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War.

By 1900 the population of the county was 51,500, and by 1950 it was over 100,000. Scott County now comprises part of the Quad City region, which includes the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island and Moline (in Illinois).

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Scott County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 51,558
1910 60,000 16.4%
1920 73,952 23.3%
1930 77,332 4.6%
1940 84,748 9.6%
1950 100,698 18.8%
1960 119,067 18.2%
1970 142,687 19.8%
1980 160,022 12.1%
1990 150,979 −5.7%
2000 158,668 5.1%
Est. 2008 164,690 3.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 158,668 people, 62,334 households, and 41,888 families residing in the county. The population density was 346 people per square mile (134/km²). There were 65,649 housing units at an average density of 143 per square mile (55/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.54% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 4.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 62,334 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,701, and the median income for a family was $52,045. Males had a median income of $38,985 versus $25,456 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,310. About 7.70% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and communities

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°38′09″N 90°38′02″W / 41.63583°N 90.63389°W / 41.63583; -90.63389


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Scott County, Iowa
Seal of Scott County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Scott County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Davenport
Largest City Davenport
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.19%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

162621 [1]
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.scottcountyiowa.com

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 158,668, 2006 estimate is 162,621.[2] Its county seat is Davenport6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,213 km² (468 sq mi). 1,186 km² (458 sq mi) of it is land and 27 km² (10 sq mi) of it (2.19%) is water.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

History

The newly redesigned courthouse

The first American settlement in the area now known as Scott County was Valley City (now known as Pleasant Valley) in 1833. Other early towns included Davenport (now the county seat and largest city) and Rockingham (which ceased to exist in 1847). The area was fully surveyed in 1837, and the county was established by the Wisconsin legislature in that same year. Scott County is named for General Winfield Scott, who was the presiding officer at the signing of the peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War.

By 1900 the population of the county was 51,500, and by 1950 it was over 100,000. Scott County now comprises part of the Quad City region, which includes the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island and Moline (in Illinois). It is one of the four counties that make up the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Scott County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 158,668 people, 62,334 households, and 41,888 families residing in the county. The population density was 134/km² (346/sq mi). There were 65,649 housing units at an average density of 55/km² (143/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.54% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 4.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 62,334 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,701, and the median income for a family was $52,045. Males had a median income of $38,985 versus $25,456 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,310. About 7.70% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

See also

References

  1. ^ {{subst:#ifexist:United States Office of Management and Budget|[[United States Office of Management and Budget|]]|[[Wikipedia:United States Office of Management and Budget|]]}}. Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses (PDF) 5, 36.. Retrieved on 2006-07-21.

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°38′09″N, 90°38′02″WLatitude: 41°38′9″N
Longitude: 90°38′2″W


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