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

769 sq mi (1,991 km²)
768 sq mi (1,989 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

31,589
41/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.siouxcounty.org

Sioux County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 31,589. Its county seat is Orange City.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 769 square miles (1,991 km²), of which 768 square miles (1,989 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.09%) is water.

Western Sioux County drains to the south west to the Rock River or the Big Sioux River. Eastern Sioux County drains to the south east to the Floyd River.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Sioux County was formed on January 15, 1851. It has been self-governed since January 20, 1860. It was named after the Sioux tribe.

The first county seat was Calliope in 1860, then a small village with 15 inhabitants. The first courthouse was built here in 1860 and served as such until 1872. A larger immigration wave began in 1869, primarily of Dutch. In 1872, Orange City was declared the seat. In June, 1902, the construction of a new courthouse of red sandstone was begun and completed in 1904. From 1976 until 1982 the building was completely restored and still serves as the courthouse. In 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sioux County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 23,337
1910 25,248 8.2%
1920 26,458 4.8%
1930 26,806 1.3%
1940 27,209 1.5%
1950 26,381 −3.0%
1960 26,375 0%
1970 27,996 6.1%
1980 30,813 10.1%
1990 29,903 −3.0%
2000 31,589 5.6%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,589 people, 10,693 households, and 8,062 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 11,260 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,693 households out of which 36.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.40% were married couples living together, 4.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 15.20% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,536, and the median income for a family was $45,846. Males had a median income of $31,548 versus $19,963 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,532. About 4.60% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.90% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Higher education

Sioux County is the home to two 4 year liberal arts colleges; Northwestern College in Orange City and Dordt College in Sioux Center. Both of these schools have enrollments over 1,000. Northwest Iowa Community College is also in Sioux County though it is most often associated with community of Sheldon in O'Brien County.

Politics

The county is historically Republican in Presidential elections.[3] The last Democrat to carry the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.[4] It is arguably the most Republican county in the state. In 1992, Sioux County was one of only two counties in the nation to give George H. W. Bush over 70% of their vote.[5] In the four elections since then, the Republican candidates has never received less than 75% of the county's vote.[6] It is located in Iowa's 5th congressional district, which has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+9 and is represented by Republican Steve King.

Notable natives

Cities

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. 
  3. ^ David Leip's Presidential Atlas (Maps for Iowa by election)
  4. ^ Geographie Electorale
  5. ^ David Leip's Presidential Atlas: 1992 Presidential election statistics
  6. ^ The New York Times electoral map (Zoom in on Iowa)

External links

Coordinates: 43°04′53″N 96°10′46″W / 43.08139°N 96.17944°W / 43.08139; -96.17944


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Sioux County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Sioux County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 15, 1851
Seat Orange City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.09%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

31589
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.siouxcounty.org

Sioux County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 31,589. Its county seat is Orange City.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,991 km² (769 sq mi). 1,989 km² (768 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.09%) is water.

Western Sioux County drains to the south west to the Rock River or the Big Sioux River. Western Sioux County drains to the south east to the Floyd River.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sioux County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 31,589 people, 10,693 households, and 8,062 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (41/sq mi). There were 11,260 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,693 households out of which 36.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.40% were married couples living together, 4.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 15.20% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,536, and the median income for a family was $45,846. Males had a median income of $31,548 versus $19,963 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,532. About 4.60% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.90% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Sioux County traditionally has been one of the counties in the nation most loyal to the Republican Party. In the 2004 presidential election, residents voted for George W. Bush over John Kerry by 14,229 to 2,259 vote margin - the largest margin of any county in Iowa. Local political custom dictates that the "real" election is the Republican primary. Having won that the nominee runs virtually unopposed in the November election.

Higher Education

Sioux County is the home to two 4 year liberal arts colleges; Northwestern College in Orange City and Dordt College in Sioux Center. Both of these schools have enrollments over 1,000. Northwest Iowa Community College is also in Sioux County though it is most often associated with community of Sheldon in O'Brien County.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°04′53″N, 96°10′46″WLatitude: 43°4′53″N
Longitude: 96°10′46″W

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