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

571 sq mi (1,478 km²)
569 sq mi (1,473 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.36%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

20,670
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Founded 1838
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website co.washington.ia.us

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is one of the two counties that make up in the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] As of 2000, the population was 20,670. Its county seat is Washington.[2]

One of the towns located within Washington County is Riverside. Riverside is known as the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk of the Star Trek science fiction saga.[citation needed]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 569 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.36%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Washington County was originally formed on January 18, 1838 as Slaughter County in honor of William B. Slaughter, the secretary of Wisconsin Territory.[3] A short time later it was renamed Washington County, in honor of George Washington.[4]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 20,718
1910 19,925 −3.8%
1920 20,421 2.5%
1930 19,822 −2.9%
1940 20,055 1.2%
1950 19,557 −2.5%
1960 19,406 −0.8%
1970 18,967 −2.3%
1980 20,141 6.2%
1990 19,612 −2.6%
2000 20,670 5.4%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 20,670 people, 8,056 households, and 5,631 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 inhabitants per square mile (14 /km2). There were 8,543 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 2.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,056 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,103, and the median income for a family was $45,636. Males had a median income of $29,592 versus $22,818 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,221. About 5.10% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The county is served by 3 school districts[6]:

  • Highland Community School District
  • Mid-Prairie Community School District
  • Washington Community School District.

Highland Community School District (Superintendent:Chris Armstrong[7]) includes[8]:

  • Riverside Elementary School (Principal:Shawn Donovan[9])
  • Ainsworth Elementary School (Principal:Shawn Donovan[10])
  • Highland Middle School (Principal:Joel Diederichs[11])
  • Highland High School (Principal:Tim Navara[12]).

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36.. http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ http://files.usgwarchives.org/ia/defunct/history/1903slau.txt
  4. ^ History
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Education, Iowa Department of (2008-09). "Web Report Engine - Address". https://www.edinfo.state.ia.us/web/re_address.asp?b=10&c=92&1=0&2=0&q=1&r=all. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  7. ^ School District, Highland Community (2009). "Highland CSD - Central Office". http://www.highland.k12.ia.us/vnews/display.v/ART/483471ec27e2a. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  8. ^ School District, Highland Community (2009). "Highland CSD". http://www.highland.k12.ia.us/vnews/display.v. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  9. ^ School, Riverside Elementary (2009). "Highland CSD - Riverside Elementary". http://www.highland.k12.ia.us/vnews/display.v/ART/483c4b6f56979. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  10. ^ School, Ainsworth Elementary (2009-05-05). "Highland CSD - Ainsworth Elementary". http://www.highland.k12.ia.us/vnews/display.v/ART/483c4ee958a64. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  11. ^ School, Highland Middle (2009-05-05). "Highland CSD - Middle School". http://www.highland.k12.ia.us/vnews/display.v/ART/483c4ce6e6eb4. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  12. ^ School, Highland High (2009-05-05). "Highland CSD - High School". http://www.highland.k12.ia.us/vnews/display.v/ART/483c4a8f73228. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°20′05″N 91°43′11″W / 41.33472°N 91.71972°W / 41.33472; -91.71972


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.36%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

20670
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: co.washington.ia.us

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is one of the two counties that make up in the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] As of 2000, the population was 20,670. Its county seat is Washington.6

One of the towns located within Washington County is Riverside. Riverside is known as the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk of the Star Trek science fiction saga.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,478 km² (571 sq mi). 1,473 km² (569 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.36%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Washington County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 20,670 people, 8,056 households, and 5,631 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 8,543 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 2.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,056 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,103, and the median income for a family was $45,636. Males had a median income of $29,592 versus $22,818 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,221. About 5.10% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf|title=Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°20′05″N, 91°43′11″WLatitude: 41°20′5″N
Longitude: 91°43′11″W


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