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

690 sq mi (1,787 km²)
690 sq mi (1,786 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,310
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1847
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Winneshiek County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 21,310. Its county seat is Decorah.[1]

Contents

History

Winneshiek County Courthouse, in Decorah, holds the offices for the supervisors and county officers of Winneshiek County.

A largely rural and agricultural county, Winneshiek County has a rich cultural history from Czech, Slovak, English, Irish, German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants that have settled within its boundaries.

The county was originally settled in 1848 in present day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia, Iowa) and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson, Iowa). It was organized in 1847, and named after a chief of the Winnebago tribe.

In 1980, Winneshiek County reported a population of 21,842. Like much of Iowa during the 1980s it witnessed a population loss, plummeting to 20,847 according to the 1990 United States Census. However during the 1990s the county experienced some mild growth and was able to rise above the 21,000 mark once again.

Government and elected officials

Like all Iowa counties, Winneshiek is governed by an elected partisan Board of Supervisors. Winneshiek County's Board of Supervisors has five members elected by single-member districts of equal population. Other elected officials are the county attorney, auditor, sheriff and treasurer. The offices for the supervisors and county officers are located in the County Courthouse at the county seat.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 690 square miles (1,787 km²), of which 690 square miles (1,786 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.04%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Winneshiek County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 23,731
1910 21,729 −8.4%
1920 22,091 1.7%
1930 21,630 −2.1%
1940 22,263 2.9%
1950 21,639 −2.8%
1960 21,651 0.1%
1970 21,758 0.5%
1980 21,876 0.5%
1990 20,847 −4.7%
2000 21,310 2.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,310 people, 7,734 households, and 5,189 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,208 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.85% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.3% were of German, 31.7% Norwegian, 5.5% Irish and 5.1% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 7,734 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 16.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,908, and the median income for a family was $45,966. Males had a median income of $29,278 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,047. About 5.10% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

Townships

  • Bloomfield
  • Bluffton
  • Burr Oak
  • Calmar
  • Canoe
  • Decorah
  • Frankville
  • Freemont
  • Glenwood
  • Hesper
  • Highland
  • Jackson
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Military
  • Orleans
  • Pleasant
  • Springfield
  • Sumner
  • Washington

Other communities

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.  

External links

Coordinates: 43°17′27″N 91°51′03″W / 43.29083°N 91.85083°W / 43.29083; -91.85083


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.04%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21310
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Winneshiek County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 21,310. Its county seat is Decorah.6

Contents

History

A largely rural and agricultural county, Winneshiek County has a rich cultural history from Czechoslovakian, English, Irish, German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants that have settled within its boundaries.

The county was originally settled in 1848 in present day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia) and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson). It was organized in 1847.

In 1980, Winneshiek County reported a population of 21,842. Like much of Iowa during the 1980s it witnessed a population loss, plummeting to 20,847 according to the 1990 Unites States Census. However during the 1990s the county experienced some mild growth and was able to rise above the 21,000 mark once again.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,787 km² (690 sq mi). 1,786 km² (690 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.04%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Winneshiek County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,310 people, 7,734 households, and 5,189 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 8,208 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.85% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,734 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 16.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,908, and the median income for a family was $45,966. Males had a median income of $29,278 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,047. About 5.10% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

Townships

  • Bloomfield
  • Bluffton
  • Burr Oak
  • Calmar
  • Canoe
  • Decorah
  • Frankville
  • Freemont
  • Glenwood
  • Hesper
  • Highland
  • Jackson
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Military
  • Orleans
  • Pleasant
  • Springfield
  • Sumner
  • Washington

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°17′27″N, 91°51′03″WLatitude: 43°17′27″N
Longitude: 91°51′3″W


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