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

877 sq mi (2,271 km²)
873 sq mi (2,261 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.55%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

103,877
119/sq mi (46/km²)
Founded 1851
Website www.woodbury-ia.com

Woodbury County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 103,877. Its county seat is Sioux City[1]. It is the only Iowa county in the four-county Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

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History

Originally established in 1851 as Wahkaw County, the Iowa Legislature in 1853 changed the name to Woodbury County in honor of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), a senator and Governor of New Hampshire who served as a Supreme Court justice from 1844 until his death.

The first county seat of Wahkaw County was the now-extinct village of Thompsonville; when the Legislature changed the county name to Woodbury, the new county seat became Sergeant's Bluff (now Sergeant Bluff). The county seat was moved to Sioux City in 1856. [1]

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk) also owns reservation land in Woodbury County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 877 square miles (2,272 km²), of which 873 square miles (2,260 km²) is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) (0.55%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Woodbury County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 54,610
1910 67,616 23.8%
1920 92,171 36.3%
1930 101,669 10.3%
1940 103,627 1.9%
1950 103,917 0.3%
1960 107,849 3.8%
1970 103,052 −4.4%
1980 100,884 −2.1%
1990 98,276 −2.6%
2000 103,877 5.7%
Est. 2006 102,972 −0.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 103,877 people, 39,151 households, and 26,426 families residing in the county. The population density was 119 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 41,394 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.48% White, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.69% Native American, 2.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.37% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 9.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 39,151 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.90% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,509, and the median income for a family was $46,499. Males had a median income of $31,664 versus $22,599 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,771. About 7.20% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated community

References

Further reading

  • Lensch, R.A. (2006). Soil survey of Woodbury County, Iowa. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

External links

Coordinates: 42°23′29″N 96°03′03″W / 42.39139°N 96.05083°W / 42.39139; -96.05083


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.55%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

103877
Website: www.woodbury-ia.com

Woodbury County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 103,877. Its county seat is Sioux City6. It is the only Iowa county in the four-county Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Contents

History

Originally established in 1851 as Wahkaw County, the Iowa Legislature in 1853 changed the name to Woodbury County in honor of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), a senator and governor of New Hampshire who served as a Supreme Court justice from 1844 until his death.

The first county seat of Wahkaw County was the now-extinct village of Thompsonville; when the Legislature changed the county name to Woodbury, the new county seat became Sergeant's Bluff (now Sergeant Bluff). The county seat was moved to Sioux City in 1856. [1]

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk) also owns reservation land in Woodbury County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,272 km² (877 sq mi). 2,260 km² (873 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.55%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Woodbury County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 103,877 people, 39,151 households, and 26,426 families residing in the county. The population density was 46/km² (119/sq mi). There were 41,394 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.48% White, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.69% Native American, 2.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.37% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 9.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 39,151 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.90% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,509, and the median income for a family was $46,499. Males had a median income of $31,664 versus $22,599 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,771. About 7.20% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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.

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°23′29″N, 96°03′03″WLatitude: 42°23′29″N
Longitude: 96°3′3″W


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