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

402 sq mi (1,040 km²)
400 sq mi (1,036 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,909
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.worthcounty.org

Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 7,909. The county seat is in Northwood.[1]

Worth County is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,040 km²), of which 400 square miles (1,036 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) (0.43%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Worth County was founded in 1851. It was named for Major General William Jenkins Worth (1749—1849), an officer in both the Black Hawk War and the Mexican-American War.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Worth County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 10,887
1910 9,950 −8.6%
1920 11,630 16.9%
1930 11,164 −4.0%
1940 11,449 2.6%
1950 11,068 −3.3%
1960 10,259 −7.3%
1970 8,968 −12.6%
1980 9,075 1.2%
1990 7,991 −11.9%
2000 7,909 −1.0%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,909 people, 3,278 households, and 2,265 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 3,534 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.37% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,278 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,444, and the median income for a family was $41,763. Males had a median income of $27,927 versus $20,897 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,952. About 6.30% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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.  

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Coordinates: 43°22′44″N 93°15′26″W / 43.37889°N 93.25722°W / 43.37889; -93.25722


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.43%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7909
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.worthcounty.org

Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named for Major General William Jenkins Worth(1749-1849), an officer in both the Black Hawk War and the Mexican-American War. As of 2000, the population is 7,909. Its county seat is Northwood.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,040 km² (402 sq mi). 1,036 km² (400 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.43%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Worth County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,909 people, 3,278 households, and 2,265 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 3,534 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.37% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,278 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,444, and the median income for a family was $41,763. Males had a median income of $27,927 versus $20,897 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,952. About 6.30% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°22′44″N, 93°15′26″WLatitude: 43°22′44″N
Longitude: 93°15′26″W


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