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Adair County, Iowa

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Adair County, Iowa

Adair County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Adair County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for John Adair
Seat Greenfield
Largest city Greenfield
 • Total 570 sq mi (1,476 km2)
 • Land 569 sq mi (1,474 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
 • (2010) 7,682
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.adaircountyiowawww

Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,682.[1] Its county seat is Greenfield.[2]

The county used to be part of Iowa's 5th congressional district, which had a score of R+9 (strongly Republican) in the Cook Partisan Voting Index.[3]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
    • Religion 3.1
  • Education 4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Townships 5.2
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Adair County was formed in 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named for John Adair, a general in the War of 1812, and the eighth Governor of Kentucky.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 570 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 569 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties


2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adair County

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,682 people, 3,292 households, and 2,148 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 13.5 inhabitants per square mile (5.2/km2). There were 3,698 housing units at an average density of 6.5 per square mile (2.5/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 98.4% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 42.9% were German, 12.6% were Irish, 11.9% were English, 6.7% were Danish, and 6.4% were American.[12]

Of the 3,292 households, 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.8% were non-families, and 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 45.3 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $45,202 and the median income for a family was $57,287. Males had a median income of $38,638 versus $31,642 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,497. About 5.7% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.[13]


As of 2000, 67.9% of the population (5,597) had a declared religious affiliation, in every case Christian. The leading religious denomination was the United Methodist Church, with 23.6% of the population (1,944 members); second was the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, with 15.4% (1,268 members); third was the Roman Catholic church, with 12% of the population (1,003 members); and fourth was the Evangelical Lutheran church, with 11.8% of the population (978 members).[14]


The county is served by five school districts:[15]

The schools in the Nodaway Valley Community School District are:[16]

  • Nodaway Valley Elementary School
  • Nodaway Valley Middle School
  • Nodaway Valley High School.

The schools in the Orient-Macksburg Community School District are:[17]

  • Orient-Macksburg Elementary School
  • Orient-Macksburg Middle School and High School.




Adair County is divided into seventeen townships:

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