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Howard County, Iowa

Howard County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Howard 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 Tilghman Howard
Seat Cresco
Largest city Cresco
Area
 • Total 474 sq mi (1,228 km2)
 • Land 473 sq mi (1,225 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.08%
Population
 • (2010) 9,566
 • Density 20/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.howard-countywww

Howard County is a county located in the US state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,566.[1] The county seat is Cresco.[2] The county was founded in 1851 and named after General Tilghman Ashurst Howard, a Representative of Indiana.[3][4]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Events 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Unincorporated communities 4.2
  • Notable people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 474 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 473 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.08%) is water.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 9,566 in the county, with a population density of 20.207/sq mi (7.8020/km2). There were 4,367 housing units, of which 3,944 were occupied.[11]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Howard County

At the 2000 census,[12] there were 9,932 people, 3,974 households and 2,650 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,327 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.06% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,974 households of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

26.30% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median household income was $34,641 and the median family income was $43,284. Males had a median income of $28,856 compared $21,367 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,842. About 5.6% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Events

The Mighty Howard County Fair is held annually in Cresco, traditionally in the last full week of June. In 2014, the fair celebrated its 121st year.[13]

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Howard County, Iowa - History". Howard County, Iowa. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010".  
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  13. ^ "Mighty Howard County Fair". Howard County Fairgrounds. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 

External links

  • Howard County Development Commission's website
  • Howard County Government website

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