Adair County, Iowa

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Adair County, Iowa
Adair County Courthouse Greenfield IA.jpg
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
Area
 • Total 570 sq mi (1,476 km2)
 • Land 569 sq mi (1,474 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 7,682
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.adaircountyiowa.org

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[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adair County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 984
1870 3,982 304.7%
1880 11,667 193.0%
1890 14,534 24.6%
1900 16,192 11.4%
1910 14,420 −10.9%
1920 14,259 −1.1%
1930 13,891 −2.6%
1940 13,196 −5.0%
1950 12,292 −6.9%
1960 10,893 −11.4%
1970 9,487 −12.9%
1980 9,509 0.2%
1990 8,409 −11.6%
2000 8,243 −2.0%
2010 7,682 −6.8%
Est. 2013 7,472 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,682 in the county, with a population density of 13.48/sq mi (5.20/km2). There were 3,698 housing units, 3,292 of which were occupied.[9]

2000 census[edit]

In the census[10] of 2000, there were 8,243 people, 3,398 households, and 2,324 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,690 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.91% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,398 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,179, and the median income for a family was $42,884. Males had a median income of $29,008 versus $21,680 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,262. About 4.90% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Religion[edit]

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).[11]

Education[edit]

The county is served by five school districts:[12]

The schools in the Nodaway Valley Community School District are:[13]

The schools in the Orient-Macksburg Community School District are:[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Adair County is divided into seventeen townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Cook Political Report (2009). "Partisan Voting Index: Districts of the 111th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Religious Congregations & Membership: 2000" (jpg). Glenmary Research Center. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  12. ^ Education, Iowa Department of (2009). "Iowa Educational Directory" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Archived from the original on 19 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  13. ^ Nodaway Valley Community School District (2014-01-09). "Nodaway Valley CSD". Nodaway Valley Community School District. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  14. ^ Orient-Macksburg Community Schools (2009-11-18). "Orient-Macksburg CSD". Orient-Macksburg Community Schools. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 

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Coordinates: 41°19′50″N 94°28′16″W / 41.33056°N 94.47111°W / 41.33056; -94.47111