Cherokee County, Iowa

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Cherokee County, Iowa
Cherokee County Courthouse (Iowa).JPG
Cherokee County Courthouse, July 2014
Map of Iowa highlighting Cherokee 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 Cherokee people
Seat Cherokee
Largest city Cherokee
Area
 • Total 577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Land 577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.03%
Population
 • (2010) 12,072
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.cherokeecountyiowa.com

Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,072.[1] The county seat is Cherokee.[2] The county was formed on January 15, 1851 from open territory. It was named after the Cherokee Indians.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 577 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 58
1870 1,967 3,291.4%
1880 8,240 318.9%
1890 15,659 90.0%
1900 16,570 5.8%
1910 16,741 1.0%
1920 17,760 6.1%
1930 18,737 5.5%
1940 19,258 2.8%
1950 19,052 −1.1%
1960 18,598 −2.4%
1970 17,269 −7.1%
1980 16,238 −6.0%
1990 14,098 −13.2%
2000 13,035 −7.5%
2010 12,072 −7.4%
Est. 2013 11,945 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 12,072 in the county, with a population density of 21.254/sq mi (8.206/km2). There were 5,777 housing units, of which 5,207 were occupied.[8]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Cherokee County

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 13,035 people, 5,378 households, and 3,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,850 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.33% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,378 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,142, and the median income for a family was $42,897. Males had a median income of $29,612 versus $21,181 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,934. About 5.50% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Cherokee County is divided into sixteen townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 42°44′05″N 95°37′27″W / 42.73472°N 95.62417°W / 42.73472; -95.62417