Floyd County, Iowa
|Floyd County, Iowa|
Courthouse in Charles City with Veterans Memorial in front
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Charles Floyd|
|Largest city||Charles City|
|• Total||501.31 sq mi (1,298 km2)|
|• Land||500.56 sq mi (1,296 km2)|
|• Water||0.74 sq mi (2 km2), 0.15%|
|• Density||33/sq mi (13/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Floyd County was established in 1854 and was named for Sgt. Charles Floyd of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who died in 1804 near what is now Sioux City, Iowa, and who was the only member thereof to die on the Expedition.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 501.31 square miles (1,298.4 km2), of which 500.56 square miles (1,296.4 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 0.74 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.
- Mitchell County (north)
- Chickasaw County (east)
- Butler County (south)
- Cerro Gordo County (west)
- Howard County (northeast)
- Bremer County (southeast)
- Franklin County (southwest)
- Worth County, Iowa (northwest)
The 2010 census recorded a population of 16,303 in the county, with a population density of 32.567/sq mi (12.5742/km2). There were 7,526 housing units, of which 6,886 were occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,900 people, 6,828 households, and 4,711 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,317 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,828 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,237, and the median income for a family was $41,133. Males had a median income of $30,285 versus $20,867 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,091. About 6.50% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Floyd County is divided into twelve townships:
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Floyd County, Iowa
- The Floyd County Court House, completed in 1940, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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