Fremont County, Iowa

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Fremont County, Iowa
FREMONT COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Fremont County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Fremont County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1847
Named for John C. Fremont
Seat Sidney
Largest city Hamburg
Area
 • Total 516.76 sq mi (1,338 km2)
 • Land 511.08 sq mi (1,324 km2)
 • Water 5.68 sq mi (15 km2), 1.10%
Population
 • (2010) 7,441
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.fremont.ia.us

Fremont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 7,441 in the 2010 census, a decline from 8,010 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Sidney.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 516.76 square miles (1,338.4 km2), of which 511.08 square miles (1,323.7 km2) (or 98.90%) is land and 5.68 square miles (14.7 km2) (or 1.10%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Fremont County was formed in 1847. It was named for the military officer John C. Fremont.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,244
1860 5,074 307.9%
1870 11,174 120.2%
1880 17,652 58.0%
1890 16,842 −4.6%
1900 18,546 10.1%
1910 15,623 −15.8%
1920 15,447 −1.1%
1930 15,533 0.6%
1940 14,645 −5.7%
1950 12,323 −15.9%
1960 10,282 −16.6%
1970 9,282 −9.7%
1980 9,401 1.3%
1990 8,226 −12.5%
2000 8,010 −2.6%
2010 7,441 −7.1%
Est. 2012 7,147 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,441 in the county, with a population density of 14.5599/sq mi (5.6216/km2). There were 3,431 housing units, of which 3,064 were occupied.[1]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Fremont County

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 8,010 people, 3,199 households, and 2,242 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,514 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.01% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 2.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,199 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,345, and the median income for a family was $46,547. Males had a median income of $30,822 versus $23,003 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,081. About 6.50% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Fremont County is divided into thirteen townships:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 132. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°44′38″N 95°36′31″W / 40.74389°N 95.60861°W / 40.74389; -95.60861