Harrison County, Iowa

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Harrison County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Harrison 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 William Henry Harrison
Seat Logan
Largest city Missouri Valley
Area
 • Total 702 sq mi (1,818 km2)
 • Land 697 sq mi (1,805 km2)
 • Water 4.8 sq mi (12 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • (2010) 14,928
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.harrisoncountyia.org

Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,928.[1] The county seat is Logan.[2] The county was formed in 1851.[3] It was named for ninth US President William H. Harrison.[4]

Harrison County is included in the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 702 square miles (1,820 km2), of which 697 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (0.7%) is water.[6]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,621
1870 8,931 146.6%
1880 16,649 86.4%
1890 21,356 28.3%
1900 25,597 19.9%
1910 23,162 −9.5%
1920 24,488 5.7%
1930 24,897 1.7%
1940 22,767 −8.6%
1950 19,560 −14.1%
1960 17,600 −10.0%
1970 16,240 −7.7%
1980 16,348 0.7%
1990 14,730 −9.9%
2000 15,666 6.4%
2010 14,928 −4.7%
Est. 2013 14,431 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 14,928 in the county, with a population density of 21.4261/sq mi (8.2727/km2). There were 6,731 housing units, of which 5,987 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Harrison County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 15,666 people, 6,115 households, and 4,304 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,602 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.69% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,115 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,141, and the median income for a family was $44,586. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,662. About 5.00% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  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. ^ History of Harrison County
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 150. 
  5. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36. Archived from the original on 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°40′56″N 95°49′27″W / 41.68222°N 95.82417°W / 41.68222; -95.82417