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 700.93 sq mi (1,815 km2)
 • Land 696.72 sq mi (1,804 km2)
 • Water 4.20 sq mi (11 km2), 0.60%
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. The population was 14,928 in the 2010 census, a decline from 15,666 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Logan.[2]

Harrison County is included in the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 700.93 square miles (1,815.4 km2), of which 696.72 square miles (1,804.5 km2) (or 99.40%) is land and 4.20 square miles (10.9 km2) (or 0.60%) is water.[4]

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History[edit]

Harrison County was formed in 1851.[5] It was named for ninth US President William H. Harrison.[6]

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. 2012 14,548 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[8]

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.[1]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Harrison County

As of the census[9] 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 "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ History of Harrison County
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 150. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "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