Jackson County, Iowa
|Jackson County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Andrew Jackson|
|• Total||650 sq mi (1,683 km2)|
|• Land||636 sq mi (1,647 km2)|
|• Water||14 sq mi (36 km2), 2.1%|
|• Density||31/sq mi (12/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,848. The county seat is Maquoketa. The county was formed on December 21, 1837 and named after US President Andrew Jackson.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Government
- 4 Communities
- 5 See also
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 References
- 8 External links
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 636 square miles (1,650 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.1%) is water. Its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River.
- Dubuque County (north)
- Jo Daviess County, Illinois (northeast)
- Carroll County, Illinois (east)
- Clinton County (south)
- Jones County (west)
National protected areas
- Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (part)
State protected areas
The 2010 census recorded a population of 19,848 in the county, with a population density of 31.2031/sq mi (12.0476/km2). There were 9,415 housing units, of which 8,289 were occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,296 people, 8,078 households, and 5,589 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,949 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.96% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,078 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,529, and the median income for a family was $42,526. Males had a median income of $29,334 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,329. About 7.70% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.
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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency located in the county. The headquarters for the Sheriff's Department are in Maquoketa, Iowa. The department is led by an elected Sheriff. The current[update] Sheriff is Russ Kettmann.
The Sheriff's Department provides law enforcement for unincorporated areas in the county, and performs various civil procedures. Like other departments, the department uses the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Impala as its primary patrol vehicles. A Chevy Silverado truck is also used for patrol.
The department consists of the sheriff, chief deputy, seven full-time deputies and one part-time deputy. Current employees of the department are:
- 49-1 - Sheriff Russ Kettmann
- 49-2 - Chief Deputy Ed Clark
- 49-3 - Deputy Steve Schroeder
- 49-4 - Deputy Randy Manning
- 49-5 - Civil Deputy Terry Roling
- 49-6 - Deputy Russ Long
- 49-7 - K-9 Deputy Mike Peters
- 49-8 - Deputy Brandon Beck
- 49-9 - Deputy Chad Gruver
- 49-10 - Deputy Chad Roeder
- Criminal Administrator - Karen Wells
- Civil Administrator - Kim Clark
- Jail Administrator - Mark Pape
County Attorney's office
The responsibilities of the County Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances. The County Attorney is also the legal advisor for the County of Jackson County. The position of County Attorney is an elected position in the state of Iowa. The current employees of the office are:
- County Attorney Sarah Davenport
- Administrative Assistant/Paralegal Rosanne Schwager
- Copper Creek
- Crabb's Mill
- Garry Owen
- Gordon's Ferry
- Hickory Grove
- Farmers Creek
- Iron Hill
- East Iron Hills
- Mount Algor
- New Castle
- New Rochester
- North Maquoketa
- Otter Creek
- Prairie Springs
- Smiths Ferry
- Spruce Mills
- Summer Hill
- Tetes des Morts
- Union Center
- Van Buren
Jackson County is divided into 18 townships:
- Sorensen, Lucille. Holihan, Grace. Ghost Towns of Jackson County Iowa/History of Jackson County, Vol. 1, Jackson County Historical Society 1988 and 2000.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jackson County, Iowa.|
- Official Jackson County Government Website
- Jackson County Economic Development Council's website
- Jackson County Government Overview Webpages
- Jackson County Historical Society
||Dubuque County||Jo Daviess County, Illinois|
|Jones County||Carroll County, Illinois|