Kossuth County, Iowa

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Kossuth County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Kossuth County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1851
Named for Lajos Kossuth
Seat Algona
Largest city Algona
Area
 • Total 974 sq mi (2,523 km2)
 • Land 973 sq mi (2,520 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 15,543
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.kossuth.ia.us

Kossuth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,543.[1] The county seat is Algona.[2]

History[edit]

Kossuth County was founded on January 15, 1851. It was named after Lajos Kossuth, Regent-President of Hungary who went to exile to America following the war of independence of Hungary from Austria. The county was enlarged northward in 1857 by the inclusion of the former Bancroft County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 974 square miles (2,520 km2), of which 973 square miles (2,520 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3] It is the largest county by area in Iowa.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 416
1870 3,351 705.5%
1880 6,178 84.4%
1890 13,120 112.4%
1900 22,720 73.2%
1910 21,971 −3.3%
1920 25,082 14.2%
1930 25,452 1.5%
1940 26,630 4.6%
1950 26,241 −1.5%
1960 25,314 −3.5%
1970 22,937 −9.4%
1980 21,891 −4.6%
1990 18,591 −15.1%
2000 17,163 −7.7%
2010 15,543 −9.4%
Est. 2013 15,321 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 15,543 in the county, with a population density of 15.9741/sq mi (6.16765/km2). There were 7,486 housing units, of which 6,697 were occupied.[8]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Kossuth County

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 17,163 people, 6,974 households, and 4,791 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,605 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.76% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,974 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,562, and the median income for a family was $41,159. Males had a median income of $30,191 versus $20,184 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,598. About 7.50% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 43°12′18″N 94°12′20″W / 43.20500°N 94.20556°W / 43.20500; -94.20556