Monona County, Iowa

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Monona County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Monona County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat Onawa
Largest city Onawa
Area
 • Total 698.85 sq mi (1,810 km2)
 • Land 693.12 sq mi (1,795 km2)
 • Water 5.73 sq mi (15 km2), 0.82%
Population
 • (2010) 9,243
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Monona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 9,243 in the 2010 census, a decline from 10,020 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Onawa.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 698.85 square miles (1,810.0 km2), of which 693.12 square miles (1,795.2 km2) (or 99.18%) is land and 5.73 square miles (14.8 km2) (or 0.82%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Monona County was formed in 1851. It was perhaps named for the Indian word meaning "beautiful valley."[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 832
1870 3,654 339.2%
1880 9,055 147.8%
1890 14,515 60.3%
1900 17,980 23.9%
1910 16,633 −7.5%
1920 17,125 3.0%
1930 18,213 6.4%
1940 18,238 0.1%
1950 16,303 −10.6%
1960 13,916 −14.6%
1970 12,069 −13.3%
1980 11,692 −3.1%
1990 10,034 −14.2%
2000 10,020 −0.1%
2010 9,243 −7.8%
Est. 2012 9,124 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 9,243 in the county, with a population density of 13.3354/sq mi (5.14881/km2). There were 4,697 housing units, of which 4,050 were occupied.[1]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Monona County

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 10,020 people, 4,211 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,660 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,211 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% were non-families. 31.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 23.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,235, and the median income for a family was $41,172. Males had a median income of $27,349 versus $19,607 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,477. About 6.60% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 31, 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. ^ Monona County
  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: 42°02′50″N 95°58′07″W / 42.04722°N 95.96861°W / 42.04722; -95.96861