Poweshiek County, Iowa
|Poweshiek County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|• Total||586.17 sq mi (1,518 km2)|
|• Land||585.03 sq mi (1,515 km2)|
|• Water||1.14 sq mi (3 km2), 0.19%|
|• Density||32/sq mi (12/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Poweshiek County is a county located in southeastern part of the U.S. state of Iowa along Interstate 80, between Des Moines and Iowa City. It is named for the Indian chief of the Fox tribe who signed the treaty ending the Black Hawk War. The population was 18,914 in the 2010 census, an increase from 18,815 in the 2000 census. The city of Montezuma is the county seat.
The current County Supervisors are Larry Wilson, Trever White, and A.S. Moffit.
|School District||Location||Num of
|BGM Community School District
|Grinnell-Newburg School District||Grinnell||6||1,750||-||Grinnell||Grinnell|
|Montezuma Community School District||Montezuma||1||512||-||Montezuma||Montezuma|
There is one private school in the county, Central Iowa Christian School, in Grinnell.
Poweshiek County is served by Grinnell Regional Medical Center, an acute care hospital licensed for 81 beds. GRMC was established in 1967 after the merger of two hospitals.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 586.17 square miles (1,518.2 km2), of which 585.03 square miles (1,515.2 km2) (or 99.81%) is land and 1.14 square miles (3.0 km2) (or 0.19%) is water. It is drained by the north fork of Skunk River, which crosses the southwest corner, and by English River and other streams.
- Tama County (north)
- Iowa County (east)
- Keokuk County (southeast)
- Mahaska County (south)
- Jasper County (west)
The 2010 census recorded a population of 18,914 in the county, with a population density of 32.3300/sq mi (12.4827/km2). There were 8,949 housing units, of which 7,555 were occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 18,815 people, 7,398 households, and 4,882 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,556 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.74% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,398 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,836, and the median income for a family was $46,599. Males had a median income of $32,781 versus $22,465 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,629. About 6.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
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- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Poweshiek County Schools | FindOurSchool.com". Retrieved 2013-05-04.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "Poweshiek". The American Cyclopædia. 1879.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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|Jasper County||Iowa County|
|Mahaska County||Keokuk County|