Taylor County, Iowa

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Taylor County, Iowa
TAYLOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1847
Named for Zachary Taylor
Seat Bedford
Largest city Bedford
Area
 • Total 535 sq mi (1,386 km2)
 • Land 532 sq mi (1,378 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 6,317
 • Density 12/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,317,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Iowa. The county seat is Bedford.[2] The county was formed in 1847 and named after General Zachary Taylor.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,390 km2), of which 532 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

A portion of Taylor County at one time was part of Missouri.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 204
1860 3,590 1,659.8%
1870 6,989 94.7%
1880 15,635 123.7%
1890 16,384 4.8%
1900 18,784 14.6%
1910 16,312 −13.2%
1920 15,514 −4.9%
1930 14,859 −4.2%
1940 14,258 −4.0%
1950 12,420 −12.9%
1960 10,288 −17.2%
1970 8,790 −14.6%
1980 8,353 −5.0%
1990 7,114 −14.8%
2000 6,958 −2.2%
2010 6,317 −9.2%
Est. 2013 6,161 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 6,317 in the county, with a population density of 11.8307/sq mi (4.5679/km2). There were 3,107 housing units, of which 2,679 were occupied.[9]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Taylor County

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 6,958 people, 2,824 households, and 1,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,199 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 3.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,824 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,297, and the median income for a family was $37,194. Males had a median income of $26,631 versus $19,162 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,082. About 8.50% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Taylor County
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°44′09″N 94°41′33″W / 40.73583°N 94.69250°W / 40.73583; -94.69250