Warren County, Iowa

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Warren County, Iowa
Warren co ia courthouse.jpg
Warren County courthouse in Indianola
Map of Iowa highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Indianola
Largest city Indianola
Area
 • Total 573 sq mi (1,484 km2)
 • Land 570 sq mi (1,476 km2)
 • Water 3.5 sq mi (9 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 46,225
 • Density 81/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.warren.ia.us

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,225.[1] The county seat is Indianola.[2]

Warren County is included in the Des MoinesWest Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

History[edit]

Warren County was formed in 1846. It was named for General Joseph Warren, a hero in the American Revolutionary War.[4] The present Warren County Court House was opened in 1939.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 573 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (0.6%) is water.[6]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 961
1860 10,281 969.8%
1870 17,980 74.9%
1880 19,578 8.9%
1890 18,269 −6.7%
1900 20,376 11.5%
1910 18,194 −10.7%
1920 18,047 −0.8%
1930 17,700 −1.9%
1940 17,695 0.0%
1950 17,758 0.4%
1960 20,829 17.3%
1970 27,432 31.7%
1980 34,878 27.1%
1990 36,033 3.3%
2000 40,671 12.9%
2010 46,225 13.7%
Est. 2013 47,336 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 46,225 in the county, with a population density of 80.8638/sq mi (31.2217/km2). There were 18,371 housing units, of which 17,262 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Warren County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 40,671 people, 14,708 households, and 11,207 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 15,289 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.08% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,708 households out of which 37.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% were non-families. 19.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,349, and the median income for a family was $56,344. Males had a median income of $36,983 versus $26,768 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,558. About 3.70% of families and 5.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Warren County has sixteen townships:[13]

See also[edit]

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. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36. Archived from the original on 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  4. ^ Warren County
  5. ^ "Warren County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/IA/Warren_County#AdminDev, Histopolis: Warren County, Iowa, United States

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Coordinates: 41°20′N 93°34′W / 41.33°N 93.56°W / 41.33; -93.56