Winnebago County, Iowa

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Winnebago County, Iowa
Winnebago County Courthouse, Forest City, Iowa.JPG
Winnebago County Courthouse in Forest City
Map of Iowa highlighting Winnebago 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 Winnebago tribe
Seat Forest City
Largest city Forest City
Area
 • Total 402 sq mi (1,041 km2)
 • Land 400 sq mi (1,036 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 10,866
 • Density 27/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.winnebagocountyia.org

Winnebago County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,866.[1] The county seat is Forest City.[2] The county was founded in 1847 and named after the eponymous Native American tribe.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 400 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.3%) is water.[3] The is the fifth-smallest county in Iowa by land area and second-smallest by total area.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 168
1870 1,562 829.8%
1880 4,917 214.8%
1890 7,325 49.0%
1900 12,725 73.7%
1910 11,914 −6.4%
1920 13,489 13.2%
1930 13,143 −2.6%
1940 13,972 6.3%
1950 13,450 −3.7%
1960 13,099 −2.6%
1970 12,990 −0.8%
1980 13,010 0.2%
1990 12,122 −6.8%
2000 11,723 −3.3%
2010 10,866 −7.3%
Est. 2013 10,554 −2.9%
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 10,866 in the county, with a population density of 27.1331/sq mi (10.4762/km2). There were 5,194 housing units, of which 4,597 were occupied.[8]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Winnebago County

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 11,723 people, 4,749 households, and 3,181 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 5,065 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.37% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 2.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,749 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,381, and the median income for a family was $47,306. Males had a median income of $30,720 versus $22,509 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,494. About 5.00% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.90% of those under age 18 and 8.20% 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. ^ "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 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 43°22′44″N 93°43′55″W / 43.37889°N 93.73194°W / 43.37889; -93.73194