Audubon County, Iowa

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Audubon County, Iowa
Audubon County IA Courthouse.jpg
Audubon County Courthouse in Audubon
Map of Iowa highlighting Audubon County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for John James Audubon
Seat Audubon
Largest city Audubon
Area
 • Total 443 sq mi (1,147 km2)
 • Land 443 sq mi (1,147 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 5,773
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.auduboncounty.com

Audubon County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,119,[1] making it Iowa's third-least populous county. Its county seat is Audubon.[2] The county was named after John James Audubon, the naturalist and artist.

History[edit]

Audubon County was formed on January 15, 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named after John James Audubon.[3] The current Audubon County Court House was opened in 1940.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 443 square miles (1,150 km2), of which 443 square miles (1,150 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5]

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 454
1870 1,212 167.0%
1880 7,448 514.5%
1890 12,412 66.6%
1900 13,626 9.8%
1910 12,671 −7.0%
1920 12,520 −1.2%
1930 12,264 −2.0%
1940 11,790 −3.9%
1950 11,579 −1.8%
1960 10,919 −5.7%
1970 9,595 −12.1%
1980 8,559 −10.8%
1990 7,334 −14.3%
2000 6,830 −6.9%
2010 6,119 −10.4%
Est. 2016 5,678 [6] −7.2%
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 6,119 in the county, with a population density of 13.813/sq mi (5.333/km2). There were 2,972 housing units, of which 2,617 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Audubon County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 6,830 people, 2,773 households, and 1,927 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 2,995 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.17% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,773 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% 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 25.90% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,215, and the median income for a family was $37,288. Males had a median income of $28,090 versus $17,528 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,489. About 6.70% of families and 7.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.20% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Audubon County is divided into twelve townships:


Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Audubon County.[13]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Audubon City 2,176
2 Exira City 840
3 Kimballton City 322
4 Brayton City 128
5 Gray City 63

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.6% 2,136 31.7% 1,080 5.8% 196
2012 52.1% 1,802 46.6% 1,611 1.3% 44
2008 47.6% 1,634 50.6% 1,739 1.8% 63
2004 54.5% 1,958 44.8% 1,608 0.7% 26
2000 50.5% 1,909 47.0% 1,780 2.5% 95
1996 37.7% 1,314 52.4% 1,827 10.0% 347
1992 35.5% 1,373 41.0% 1,589 23.5% 911
1988 43.8% 1,478 55.3% 1,863 0.9% 30
1984 55.0% 2,306 44.2% 1,854 0.8% 35
1980 58.0% 2,523 35.5% 1,546 6.5% 284
1976 47.9% 1,978 50.9% 2,104 1.2% 51
1972 61.6% 2,515 37.6% 1,533 0.8% 34
1968 57.6% 2,592 38.0% 1,710 4.5% 202
1964 38.3% 1,871 61.6% 3,011 0.1% 3
1960 53.1% 2,935 46.9% 2,595 0.0% 2
1956 54.2% 3,057 45.8% 2,585 0.0% 2
1952 61.9% 3,605 38.1% 2,220 0.1% 4
1948 42.3% 2,177 55.1% 2,840 2.6% 136
1944 43.1% 2,346 56.8% 3,094 0.1% 7
1940 44.8% 2,632 55.1% 3,236 0.1% 7
1936 40.1% 2,344 59.1% 3,448 0.8% 47
1932 34.6% 1,604 64.5% 2,986 0.9% 43
1928 49.4% 2,340 50.0% 2,364 0.6% 29
1924 53.9% 2,475 21.0% 965 25.1% 1,155
1920 67.7% 2,963 32.1% 1,405 0.2% 10
1916 55.6% 1,581 43.9% 1,247 0.5% 15
1912 26.2% 692 36.4% 963 37.5% 991
1908 60.9% 1,701 37.6% 1,050 1.6% 44
1904 65.0% 1,843 32.9% 934 2.1% 59
1900 57.9% 1,821 41.3% 1,301 0.8% 25
1896 54.1% 1,705 45.0% 1,417 0.9% 27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Andrews, Henry Franklin (1915). History of Audubon County, Iowa: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Brookhaven Press. p. 46. 
  4. ^ "Audubon County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 41°41′05″N 94°54′29″W / 41.68472°N 94.90806°W / 41.68472; -94.90806