Audubon County, Iowa

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Audubon County
Audubon County Courthouse in Audubon
Audubon County Courthouse in Audubon
Map of Iowa highlighting Audubon County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°41′05″N 94°54′29″W / 41.684722222222°N 94.908055555556°W / 41.684722222222; -94.908055555556
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1851
Named forJohn James Audubon
SeatAudubon
Largest cityAudubon
Area
 • Total443 sq mi (1,150 km2)
 • Land443 sq mi (1,150 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total5,674
 • Density13/sq mi (4.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.auduboncountyia.gov

Audubon County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 5,674,[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.[3]

History[edit]

Audubon County was formed on January 15, 1851, from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named after John James Audubon.[4] The current Audubon County Court House was opened in 1940.[5]

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.[6]

Soils of Audubon County

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860454
18701,212167.0%
18807,448514.5%
189012,41266.6%
190013,6269.8%
191012,671−7.0%
192012,520−1.2%
193012,264−2.0%
194011,790−3.9%
195011,579−1.8%
196010,919−5.7%
19709,595−12.1%
19808,559−10.8%
19907,334−14.3%
20006,830−6.9%
20106,119−10.4%
20205,674−7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2018[11]
Population of Audubon County from US census data

2020 census[edit]

The 2020 census recorded a population of 5,674 in the county, with a population density of 12.7788/sq mi (4.9339/km2). 97.41% of the population reported being of one race. 94.87% were non-Hispanic White, 0.30% were Black, 1.52% were Hispanic, 0.09% were Native American, 0.09% were Asian, 0.02% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 3.12% were some other race or more than one race. There were 2,787 housing units of which 2,498 were occupied.[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.[12]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Audubon County

As of the census[13] 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 2020 census of Audubon County.[1] county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Audubon City 2,053
2 Exira City 787
3 Kimballton City 291
4 Brayton City 143
5 Gray City 61

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Audubon County, Iowa[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2016 2,136 62.60% 1,080 31.65% 196 5.74%
2012 1,802 52.13% 1,611 46.60% 44 1.27%
2008 1,634 47.56% 1,739 50.61% 63 1.83%
2004 1,958 54.51% 1,608 44.77% 26 0.72%
2000 1,909 50.45% 1,780 47.04% 95 2.51%
1996 1,314 37.67% 1,827 52.38% 347 9.95%
1992 1,373 35.45% 1,589 41.03% 911 23.52%
1988 1,478 43.84% 1,863 55.27% 30 0.89%
1984 2,306 54.97% 1,854 44.20% 35 0.83%
1980 2,523 57.96% 1,546 35.52% 284 6.52%
1976 1,978 47.86% 2,104 50.91% 51 1.23%
1972 2,515 61.61% 1,533 37.56% 34 0.83%
1968 2,592 57.55% 1,710 37.97% 202 4.48%
1964 1,871 38.30% 3,011 61.64% 3 0.06%
1960 2,935 53.05% 2,595 46.91% 2 0.04%
1956 3,057 54.16% 2,585 45.80% 2 0.04%
1952 3,605 61.85% 2,220 38.09% 4 0.07%
1948 2,177 42.25% 2,840 55.11% 136 2.64%
1944 2,346 43.07% 3,094 56.80% 7 0.13%
1940 2,632 44.80% 3,236 55.08% 7 0.12%
1936 2,344 40.14% 3,448 59.05% 47 0.80%
1932 1,604 34.62% 2,986 64.45% 43 0.93%
1928 2,340 49.44% 2,364 49.95% 29 0.61%
1924 2,475 53.86% 965 21.00% 1,155 25.14%
1920 2,963 67.68% 1,405 32.09% 10 0.23%
1916 1,581 55.61% 1,247 43.86% 15 0.53%
1912 692 26.15% 963 36.39% 991 37.45%
1908 1,701 60.86% 1,050 37.57% 44 1.57%
1904 1,843 64.99% 934 32.93% 59 2.08%
1900 1,821 57.86% 1,301 41.34% 25 0.79%
1896 1,705 54.14% 1,417 45.00% 27 0.86%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Stennett, William H. (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names: Connected With the Chicago North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis Omaha Railways (2nd ed.). Chicago. p. 23. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Andrews, Henry Franklin (1915). History of Audubon County, Iowa: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Brookhaven Press. p. 46. ISBN 9781581032413. (History of Audubon County, Iowa at the Internet Archive)
  5. ^ "Audubon County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 6, 2011.[dead link]
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 25, 2018.

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