Bremer County, Iowa

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Bremer County, Iowa
Bremer County IA Courthouse.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Bremer 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 Fredrika Bremer
Seat Waverly
Largest city Waverly
Area
 • Total 439 sq mi (1,137 km2)
 • Land 435 sq mi (1,127 km2)
 • Water 3.9 sq mi (10 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 24,276
 • Density 56/sq mi (22/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.co.bremer.ia.us
Waverly

Bremer County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,276.[1] Its county seat is Waverly.[2] The county was named for Fredrika Bremer, a Swedish traveler, poet, and author.[3]

Bremer County is included in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 439 square miles (1,140 km2), of which 435 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.9%) is water.[5] It is intersected by the Cedar and Wapsipinicon rivers.[6]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18604,915
187012,528154.9%
188014,08112.4%
189014,6303.9%
190016,30511.4%
191015,843−2.8%
192016,7285.6%
193017,0461.9%
194017,9325.2%
195018,8845.3%
196021,10811.8%
197022,7377.7%
198024,8209.2%
199022,813−8.1%
200023,3252.2%
201024,2764.1%
Est. 201624,798[7]2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 24,276 in the county, with a population density of 55.42/sq mi (21.400/km2). There were 9,915 housing units, of which 9,385 were occupied.[12]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Bremer County

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 23,325 people, 8,860 households, and 6,326 families residing in the county. The population density was 53 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 9,337 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,860 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,826, and the median income for a family was $50,299. Males had a median income of $34,212 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,199. About 2.90% of families and 5.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.20% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Wartburg College is located in Waverly.

Attractions[edit]

The Bremer County Fair is held at the county fairgrounds in Waverly every year in early August. It celebrated its 135th year in August 2010. Attractions include livestock and craft exhibitions, truck and tractor pulls, commercial and local exhibits, and various contests, performances, and concerts.

The Bremer County Court House, which opened in 1937, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Bremer County is divided into fourteen townships:


Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Bremer County.[15]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)

1 Waverly City 9,874
2 Sumner (partially in Fayette County) City 2,028
3 Denver City 1,780
4 Tripoli City 1,313
5 Janesville (partially in Black Hawk County) City 930
6 Readlyn City 808
7 Plainfield City 436
8 Frederika City 183

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 53.2% 7,208 39.6% 5,356 7.2% 974
2012 48.0% 6,405 50.7% 6,763 1.3% 178
2008 44.6% 5,741 53.9% 6,940 1.5% 191
2004 52.2% 6,665 47.2% 6,025 0.7% 89
2000 50.8% 5,675 46.3% 5,169 3.0% 331
1996 41.4% 4,213 49.4% 5,023 9.2% 936
1992 38.3% 4,482 40.8% 4,774 21.0% 2,458
1988 50.3% 5,079 49.1% 4,961 0.6% 59
1984 62.4% 6,895 36.9% 4,084 0.7% 76
1980 59.3% 6,706 31.2% 3,527 9.6% 1,085
1976 58.5% 6,252 39.3% 4,203 2.2% 230
1972 65.9% 6,333 32.5% 3,122 1.6% 156
1968 65.8% 5,604 29.1% 2,481 5.1% 438
1964 43.4% 3,880 56.4% 5,045 0.2% 14
1960 66.8% 6,504 33.2% 3,234 0.0% 4
1956 67.2% 5,930 32.8% 2,892 0.1% 9
1952 74.1% 6,806 25.7% 2,363 0.2% 14
1948 51.6% 3,837 47.1% 3,502 1.3% 94
1944 63.6% 4,861 36.2% 2,764 0.2% 17
1940 63.3% 5,374 36.5% 3,103 0.2% 18
1936 38.0% 3,220 59.7% 5,058 2.3% 192
1932 31.5% 2,520 67.7% 5,411 0.8% 63
1928 55.1% 3,879 44.7% 3,146 0.3% 18
1924 48.3% 3,532 12.5% 911 39.2% 2,867
1920 86.5% 6,287 12.4% 902 1.1% 80
1916 69.8% 2,684 29.4% 1,132 0.8% 31
1912 26.9% 1,013 51.7% 1,944 21.5% 807
1908 45.3% 1,656 52.7% 1,925 2.1% 75
1904 50.8% 1,927 47.0% 1,783 2.2% 82
1900 52.5% 2,178 46.5% 1,929 1.1% 45
1896 54.0% 2,116 43.5% 1,704 2.5% 97

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 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Bremer County History". Bremer County, Iowa. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ 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 (PDF) on 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Wikisource Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Bremer". The American Cyclopædia. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ Svendsen, Marlvs A. "PWA-Era County Courthouses of IA MPS". National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 

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Coordinates: 42°46′27″N 92°19′01″W / 42.77417°N 92.31694°W / 42.77417; -92.31694