Carroll County, Iowa
|Carroll County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Charles Carroll of Carrollton|
|• Total||570.24 sq mi (1,477 km2)|
|• Land||569.31 sq mi (1,475 km2)|
|• Water||0.92 sq mi (2 km2), 0.16%|
|• Density||36.6/sq mi (14.1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 20,816 in the 2010 census, a decline from 21,421 in 2000. Its county seat is Carroll. The county is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Geography and native vegetation
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 570.24 square miles (1,476.9 km2), of which 569.31 square miles (1,474.5 km2) (or 99.84%) is land and 0.92 square miles (2.4 km2) (or 0.16%) is water. Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information is: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carroll_County_Iowa_Native_Vegetation_Pie_Chart.pdf
- Sac County (northwest)
- Calhoun County (northeast)
- Greene County (east)
- Guthrie County (southeast)
- Audubon County (south)
- Crawford County (west)
Carroll County was formed on January 15, 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, the only Roman Catholic and longest-living signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1855, the county government was established in Carrolton and in 1858, the first courthouse was built. In 1869, the seat was moved to Carroll City (today Carroll) which was centrally located and connected to the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company. The courthouse was destroyed in 1886 by fire. The present courthouse was erected in 1965. However the courthouse is set to go under construction in the near future
The 2010 census recorded a population of 20,816 in the county, with a population density of 36.58/sq mi (14.125/km2). There were 9,376 housing units, of which 8,683 were occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 21,421 people, 8,486 households, and 5,668 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 9,019 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.87% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,486 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,275, and the median income for a family was $47,040. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,595. About 4.50% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Carroll County is divided into sixteen townships:
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- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
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||Sac County||Calhoun County|
|Crawford County||Greene County|
|Audubon County||Guthrie County|