Floyd County, Iowa

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Floyd County, Iowa
Floyd County, Iowa Courthose pic1.JPG
Courthouse in Charles City with Veterans Memorial in front
Map of Iowa highlighting Floyd 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 Charles Floyd
Seat Charles City
Largest city Charles City
Area
 • Total 501 sq mi (1,298 km2)
 • Land 501 sq mi (1,298 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 16,303
 • Density 33/sq mi (13/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.floydcoia.org

Floyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,303.[1] The county seat is Charles City.[2]

History[edit]

Floyd County was established in 1854 and was named for Sergeant Charles Floyd[3] of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who died in 1804 near what is now Sioux City, Iowa, and who was the only member to die on the Expedition.

The first school in the county was taught at Nora Springs in 1854.[4] The second was opened at Charles City, the third at Floyd. Twelve years later there were 54 schools in the county, in September 1875, there were 100 school-houses in Floyd County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 501 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 501 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,744
1870 10,768 187.6%
1880 14,677 36.3%
1890 15,424 5.1%
1900 17,754 15.1%
1910 17,119 −3.6%
1920 18,860 10.2%
1930 19,524 3.5%
1940 20,169 3.3%
1950 21,505 6.6%
1960 21,102 −1.9%
1970 19,860 −5.9%
1980 19,597 −1.3%
1990 17,058 −13.0%
2000 16,900 −0.9%
2010 16,303 −3.5%
Est. 2016 15,873 [6] −2.6%
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 16,303 in the county, with a population density of 32.567/sq mi (12.5742/km2). There were 7,526 housing units, of which 6,886 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Floyd County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 16,900 people, 6,828 households, and 4,711 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,317 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,828 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% 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 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,237, and the median income for a family was $41,133. Males had a median income of $30,285 versus $20,867 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,091. About 6.50% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Floyd County is divided into twelve townships:

Population ranking[edit]

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Charles City City 7,652
2 Nashua (mostly in Chickasaw County) City 1,663
3 Nora Springs (partially in Cerro Gordo County) City 1,431
4 Greene (mostly in Butler County) City 1,130
5 Rockford City 860
6 Rudd City 369
7 Floyd City 335
8 Marble Rock City 307
9 Colwell City 73
10 Roseville CDP 49

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 54.3% 4,375 39.4% 3,179 6.3% 506
2012 42.1% 3,472 56.7% 4,680 1.3% 105
2008 37.7% 3,051 59.6% 4,822 2.7% 220
2004 45.9% 3,745 53.3% 4,349 0.9% 73
2000 44.1% 3,191 52.9% 3,830 3.0% 217
1996 34.5% 2,379 54.7% 3,769 10.7% 739
1992 31.0% 2,404 47.6% 3,688 21.4% 1,658
1988 42.2% 3,266 56.6% 4,377 1.2% 90
1984 50.8% 4,341 48.6% 4,154 0.7% 58
1980 51.2% 4,665 39.9% 3,634 9.0% 819
1976 47.5% 4,361 50.6% 4,646 1.9% 171
1972 57.7% 4,726 40.8% 3,338 1.6% 128
1968 58.6% 4,792 36.3% 2,971 5.1% 415
1964 41.2% 3,721 58.8% 5,317 0.1% 5
1960 59.2% 5,774 40.7% 3,970 0.0% 2
1956 62.2% 6,172 37.7% 3,739 0.2% 16
1952 70.0% 7,042 29.8% 2,999 0.1% 13
1948 54.7% 4,644 43.4% 3,688 1.9% 165
1944 60.1% 5,248 39.5% 3,446 0.4% 37
1940 58.1% 5,829 41.5% 4,167 0.4% 35
1936 47.3% 4,267 47.0% 4,242 5.8% 522
1932 46.5% 4,083 52.0% 4,563 1.5% 135
1928 72.8% 5,675 26.6% 2,074 0.6% 46
1924 66.0% 5,012 7.0% 529 27.0% 2,053
1920 84.8% 6,106 13.0% 933 2.2% 158
1916 66.1% 2,691 30.7% 1,250 3.2% 130
1912 31.1% 1,216 31.9% 1,244 37.0% 1,446
1908 65.1% 2,462 33.1% 1,250 1.8% 68
1904 76.3% 2,820 20.6% 761 3.1% 116
1900 67.6% 2,843 30.8% 1,295 1.7% 70
1896 64.2% 2,749 34.1% 1,461 1.8% 75

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127. 
  4. ^ History of Floyd County Iowa, Chicago, Interstate Publishing Co., 1882, p. 579
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  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 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°03′24″N 92°47′02″W / 43.05667°N 92.78389°W / 43.05667; -92.78389