Page County, Iowa

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Page County
The courthouse in Clarinda is on the NRHP.
The courthouse in Clarinda is on the NRHP.
Map of Iowa highlighting Page County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 95°08′53″W / 40.738055555556°N 95.148055555556°W / 40.738055555556; -95.148055555556
Country United States
State Iowa
FoundedFebruary 24, 1847
Named forJohn Page
SeatClarinda
Largest cityClarinda
Area
 • Total535 sq mi (1,390 km2)
 • Land535 sq mi (1,390 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total15,211
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitepagecounty.iowa.gov

Page County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 15,211.[1] The county seat is Clarinda.[2] The county is named in honor of Captain John Page of the 4th U.S. Infantry, who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Palo Alto.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,390 km2), of which 535 square miles (1,390 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850551
18604,419702.0%
18709,975125.7%
188019,66797.2%
189021,3418.5%
190024,18713.3%
191024,002−0.8%
192024,1370.6%
193025,9047.3%
194024,887−3.9%
195023,921−3.9%
196021,023−12.1%
197018,537−11.8%
198019,0632.8%
199016,870−11.5%
200016,9760.6%
201015,932−6.1%
202015,211−4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2018[8]
Population of Page County from US census data

2020 census[edit]

The 2020 census recorded a population of 15,211 in the county, with a population density of 28.3427/sq mi (10.9432/km2). 95.71% of the population reported being of one race. There were 6,983 housing units, of which 6,212 were occupied.[1]

Page County Racial Composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White (NH) 13,686 90%
Black or African American (NH) 365 2.4%
Native American (NH) 60 0.4%
Asian (NH) 117 0.8%
Pacific Islander (NH) 0 0%
Other/Mixed (NH) 519 3.41%
Hispanic or Latino 464 3.1%

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 15,932 in the county, with a population density of 29.7895/sq mi (11.5018/km2). There were 7,181 housing units, of which 6,393 were occupied.[10]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Page County

At the 2000 census there were 16,976 people, 6,708 households, and 4,460 families in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km2). There were 7,302 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.11% White, 1.66% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.56%.[11] were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,708 households 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.90% of households were one person and 15.40% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.

The age distribution was 23.30% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.80 males.

The median household income was $35,466 and the median family income was $42,446. Males had a median income of $32,549 versus $21,526 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,670. About 8.10% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Page County.[1]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Clarinda City 5,369
2 Shenandoah (partially in Fremont County) City 4,925 (4,925 total)
3 Essex City 722
4 Coin City 176
5 College Springs City 172
6 Shambaugh City 159
7 Braddyville City 147
8 Yorktown City 60
9 Northboro City 52
10 Blanchard City 29
11 Hepburn City 26

History[edit]

A fire on December 11, 1991, heavily damaged the Page County Courthouse. The fire was believed to have started in the attic and spread throughout much of the building. Multiple area fire departments fought the blaze and saved the structure. Court services were relocated to several buildings in Clarinda and other areas of Page County as repairs were made to the courthouse. After 2+12 years of work, the courthouse was re-occupied in March 1994.[12][13]

Politics[edit]

Just like Cass County, Iowa , Page County has long been a Republican stronghold going back generations. Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1932 landslide was the only Democrat to win the county post-Civil War, and even he couldn't hold onto the county 4 years later despite winning in an even bigger landslide.

United States presidential election results for Page County, Iowa[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 5,319 70.66% 2,086 27.71% 123 1.63%
2016 4,893 69.46% 1,807 25.65% 344 4.88%
2012 4,348 61.42% 2,613 36.91% 118 1.67%
2008 4,351 59.12% 2,900 39.41% 108 1.47%
2004 5,243 69.79% 2,211 29.43% 59 0.79%
2000 4,588 65.00% 2,293 32.48% 178 2.52%
1996 4,032 57.25% 2,220 31.52% 791 11.23%
1992 3,670 50.21% 1,951 26.69% 1,689 23.11%
1988 4,583 67.37% 2,185 32.12% 35 0.51%
1984 5,876 75.06% 1,914 24.45% 38 0.49%
1980 5,618 71.93% 1,772 22.69% 420 5.38%
1976 5,343 64.10% 2,865 34.37% 127 1.52%
1972 6,200 76.43% 1,790 22.07% 122 1.50%
1968 5,907 68.06% 2,128 24.52% 644 7.42%
1964 4,775 51.85% 4,402 47.80% 32 0.35%
1960 7,089 69.69% 3,075 30.23% 8 0.08%
1956 7,380 70.98% 3,001 28.86% 16 0.15%
1952 8,840 76.52% 2,669 23.10% 44 0.38%
1948 5,638 60.15% 3,567 38.05% 169 1.80%
1944 6,300 65.07% 3,297 34.05% 85 0.88%
1940 7,407 64.04% 4,102 35.47% 57 0.49%
1936 6,624 58.50% 4,646 41.03% 53 0.47%
1932 4,512 47.46% 4,863 51.15% 132 1.39%
1928 7,181 73.34% 2,478 25.31% 133 1.36%
1924 6,023 65.58% 1,643 17.89% 1,518 16.53%
1920 6,949 76.10% 1,931 21.15% 251 2.75%
1916 2,993 60.87% 1,747 35.53% 177 3.60%
1912 980 19.65% 1,462 29.32% 2,545 51.03%
1908 3,141 60.77% 1,726 33.39% 302 5.84%
1904 3,463 71.21% 944 19.41% 456 9.38%
1900 3,424 60.68% 1,889 33.48% 330 5.85%
1896 3,213 56.32% 2,390 41.89% 102 1.79%

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. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Page County, Iowa".
  10. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010" (PDF). United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 16, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Dinnebier, Kent, "Clarinda recalls courthouse fire 30 years later", Herald-Journal, December 7, 2001. Accessed 12-10-2021.
  13. ^ Petersen, Mike, "'The Night the Courthouse Burned' – Part I," KMA radio, December 8, 2021. (First in a three-part series about the fire, its impact on the community and efforts to rebuild.) Accessed 12-10-2021.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 95°08′53″W / 40.73806°N 95.14806°W / 40.73806; -95.14806