Page County, Iowa

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Page County, Iowa
Clarinda2.jpg
The courthouse in Clarinda is on the NRHP.
Map of Iowa highlighting Page County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded February 24, 1847
Seat Clarinda
Largest city Clarinda
Area
 • Total 535 sq mi (1,386 km2)
 • Land 535 sq mi (1,386 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 15,932
 • Density 30/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.page.ia.us

Page County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,932.[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]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 551
1860 4,419 702.0%
1870 9,975 125.7%
1880 19,667 97.2%
1890 21,341 8.5%
1900 24,187 13.3%
1910 24,002 −0.8%
1920 24,137 0.6%
1930 25,904 7.3%
1940 24,887 −3.9%
1950 23,921 −3.9%
1960 21,023 −12.1%
1970 18,537 −11.8%
1980 19,063 2.8%
1990 16,870 −11.5%
2000 16,976 0.6%
2010 15,932 −6.1%
Est. 2016 15,391 [4] −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[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.[9]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Page County

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 16,976 people, 6,708 households, and 4,460 families residing 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% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,708 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the county was $35,466, and the median income for a family 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 2010 census of Page County.[11]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Clarinda City 5,572
2 Shenandoah (partially in Fremont County) City 5,150
3 Essex City 798
4 College Springs City 214
5 Coin City 193
6 Shambaugh City 191
7 Braddyville City 159
8 Yorktown City 85
9 Northboro City 58
10 Blanchard City 38
11 Hepburn City 23

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.5% 4,893 25.7% 1,807 4.9% 344
2012 61.4% 4,348 36.9% 2,613 1.7% 118
2008 59.1% 4,351 39.4% 2,900 1.5% 108
2004 69.8% 5,243 29.4% 2,211 0.8% 59
2000 65.0% 4,588 32.5% 2,293 2.5% 178
1996 57.3% 4,032 31.5% 2,220 11.2% 791
1992 50.2% 3,670 26.7% 1,951 23.1% 1,689
1988 67.4% 4,583 32.1% 2,185 0.5% 35
1984 75.1% 5,876 24.5% 1,914 0.5% 38
1980 71.9% 5,618 22.7% 1,772 5.4% 420
1976 64.1% 5,343 34.4% 2,865 1.5% 127
1972 76.4% 6,200 22.1% 1,790 1.5% 122
1968 68.1% 5,907 24.5% 2,128 7.4% 644
1964 51.9% 4,775 47.8% 4,402 0.4% 32
1960 69.7% 7,089 30.2% 3,075 0.1% 8
1956 71.0% 7,380 28.9% 3,001 0.2% 16
1952 76.5% 8,840 23.1% 2,669 0.4% 44
1948 60.2% 5,638 38.1% 3,567 1.8% 169
1944 65.1% 6,300 34.1% 3,297 0.9% 85
1940 64.0% 7,407 35.5% 4,102 0.5% 57
1936 58.5% 6,624 41.0% 4,646 0.5% 53
1932 47.5% 4,512 51.2% 4,863 1.4% 132
1928 73.3% 7,181 25.3% 2,478 1.4% 133
1924 65.6% 6,023 17.9% 1,643 16.5% 1,518
1920 76.1% 6,949 21.2% 1,931 2.8% 251
1916 60.9% 2,993 35.5% 1,747 3.6% 177
1912 19.7% 980 29.3% 1,462 51.0% 2,545
1908 60.8% 3,141 33.4% 1,726 5.8% 302
1904 71.2% 3,463 19.4% 944 9.4% 456
1900 60.7% 3,424 33.5% 1,889 5.9% 330
1896 56.3% 3,213 41.9% 2,390 1.8% 102

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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