Worth County, Iowa

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Worth County, Iowa
Worth County Courthouse, Northwood.jpg
The courthouse in Northwood is on the NRHP.
Map of Iowa highlighting Worth 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 William Jenkins Worth
Seat Northwood
Largest city Northwood
Area
 • Total 402 sq mi (1,041 km2)
 • Land 400 sq mi (1,036 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (5 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 7,598
 • Density 19/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.worthcounty.org

Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,598.[1] The county seat is in Northwood.[2] The county was founded in 1851 and named for Major General William Jenkins Worth (1794–1849), an officer in both the Seminole War and the Mexican–American War.

Worth County is part of the Mason City, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 400 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (0.5%) is water.[3] It is the fourth-smallest county in Iowa by land area and third-smallest by total area.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860756
18702,892282.5%
18807,953175.0%
18909,24716.3%
190010,88717.7%
19109,950−8.6%
192011,63016.9%
193011,164−4.0%
194011,4492.6%
195011,068−3.3%
196010,259−7.3%
19708,968−12.6%
19809,0751.2%
19907,991−11.9%
20007,909−1.0%
20107,598−3.9%
Est. 20167,572[4]−0.3%
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 7,598 in the county, with a population density of 18.9950/sq mi (7.3340/km2). There were 3,548 housing units, of which 3,172 were occupied.[9]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Worth County

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 7,909 people, 3,278 households, and 2,265 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 3,534 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.37% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,278 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,444, and the median income for a family was $41,763. Males had a median income of $27,927 versus $20,897 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,952. About 6.30% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Townships[edit]

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Worth County.[11]

county seat

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

1 Northwood City 1,989
2 Manly City 1,323
3 Fertile City 370
4 Kensett City 266
5 Grafton City 252
6 Hanlontown City 226
7 Joice City 222
8 Bolan CDP 33

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 57.6% 2,453 35.9% 1,530 6.4% 274
2012 41.8% 1,744 56.3% 2,350 1.9% 78
2008 37.9% 1,612 60.3% 2,567 1.9% 80
2004 43.5% 1,795 55.5% 2,286 1.0% 42
2000 41.4% 1,659 55.1% 2,208 3.4% 137
1996 32.0% 1,284 57.2% 2,293 10.8% 435
1992 31.1% 1,382 45.2% 2,009 23.8% 1,057
1988 37.4% 1,488 61.3% 2,440 1.4% 54
1984 46.5% 1,985 53.1% 2,263 0.4% 18
1980 52.1% 2,247 39.9% 1,721 7.9% 342
1976 44.4% 1,964 54.2% 2,399 1.4% 62
1972 55.3% 2,564 43.9% 2,034 0.8% 38
1968 53.9% 2,383 41.1% 1,815 5.0% 222
1964 37.6% 1,777 62.2% 2,936 0.2% 10
1960 54.3% 2,740 45.6% 2,303 0.1% 5
1956 52.3% 2,700 47.7% 2,465 0.0% 2
1952 61.3% 3,315 38.4% 2,075 0.3% 14
1948 40.5% 1,878 56.6% 2,623 2.9% 136
1944 44.2% 2,086 55.6% 2,629 0.2% 10
1940 44.6% 2,434 55.1% 3,007 0.3% 14
1936 39.4% 1,964 59.7% 2,976 0.9% 44
1932 38.5% 1,690 60.1% 2,640 1.5% 65
1928 67.6% 2,921 30.3% 1,310 2.1% 90
1924 51.0% 2,340 3.9% 180 45.1% 2,071
1920 84.8% 3,401 12.9% 516 2.3% 92
1916 70.4% 1,463 27.3% 566 2.3% 48
1912 17.9% 354 20.3% 402 61.9% 1,226
1908 74.3% 1,433 23.3% 449 2.4% 46
1904 82.0% 1,659 15.2% 307 2.9% 58
1900 77.3% 1,730 21.2% 475 1.5% 33
1896 73.7% 1,696 25.4% 584 0.9% 20

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. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. 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 2011-06-19. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-28. 

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Coordinates: 43°22′44″N 93°15′26″W / 43.37889°N 93.25722°W / 43.37889; -93.25722