Monroe County, Iowa

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Monroe County, Iowa
Monroe County, Iowa Courthouse.jpg
Courthouse located in Albia is on the NRHP
Map of Iowa highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded1843
SeatAlbia
Largest cityAlbia
Area
 • Total434.11 sq mi (1,124 km2)
 • Land433.41 sq mi (1,123 km2)
 • Water0.70 sq mi (2 km2), 0.16%
Population
 • (2010)7,970
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitemonroecoia.us
 
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Monroe County, Iowa
Monroe County, Iowa Courthouse.jpg
Courthouse located in Albia is on the NRHP
Map of Iowa highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded1843
SeatAlbia
Largest cityAlbia
Area
 • Total434.11 sq mi (1,124 km2)
 • Land433.41 sq mi (1,123 km2)
 • Water0.70 sq mi (2 km2), 0.16%
Population
 • (2010)7,970
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitemonroecoia.us

Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 7,970 in the 2010 census, a decline from 8,016 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Albia.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 434.11 square miles (1,124.3 km2), of which 433.41 square miles (1,122.5 km2) (or 99.84%) is land and 0.70 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 0.16%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18502,884
18608,612198.6%
187012,72447.7%
188013,7197.8%
189013,666−0.4%
190017,98531.6%
191025,42941.4%
192023,467−7.7%
193015,010−36.0%
194014,553−3.0%
195011,814−18.8%
196010,463−11.4%
19709,357−10.6%
19809,209−1.6%
19908,114−11.9%
20008,016−1.2%
20107,970−0.6%
Est. 20128,0631.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,970 in the county, with a population density of 18.389/sq mi (7.100/km2). There were 3,884 housing units, of which 3,213 were occupied.[1]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Monroe County

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 8,016 people, 3,228 households, and 2,211 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 3,588 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.40% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,228 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,877, and the median income for a family was $41,611. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $21,401 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,155. About 5.60% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°01′42″N 92°52′12″W / 41.02833°N 92.87000°W / 41.02833; -92.87000