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Audubon County, Iowa
Audubon County IA Courthouse
Audubon County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Audubon County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of USA IA
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for John James Audubon
Seat Audubon
Largest city Audubon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

443 sq mi (1,147 km²)
443 sq mi (1,147 km²)
0.4 sq mi (1 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,119
14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.auduboncounty.com

Audubon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,119,[1] making it the third-least populous county in Iowa. Its county seat is Audubon.[2] The county was named after John James Audubon, the noted naturalist and artist.

History Edit

Audubon County was formed on January 15, 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named after John James Audubon.[3] The current Audubon County Court House was opened in 1940.[4]

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 443 square miles (1,150 km2), of which 443 square miles (1,150 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5]

File:Audubon Co IA Pie Chart No Text Version.pdf

Major highways Edit

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 454
1870 1,212 167.0%
1880 7,448 514.5%
1890 12,412 66.6%
1900 13,626 9.8%
1910 12,671 −7.0%
1920 12,520 −1.2%
1930 12,264 −2.0%
1940 11,790 −3.9%
1950 11,579 −1.8%
1960 10,919 −5.7%
1970 9,595 −12.1%
1980 8,559 −10.8%
1990 7,334 −14.3%
2000 6,830 −6.9%
2010 6,119 −10.4%
Est. 2015 5,773 [6] −15.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 census recorded a population of 6,119 in the county, with a population density of 13.813/sq mi (5.333/km2). There were 2,972 housing units, of which 2,617 were occupied.[11]

2000 censusEdit

USA Audubon County, Iowa age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Audubon County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 6,830 people, 2,773 households, and 1,927 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 2,995 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.17% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,773 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% 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 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,215, and the median income for a family was $37,288. Males had a median income of $28,090 versus $17,528 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,489. About 6.70% of families and 7.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.20% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Audubon County is divided into twelve townships:


Population rankingEdit

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

county seat

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

1 Audubon City 2,176
2 Exira City 840
3 Kimballton City 322
4 Brayton City 128
5 Gray City 63

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/19009.html. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. https://web.archive.org/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Andrews, Henry Franklin (1915). History of Audubon County, Iowa: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Brookhaven Press. pp. 46. https://books.google.com/books?id=qlc0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA46#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. ^ "Audubon County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. http://www.iowacourtsonline.org/wfdata/frame1759-1464/pressrel5.asp. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2015/CO-EST2015-alldata.html. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ia190090.txt. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. http://www.webcitation.org/6M1KRmETR. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 

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