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Mitchell County, Iowa
Mitchell County Courthouse, Osage
The courthouse in Osage is on the NRHP
Map of Iowa highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of USA IA
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for John Mitchel
Seat Osage
Largest city Osage
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

470 sq mi (1,217 km²)
469 sq mi (1,215 km²)
0.4 sq mi (1 km²), 0.09%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

10,776
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.mitchellcoia.us

Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,776.[1] The county seat is Osage.[2] The county is named in honor of John Mitchel.

HistoryEdit

Mitchell County was founded in 1851. It was named after John Mitchel, an Irish patriot.[3] The county's courthouse was completed in 1858,[4] and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse has since been razed.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 470 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 469 square miles (1,210 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.09%) is water.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 3,409
1870 9,582 181.1%
1880 14,363 49.9%
1890 13,299 −7.4%
1900 14,916 12.2%
1910 13,435 −9.9%
1920 13,921 3.6%
1930 14,065 1.0%
1940 14,121 0.4%
1950 13,945 −1.2%
1960 14,043 0.7%
1970 13,108 −6.7%
1980 12,329 −5.9%
1990 10,928 −11.4%
2000 10,874 −0.5%
2010 10,776 −0.9%
Est. 2015 10,832 [6] −0.4%
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 10,776 in the county, with a population density of 22.9805/sq mi (8.8728/km2). There were 4,850 housing units, of which 4,395 were occupied.[11]

2000 censusEdit

USA Mitchell County, Iowa age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mitchell County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mitchell County's 99% White population makes it the county with the smallest percentage of minorities.[12]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 10,874 people, 4,294 households, and 2,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 4,594 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races; 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,294 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.60% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males; for every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,843, and the median income for a family was $41,233. Males had a median income of $29,601 versus $22,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,809. About 7.00% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

Presidential election results[14]
Year Democratic Republican
2012 50.7% 2,831 47.3% 2,643
2008 55.1% 3,179 42.8% 2,469
2004 50.8% 2,785 48.3% 2,646
2000 51.3% 2,650 46.3% 2,388
1996 51.2% 2,596 37.0% 1,877
1992 40.7% 2,177 36.2% 1.933
1988 54.7% 2,870 44.5% 2,338
1984 44.1% 2,531 54.7% 3.144
1980 34.8% 2,040 58.0% 3,401
1976 49.3% 2,906 49.0% 2,887
1972 41.4% 2,499 57.4% 3,395
1968 36.1% 2,103 60.6% 3,533
1964 60.7% 3,868 39.1% 2.489
1960 42.3% 2,873 57.6% 3,915

Mitchell County was the whitest county in the country, at 99.27%, to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election. Obama garnered 56% of the vote, while John McCain received 44%.[15]

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit


Population rankingEdit

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Mitchell County.[16]

county seat

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

1 Osage City 3,619
2 St. Ansgar City 1,107
3 Riceville (partially in Howard County) City 785
4 Stacyville City 494
5 Mitchell City 138
6 McIntire City 122
7 Carpenter City 109
8 New Haven CDP 91
9 Orchard City 71
10 Little Cedar CDP 60
11 Toeterville CDP 48
12 Mona CDP 34
13 Meyer CDP 31
14 Otranto CDP 27

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/19131.html. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Mitchell County
  4. ^ "Mitchell County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. http://www.iowacourtsonline.org/wfdata/frame1759-1464/pressrel66.asp. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  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. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved July 20, 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 20, 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 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". 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 May 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ Census Bureau data, cited in "Minorities now in the majority in nearly 10% of U.S. counties", Associated Press August 8, 2007, Lexington Herald-Leader p A8
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  15. ^ NYT Electoral explorer
  16. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/

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