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Monona County, Iowa
MONONA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ONAWA, IOWA
Map of Iowa highlighting Monona County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of USA IA
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat Onawa
Largest city Onawa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

699 sq mi (1,810 km²)
694 sq mi (1,797 km²)
4.9 sq mi (13 km²), 0.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

9,243
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Monona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,243.[1] The county seat is Onawa.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

Monona County was formed in 1851. It was perhaps named for the Indian word meaning "beautiful valley."[4]

When Ashton (originally called Bloomfield ) was named the county seat in the fall of 1854, a log house served as the first courthouse.[5] Ashton remained the county seat for only four years. On April 5, 1858, Onawa was voted the permanent seat of the county.

The first Monona County Courthouse was completed in 1858.[6]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 699 square miles (1,810 km2), of which 694 square miles (1,800 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.7%) is water.[7]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 832
1870 3,654 339.2%
1880 9,055 147.8%
1890 14,515 60.3%
1900 17,980 23.9%
1910 16,633 −7.5%
1920 17,125 3.0%
1930 18,213 6.4%
1940 18,238 0.1%
1950 16,303 −10.6%
1960 13,916 −14.6%
1970 12,069 −13.3%
1980 11,692 −3.1%
1990 10,034 −14.2%
2000 10,020 −0.1%
2010 9,243 −7.8%
Est. 2015 8,979 [8] −10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 census recorded a population of 9,243 in the county, with a population density of 13.3354/sq mi (5.14881/km2). There were 4,697 housing units, of which 4,050 were occupied.[13]

2000 censusEdit

USA Monona County, Iowa age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Monona County

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 10,020 people, 4,211 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,660 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,211 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% were non-families. 31.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 23.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,235, and the median income for a family was $41,172. Males had a median income of $27,349 versus $19,607 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,477. About 6.60% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

Population rankingEdit

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Monona County.[15]

county seat

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

1 Onawa City 2,998
2 Mapleton City 1,224
3 Whiting City 762
4 Ute City 374
5 Moorhead City 226
6 Blencoe City 224
7 Soldier City 174
8 Castana City 147
9 Turin City 68
10 Rodney City 60

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/19133.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. ^ Monona County Economic Development Partnership for Growth
  4. ^ Monona County
  5. ^ Excerpt from: "The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa"
  6. ^ History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth. Western Publishing Company. 1882. pp. 249. https://books.google.com/books?id=bH8HtIwXzdcC&pg=PA249#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "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 31, 2011. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/

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