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Van Buren County, Iowa
VanBurenCoIowa1
Van Buren County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Van Buren County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of USA IA
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for Martin Van Buren
Seat Keosauqua
Largest city Keosauqua
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

491 sq mi (1,272 km²)
485 sq mi (1,256 km²)
5.7 sq mi (15 km²), 1.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

7,570
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website vanburencoia.org/

Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,570.[1] The county seat is Keosauqua,[2] which contains the oldest continuously operational courthouse in the state of Iowa, and second oldest in the United States.

HistoryEdit

VanBurenCoIowa2

Plaque on the Van Buren County courthouse, indicating its age and historic status.

Van Buren County was formed on December 7, 1836. It was named for President Martin Van Buren.

The county's courthouse was built in September 1843 in the style of Greek Revival and stands as Iowa's oldest, and the nation's second oldest, courthouse in operation.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 491 square miles (1,270 km2), of which 485 square miles (1,260 km2) is land and 5.7 square miles (15 km2) (1.2%) is water.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 12,270
1860 17,081 39.2%
1870 17,672 3.5%
1880 17,043 −3.6%
1890 16,253 −4.6%
1900 17,354 6.8%
1910 15,020 −13.4%
1920 14,060 −6.4%
1930 12,603 −10.4%
1940 12,053 −4.4%
1950 11,007 −8.7%
1960 9,778 −11.2%
1970 8,643 −11.6%
1980 8,626 −0.2%
1990 7,676 −11.0%
2000 7,809 1.7%
2010 7,570 −3.1%
Est. 2015 7,344 [5] −6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2010 censusEdit

USA Van Buren County, Iowa age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Van Buren County

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 7,570 people, 3,108 households, and 2,058 families residing in the county. The population density was 15.614/sq mi (6.029/km2) people per square mile. There were 3,670 housing units at an average density of 7.570/sq mi (2.923/km2) per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 98.3% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,108 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.6% 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 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18 and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males.

As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the county was $31,094, and the median income for a family was $36,420. Males had a median income of $27,379 versus $20,925 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,748. About 8.70% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

According to the 1850 US Census Records.

  • Birmingham Township
  • Bonaparte Township
  • Cedar Township
  • Chequest Township
  • Des Moines Township
  • Farmington Township
  • Harrisburg Township
  • Jackson Township
  • Keosauqua Township
  • Lick Creek Township
  • Union Township
  • Van Buren Township
  • Vernon Township
  • Village Township
  • Washington Township


Population rankingEdit

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

county seat

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

1 Keosauqua City 1,006
2 Farmington City 664
3 Birmingham City 448
4 Milton City 443
5 Bonaparte City 433
6 Stockport City 296
7 Cantril City 222
8 Douds CDP 152
9 Leando CDP 115
10 Mount Sterling City 36

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/19101.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. ^ Van Buren County
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "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 2011-06-03. 
  11. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/

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