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Adams County, Iowa
Adams County IA Courthouse.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Adams County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 12, 1853
Named for John Adams
Seat Corning
Largest cityCorning
Area
 • Total426 sq mi (1,103 km2)
 • Land423 sq mi (1,096 km2)
 • Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • ( 2010)4,029
 • Density10/sq mi (4/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.adamscountyia.com

Adams County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,029, [1] making it Iowa's least-populated county. Its county seat is Corning. [2]

History

Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (sources differ). The county was finally organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was later reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union counties.

The first county seat was Quincy. In 1872, it was moved to Corning. [3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 423 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.5%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Adams County
Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,533
18704,614201.0%
188011,888157.7%
189012,2923.4%
190013,60110.6%
191010,998−19.1%
192010,521−4.3%
193010,437−0.8%
194010,156−2.7%
19508,753−13.8%
19607,468−14.7%
19706,322−15.3%
19805,731−9.3%
19904,866−15.1%
20004,482−7.9%
20104,029−10.1%
Est. 20163,693 [5]−8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,029 people, 1,715 households, and 1,126 families residing in the county. [10] The population density was 9.5 inhabitants per square mile (3.7/km2). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km2). [11] The racial makeup of the county was 98.1% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. [10] In terms of ancestry, 33.6% were German, 15.9% were Irish, 14.7% were English, and 4.9% were American. [12]

Of the 1,715 households, 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, and 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.81. The median age was 46.7 years. [10]

The median income for a household in the county was $40,368 and the median income for a family was $52,782. Males had a median income of $33,505 versus $25,332 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,549. About 6.0% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over. [13]

Communities

Cities

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Adams County. [14]

county seat

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

1 Corning City 1,635
2 Lenox (mostly in Taylor County) City 1,407
3 Prescott City 257
4 Nodaway City 114
5 Carbon City 34

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.2% 1,395 26.8% 565 6.9% 146
2012 50.7% 1,108 47.1% 1,028 2.2% 49
2008 47.4% 1,046 50.7% 1,118 1.9% 42
2004 56.7% 1,317 42.0% 977 1.3% 31
2000 54.6% 1,170 41.8% 897 3.6% 78
1996 39.6% 920 46.0% 1,070 14.5% 336
1992 33.2% 863 39.8% 1,034 26.9% 699
1988 45.4% 1,080 53.9% 1,283 0.7% 17
1984 57.6% 1,706 41.3% 1,221 1.1% 33
1980 59.6% 1,779 31.5% 940 8.9% 265
1976 47.3% 1,388 51.3% 1,507 1.4% 42
1972 59.6% 1,814 38.1% 1,161 2.3% 70
1968 59.7% 1,868 31.8% 993 8.5% 267
1964 40.5% 1,321 59.5% 1,941 0.0% 1
1960 57.1% 2,185 42.9% 1,643 0.0% 0
1956 55.9% 2,248 43.7% 1,756 0.4% 16
1952 69.1% 3,129 30.5% 1,383 0.4% 19
1948 53.4% 2,142 45.3% 1,817 1.3% 53
1944 57.6% 2,540 42.3% 1,868 0.1% 5
1940 60.1% 3,182 39.5% 2,088 0.4% 22
1936 56.1% 2,953 42.7% 2,249 1.3% 66
1932 45.6% 1,795 53.2% 2,097 1.2% 47
1928 66.0% 2,958 33.0% 1,479 0.9% 42
1924 54.3% 2,547 19.1% 897 26.6% 1,248
1920 62.4% 2,845 36.7% 1,670 0.9% 42
1916 50.2% 1,401 48.9% 1,365 0.9% 25
1912 32.8% 913 43.7% 1,215 23.5% 655
1908 53.0% 1,595 44.1% 1,325 2.9% 88
1904 58.9% 1,761 33.6% 1,003 7.5% 225
1900 55.2% 1,873 42.1% 1,428 2.7% 91
1896 49.8% 1,736 48.8% 1,701 1.5% 51

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Adams County
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  14. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-25.

External links


ADAMS COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

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