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Cherokee County, Iowa
Cherokee County Courthouse (Iowa).JPG
Cherokee County Courthouse, July 2014
Map of Iowa highlighting Cherokee County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded1851
Named for Cherokee people
Seat Cherokee
Largest cityCherokee
Area
 • Total577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Land577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.03%
Population
 • ( 2010)12,072
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.cherokeecountyiowa.com

Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,072. [1] The county seat is Cherokee. [2] The county was formed on January 15, 1851 from open territory. It was named after the Cherokee Indians.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 577 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water. [3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
186058
18701,9673,291.4%
18808,240318.9%
189015,65990.0%
190016,5705.8%
191016,7411.0%
192017,7606.1%
193018,7375.5%
194019,2582.8%
195019,052−1.1%
196018,598−2.4%
197017,269−7.1%
198016,238−6.0%
199014,098−13.2%
200013,035−7.5%
201012,072−7.4%
Est. 201611,508 [4]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790-1960 [6] 1900-1990 [7]
1990-2000 [8] 2010-2013 [1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 12,072 in the county, with a population density of 21.254/sq mi (8.206/km2). There were 5,777 housing units, of which 5,207 were occupied. [9]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Cherokee County

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 13,035 people, 5,378 households, and 3,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,850 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.33% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,378 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,142, and the median income for a family was $42,897. Males had a median income of $29,612 versus $21,181 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,934. About 5.50% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

Cherokee County is divided into sixteen townships:

Population ranking

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

county seat

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

1 Cherokee City 5,253
2 Marcus City 1,117
3 Aurelia City 1,036
4 Quimby City 319
5 Washta City 248
6 Cleghorn City 240
7 Meriden City 159
8 Larrabee City 132

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67.0% 4,192 26.8% 1,679 6.2% 387
2012 57.1% 3,662 41.1% 2,634 1.9% 119
2008 53.0% 3,372 45.4% 2,890 1.7% 106
2004 55.3% 3,758 44.0% 2,988 0.7% 50
2000 52.5% 3,463 43.2% 2,845 4.3% 284
1996 41.3% 2,629 44.8% 2,853 13.9% 888
1992 40.2% 2,768 37.6% 2,590 22.3% 1,535
1988 46.9% 3,218 52.1% 3,574 0.9% 63
1984 54.2% 4,046 44.8% 3,349 1.0% 75
1980 54.5% 4,087 36.3% 2,719 9.3% 694
1976 53.4% 3,993 44.9% 3,358 1.7% 127
1972 62.2% 4,726 36.6% 2,780 1.2% 88
1968 59.2% 4,436 36.1% 2,705 4.7% 355
1964 42.3% 3,180 57.6% 4,336 0.1% 9
1960 59.1% 4,791 40.8% 3,309 0.1% 6
1956 59.7% 4,821 40.3% 3,254 0.1% 4
1952 70.5% 6,018 29.3% 2,502 0.3% 21
1948 46.4% 3,318 52.3% 3,739 1.2% 87
1944 53.6% 3,723 46.0% 3,197 0.4% 29
1940 53.5% 4,458 46.3% 3,855 0.2% 19
1936 37.0% 2,902 60.1% 4,716 2.9% 227
1932 34.8% 2,570 63.7% 4,701 1.5% 111
1928 58.9% 3,909 40.7% 2,701 0.4% 25
1924 52.3% 3,240 14.6% 904 33.1% 2,052
1920 77.7% 4,544 20.7% 1,211 1.6% 94
1916 48.3% 1,578 50.3% 1,646 1.4% 46
1912 12.3% 381 30.1% 930 57.6% 1,781
1908 66.1% 2,300 31.1% 1,084 2.8% 97
1904 74.6% 2,446 21.0% 688 4.4% 145
1900 63.1% 2,432 32.5% 1,253 4.4% 169
1896 60.1% 2,343 37.5% 1,464 2.4% 93

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-25.


CHEROKEE COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

42°44′05″N 95°37′27″W / 42.73472°N 95.62417°W / 42.73472; -95.62417