Ida County, Iowa Article

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Ida County, Iowa
Ida County IA Courthouse.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Ida County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded15 January 1851
Seat Ida Grove
Largest cityIda Grove
Area
 • Total432 sq mi (1,119 km2)
 • Land432 sq mi (1,119 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • ( 2010)7,089
 • Density16/sq mi (6/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5

Ida County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,089. [1] The county seat is Ida Grove. [2] The county was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in January 1851 as a packet of projected counties in unorganized territory of western Iowa. It was named after Ida Smith, the first child of European immigrants to be born in this region. [3]

History

The Iowa Legislature authorized the formation of 49 counties in previously–unregulated western Iowa on 15 January 1851. [4] This date is usually cited as the date of formation of Ida County; however, as there were no inhabitants of that area, no action was taken to form a county government.

On 12 January 1853, the Legislature authorized creation of Woodbury County, and included the proviso that the area of Ida County be included with Woodbury for revenue, election, and judicial purposes. In 1853 there were still no settlers in Ida County's lands. [3]

The county's first permanent settlers (Comstock and Moorehead) arrived in 1856. In 1858 the county government was organized, with John Moorehead appointed County Judge. There were about 40 county residents at that time. [3]

The county's only postoffice, as well as the first courthouse, was operated from Judge Moorehead's house. [5]

The county's first dedicated school building was raised in 1861. [3]

The county's first newspaper, Ida County Pioneer, was started in 1872. The first bank opened in 1876. Railroads arrived in Ida County in 1877, when the Maple Valley branch of the Chicago & North Western Railway was built. This resulted in a flood of settlers, and within five years, nearly all the available land had been purchased. [3]


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 432 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 432 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.1%) is water. [6]

Major highways

  • US 20.svg US Highway 20 – runs east–west through the northern part of the county, passing Holstein.
  • US 59.svg US Highway 59 – runs generally north–south through the center of the county, passing Ida Grove. Its exit at south county line is five miles east of its entry point on north county line.
  • Iowa 31.svg Iowa Highway 31 - cuts across the northwestern tip of Ida County, running southwest from Cherokee County to Woodbury County.
  • Iowa 175.svg Iowa Highway 175 – runs east–west through the southern part of the county, passing Ida Grove.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
186043
1870226425.6%
18804,3821,838.9%
189010,705144.3%
190012,32715.2%
191011,296−8.4%
192011,6893.5%
193011,9332.1%
194011,047−7.4%
195010,697−3.2%
196010,269−4.0%
19709,283−9.6%
19808,908−4.0%
19908,365−6.1%
20007,837−6.3%
20107,089−9.5%
Est. 20166,985 [7]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2013 [1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,089 in the county, with a population density of 16.4207/sq mi (6.3401/km2). There were 3,426 housing units, of which 3,052 were occupied. [12]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Ida County

As of the census [13] of 2000, there were 7,837 people, 3,213 households, and 2,184 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 3,506 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.02% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,213 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,805, and the median income for a family was $43,179. Males had a median income of $29,002 versus $19,417 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,675. About 5.70% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Population ranking

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

county seat

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

1 Ida Grove City 2,142
2 Holstein City 1,396
3 Battle Creek City 713
4 Galva City 434
5 Arthur City 206

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.5% 2,655 21.9% 792 4.6% 165
2012 62.4% 2,286 36.1% 1,321 1.5% 56
2008 57.4% 2,036 41.0% 1,454 1.6% 57
2004 62.1% 2,342 37.5% 1,415 0.5% 17
2000 56.4% 1,968 40.4% 1,411 3.2% 112
1996 45.1% 1,684 42.6% 1,589 12.3% 459
1992 40.4% 1,714 34.2% 1,449 25.4% 1,076
1988 51.6% 1,951 47.3% 1,787 1.1% 41
1984 62.3% 2,618 37.1% 1,559 0.6% 25
1980 64.9% 2,825 28.4% 1,235 6.8% 294
1976 56.9% 2,590 41.0% 1,868 2.1% 97
1972 64.7% 2,819 34.2% 1,490 1.2% 50
1968 62.2% 2,753 33.1% 1,463 4.7% 209
1964 40.5% 1,977 59.5% 2,905 0.0% 2
1960 62.8% 3,290 37.2% 1,949 0.0% 2
1956 60.8% 3,226 39.2% 2,083 0.0% 1
1952 70.1% 3,800 29.6% 1,603 0.3% 15
1948 48.0% 2,257 50.3% 2,365 1.6% 76
1944 57.4% 2,640 42.2% 1,943 0.4% 18
1940 57.7% 3,166 42.0% 2,306 0.3% 15
1936 34.4% 1,834 63.7% 3,397 1.9% 102
1932 28.0% 1,452 70.6% 3,661 1.4% 74
1928 52.8% 2,486 46.1% 2,172 1.1% 53
1924 43.5% 2,033 14.6% 685 41.9% 1,960
1920 75.7% 3,547 23.3% 1,090 1.0% 47
1916 51.1% 1,412 45.0% 1,244 3.8% 106
1912 19.0% 530 38.9% 1,087 42.1% 1,175
1908 53.0% 1,367 45.8% 1,181 1.2% 32
1904 60.7% 1,565 36.4% 940 2.9% 75
1900 54.2% 1,599 44.2% 1,304 1.6% 46
1896 50.4% 1,475 48.5% 1,421 1.1% 33

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e Ida County History
  4. ^ IOWA - Consolidated Chronology of State and County Government. 50 counties were affected: 49 new counties were created, and Pottawattamie County was enlarged with a portion of Non-County Area 3 that had been attached to Mahaska County. See Iowa Acts 1850-51, chapter 9. Section 26 delineates the new Ida County.
  5. ^ John Moorehead was named Postmaster of Ida PO on 21 July 1857. See Ida County History.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". US Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". US Census Bureau – American FactFinder. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

External links


IDA COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

42°23′12″N 95°30′52″W / 42.38667°N 95.51444°W / 42.38667; -95.51444