Kossuth County, Iowa Article

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Kossuth County, Iowa
Kossuth County IA Courthouse.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Kossuth County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 15, 1851
Named for Lajos Kossuth
Seat Algona
Largest cityAlgona
Area
 • Total974 sq mi (2,523 km2)
 • Land973 sq mi (2,520 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • ( 2010)15,543
 • Density16/sq mi (6/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.kossuth.ia.us

Kossuth County (pronounced kuh-SOOTH) is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,543. [1] The county seat is Algona. [2]

History

Kossuth County was founded on January 15, 1851. It was named after Lajos Kossuth, [3] Regent-President of Hungary who went to exile to America following the war of independence of Hungary from Austria. The county was enlarged northward in 1857 by the inclusion of the former Bancroft County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 974 square miles (2,520 km2), of which 973 square miles (2,520 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.2%) is water. [4] It is Iowa's largest county by area.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860416
18703,351705.5%
18806,17884.4%
189013,120112.4%
190022,72073.2%
191021,971−3.3%
192025,08214.2%
193025,4521.5%
194026,6304.6%
195026,241−1.5%
196025,314−3.5%
197022,937−9.4%
198021,891−4.6%
199018,591−15.1%
200017,163−7.7%
201015,543−9.4%
Est. 201615,114 [5]−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 15,543 in the county, with a population density of 15.9741/sq mi (6.16765/km2). There were 7,486 housing units, of which 6,697 were occupied. [10]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Kossuth County

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 17,163 people, 6,974 households, and 4,791 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,605 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.76% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,974 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,562, and the median income for a family was $41,159. Males had a median income of $30,191 versus $20,184 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,598. About 7.50% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Kossuth County. [12]

county seat

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

1 Algona City 5,560
2 West Bend (mostly in Palo Alto County) City 785
3 Bancroft City 732
4 Swea City City 536
5 Burt City 533
6 Whittemore City 504
7 Titonka City 476
8 Wesley City 390
9 Fenton City 279
10 Lu Verne (partially in Humboldt County) City 261
11 Lakota City 255
12 Lone Rock City 146
13 Ledyard City 130
14 St. Joseph CDP 61
15 St. Benedict CDP 39
16 Irvington CDP 38
17 Sexton CDP 37

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.7% 5,653 29.6% 2,543 4.8% 411
2012 55.3% 4,937 43.2% 3,850 1.5% 136
2008 47.6% 4,329 50.8% 4,625 1.6% 146
2004 54.5% 5,042 44.6% 4,132 0.9% 84
2000 52.0% 4,612 44.6% 3,960 3.5% 306
1996 40.9% 3,477 47.4% 4,031 11.7% 997
1992 38.2% 3,464 40.4% 3,660 21.4% 1,935
1988 43.2% 3,938 55.9% 5,088 0.9% 81
1984 49.6% 4,872 49.3% 4,838 1.1% 104
1980 54.3% 5,568 37.1% 3,810 8.6% 884
1976 46.3% 4,653 51.7% 5,190 2.0% 203
1972 56.4% 5,841 42.4% 4,393 1.2% 124
1968 53.0% 5,350 43.5% 4,392 3.4% 347
1964 35.4% 3,776 64.6% 6,893 0.1% 5
1960 52.0% 6,278 48.1% 5,806 0.0% 0
1956 54.7% 6,680 45.2% 5,514 0.1% 10
1952 64.2% 7,765 35.8% 4,330 0.1% 10
1948 40.4% 4,186 58.3% 6,039 1.2% 128
1944 47.1% 4,918 52.6% 5,488 0.3% 27
1940 46.4% 5,639 53.5% 6,502 0.2% 24
1936 30.1% 3,569 68.0% 8,071 1.9% 223
1932 30.3% 3,075 68.2% 6,925 1.5% 148
1928 50.4% 4,878 48.9% 4,736 0.7% 72
1924 43.5% 3,806 15.7% 1,369 40.8% 3,572
1920 77.5% 6,018 21.7% 1,682 0.9% 69
1916 59.6% 2,647 39.4% 1,748 1.0% 44
1912 18.7% 857 39.5% 1,813 41.8% 1,916
1908 58.3% 2,612 40.7% 1,826 1.0% 44
1904 68.0% 3,001 30.6% 1,352 1.3% 59
1900 63.1% 3,122 35.9% 1,777 1.1% 52
1896 60.3% 2,930 38.3% 1,861 1.4% 68

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 177.
  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 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-26.

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KOSSUTH COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

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