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Louisa County, Iowa
Louisa County Courthouse, Wapello.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Louisa County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded1836
Seat Wapello
Largest cityWapello
Area
 • Total418 sq mi (1,083 km2)
 • Land402 sq mi (1,041 km2)
 • Water16 sq mi (41 km2), 3.8%
Population
 • ( 2010)11,387
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.louisacountyiowa.org

Louisa County ( /luˈzə/ loo-EYE-zə) is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,387. [1] The county seat is Wapello. [2]

Louisa County is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Louisa County was formed on December 7, 1836 as a part of Wisconsin Territory. [3] Two theories have been offered for the origins of its name: one is that it was named after Louisa Massey, [4] who was very well known in the area at the time because she avenged the murder of her brother when she shot the party responsible; the other is that it was named after Louisa County, Virginia. [5] Louisa County became a part of Iowa Territory upon its formation on July 4, 1838. [3]

The first courthouse was a simple wood-framed building. In 1840, a second courthouse, measuring 40' x 20' (about 12 x 6 m), was constructed of stone. In 1854, a third structure was built. The courthouse used today was erected in 1928. Zach Odle and Zach Grimm are also from Wapello. [6]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 402 square miles (1,040 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.8%) is water. [7] Its eastern border is adjacent to the Mississippi River.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18504,939
186010,370110.0%
187012,87724.2%
188013,1422.1%
189011,873−9.7%
190013,51613.8%
191012,855−4.9%
192012,179−5.3%
193011,575−5.0%
194011,384−1.7%
195011,101−2.5%
196010,290−7.3%
197010,6823.8%
198012,05512.9%
199011,592−3.8%
200012,1835.1%
201011,387−6.5%
Est. 201611,142 [8]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]
1790-1960 [10] 1900-1990 [11]
1990-2000 [12] 2010-2013 [1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 11,387 in the county, with a population density of 28.3315/sq mi (10.9389/km2). There were 5,002 housing units, of which 4,346 were occupied. [13]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Louisa County

As of the census [14] of 2000, there were 12,183 people, 4,519 households, and 3,316 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 5,133 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.91% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.56% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 12.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,519 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,086, and the median income for a family was $43,972. Males had a median income of $31,293 versus $22,085 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,644. About 7.00% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated community

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Louisa County. [15]

county seat

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

1 Wapello City 2,067
2 Columbus Junction City 1,899
3 Morning Sun City 836
4 Grandview City 556
5 Columbus City City 391
6 Letts City 384
7 Fredonia City 244
8 Oakville City 173
9 Cotter City 48

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61.3% 3,069 32.9% 1,648 5.8% 291
2012 48.7% 2,420 49.4% 2,452 1.9% 96
2008 47.0% 2,314 51.3% 2,523 1.7% 84
2004 52.3% 2,572 46.7% 2,297 1.0% 47
2000 47.6% 2,207 49.5% 2,294 2.9% 136
1996 36.6% 1,565 48.7% 2,081 14.7% 629
1992 34.9% 1,691 43.2% 2,091 21.9% 1,062
1988 47.0% 2,060 51.8% 2,268 1.2% 52
1984 57.4% 2,623 42.1% 1,927 0.5% 23
1980 55.2% 2,530 37.1% 1,700 7.7% 354
1976 51.4% 2,284 47.0% 2,089 1.5% 68
1972 61.3% 2,806 37.3% 1,707 1.4% 64
1968 56.4% 2,529 36.4% 1,632 7.2% 323
1964 41.2% 1,845 58.6% 2,624 0.3% 12
1960 60.7% 3,036 39.3% 1,966 0.0% 2
1956 63.1% 3,184 36.8% 1,858 0.1% 6
1952 68.5% 3,675 31.2% 1,673 0.4% 21
1948 54.6% 2,420 43.9% 1,945 1.5% 64
1944 58.7% 2,745 40.5% 1,894 0.9% 40
1940 59.2% 3,330 39.9% 2,247 0.9% 50
1936 47.3% 2,655 50.9% 2,859 1.8% 101
1932 41.0% 2,045 57.3% 2,856 1.8% 88
1928 68.8% 3,275 30.6% 1,457 0.6% 28
1924 64.9% 2,952 14.1% 643 21.0% 954
1920 77.5% 3,560 20.3% 932 2.2% 102
1916 62.3% 1,876 35.9% 1,081 1.9% 56
1912 36.4% 1,070 29.9% 881 33.7% 992
1908 65.9% 2,025 31.8% 978 2.3% 69
1904 72.6% 2,147 22.4% 663 5.0% 147
1900 63.3% 2,185 34.0% 1,172 2.8% 95
1896 59.1% 2,035 38.8% 1,334 2.1% 73

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ a b "WI: Individual County Chronologies". publications.newberry.org. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 191.
  5. ^ Savage, Tom A Dictionary of Iowa Place Names, University of Iowa Press, 2007, p. 11 ISBN  1587297590
  6. ^ Louisa County, Iowa
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-26.

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LOUISA COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

41°13′05″N 91°15′36″W / 41.21806°N 91.26000°W / 41.21806; -91.26000