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Monona County, Iowa
MONONA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ONAWA, IOWA.JPG
Map of Iowa highlighting Monona County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded1851
Seat Onawa
Largest cityOnawa
Area
 • Total699 sq mi (1,810 km2)
 • Land694 sq mi (1,797 km2)
 • Water4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 0.7%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)8,979
 • Density13/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5

Monona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,243. [1] The county seat is Onawa. [2] [3]

History

The area around present-day Onawa was a stopping point in 1804 for Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their exploration of the newly-obtained Louisiana Purchase. Many years later, that site was memorialized as the Lewis and Clark State Park. [4]

Monona County was formed in 1851. It was perhaps named for an Indian word meaning "beautiful valley." [5]

When Ashton (originally called Bloomfield ) was named the county seat in the fall of 1854, a log house served as the first courthouse. [6] Ashton remained the county seat for only four years. That designation was moved to Onawa on 5 April 1858, and the first Monona County Courthouse was completed that same year. [7]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 699 square miles (1,810 km2), of which 694 square miles (1,800 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.7%) is water. [8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860832
18703,654339.2%
18809,055147.8%
189014,51560.3%
190017,98023.9%
191016,633−7.5%
192017,1253.0%
193018,2136.4%
194018,2380.1%
195016,303−10.6%
196013,916−14.6%
197012,069−13.3%
198011,692−3.1%
199010,034−14.2%
200010,020−0.1%
20109,243−7.8%
Est. 20168,898 [9]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]
1790-1960 [11] 1900-1990 [12]
1990-2000 [13] 2010-2013 [1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 9,243 in the county, with a population density of 13.3354/sq mi (5.14881/km2). There were 4,697 housing units, of which 4,050 were occupied. [14]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Monona County

As of the census [15] of 2000, there were 10,020 people, 4,211 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,660 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,211 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% were non-families. 31.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 23.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,235, and the median income for a family was $41,172. Males had a median income of $27,349 versus $19,607 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,477. About 6.60% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Monona County. [16]

county seat

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

1 Onawa City 2,998
2 Mapleton City 1,224
3 Whiting City 762
4 Ute City 374
5 Moorhead City 226
6 Blencoe City 224
7 Soldier City 174
8 Castana City 147
9 Turin City 68
10 Rodney City 60

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.2% 3,120 27.3% 1,247 4.5% 205
2012 53.9% 2,557 44.3% 2,101 1.8% 84
2008 50.3% 2,411 47.8% 2,295 1.9% 91
2004 51.3% 2,575 47.8% 2,397 0.9% 46
2000 50.5% 2,304 45.8% 2,086 3.7% 170
1996 39.5% 1,674 46.1% 1,952 14.5% 612
1992 34.2% 1,660 40.0% 1,939 25.8% 1,250
1988 46.1% 2,068 53.6% 2,408 0.3% 15
1984 55.4% 2,746 43.5% 2,159 1.1% 54
1980 61.9% 3,268 31.4% 1,660 6.7% 356
1976 49.1% 2,636 49.6% 2,661 1.4% 73
1972 58.9% 3,237 39.8% 2,189 1.3% 69
1968 53.1% 2,980 38.9% 2,184 8.0% 446
1964 35.7% 2,208 64.2% 3,971 0.1% 8
1960 54.6% 3,863 45.4% 3,207 0.0% 0
1956 52.5% 3,854 47.3% 3,477 0.2% 14
1952 62.3% 4,849 37.5% 2,918 0.2% 17
1948 43.3% 3,179 55.8% 4,098 0.9% 69
1944 48.6% 3,583 51.1% 3,761 0.3% 22
1940 46.6% 4,192 53.2% 4,783 0.2% 15
1936 35.4% 3,008 62.9% 5,346 1.7% 146
1932 27.9% 2,181 70.9% 5,537 1.2% 94
1928 56.6% 3,745 42.8% 2,836 0.6% 42
1924 50.9% 3,195 20.3% 1,271 28.8% 1,806
1920 69.5% 4,569 29.8% 1,960 0.7% 46
1916 47.9% 1,777 51.5% 1,910 0.7% 25
1912 29.0% 1,109 35.5% 1,358 35.5% 1,357
1908 52.6% 1,977 46.1% 1,732 1.4% 51
1904 64.8% 2,274 29.0% 1,016 6.2% 219
1900 51.5% 2,161 46.1% 1,934 2.4% 99
1896 36.9% 1,526 61.8% 2,558 1.4% 56

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Monona County Economic Development Partnership for Growth
  4. ^ About Monona County
  5. ^ Monona County Archived 3 July 2007 at Archive.is
  6. ^ Excerpt from: "The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa"
  7. ^ History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth. Western Publishing Company. 1882. p. 249.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau – American FactFinder. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  16. ^ 2010 Census
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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MONONA COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

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