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Plymouth County, Iowa
Plymouth County IA Courthouse.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Plymouth 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 Le Mars
Largest cityLe Mars
Area
 • Total864 sq mi (2,238 km2)
 • Land863 sq mi (2,235 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • ( 2010)24,986
 • Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.plymouth.ia.us

Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,986. [1] The county seat is Le Mars. [2] Plymouth County was named after Plymouth, Massachusetts. [3]

Plymouth County is part of the Sioux City, IA- NE- SD Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Plymouth County was formed on January 15, 1851. Settlement began in the county in 1856. In October 1859, the first courthouse was built in Melbourne, formerly located in the southeast quarter of section 34, Plymouth Township, about five to six miles due south of Merrill. [4] The first public school opened its doors there with 32 pupils. In 1872 the county seat was moved to Le Mars and a courthouse and jail were built there in 1873. The present Plymouth County courthouse was built in 1900 of red sandstone. [5]

During the Great Depression, farmers in the county organized the Farmers Holiday Group, to keep farm products off the market until the desired price was met. A radical group among them abducted Judge Bradley from his court chamber and threatened to hang him in the front of the courthouse. Bradley was freed, but the governor ordered the national guard to Plymouth County and declared a state of emergency, which effectively ended the group. [5] [6]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 863 square miles (2,240 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water. [7] It is the fourth-largest county by area in Iowa.

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Major highways

Airport

Le Mars Municipal Airport is located in Plymouth County, two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of the central business district of Le Mars, Iowa.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860148
18702,1991,385.8%
18808,566289.5%
189019,568128.4%
190022,20913.5%
191023,1294.1%
192023,5842.0%
193024,1592.4%
194023,502−2.7%
195023,252−1.1%
196023,9062.8%
197024,3221.7%
198024,7431.7%
199023,388−5.5%
200024,8496.2%
201024,9860.6%
Est. 201625,200 [8]0.9%
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 24,986 in the county, with a population density of 28.9337/sq mi (11.17137/km2). There were 10,550 housing units, of which 9,875 were occupied. [13]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Plymouth County

As of the census [14] of 2000, there were 24,849 people, 9,372 households, and 6,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 9,880 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,372 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,638, and the median income for a family was $50,009. Males had a median income of $33,566 versus $22,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,442. About 4.40% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

The Pappas Telecasting Tower, with a height of 603.5 metres (1,980 ft), is one of the tallest masts in the world.

Notable natives

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

  • Adaville
  • Brookdale
  • Crathorne
  • James
  • Mammen
  • Milnerville
  • Neptune
  • O'Leary
  • Plymouth
  • Potosia
  • Ruble
  • Seney
  • Union Center (Also known as "The U")
  • West Le Mars
  • Wren
  • Yeomans

Townships

Population ranking

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

county seat

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

1 Sioux City (almost entirely in Woodbury County) City 82,684
2 Le Mars City 9,826
3 Remsen City 1,663
4 Akron City 1,486
5 Kingsley City 1,411
6 Hinton City 928
7 Merrill City 755
8 Brunsville City 151
9 Westfield City 132
10 Oyens City 103
11 Craig City 89
12 Struble City 78

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.4% 9,680 21.9% 2,885 4.7% 625
2012 66.4% 8,597 32.2% 4,164 1.5% 189
2008 62.1% 7,765 37.0% 4,629 1.0% 121
2004 63.9% 7,810 35.0% 4,278 1.1% 134
2000 61.2% 6,189 34.6% 3,499 4.3% 430
1996 51.4% 5,117 37.6% 3,745 11.0% 1,094
1992 49.6% 5,196 30.3% 3,171 20.2% 2,117
1988 55.3% 5,316 43.9% 4,220 0.7% 71
1984 64.7% 6,482 34.6% 3,464 0.8% 81
1980 63.0% 6,515 28.7% 2,965 8.4% 866
1976 55.8% 5,590 42.8% 4,284 1.4% 142
1972 60.6% 6,339 38.5% 4,033 0.9% 94
1968 62.1% 6,236 32.2% 3,234 5.7% 567
1964 46.4% 4,920 53.6% 5,691 0.0% 2
1960 57.9% 6,432 42.1% 4,671 0.0% 0
1956 67.4% 7,246 32.6% 3,502 0.0% 0
1952 74.3% 8,140 25.3% 2,768 0.5% 49
1948 53.1% 5,002 46.1% 4,339 0.8% 75
1944 67.0% 6,085 32.7% 2,970 0.2% 21
1940 66.7% 7,725 33.1% 3,831 0.2% 23
1936 36.1% 4,133 52.4% 5,994 11.5% 1,318
1932 27.3% 2,888 71.6% 7,565 1.0% 110
1928 49.0% 4,848 50.7% 5,015 0.3% 34
1924 42.1% 3,803 17.8% 1,605 40.2% 3,628
1920 76.2% 6,090 22.5% 1,801 1.3% 105
1916 53.1% 2,666 45.0% 2,258 1.9% 93
1912 16.7% 825 41.2% 2,038 42.1% 2,079 [17]
1908 53.2% 2,622 44.0% 2,168 2.8% 140
1904 61.5% 2,905 35.2% 1,663 3.3% 158
1900 53.0% 2,712 45.1% 2,307 1.9% 95
1896 51.4% 2,623 46.9% 2,392 1.7% 88

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 163.
  4. ^ History of the Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, Iowa. Chicago: A. Warner & Co. 1890. p. 434. |access-date= requires |url= ( help)
  5. ^ a b "Historical Facts About Plymouth County". Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Martial Law at Le Mars". Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. 28 April 1933. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau – American FactFinder. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  15. ^ 2010 Census
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  17. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 2,005 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 46 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 28 votes.

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