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Taylor County, Iowa
TAYLOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Taylor County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded1847
Named for Zachary Taylor
Seat Bedford
Largest cityBedford
Area
 • Total535 sq mi (1,386 km2)
 • Land532 sq mi (1,378 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • ( 2010)6,317
 • Density12/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.taylorcountyiowa.org

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,317, [1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Iowa. The county seat is Bedford. [2] The county was formed in 1847 and named after General and President Zachary Taylor. [3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,390 km2), of which 532 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.5%) is water. [4]

A portion of Taylor County at one time was part of Missouri.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850204
18603,5901,659.8%
18706,98994.7%
188015,635123.7%
189016,3844.8%
190018,78414.6%
191016,312−13.2%
192015,514−4.9%
193014,859−4.2%
194014,258−4.0%
195012,420−12.9%
196010,288−17.2%
19708,790−14.6%
19808,353−5.0%
19907,114−14.8%
20006,958−2.2%
20106,317−9.2%
Est. 20166,216 [5]−1.6%
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 6,317 in the county, with a population density of 11.8307/sq mi (4.5679/km2). There were 3,107 housing units, of which 2,679 were occupied. [10]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Taylor County

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 6,958 people, 2,824 households, and 1,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,199 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 3.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,824 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,297, and the median income for a family was $37,194. Males had a median income of $26,631 versus $19,162 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,082. About 8.50% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Townships

Population ranking

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

county seat

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

1 Bedford City 1,440
2 Lenox (partially in Adams County) City 1,407
3 New Market City 415
4 Clearfield (partially in Ringgold County) City 363
5 Blockton City 192
6 Gravity City 188
7 Sharpsburg City 89
8 Conway City 41
9 Athelstan CDP 19

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.7% 2,111 25.0% 758 5.3% 160
2012 56.2% 1,683 42.1% 1,262 1.7% 50
2008 53.1% 1,607 44.5% 1,347 2.4% 72
2004 59.8% 1,908 39.3% 1,252 0.9% 30
2000 57.2% 1,770 40.3% 1,247 2.6% 79
1996 43.3% 1,419 44.5% 1,458 12.2% 399
1992 33.8% 1,200 40.3% 1,430 25.9% 921
1988 49.4% 1,647 50.2% 1,671 0.4% 14
1984 62.1% 2,496 37.3% 1,499 0.7% 27
1980 64.4% 2,715 29.1% 1,226 6.5% 272
1976 50.8% 2,059 48.0% 1,947 1.2% 48
1972 70.2% 3,042 28.8% 1,247 1.1% 47
1968 59.6% 2,765 32.4% 1,501 8.0% 370
1964 43.8% 2,162 56.3% 2,780 0.0% 0
1960 61.9% 3,452 38.1% 2,126 0.1% 3
1956 59.1% 3,533 40.8% 2,436 0.2% 9
1952 71.7% 4,608 27.8% 1,784 0.5% 31
1948 56.9% 3,244 42.2% 2,402 0.9% 52
1944 61.4% 3,804 38.3% 2,376 0.3% 20
1940 59.6% 4,420 40.1% 2,976 0.3% 25
1936 54.9% 4,145 44.2% 3,337 0.8% 63
1932 45.1% 2,670 53.3% 3,159 1.6% 95
1928 68.7% 4,700 30.3% 2,074 1.0% 69
1924 61.0% 4,254 16.3% 1,138 22.8% 1,588
1920 72.4% 4,997 25.5% 1,757 2.1% 147
1916 54.7% 2,219 43.8% 1,775 1.6% 63
1912 35.4% 1,364 35.6% 1,372 29.0% 1,117
1908 58.8% 2,460 37.9% 1,585 3.4% 141
1904 65.9% 2,650 26.4% 1,060 7.7% 311
1900 57.3% 2,792 40.7% 1,984 2.1% 101
1896 51.6% 2,468 47.9% 2,293 0.6% 27

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Taylor County Archived 2007-04-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-28.

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TAYLOR COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

40°44′09″N 94°41′33″W / 40.73583°N 94.69250°W / 40.73583; -94.69250