Mitchell County, Iowa

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Mitchell County, Iowa
Mitchell County Courthouse, Osage.jpg
The courthouse in Osage is on the NRHP
Map of Iowa highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for John Mitchel
Seat Osage
Largest city Osage
Area
 • Total 470 sq mi (1,217 km2)
 • Land 469 sq mi (1,215 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.09%
Population
 • (2010) 10,776
 • Density 23/sq mi (9/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.mitchellcoia.us

Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,776.[1] The county seat is Osage.[2] The county is named in honor of John Mitchel.

History

Mitchell County was founded in 1851. It was named after John Mitchel, an Irish patriot.[3] The county's courthouse was completed in 1858,[4] and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse has since been razed.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 470 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 469 square miles (1,210 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.09%) is water.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,409
1870 9,582 181.1%
1880 14,363 49.9%
1890 13,299 −7.4%
1900 14,916 12.2%
1910 13,435 −9.9%
1920 13,921 3.6%
1930 14,065 1.0%
1940 14,121 0.4%
1950 13,945 −1.2%
1960 14,043 0.7%
1970 13,108 −6.7%
1980 12,329 −5.9%
1990 10,928 −11.4%
2000 10,874 −0.5%
2010 10,776 −0.9%
Est. 2016 10,763 [6] −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,776 in the county, with a population density of 22.9805/sq mi (8.8728/km2). There were 4,850 housing units, of which 4,395 were occupied.[11]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mitchell County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mitchell County's 99% White population makes it the county with the smallest percentage of minorities nationally.[12]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 10,874 people, 4,294 households, and 2,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 4,594 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races; 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,294 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males; for every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,843, and the median income for a family was $41,233. Males had a median income of $29,601 versus $22,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,809. About 7.00% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 58.9% 3,190 34.9% 1,888 6.3% 339
2012 47.3% 2,643 50.7% 2,831 2.0% 112
2008 42.8% 2,469 55.1% 3,179 2.1% 118
2004 48.3% 2,646 50.8% 2,785 0.9% 49
2000 46.3% 2,388 51.3% 2,650 2.4% 124
1996 37.0% 1,877 51.2% 2,596 11.8% 598
1992 36.2% 1,933 40.7% 2,177 23.1% 1,237
1988 44.5% 2,338 54.7% 2,870 0.8% 43
1984 54.7% 3,144 44.1% 2,531 1.2% 68
1980 58.0% 3,401 34.8% 2,040 7.2% 423
1976 49.0% 2,887 49.3% 2,906 1.7% 99
1972 57.4% 3,395 41.4% 2,449 1.1% 67
1968 60.6% 3,533 36.1% 2,103 3.3% 194
1964 39.1% 2,489 60.7% 3,868 0.3% 16
1960 57.6% 3,915 42.3% 2,873 0.2% 10
1956 61.3% 4,175 38.6% 2,630 0.1% 7
1952 69.8% 5,050 30.1% 2,175 0.2% 12
1948 49.4% 3,021 47.0% 2,873 3.7% 225
1944 55.5% 3,406 44.0% 2,696 0.5% 30
1940 56.5% 3,947 43.3% 3,025 0.2% 15
1936 41.9% 2,765 54.7% 3,610 3.5% 228
1932 38.6% 2,527 60.2% 3,940 1.3% 82
1928 59.9% 3,534 39.1% 2,308 1.0% 58
1924 46.9% 2,892 6.5% 400 46.6% 2,871
1920 84.0% 4,476 14.5% 773 1.6% 83
1916 64.4% 1,963 33.9% 1,033 1.7% 53
1912 20.3% 590 37.3% 1,082 42.4% 1,230
1908 65.1% 1,932 33.3% 988 1.6% 48
1904 74.9% 2,158 22.0% 634 3.1% 88
1900 70.4% 2,450 28.2% 981 1.4% 49
1896 69.8% 2,498 28.8% 1,031 1.4% 50

Economy

In January 2017, Mitchell County supervisors denied an application for an Iowa Select contracted farm in Lincoln Township. It was planned for 5,000-hogs.[15]

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Townships

Population ranking

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

county seat

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

1 Osage City 3,619
2 St. Ansgar City 1,107
3 Riceville (partially in Howard County) City 785
4 Stacyville City 494
5 Mitchell City 138
6 McIntire City 122
7 Carpenter City 109
8 New Haven CDP 91
9 Orchard City 71
10 Little Cedar CDP 60
11 Toeterville CDP 48
12 Mona CDP 34
13 Meyer CDP 31
14 Otranto CDP 27

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Mitchell County Archived 2007-07-03 at Archive.is
  4. ^ "Mitchell County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ Census Bureau data, cited in "Minorities now in the majority in nearly 10% of U.S. counties", Associated Press August 8, 2007, Lexington Herald-Leader p A8
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  15. ^ "Mitchell". Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. January 31, 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  16. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/

External links

  • Official site of Mitchell County, Iowa

Coordinates: 43°21′20″N 92°47′23″W / 43.35556°N 92.78972°W / 43.35556; -92.78972

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