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Winneshiek County, Iowa
Winneshiek County, Iowa

Location in the state of Iowa

Iowa's location in the U.S. Seat Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Population  - (2000)  - Density Founded Time zone Decorah 690 sq mi (1787 km²) 690 sq mi (1786 km²) 0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.04%

21310 31/sq mi (12/km²)

1847 Central: UTC-6/-5

Winneshiek County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 21,310. Its county seat is Decorah.[1]

History
A largely rural and agricultural county, Winneshiek County has a rich cultural history from Czech, Slovak, English, Irish, German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants that have settled within its boundaries. The county was originally settled in 1848 in present day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia, Iowa) and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson, Iowa). It was organized in 1847, and named after a chief of the Winnebago tribe. In 1980, Winneshiek County reported a population of 21,842. Like much of Iowa during the 1980s it Winneshiek County Courthouse, in Decorah, holds the offices for the witnessed a population loss, plummeting to 20,847 supervisors and county officers of Winneshiek County. according to the 1990 United States Census. However during the 1990s the county experienced some mild growth and was able to rise above the 21,000 mark once again.

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Government and elected officials
Like all Iowa counties, Winneshiek is governed by an elected partisan Board of Supervisors. Winneshiek County's Board of Supervisors has five members elected by single-member districts of equal population. Other elected officials are the county attorney, auditor, sheriff and treasurer. The offices for the supervisors and county officers are located in the County Courthouse at the county seat.

Geography
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 690 square miles (1,787 km²), of which 690 square miles (1,786 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.04%) is water.

Major highways
• • • • • U.S. Highway 52 Iowa Highway 9 Iowa Highway 24 Iowa Highway 139 Iowa Highway 150

Adjacent counties
• • • • • • • Fillmore County, Minnesota (northwest) Houston County, Minnesota (northeast) Allamakee County (east) Fayette County (south) Chickasaw County (southwest) Howard County (west) Clayton County (southeast)

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Winneshiek County.

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Historical populations
Census 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Pop. 23731 21729 22091 21630 22263 21639 21651 21758 21876 20847 21310 %± — −8.4% 1.7% −2.1% 2.9% −2.8% 0.1% 0.5% 0.5% −4.7% 2.2% [2]

IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 21,310 people, 7,734 households, and 5,189 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,208 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.85% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.3% were of German, 31.7% Norwegian, 5.5% Irish and 5.1% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 7,734 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.03. In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 16.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $38,908, and the median income for a family was $45,966. Males had a median income of $29,278 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,047. About 5.10% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Localities
Cities
• • • Calmar • Castalia • Decorah • Fort Atkinson • Jackson Junction • Ossian Ridgeway Spillville

Townships
• • • • • • • Bloomfield • Bluffton Burr Oak Calmar Canoe Decorah Frankville • • • • • • Freemont Hesper Highland Jackson Lincoln Madison • • • • • Military Orleans Pleasant Springfield Sumner Washington

Glenwood •

Other communities
• • • • • • Bluffton Burr Oak Festina Frankville Highlandville Kendalville

External links
• • • • Winneshiek County [4] - Official county government site Winneshiek County Health and Demographic Data [5] 1913 History of Winneshiek County [6] Winneshiek County Fair [7]

Geographical coordinates: 43°17′27″N 91°51′03″W

References
[1] " Find a County (http:/ / www. naco. org/ Template. cfm?Section=Find_a_County& Template=/ cffiles/ counties/ usamap. cfm)". National Association of Counties. . Retrieved 2008-01-31. [2] http:/ / www. census. gov/ population/ cencounts/ ia190090. txt [3] " American FactFinder (http:/ / factfinder. census. gov)". United States Census Bureau. . Retrieved 2008-01-31. [4] http:/ / www. winneshiekcounty. org/ [5] http:/ / www. lmhscscorecard. com/ sc/ brief. cgi?s=2& c=4 [6] http:/ / www. usgennet. org/ usa/ topic/ historical/ winneshiek/ win_contents. htm [7] http:/ / www. winneshiekcountyfair. com/

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Article Sources and Contributors
Winneshiek County, Iowa  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=328442701  Contributors: Adam.J.W.C., Andux, Angech01, BSveen, Bobak, CanisRufus, Cburnett, Craigy144, Danny, Dual Freq, EdwinHJ, Gilliam, Hephaestos, J04n, Jayde311, Jonathan.s.kt, LJBFF91, LouI, Mbell, Monegasque, NE2, Nyttend, ObtuseAngle, Omnedon, Peter200, Ram-Man, Sgt Pinback, Template namespace initialisation script, Theduckman1763, Thersitz, Whhalbert, Woohookitty, Worldenc, 23 anonymous edits

Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Winneshiek County.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Map_of_Iowa_highlighting_Winneshiek_County.svg  License: Public Domain  Contributors: User:Dbenbenn File:Map of USA IA.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Map_of_USA_IA.svg  License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0  Contributors: Abnormaal, Hogweard, Huebi, Lokal Profil, Lupo, Mattbuck, Petr Dlouhý, 2 anonymous edits File:2009-0528-MN-IA13-Decorah-WinneshiekCourthouse.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:2009-0528-MN-IA13-Decorah-WinneshiekCourthouse.jpg  License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5  Contributors: Bobak Ha'Eri Image:US 52.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:US_52.svg  License: Public Domain  Contributors: SPUI Image:Iowa 9.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Iowa_9.svg  License: Public Domain  Contributors: Scott Onson Image:Iowa 24.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Iowa_24.svg  License: Public Domain  Contributors: Scott Onson Image:Iowa 139.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Iowa_139.svg  License: Public Domain  Contributors: Scott Onson Image:Iowa 150.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Iowa_150.svg  License: Public Domain  Contributors: Scott Onson Image:USA Winneshiek County, Iowa age pyramid.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:USA_Winneshiek_County,_Iowa_age_pyramid.svg  License: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5  Contributors: user:WarX

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